this is really cool... thanks for the link.
i let my kids go crazy with craft paint on some new supers... the kids loved being involved in the bees this way, we spent a great afternoon horsing around and creating designs, and for years the hives have carried their "marks." now the paint is flaking and it really pains me to think about painting them over! the kids are teens now and not so interested (or sentimental) about the supers, but we still talk about it from time to time.
the folk art is nice - but grab a kid or other interested person and let them paint away! it is fun and a lot more interesting than the standard left-over paint on hives!