Examen Doll by CobbleWorks
Examen Doll by CobbleWorks
Examen Doll by CobbleWorks
Examen Doll by CobbleWorks
Examen Doll by CobbleWorks

Examen Doll by CobbleWorks

Regular price $ 26.00 Save $ -26.00

If ordered with a 2020 Liturgical Year A daily planner, all items in that order will ship together on Nov 18 or earlier. Otherwise, these are ready to ship immediately. To get them now, just put your planner in a separate order.

This handmade doll is inspired by a spiritual tradition called the Ignatian Prayer of Examen which asks two simple questions each day: when and where you felt connected to love and when and where you felt disconnected, sometimes referred to as consolation and desolation. The doll provides a visual and tangible prompt for asking and responding to the questions.

This beautiful practice of examen is simple, authentic and flexible. The process works alone, with a partner, or in a small group. The examen practice is useful for all ages and the doll can be a helpful companion to the practice for children and adults, at home or in a classroom.

Each doll comes with an artist’s statement, as well as a list of questions to be used with the doll and a brief explanation of how to use the doll. 

Place the heart on the doll, and ask, “When I did feel happy today?” Remove the heart and ask, “When did I feel sad?” After each question, you can write, draw, think or talk about the answers. You might even use it with the yearly or weekly practice of the examen prompted inside the Sacred Ordinary Days planner.

When we pause to ask after our feelings, we begin to identify moments and circumstances of joy and to recognize situations of sadness or overwhelm. Over time, a pattern may emerge that can serve as an inner guide. Our answers shine a light where we might need to make a change or tend to something more closely. In this way, we learn to listen to the divine and trust our own physical, emotional, and spiritual experiences to give us direction. For more on the practice of the examen, see our gathered resources here

The doll features light brown, subtly patterned flannel with navy free-motion machine embroidery. It comes in two versions: short curly hair and chin-length straight hair.

The examen doll is the creation of Jen Willhoite of Cobbleworks, a heart-centered maker who says that working with her hands feeds her soul. Jen is a dedicated scrap artist, studied theology at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley for 2 years, and is currently in training to become a spiritual director. She also leads workshops on meditation, contemplative prayer, and how creating with our hands can connect us to God’s love. Jen hopes this gentle doll helps to open compassionate dialogue within your whole self.  It was made with tenderness and a lifetime dream that as we practice peace within, we can practice peace with others. 

What types of shipping services do you offer?

We are thrilled to ship to the US and around the world. We offer Media Mail (approximately 4-10 days), Priority Mail (approximately 2-5 days) and Priority Mail Express (approximately 1-2 days) via the United States Postal Service and other similar services. All orders are processed in the order they were received. All USPS shipping fees are based on our costs to ship to you, and may shift slightly from day-to-day, as they update in real time. First Class International shipping prices depend on the destination. We understand international shipping is a bit more expensive. We hope to have more international options as our volume increases, but in the meantime placing a bulk order with your friends will reduce the overall cost.


How quickly will my order ship?

Digital products are automatically sent by email shortly after you place your order. Physical products are shipped from our distribution warehouse in Dallas, Texas, USA. While those are typically processed in less than 24 hours, please allow 48 hours for those to process in addition to shipping time. You'll receive an email with tracking information when your order is shipped from our warehouse. Approximate shipping lengths are provided to us via the USPS and are not a guarantee of time, as there is no way for us to guarantee the delivery schedule of the USPS. (We're not Amazon.)


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Because our orders ship so quickly, it's unlikely that we'll be able to change your information before your order is processed and shipped. For that reason, please verify your shipping address at checkout before submitting your order. If you find an error, contact us as soon as possible. We will try to make corrections before the order goes out. If it has already shipped, we'll work with you to figure out the best and quickest resolution.

What is your return policy?

We do our best to describe and depict each product with great care and detail. For that reason we created the FREE Essentials Workbook to give you a closer look at the design of our planner. The Essentials Workbook will help you evaluate if our product is a good fit for you before you spend any money. You can often purchase digital sample months of the planners to try before you buy. Our planner isn't a perfect fit for everyone, though. We haven't set out to be. It's not possible! That said, let us know if you find an issue and we will do our best to make it right.

If your physical product is damaged or defective, or you receive the wrong product, please contact us with your name, order number, and nature of the issue at hello@sacredordinarydays.com and we will address your concern as quickly as possible.