As soon as I saw this month's challenge (or rather April's) I decided to make a mobile. I started by googling earth mobiles and to my surprise nothing came up...a first for me. So I settled in and thought about what celebrating earth day is really about to me and I decided on love. We must respect and love the earth and each other.
I decided that everything used for the project had to be stash items or free. I have way too much felt so it seemed the best choice. Trying to get felt to lay flat on a round surface is not easy...at least not for me and then to add glittering to the mix...it was almost too much for me. I reworked the earth part of this project a few times.
Then came the people. I had a lot of fun with all the different colors and since I went with love as a sort of theme I decided each person needed a heart. As it is all about earth day I decided to used a branch from my back yard at the mobile mechanism.
What I did not take into consideration when making this project was the difficulty of trying to capture it with a camera.
My continents are not perfect but I did really try to get the general shape.
Getting all the people to be at the same length was difficult because the branch I used was not even at all.