We're back from our trip! I will have some NY-specific posts soon, but I've got to share these little nesting dolls that I made during my sicky-hurt-ankle-under-blankets weeks. One of my favorite people had a birthday last week, and my rad friend Robert happened to send me some blank wooden nesting dolls, so the timing was just right for a custom matryoshka set for Devlin's birthday (monster-themed, for he is a very lovable, monsterish person).
I've been so excited to post them, and now I can because I know they've been received!
They're all acrylic on wood, with hefty coatings of hard-drying protective varnish. It was hard to let them go, we got quite attached to the little fellas.
The most fun thing to do with them (for me), was putting them in the "wrong trousers":
Another really fun thing was designing and drawing the packaging:
It's (a dressed-up) one of those cookie/candy boxes with the plastic window. I was so excited that I had one around that fit so well, though I did have to make a little platform so he could peek through the window correctly.
The birthday-man loved them...and I'm so thrilled that he did. He's one of those people-who-has-everything (everything cool, that is), so something like this was all I could think of that might fit the bill. I would love to make nesting dolls for the shop, but this little set took so many afternoons and evenings that I just don't think I can. But if a toy manufacturer came a-knockin' and wanted to collaborate on a set, I'd jump at the chance!
I hope your week is off to a good start & Happy Tuesday.