In 1982, I spontaneously passed time improvising, designing and constructing this custom One Of A Kind Prototype Kite that won the first place prize for the Most Uniquely Innovative kite Award at the prestigious Washington State International Kite festival. Assembled with a reused Ralph's Supermarket plastic shopping bag, it was reinforced internally with lightweight narrow tapering shims. It flew gloriously throughout all three festival days conquering victoriously within both vigorous and moderate wind conditions. At the closing awards ceremonies and later published in the *Washington Spokane Chronicle" (Similarly rewording the nursery Little Train Rhyme) it was declared as the, "The Little Kite That Said, "I Can." (Scroll down to view the image)

Steve Edeiken (Inventor of the Rainbow Kites) of Venice Ca. informed and inspired me to attend the festival a few years before he passed away in an unusual and surprising kiting accident, while attempting to set a new Guinness record for flying the world's largest parafoil kite the following year.

Please visit the following links for Steve Edeikin's epitaph.

Kite flying ref;

Washington State-International Kite Festival prize winning kite
The little kite that said "I Can"