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Mar 30, 2009

IT'S SUMMER, LET'S FLY A KITE!

When I was a kid, I fond of kite flying with my nephews. If you wonder how come, I have to tell you that my nephews and I are close in age. I am the youngest in the brood of eight. Anyway, It's summer again! I wish I could fly a kite with my son together with his cousins. (It sounds familiar. It's the line of Piolo Pascual in his Centrum commercial).

Filipino fathers and sons are fond of kite flying even kite fighting. Originally, the kite was first invented in China, where materials ideal for kite building were readily available: silk fabric for sail material, fine, high-tensile-strength silk for flying line, and resilient bamboo for a strong, lightweight framework. By at least 549 CE paper kites were being flown, as it was recorded in that year a paper kite was used as a message for a rescue mission.

Today's theme in Mixed Media Monday is "come fly with me". So I inspired to create a paper kite art for the challenge. It's really a good timing because it's summer season here in the Philippines.

Have a wonderful Monday everyone!

23 comments:

Dennis Villegas said...

sarap sana talaga pag summer kaya lang ang init haaay muntik na akong mag-collapse sa init kanina ah..

Fjordan Allego said...

summer na summer na po talaga ang dating ano? hmmm....

http://fjordz-hiraya.blogspot.com

""rare*jonRez"" said...

yay! kahit naman kaming magkakapatid eh mga babae, we used to do kite flying still! hehe... summer na summer na nga talaga dyan sa atin, ano? dito naman, warm na sana, but hec, it snowed again last night! tuloy, lamig na naman! hahayyyy sarap kaya may kayakap! :P

regards Red! thank you sa birthday thoughts and greetings! :)

sheng said...

Red, maybe i am a girl kaya hindi ako nakalaro ng kites, hindi rin ako sumasama sa mga friends when they fly kites. But when i had a son, ayun, nauna pa akong mag-enjoy sa kanya...

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

fun piece, happy summer, we are just hoping for spring here in the eastern US

RJ said...

'Come fly with me' ang theme? Huhmn.. Ano kaya ang ipapalipad ko kasama ang saranggola mo, Red?

Ang aking imahinasyon at mga pangarap?

Maganda ang kahulugan ng tema ng MMM, pati na rin ng iyong likha! o",)

Femmy said...

great kite!!

HalfCrazy said...

I didn't know may anak ka na. Now I know, haha!

Di pa ako nakakapag fly ng kite! Di ako marunong. Ni yoyo na may string rin di ako marunong eh LOL.

I don't know if you have watched or read Kite Runner. In Afghanistan, they have Kite competitions too. All the participating kites are very colorful! They sort of have a battle on-air with other kites. The weakest kites fall down and people chase those kites! :)

Anneke said...

very nice card and colors

Lynn Stevens said...

what an original take on the theme!

indybev said...

I love the simplicity of your entry (especially those birds!), yet it conveys a feeling of happiness. Good work.

herminesplace said...

Its lovely

Willy said...

Very nice summer card!

Richard the Lionheart said...

Nice naman Red!

Hehe :) This Summer, magpapalipad ako ng saranggola.

Reena said...

una, masasabi ko lang is masipag talaga magblog si halfcrazy. hehehe. i've read the kite runner too. it's a good book. :)

anyway, i like kites. it's one of those things that everyone can relate to.

ang tiyaga mo grabe! i have no patience for crafts anymore eh. but i still make scrapbooks. haha... looking forward to your next mixed media arts. :)

Amy said...

cute!

hastingshall2 said...

Redlan, I love the piece you have done. I used to fly kites and remember making some with my uncles. I think we even used newspaper back then with rags for kite tails. This is a lovely trip back down memory lane.
Faye
PS. Good luck with the taxes! We do our own and every year declare that next time we will get a CPA.

Buffy said...

Adorable,so unique and perfect for the theme.

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Very beautiful summer card.

Christian Bryan said...

I have made a few kites nung bata pa but I have never flewn a kite! Napaka-loser ko, hehehe....

naalala ko yung gumawa ako ng kite na sobrang laki at bigat, hindi sya nakalipad. hehehe

ganda ng mixed media monday, gusto ko ring magpa-member!

Silvia said...

Fantastic idea, looks beautiful.

Blue Rose said...

what a summer feeling here! ang saya-saya...

ang mga kuya ko mahilig maglaro ng kites ang syempre nag-enjoy rin akong panoorin sila. hehehe

mixedmediamonday said...

Your kite piece is wonderful, Redlan, and brought back happy memories of flying kites as a child! Diane