Friday, November 18, 2011
I Chart You
Several months ago, I was in my friend's house and saw the above pedigree chart on her wall. I instantly fell in love with it and asked her where she got it. She told me her sister and brother-in-law created it for her as a birthday gift. I immediately asked if I could contact her sister and pay her to do one for my family. I had been looking for an attractive way to display this information for several years and had come up empty handed. I knew this was the answer.
She gave me here sister's contact information and I immediately e-mailed her and somewhat persistently asked her if she would be willing to do one for me. I also emphatically pointed out that she needed to open an esty shop because attractive pedigree charts are almost impossible find. Her older sister (my friend) also encouraged her to do so as well.
She agreed to do mine and I am honestly in love with it. There is something so incredibly moving about seeing a family pedigree chart and seeing how the lives of two people are connected. I named three of my four children after direct descendent family members (the fourth is a family name but not a direct descendant) and their names are on this for them to see. This is a very personal piece of art.
Kimmy has now opened an esty shop and you too can own one. You will need to send her five generations (you being the first generation) and if you need help getting that, go here. Or here.
If you have particular color ideas in mind, you can contact her directly and she will do those for you for $50 more. (I sent her pictures of my house in the room I wanted hang the pedigree chart and she came back with a great combination of colors.)
You then own the file and can print it however you like. I had mine done 30x30 on canvas (Costco does it and so does this place. I am sure there are others out there as well.) Again, you are owning a piece of art that is directly personal to you and your family.
And, my husband who loves good design, thinks this is fantastic as well. We are planning on ordering others from her for his siblings and mine as gifts.
Honestly, I am thrilled to be able to share this find with you.