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« on: May 04, 2011 03:48:31 PM »

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.  Embarrassed  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.

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011 06:43:00 PM »

Love this so much! The whole concept of love behind it, it's almost like people giving the planet a hug. It's beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011 12:31:48 AM »

This is lovely! All the differently coloured people make it feel very happy, and I imagine the slight movement you get (it is a mobile after all) will make it look like they are dancing around the earth.

« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011 04:40:18 AM »

It totally does seem like they are dancing around the earth.  It is a very happy bright craft  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011 12:56:18 PM »

I really really love this!

« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011 04:28:27 AM »

I LOVE this!
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011 02:50:39 PM »

Thanks everyone for looking.
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011 10:47:40 AM »

It reminds me of the book On the Day You Were Born. Good stuff!
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011 07:07:11 PM »

It reminds me of the book On the Day You Were Born. Good stuff!

That is so true, the little people look just like the baby in the book..I love it. We read that book every night before bed:)
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