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I wan to take a moment to thank all those who have donated their used pens in the last couple of months with a post and a picture. Unfortunately I misplaced some of the envelopes and I dont know were they came from to give credit to some of these beautiful empty pens, I know its a long shot but if you recognized your pens let me know.

I appreciate all the pens that came in and look forward to going to my PO box every day to check for more used pens. Often times I take my youngest daughter who loves to find the box, insert the key and open it to see whats inside. Most of the time there is a package waiting for us and if its too big I receive a yellow note from the postmaster to come to the front desk to pick it up.

So far I have created a couple of large pieces covered in used pens and this week I am creating four frames made from old pallets with mirrors and pens. I will posting those on my site in the next couple of weeks.

Again thank you all for your continued support, please keep sending your used pens and especially your notes, I really appreciate them:)

Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by Connie in Santa Monica, CA
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by Emily
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by Mandy, Ohio/China
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation from Kent England
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by Sarah in Brookline, MA
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by Michael in Philadelphia, PA
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by Anonymous
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by Innocence in New York,NY
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by Shauna in New York, NY
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by A. El Paso, TX
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by John. B. somewhere serving our country:)
Pen Donation by Matt Yardley, PA
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by Crista in San Franscisco, CA
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy

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Amazing Recycle Pen Art Showing at the Greentivities Exhibit

Recycle Pen Art by The Pen Guy - Time Warp
Recycle Pen Art by The Pen Guy – Time Warp

I just completed my second recycle pen art project in time to be shown at the Sonoma County Fair exhibit called “Greentivities“. “Greentivities”, is a new, fun, interactive, and exciting venue for both kids and adults to showcase examples to the community with ways to approach recycling, reuse and conservation through art and hands on demos.

How I got there was a text book case of convergence. Last Wednesday I was walking around down town Santa Rosa and I run into Rebecca at the Share Exchange Coop who knew Anita at the Greentivities booth at the faire and suggested I contact her about a speaking gig. I then got a call from Anita and went down to see her Saturday to find out more and sign up to speak. I asked about submitting a pen art piece and she said “yes”… if I could get it to her within 48 hours. Needless to say I met the deadline and my second piece proudly hanging at the fair along with some great recycle art including a few art car chairs made by Patrick Amiot of Sebastopol, and amazing scrap metal drummset.

What I love the most about this piece as opposed to my other one called “The Giving Tree” is that due to time constraints I didn’t have time to over think it too much so I just went with the flow and worked as quickly as I could to get-r-done. When I showed my wife for the time it has this amazing effect on her as if she was being pulled into it and experiencing a time warp as well. On this particular piece I got to reuse 448 donated pens.

I also got to use some of my favorite pens donated from all over like the world. I have a Mummy pen, an etch-a-sketch, a french fry, pen again and the operation pen. I love it when things line up, especially all the pens.

Recycle Pen Art by The Pen Guy - Time Warp
Recycle Pen Art by The Pen Guy – Time Warp

Recycle Pen Art by The Pen Guy - Time Warp
Recycle Pen Art by The Pen Guy – Time Warp – At the Greentivities Exchibit

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Sushi Pen Review by The Pen Guy – Something Smells Fishy


One of the many perks as the pen guy when I am no out back creating pen art out of donated pens is doing the odd pen review here and there. Today’s pen is brought to you by the Prank Place who sent me this pretty raw looking “Sushi” pen. If you love sushi, then you need one (or all!) of these great Sushi Pens! Each ballpoint pen writes with black ink, comes with its own ballpoint cover, and has a delicious sushi at the other end of the pen!

On the pro side, its a great looking pen and does well for short notes and sushi phone orders. I would say a great addition to your pen collection or super duper deal if you owned a sushi shop.

On the other hand its not really a good pen if you like to journal or write long notes. It doesn’t glide over the paper that well and the fact that the barrel is narrow makes it hard to handle and your hand will eventually cramp up. The sushi pen is unbalanced, top heavy and awkward to write with.

I am sorry but I have to give the sushi pen a three out of five dead fish rating.

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Mercedes Pens Makes the Doggie Boogie Movie Trailer

 Pijo Doggie Boggie jumping in the Mercedes Pens Art Car

About a year ago the Mercedes Pens Art Car was hired to be in a movie called Doggie Boogie about Pijo the dancing Dog. Yesterday I run into the trailer and to my big surprise I found a brief shot of Pijo jumping in the Mercedes Pens from the passenger side. This was the scene right before the big chase scene, with a taxi cab going after Pijo in the back seat looking out. In fact a Pijo stuffed stunt double was used made from hair collected from the real deal. Not sure when the movie will hit the big screen but I am looking forward to my art cars big day on the silver screen. Its a very cute movie and the color scheme is simply magnificent, perfect movie to for The Mercedes Pens.

Doggie Boogie Movie Trailer

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