“I did it because someone told me I couldn’t.”
I started making kites in the late 80s when I realized my wife was not going to let me spend money on them. I started making patchworks in the early 90s; I had all this scrap fabric left over from other kites and I could not bring myself to toss it out. The idea behind the patchwork was that I could focus on the kite’s design instead of the design on the kite. Over the years my patchwork style has sort of developed and changed and I am told that people do recognize my work. I have made single line, dual line and quads and enjoy flying them all, but there really isn’t anything much more relaxing than to hang on to the line of a good flying single line in a steady wind.
Kiting for me is a release, a chance to forget what ever and fly; making my own kites makes it even more so. In the past 20 years kiting has lead me to some of my longer term friendships, some beautiful locations to fly and some truly fun times.