Norma Jeanne Maloney
"When I started painting signs Mike Stevens told me that it was a difficult time to become a sign painter. With the popularity of the vinyl machine, it was a risky decision to make a career of sign painting. At the time I didn't necessarily know it was going to be my career. It's astounding to me how many people dropped the brush and bought a machine..."
"There's some fear involved in doing what you love. I get up every morning and I look at that fear and say to myself, 'I'm doing what I love today,' and that gets me through the day. I work really hard for a living. I work with my body, and I'm feeling it. There are tough times; I don't punch a time card and receive a check every two weeks. I can be rolling in signs every day for five months, and then there is no work for three months. You need to be a certain kind of person to handle that."