Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Design Ideas and a Little Imagination. with That, You Can Create Art. A Few of the Skateboards Being Worked on Yesterday Caught Photographer PAUL BRAVEN's Keen Eye, So He Sat Down and Had a Chat with Their Makers

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Design Ideas and a Little Imagination. with That, You Can Create Art. A Few of the Skateboards Being Worked on Yesterday Caught Photographer PAUL BRAVEN's Keen Eye, So He Sat Down and Had a Chat with Their Makers

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Liam Busk, 12

"I like skateboarding because it's fun. I can do cool tricks and meeting new people is cool. I've only been skating for a few weeks and I don't have a proper board so the one I'm making today will soon end up at the skate park. I had a cool idea in my head for a while for what to make."

Isabella Wood-De-Melo, 13

"I've skated for a couple years now," she told The Observer while working on her skateboard. "I haven't had the chance to go that much because of my music commitments though. I tend to just follow my cousin Ben around and pick up new tricks from him.

"The board that I'm creating will just be going on my wall because I've always wanted to design my own skateboard and I don't want to get it wrecked! I have chosen to paint a skull on my board because I quite like the look of skulls."

Thomas Spencer, 14

"I've been skating for four years. I enjoy it because I get to hang out with my friends and I feel free riding around. …

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