Monday, January 5, 2009

From Russia with Love

Whenever someone mentions Russia, I think of three things: Dostoevsky, cabbage, and nesting dolls. In that order. Anyway, this post is about the latter--take a look at these adorable Russian nesting dolls posted on Craftster!

They were hand painted on blank doll forms and given as a Christmas present. Lucky! They are so cute. Here's a closeup of my favorite.

He he! This little R2 would be a perfect addition to my collection. Of course I guess he has to stay with the rest of the nesting dolls, otherwise that defeats the purpose.

There are detailed pictures of each dude over at the artist's website, as well as some information on how he painted these. If you were possessed with the ability to paint, which five would you make? You can order some dolls here, they have a pretty big selection. I'm thinking I might replace the stormtrooper with Chewie. Or maybe I'd replace Obi-Wan, his face is creeping me out a little. Ooh! Or Admiral Ackbar. He'd be super cute too. And maybe an ewok. Okay, I'm going to need like 30 of these. Luckily I can't paint.

Anyway, just wanted to share! Stay tuned!

1 comment:

crochet cat said...

Hi, I have had the great pleasure of actually going to Russia and I have seen some of those dolls. They had presidents, Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter, and more. They were really cool.