We received your Newsletter e-mail the other day, and found it very interesting. Allow me to tell you a little about us and our connection with your e-mail. My wife and I are kite flyers. No, not the little paper things you remember as a kid, much larger kites. Most made of ripstop nylon with carbon and fiberglass frames. Some large, some very large, some small, all very colorful. We also have a rather large ‘ground display’ that is mainly feather banners of one type or another. Many we have designed and made, several we’ve designed but had made, some were bought. Many of the ‘bought’ ones are from David Ty’s SoundWinds. Somewhere around 25 or 30 pieces. Also we have several windmills and 3 dimensional items.
The point of all that is; generally we will have a display of at least 12 to 15 pieces, some of our banners, some not, all brightly color items. We have noticed that the young children are especially attracted to the feather banners. When I say young I’m talking about children that are maybe 2, some not even walking well yet, some a little older, running ahead of their parents. Running across this very large field to where we have our display. They come and stand right next to one of these banners and watch them, touch them, held spell bound. I’ve often been amazed at how mesmerized they seem to be. As I watch them I’ve often said to my wife, “I wonder what is going on in their little minds?” Now after reading your e-mail, it makes me wonder; . . . could they be communicating?
One other observation about feather banners. They seem to show more personality when they have 3 or 4 colors, and the colors must be in harmony. I have seen banners with several unrelated colors together, they appear to be unhappy. Even some of the ones I’ve made, seem to be happier than others. Just look at how happy the one that is second from the left, with it’s yellow, orange, red and ruby red. It is truly Regal and presents itself as such.
It has been a pleasure to share these thoughts with you. I hope to hear more from you in the future. We enjoyed your e-mail, keep up the good work.
Dick and Eileen Hopkins,
“The kite kids”
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