2014 July ~ family Tree Workshop

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Family Tree workshops in the Lowland Links Tent at the Wickerman festival, Dumfries & Galloway, as part of the homecoming celebrations.

'Such a fantastic weekend filled with scorching sunshine, beautiful sunsets, much music & singing & dancing, and workshops that went down a storm!
I arrived in the Lowland Links tent on Friday morn to set up amidst roaring Vikings in full chain mail & helmet getup, a storyteller clad in medieval gown and many other entertaining happenings.

I hung bright coloured bunting in a huge blue tent unpacked oodles of paint & pens & arty things and propped up my family tree samples & inspirations. I laid out sketchbooks stuffed with ideas & info, spread a feast of templates & worksheets, then sat back & waited with baited breath!

And very soon they began to arrive, lots of smiling & inquisitive wee ones, filled with enthusiasm & ideas of their own and they began, creating their very own family trees. Masterpieces a-plenty, flowery trees, branchy trees, trees with lots of family names, trees filled with family fingerprints, some with birds & butterflies, others with beasties, each one quite unique.

There are far too photo's of the creations to share here, so if you want a peep at more of the lovely works of art & folks who made them take a look over here.

Thank you to each and every one of you who came along to say hi, lend a hand, or have a go. To Susi sweetpea provider of provisions & mansion sized tent & Mr O for an endless supply of tea, delicious food & an extra pair of hands and the biggest thank you to all you wonderful youngsters for sharing your creativity and laughter. Can you tell I had a wonderful weekend folksies.

My family tree workshops are great fun as you can see, if anybody fancies having this activity at their event do get in touch.'

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