My first DIY mentor, dear old Dad. He can turn his hand to anything: shaping, glassing, ceramics, sculpture, writing, illustrating, painting, designing, building. He just gets in there & has a go. Pure inspiration. Mum's been getting into paddling outrigger canoes, so Dad decided to make her a paddle from meranti & cedar. Here he is working on a couple, & they came out beautifully sleek & functional.