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John I admire your skill, most people probably don't take too much notice of many signs apart from just reading what they have to say, but many are works of art in their own right. I personally would have love to have been able to do coachwork on lorries etc. SB
I started out with nothing and Iv'e still got most of it left
, Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:27 pm
Thanks SB, I'm afraid after 57 years you become a bit blase about it, but I am told every day, especially when working outside, the only trouble is you get stopped so many times, it takes you twice as long to do a job, I'm thinking of charging for interviews ha ha. I was asked to get down off the ladder the other day by a man in a suit, who then proceeded to offer me a job in London, I explained I was retired and only pick and choose my jobs now, he said he wasn't concerned and offered me a ridiculous sum of money, I was very tempted, but realised I would be tied down and tied to a work schedule again, so refused, he was quite put-out.
John There can't be many people like you around, and that's why so many people are interested. Modern "signs" (if you will excuse me calling them that) are usually so unoriginal, and often so standard. Where a business sign does have some originality, because an expert is usually not available to actually produce it, then the final product is often badly done . My abilities in that sort of thing would be awful, though my grandfather did do some signwriting, and somewhere I still have his wooden box with brush ends (or whatever they are called ) in it with some rather decayed sheets of gold leaf. I can quite understand why you turned the bloke down. He would have paid well (probably), but would have had you rushing about, and complained if he thought you were taking too much care. Mike
, Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:03 am
Morning SB , on your way to brekkie. There's a bit of a nip in the air down here, I've got to go and stand on a ladder for a couple of hours, (wanna join me) and then another job will be under my belt.