April 3, 2019

There is a saying that I have when things are getting a little wonky and weird here on the home-front between work and the regular goings on with life. I say that I am getting 'frothy about the mouth'. I imagine that I am like a little rabid animal... growling and feel...

February 8, 2019

Thursday before the South Padre Island Kite Festival, Bill and Susie Doan of B&S Kites (the festival organizers) host a special indoor performance for the public. Unlike Windless Kite Festival, which is mainly a competition, this is a performance. The invited fliers ar...

February 7, 2019

About ten years ago, I was driving from Colorado to South Padre Island in a camper van with two fellow kite fliers. A roughly 18 hour drive that we tried to split between the three of us. It was one of those famously rough road trips where you get to know the people yo...

January 29, 2019

Alright... we are back! But only for a short time. In a few days we head down to South Padre Island for the Kite Festival down there. There are HOURS of video to sift through, photos to upload, and kites to repack and clothes to wash. So bear with us if we are touch sl...

November 25, 2018

The past two posts I have been talking about how we recently went to Holland and Germany, with the intention of visiting family, and a friend; Jens Frank of Level One Kites. The Level One Workshop is located east of Stuttgart, in a small old 'hamlet' tucked among farm...

November 22, 2018

One of the purposes for us returning to Europe this time was to visit a long time friend of Paul’s; Jens Frank of Level One kites.  Trust me.... I will talk more about that in a bit, and that is a story you want to hear. :)

But first, let's hit the road some more.  This...

November 20, 2018

Jet lag is still fogging the brain. Okay... actually it is not.

After years of international travel, you would think we are old hands at handling this. Yet, those thousands of miles have prepared us with the right blend of cat naps, coffee, activity, and selected travel...

September 29, 2018

"Using sculpture, painting, and installation, Jacob Hashimoto creates complex worlds from a range of modular components: bamboo-and-paper kites, model boats, even astroturf-covered blocks. His accretive, layered compositions reference video games, virtual environments,...

August 12, 2018

On Friday I went down to the small Art focused town of Langley, Washington; on the South side of Whidbey Island. It is a town that is well known for its support of the arts, its stunning views, and its bunnies. 

While everyone loves the arts and stands behind the variou...

August 6, 2018

Having a bit of an alliterative train of thought over the weekend.

We were recently in Ocean Shores visiting with our good friends Andy and Brenda, owners of Ocean Shores Kites. We have known each other for about a decade, and love the atmosphere they have at the store....

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