I started out thinking of Kim Klassen's comment that she was drawn to old things. My mother was a pack rat, so we have a lot. I went scrounging around, and set up the first things I came to. The doll is made of corn husks, dating back to the early 1800s probably. The wool is homespun, probably a little later. My mother christened the doll after a Quaker ancestor who sailed around the horn to China.
So - meet Jabez Jenkins.
|Here is Jabez as set up, from the front.|
|Here is the view from the top - not much to see, except the light and the weave of the homespun.|
|And here is Jabez full on, showing brilliant blue eyes which I never noticed before.|
|I had trouble making my out-of-focus picture look like anything, so went with cropping.|
|His picture taken at an angle is really one of my two favorites.|
|My other favorite is this last one, showing Jabez in deep thought under a canopy of homespun.|
Thanks to this assignment, I now see Jabez in a new light. I'm only sorry I didn't have time to borrow a piece of my daughter's primitive blue and white Canton china, which Jabez brought back from China, to add to the setup. Next time!