This year, I’m participating in Robin Atkin’s Bead Journal Project where participants are challenged to create a visual bead journal for every month of the year. I’ve decided to focus on the “Faces of 2013”, creating goddess hanging ornaments. When we reach December 2013 (which seems like a long way from now), I plan to hang my twelve goddess ornaments on the Christmas tree.
My first Face of 2013 is symbolic of the heatwave currently occurring in Australia and the bush fires that are flaring up and being fought across much of our country….it is absolutely devastating! I have named her: “Flame”.
“Flame” is made with a painted Polymer Clay face, and uses Size 15 and Size 11 Miyuki seed beads in reds, oranges, gold, and black. I have purposely used different size seed beads and closely packed them together within the flame to symbolise the intensity of the raging fires. The use of black symbolises the aftermath of the fire, and the blackened landscape following its path of destruction.