Monday, May 5, 2008

kite flying

I've just returned from a week of visiting my older sister, niece and nephew in Chicago and what a time it was-- keeping up with an active 4 year old and baby is exhausting. But fun! One of the many things we did was go to a kite festival.

This was especially heartwarming for me due to the obvious connection to my book, Kite-Flying. That book was inspired by my own childhood memories of flying kites; it was a lovely circle to experience it again, this time as an adult watching a child enjoy it for the first time.

Because with the wind blowing, we made the kite,
decorated it (that is a drawing of a bird, by the way)

and then flew it in the sky.

It joined the rest of the kites--talking to the wind,

just like the book!

1 comment:

June said...

I love to fly home made kites, something so wonderful and freeing to be lost in the sky with a piece of art.
A kite festival can be such simple a pleasure, and fun for everyone. Thanks for making me feel like making some paper kites again.