Kimama’s Wings

Kimama’s Wings is a story that touched my heart while I was living in Los Angeles trying to get Sacajawea produced. Over that difficult time period of two years, away from family and friends, I finally realized I wasn’t there to actually get that epic movie made… I was there to learn some hard truths, and to experience a life-changing realization.

When I look back now, and I put together the projects I am working on at this time, I absolutely know, I was in California to clear my head and my heart. I was there to develop contacts and revise Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, to create the premise for the Moon Drake Anime Series and to write the beginning structure of Kimama’s Wings. Every one of these stories embrace human emotions and spiritual Truths that help us remember what our heart already knows.

But, these stories would not be what they are if I had not sojourned to Los Angeles all those years ago – and though I had struggles and made many mistakes, there were also successes. “I” was a work in progress and finally, I learned through it all – I could “go to the edge of the cliff” in Faith, even if I did not know everything.

By 2015, I had only written half of Kimama’s Wings, but it was enough to know it held an important message for children about racism in everyday life. The storyline evolved, as well, and it created a deep richness and meaning for Kimama’s beginning.

When I finally came home to Washington, I finished the first draft and it has continued to grow and change. Considering COVID, we may decide to use animation, but, regardless, Broken Hand Productions has added Kimama’s Wings to their Development slate for 2022! It may not be completed this year, but Development is a vital step to making sure the story and project are ready when the time comes.

Here is the premise of Kimama’s Wings:

LOG LINE – Victoria’s heart is broken after losing the first love of her life… She’s too young to understand racism and people’s intolerance for diversity. But, then, a spirit guide named Kimama helps her, and those she loves, to see something greater than themselves.

Character design of Victoria
by Shawna N. Fitzpatrick-Harris.

PROJECT SUMMARYKimama’s Wings is a timeless story that shines a light on the hurtful effects of judgment and racism, and also on the power of faith. An adopted African American girl, Victoria, is devastated at the loss of her father. The tragedy forces her and her Japanese mother and sister, to move to an unfamiliar place. A place where those who are supposed to love her do not accept her diverse family. But a Native American spirit guide, Kimama, helps them all see something else. Kimama’s Wings is about learning to live life in a spiritual way, by becoming aware of one’s greater purpose and the infinite Oneness of all Creation.

Keep Reaching for your Dream!

I have always had a dream to be a writer. I think it was formed because my mother read to me every night. But, when I was six years old, I was having such a hard time learning to read myself. In first grade, the school I attended taught reading by vocabulary. About mid-year we moved and the new school taught phonics. I became completely lost and embarrassed reading in front of the class.

Eventually, it began to make sense, but I think the hurdles I had to climb just made me appreciate words and their meanings. Through my desperate desire to understand, I realized I loved to write – mostly poetry at that time.

As a young woman, in 1972, I found myself in Spain for 3 ½ years. Television was not available and the only entertainment I had was reading. I read at least two used paperback books a week. This taught me so very much about story, context, content and structure – and it led me to something I didn’t expect.

In 1987, I was taking a two-year course in children’s literature. It was very focused and concise, and I loved it! One of the assignments was to develop a children’s book – which I called, Crabtree. We were to create the initial structure and a storyline, writing about 100 pages. After I graduated, I packed all my writing into boxes, and with my husband and kids we moved to Bozeman, Montana.

Little did I know, I was stepping into a new purpose, a powerful calling that would soon make sense to my life. It was then that I began my research and initial storyline for what was to become, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher.

From that point on… what followed was purely an awakening, a journey that would take many, many twists and turns. It was hard, crazy, mystical, wonderful and completely life changing. What I began to realize was that this very journey was a vital step for me to be able to reach my writing dream. For I needed a deeper understanding of Spirit as it related to me and the world.

When COVID hit, many things were put on hold, even our movement with Sacajawea.  I had always wanted to finish that “Crabtree” book, and this would be the perfect opportunity. I had revisited it a few times over the years, but now I believed I was ready. With the basic story of 100 pages, I began to push and pull the words into finally realizing the message they needed to bring.

The story talks about change, about adjusting, about things we cannot explain and about the importance of writing our own chapters in our lives and not letting someone else write them… It is about walking toward the light even through the darkness. If you have a young person in your life (ages 7-12), I invite you to share Crabtree with them. It will be published and available in early 2022.

We are given dreams for a reason! One thing I’ve learned, “If you have a dream written on your heart, there’s already a way to reach it! Keep Walking! Keep exploring the possibilities! Keep reaching!”

I Love you,
Jane

The Novel – Sacajawea, The Windcatcher

book cover hardbackFor the first four weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine, I was feeling quite down – which is unusual for me. For over ten years, I had been devoting nearly my entire life to the pursuit of Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, an epic film project. Through incredible ups and downs, from hard situations to truly inspirational wonders, the journey has been life-changing.

And, just as the project was ramping up, moving closer to the next phase, a pandemic took over the world. Yes, a powerful set of brakes hit the road and absolutely everything stopped. Not only did it stop, there was also no game plan for when, where, how we would all continue… If there’s one thing I’ve learned along this path, Creation has its own timing about things, and that is one of the biggest lessons!

So, as I said, the first month was shocking and scary, and all I could do was try to protect those I care for and believe for a better world to come.

As those weeks went by, with so much time to think, I began to look at other ideas.  Last year, I had started the novel based on the Sacajawea screenplay but had not gotten very far, only a few pages. I was too busy trying to produce and get the funding for the film.

Desk from officeAs I read the script again, it seemed like now was the perfect time to pour myself into the story by writing the book. So, from my office on the second floor,  I began to get serious about this endeavor.

Now, writing a novel requires a very different writing technique than writing a screenplay. And, I had the idea of writing Sacajawea’s thoughts in present-tense, so we can understand her more deeply and experience who she was from her own heart. This decision has turned out to be quite difficult going back and forth in tenses, but I feel it will be compelling and moving.

I will be sharing with you some of the FIRST DRAFT of this book as I write. I am on page 25 at the moment with many pages to go. But, I am inspired and I believe this is the very next step on the journey to share Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, and her message of Love, Peace, Oneness and Respect for the Earth, with the world.

Here is the beginning of her story that I want to share with you.

 

Creation has a way of slowing us down, making us uncomfortable at times, and giving us an opportunity to awaken.

Love,

Jane

SAFEMASK Personal Protection Masks

Shawna Fitzpatrick, my daughter, is a fashion designer and through her company, Elements of Serenity, she has created these comfortable masks that are both serviceable and decorative.Promo Ad Please check out the Spirit Wind Collection store and take advantage of our 20% discount coupon code: SAFEMASK making these lined, reusable, durable and washable masks only $3.20 plus postage.

 

Fabric themes include: Dogs, Kitties, Farming, Hunting, Feathers, All Saints, Fashion and Assorted Solid colors. New fabrics added often!

These masks are both serviceable and decorative. They help us, and our loved ones, to stay safe and keep others safe from airborne droplets that could infect. Though not intended for clinical or healthcare workers, the SAFEMASK Plus masks are made with a pocket to hold a PM 2.5 Activated Carbon Filter for greater protection – especially when used with distancing guidelines.

Hunter ShawnaThese lined, washable masks are reusable and have a bendable adjustment to form lightly around the nose. With the flexible elastic ear adjustment, they will fit pre-teen to adult.

The fabric used is 100% cotton with a plain cotton lining with added pocket for a carbon filter. Please note, print designs vary and may not be exactly like the photo though they will retain the theme.

 

Stay Safe. Stay well. We also invite you to read our Spirit Wind Blog when you visit the online store at: STORE BLOG

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