Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kenya crafts: tree fabric collage

The Whirl Girl made a tree collage out of fabric to send with our donation to The Green Belt Movement. The collage was inspired by the beautiful illustrations in the book Mama Miti about The Green Belt Movement's founder Wangari Maathai. The illustrations use fabric and painting to make collages of trees and the Kenyan landscape.

  • fabric
  • scissors
  • fabric glue
  • paper

The Whirl Girl picked which fabrics she wanted to use. She insisted upon a river in her picture, and picked out blue fabrics. And then all different shades of green for the leaves, and a brown-ish one for the tree's trunk and branches.

I cut them out for her and she put fabric glue on the cloth...
...and glued it to the card.

The Whirl Girl's tree

I loved how this turned out and was a little sad to mail it away. But all for a good cause. I loved even more that The Whirl Girl understood the connections between the book, our donation, and her artwork.

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