It’s been nine months since I’ve started the matryoshka project and I have now completed my 50th set! Granted, I cheated a little by painting just a double this time, but Anthony is to blame for this since he won’t let me get a helper monkey for me to work in the third doll.

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I’ve decided, in order to celebrate the completion of the 50th set, to paint Anthony and myself hanging out right here on the Gold Coast. Anthony is in his full-on kayaking expedition gear (minus the GPS, but he does have his sat phone on him) and I, with a band-aided knee, in my not-the-least-bit-professional bike wear (bonus points to those of you who recognize the artist who did the original graphic on my shirt. Hint: He used to hang out with Andy Warhol back in the 80’s).

And yes! That IS a Nutcase helmet. You can get the real thing at http://www.nutcasehelmets.com (.au for those of you on this side of the world).

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Since Anthony’s always going on about the time when a croc tried to take a bite out of his kayak, I figured it would be fun to include a mini one trying to have a go at his pelican case.

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