I joined a wonderful project started by Marie Spaulding of Living Felt called Peace Felt 2010. Check out http://www.peacefelt.org/index.html As usual, I am a little behind, but I finally finished my project and will be mailing it to Scotland, to a wonderful woman, Valerie, who has a craft store/gallery and will be hanging my piece in her gallery. This made me very nervous, but I believe I have created something worth hanging in a gallery.
Peace is something I have always dreamed of for this world. A world full of love and joy and caring for one another. To me, the purist symbol of Peace is a white dove. This was the basis of my creation.
The Earth is needle felted onto a florist foam ball to keep the piece light for hanging. The dove is 100% wool. I really enjoyed making this creation and it is one of the biggest pieces I have made. I did the land masses on the Earth by freehand, so I must admit that they are not exactly true to their placement on the real Earth. Each feather on the doves tail and wings was made separately then added on.