It took longer than usual to complete this set of family dolls with diverse hobbies and interests. I was having too much fun painting all the little details!

The only problem I came across was not to get too carried away.

Some details…

It was a toss up between gardening or cooking for the dad…but in the end gardening won out. Any excuse to paint a garden gnome is a good excuse in my book!

I always liked painting a matryoshka within a matryoshka. There’s just something so surreal about it.

For the travel books and map, I had to break out my .0000 brush.

If you’re a Peter Alexander fan, you might recognize the carrier bag (left) that’s been knocked down on the side by the ferret.

No family matryoshka is complete without a beloved pet!