Painting is sometimes practical! Here's a sign that I've just finished for bottom of the garden. I bought a Coffee Shop sign a while ago and as it was metal I thought it would be great outside. What I didn't know was that the underlying picture was on paper and not only faded in the sunshine, but was eaten by snails!!! Gradually it disappeared and in a fit of make-do-and-mend, I thought it would be easy to paint another.
A lesson learned. Sign writing is a huge art, and it's not for me. Still from a distance, it's ok - right?!