I meant to write about my new wall art this fall, but since that never happened, I might as well do it now.
I have been wanting to change the stuff on my office walls for a while and add something genealogy related. The walls in my office are purple and I could have used black and white family photos, but I wanted something different.
So I decided to make word clouds of my ancestors' surnames and birth places. I used Tagxedo to create the images.
For the surnames tree, I created a text file of the surnames of 8 generations of my family. I uploaded the text file to Tagxedo, chose my options, and saved the image.
For the birthplaces tree, I created a text file of the birthplaces of 7 generations. [In order to get two words to attach, you add a ~ between the words. Ex: Lycoming~County.]
I had the images printed as 12x12 glossy photos and framed them. Along with some family photos, I now have genealogy art in my office.