Hi everyone. Its the middle of the week already and testing day at school. Almost all of the kids have to take exams of some sort or another so my morning is going to be all about proctoring SATs for the juniors. The younger kids are taking the PSAT's and the seniors don't have to show up at all. For those of you who may not know, SAT's and PSAT's are tests that many of the kids take for college here in the US.
So today I have a page for Art Journal Journey. This month Hazel is hosting and her theme is Magical Mystery Tour. I think its a really cool idea.
So lately I've been playing around with my family tree on Ancestry.com. I haven't gotten very far with 3 of my grandparents family trees, but with my grandfather on my Dad's side I've made it back into the 1600's. What's been amazing to me is how many members of that family there are now and how many of them have done family trees. I've gone back and had 10 family trees to work from in some generations. The fact that all those people are distantly related me is pretty amazing. I've never thought about that before. Right now I am back to my 10th great-grandparents in some lines. However you look at it, I think going back to the 1600's is a really long time ago.
I really wonder what these people were like. I wonder how they looked. Since I look like my dad I wonder if I share any traits with them. I try to image what were their lives like too.
(Probably pretty hard I image.)
I will say working on my family tree has been a magical mystery tour for me.
So my page today began as various ink pads which were rubbed onto my background paper. I doodled the family tree boxes and painted the flowers. The kids are NOT my family but a TH found relative card. I decorated it up a bit and added some various bits and bobs from my stash. I also used some pencils on the flowers to make them pop a little more, as well as an older B Line Design cube stamp that had the words on it.
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