this morning, i was busy catching up with blogs and, in the afternoon, i was busy painting in the studio, followed by dinner preparations, then clean up. before i knew it, it was 8:30 PM and i realised i hadn't taken a photo yet for the january challenge...YIKES! i roamed the house looking for a victim and..
i do apologise for the poor quality photo....it was taken without a flash in a poorly lit area. i tried the flash but that made her look like she had 'deer in the headlight eyes'. i promise to take a better photo of her soon.
'bess' came into my life when i was only 9 months old so, obviously, i didn't have anything to do with the naming of her. bess was made in england and has the word 'RODDY' imprinted at the back of her head. she is 17" in height. i did a little research a while ago and it seems 'RODDY' dolls were made in the 1950's and are now classified as 'vintage'. she has a hard, plastic body with a soft rubber head.....when you squeeze her head, she squeaks. she has sleepy eyes too which means they close when you lie her down and open when you stand her up. she's lost a bit of hair around the forehead and, it may be a little hard to see but, her tootsies are a little worse for wear too. you see, when i was still just a toddler, one of our german shepherd dogs decided to try and eat bess. thankfully, she was saved from the jaws of death just in the nick of time. to be honest, i really don't know what it is about bess that i loved so much to have kept her close to me all these years.....i mean, check out that garish yellow hair!!! i know i had much prettier dolls that have come and gone yet bess has always remained the constant in my life. my faithful companion through my childhood years, my teen years and my adult years.....and she hasn't aged a bit, bless her. i sure wish i could have been so lucky!