Sunday, June 12, 2016

Jane, the Fox, and Me

Jane, the Fox, and Me; a graphic novel by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault

This is an achingly sad, sweet story that should be in anyone's personal library that has felt the sting of cruel peers, either as a child or an adult.  The book inspired me to create Helene,  her fox, and her own copy of Jane Eyre.

I used the Yun Shu pattern for Helene, and created a fox pattern.  There are some delightful fox patterns out there, but I wanted one that more closely resembled the fox in the story:



I plan to make Helene a FoxBox with the various articles of clothing she wears from the book.


Do yourself a favor and buy or rent this outstanding book.

20 comments:

  1. You really succeeded in making the fox look real! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. <3 Cute mushrooms too! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Anita; that was my goal :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  2. Oh how cute is that, and what a lovely sweet fox, I love fox's so will be sure to do one at some time... thank you so much as always for sharing.Amber

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Amber; I look forward to seeing your fox!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  3. I love these photos and the fox is the cutest thing ever. I have never heard of this book and was bullied a lot as a child which I can still remember so I am going to seek out your book. Really lovely work though.
    Carol

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    1. Carol, I was such a social misfit in school; this book really resonated with me. I hope you find a copy, and I wish I could have read it as a teenager :-)

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    2. It is on hold in my local library and I'm picking it up tomorrow. Thank you for the recommendation. Anything to help dilute those horrible memories would be welcome. Sorry you too were at the receiving end. Cx

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    3. I would love to know what you think of it, after you read it.

      The way social media is today, I think being the brunt of bullying would be truly terrifying, and inescapable.

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  4. Es tan lamentable el acoso escolar, tan deplorable! Y desgraciadamente seguimos teniendo noticias de él casi a diario... Tu muñequita y su zorro son adorables, Bet y las fotos una maravilla, es un disfrute mirarlas! :)

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    1. Sí, creo que es aún peor con los medios sociales tanto una parte de los niños vive estos días... si ellos son acosados, no es alejarse de él. Espero que todos animamos a los niños a ser fuertes en sí mismos.

      con gusto,

      Beth

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    1. Gracias, Isabel :-)

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  6. I've never read the book but what lovely tribute.

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    1. Yolanda, if you have a local library, it is well worth seeing if they have this book, and thank you for your kind words.

      warmly,

      Beth

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  7. I've never heard of the book, but will surely check it.
    I have also crocheted a fox recently :)

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    1. There is something a bit magical about foxes, and I hope you enjoy the book!

      warmly,

      Beth

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