Doll Journey: The Unexpected
As I envision a phoenix rising from the ashes I see scrolls or swirls of movement. This is one of my favorite design elements and I especially love it in architecture and furniture. Being one of my favorite things, it shouldn't be unexpected when I incorporate it into the bead work. It really wasn't but what was not expected would be my reaction to its presence and what it added .
I began the scroll work after using a moss/ bocce stitch under the flames to transition the lower half of the doll to ashes. Selecting a matte black 11 bead for the scroll outline. I wasn't completely settled on this bead or the scrolls from the beginning, but I made myself push through and commit to the decision that was made. I set the doll down at this point, still not certain of the direction is was taking.
AND blogger did not want me to upload it as it took 5 attempts!