She swallowed the bird to catch the spider

I was asked how my Russian Doll project is coming. I must admit that it’s coming slowly because it takes me so much effort to paint small (and I’m not really that good at it), and even doing a little one like the one in this entry is about two hours of work… I expect about twenty-five hours in the whole project. Anyway, I am working on it, and here’s the bird!


The picture doesn’t do it justice because it’s painted in iridescent paints and shimmers from tone to tone from different angles.

Update: And the dog too…



  1. alyssa wrote:

    wow, i love it. cant wait to see the set.

    just…LOVE it.

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 5:10 pm | Permalink
  2. Scinekoptic wrote:

    The good ones always downplay their talents!


    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 5:28 pm | Permalink
  3. Wldfire_1 wrote:

    That looks pretty kewl! :)

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 5:33 pm | Permalink
  4. Amelia wrote:

    Lovely, I’m so excited to see the rest of them. Keep it up, th time you’re putting in is worth it.

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 9:39 pm | Permalink
  5. Amelia wrote:

    Just a side note, you might want to cut them in half before you paint them, the paint might chip if you attempt to cut them after all of the painting is complete. I carved a puppet out of wood once, painted it, then decided that I wanted the hands to have a different shape. The paint chipped when I cut it. Just might save you some time and work to consider.

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 9:48 pm | Permalink
  6. Shannon wrote:

    Amelia – The dolls are already cut of course, I separate them relatively fresh, and acrylic paint doesn’t chip anyway… So it’s been a non-issue with them…

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 11:20 pm | Permalink
  7. TheWomanMonster wrote:

    aww they’re cute. :)
    can’t wait to see the whole lot of them finished.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 3:37 am | Permalink
  8. cirrin wrote:

    Soo fun looking. Love the look on the dog’s face.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 1:38 pm | Permalink
  9. ImmureME wrote:

    Shannon it is so amazing just how much you do from day to day… what time do you wake up in the morning?

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 1:57 pm | Permalink
  10. I think it’s turning out quite nice! :)

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 3:02 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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