When we bought this old house, it had a very thick concrete patio, wrapped around with a solid wooden fence. There was a substantial garden bed in front of it. The fence was all distressed from no maintenance, so it soon seemed a perfect surface to paint on. After a few power washes, I decided to paint murals on it as a backdrop to a garden which could be planted in front of it. I also stamped the entire patio in brick pattern to give it a paved look. It stayed that way for a while until a few years back my daughter and I decided to draw freehand doodles on it using exterior porch paint. I grew up seeing ephemeral floor paintings called alpona during many festivals, rituals, and ceremonies back in India. The school I went to for my undergraduate studies had a special genre of these and so the lifelong affinity for alpona developed very naturally, having had it included in our curriculum. I drew them whenever I got a chance. So when we decided to floor paint on our patio, we had that in mind and have to say that we had one of our best times collaborating on that! But since we live in Michigan and for an extended period we have snow sitting on the patio, it has been challenging to maintain it. But It has been one of the best cosmetic additions to our house! The bright fence has a different look in every season and specially in winter it almost has a surreal effect on the landscape when we look out!