It's been a while, but I am linking up with Melody's Tuesday Treasures today.
Last week one of my daily photo challenges was "hidden" and I thought of my little set of Russian Matryoshka dolls for the photo. It was lovely to get them out and have them all set up in a row, instead of hiding inside the larger doll.
I painted these little wooden dolls a few years back. The best part of painting them was that I painted them at the same time as a very dear friend of mine. We got together one day a week and painted all day. The dolls were not easy to paint, though, and it did take us a long time to paint them.That wasn't a problem at all, as our get togethers each week were just wonderful times... painting, chatting, laughing and having some lunch together. I think of her every time I look at my little dolls.
I love their faces and their gorgeous little scenes on the front. We had wanted to paint them for so long and once we found the wooden sets we were on our way.
The littlest doll was by far, the hardest one to paint. Trying to paint her, and hold her at the same time (without getting paint all over my hands) was very fiddly... it was like trying to paint a jelly bean!
My doll sits next to another very lovely little set of Matryoshka dolls...Another treasure of mine, but this one because it was given to me by my lovely friend Helen. She brought it back for me from her trip to Austria.
Aren't they just lovely?
This set is a lot smaller than the set I painted and I'm really glad I didn't have to paint this teeny, tiny little one!
Well it was lovely to have that little walk down Memory Lane again today... I am off to Melody's to see who else is sharing their treasures!
Have a great day,