July 28, 2014

Family Tree Workshops at the Wickerman . . .

I am back from a wonderful Wickerman Festival experience!
Such a fantastic weekend filled with scorching sunshine, beautiful sunsets, much music & singing & dancing,  and my workshops going 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 so many other entertaining happenings. 
I hung bright coloured bunting in a huge blue tent
unpacked oodles of paint & pens & arty things.

Propped up my family tree samples & inspirations. 
Laid out sketchbooks stuffed with ideas & info.
Spread out 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 they began to create 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.

12 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Wish I had been there :)
    xx

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  2. What a fantastic weekend you've had, Ruthie. Loved seeing all those creative masterpieces.
    Jacqui x

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  3. It looks like you ALLLLL had a wonderful time! ~ (Makes me want to try doing a craft fair again!) Thanks so much for sharing the fun ~ :)))))

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  4. Wonderful Ruthie, looks like a lot of weans went away happy.
    Looking at some of their creations there's a lot of talent out there. Perhaps a budding Charles or Charlotte Rennie Mackintosh.

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  5. Congratulations Ruthie, joy and creativity simply ooze out of this post. It all looks splendid. x

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  6. What a lovely posting, we've missed the Wickerman festival twice since we discovered it when we came up on holiday, we live a bit far away to 'pop' up and the last two years our leave has not coincided. Your photos have made me decide to make a concerted effort to get up next year!

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    1. I hope you do manage to get back for the festival another year, it is a lovely one, very relaxed!

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  7. How fantastic! May someday my sis and I will come and coordinate our trip with this festival!
    It looks amazing and I love their family trees! What a wonderful idea and they are so creative!
    Hope you are doing great! I'm finally doing some catching up with the blogs!

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  9. I just love your work, Ruthie! And what a wonderful project

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