I just finished an interesting art commission: painting a blank set of nesting dolls. It was quite different than anything I’ve done before, but surprisingly enjoyable. Another big bonus is that the recipient of the gift is an amazing photographer, and she put together this really great video. Thanks Lisa!
thanks for making these for us, joel. they're probably just about the coolest valentine's gift i've ever gotten.
wow, so cool.i love seeing how you hung them all to try. so creative, once again!
these are ingenious!
They are so pretty! The golden one with the flowers has got to be my favorite! :)
What a gorgeous idea and they turned out so beautifully Joel! ~ Tina
They look great – from every angle! Love the video too. well done :)
Ouh, que c'est beau! Bravo pour ce beau travail!!!
Can I ask where you got the blank nesting dolls?
A great idea!!!
And they were purchased on Amazon, but you can find them even at craft stores usually. Just do an Amazon or Google Shopping search for "Blank Nesting Dolls" and you'll find many to choose from.
I also used a clear water based non-toxic varnish to protect them and make them more durable. The stuff I use is Crystal Urethane by Timber Pro Coatings. I bought a small can of it at a local "Green Building Supply" store in Portland.
what a great blog!!! I love all the arts and crafts.
I cant get enough of your cool stuff. Love these!
My favorite is the white one with the rainbow bottom.
I have just found this blog~ this is brilliance….I have home learners in the house and this is a fantastically inspiring resource…thanks.
They are lovely! I am really enjoying your blog :-)
everything you seem to make is inspiring. I already handmake A LOT and your blog makes me want to make twice as much because I always leave inspired. Thanks for being here.
I've given you a blog award! Stop by my blog to check it out! (that sounds like some kind of spam-type thing now that I've typed it)
my son who is 2 1/2 said "look at the little mamushkas, where are their faces"
Yeah, while making them, my 3 year old son Jack was asking me if I was going to paint eyes on them.
I haven't enough words in english to say how interesting I found your blog !
Many nice and wonderful things here !
Wow, awesome! I love how many of them there are and how tiny they get–I remember that being important nesting doll criteria when I was a kid.
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