I did an event at Gasworks Arts Park in Albert Park today as part of the Story Festival and DIY was the theme of the day.
We were in the Garden Studio at the back of the festival where I talked about Greatest Blogger and blogging and writing stories. With the help of the delightful group of kids (and some of the parents) we made up our own story about a rollerskating turtle called Fluffy.
Then everyone got to work making their own books – filled with words and illustrations and bound together with ribbon. There’s nothing quite like making your own book from the words to the hole punches to the ribbon binding. DIY book culture is a fine thing indeed.