I sent out a newsletter last night to members of the BMK email list. I can’t believe how long it’s been since I sent out a list mail! Not counting the one in August announcing the launch of the Kite Gnome project, it goes all the way back to last May when we kicked off the Moonie Mambas.
Thank you, to everyone that let me build something for you over the past year. 2019 was a great year for me and Blue Moon Kites, the strongest in quite a while! I had a great time building the Moonie Mambas. There’s nothing like a relatively large batch of kites to help you refine techniques and discover a few new tricks. They did take longer to finish up than planned.
Coming into December, I was already running behind, but hoping to have them all finished up by the end of the year. The plan was to get the build queue cleared, and then spend most of January working on long-overdue new kite development. That was until I developed pneumonia just before Christmas! All told, I was off work for the better part of five weeks, which ate up my plan for development time, as well as the little cash cushion I’d been able to set aside.
I finally finished up the last of the Moonie Mambas over the past couple of weeks, and hope to spend the next two or three weeks working on some new toys. I have ideas and some very rough drawings for four new kites in the next few months. Five, if we count bringing one of my old favorites, the MacStar, back out of mothballs.
But, and this is a big but, the piggy bank and the ‘time bank’ were depleted by my unexpected ‘vacation’. To help get back to a place where I can do some R&D, as well as get a good start on 2020, I’d like to kick things off by offering a few special kites for sale, the proceeds going to replenish my materials inventory and allow some creative time.
I’ve created shop listings for four very special Mambas. There are two different appliqued graphics, each in a different color. Each of the four kites will be the first of their kind and inscribed as #1 of that type. I don’t think there will ever be a lot of these made, but I want to be upfront with you about things. These are going to look great in the sky
All of this group are sold! Please stay tuned for more fun toys. 😉