This was an amazing event, thank you to all my art car family for being there.
Thank you to all of you who came by to see the Pen Car and especially those of you who helped glue pens on the car.
Also a special thanks to those who donated more pens this year:)
If you were there and took pictures with the car, I would love it if you emailed me one so I can post it on the site. Also include a brief quote to go with your picture from your experience at Art Car Fest. email@example.com
And if you have pens that you would like to donate please send them to:
The Pen Guy
P.O Box 994
Forestville Ca 95436
“…amazing what you have. I knew those old used up pens I have thrown away over the years could have been of some use!”~Maggie – Berkeley CA
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City Kids Festival was a success!!!
Thank you to:
Ace Hardware – Sebastopol for 2 tubes of sylicone,
Wall Mart – Rohnert Park for 8 Tubes of sylicone
Exchange Bank – Santa Rosa for 250 pens
Office Depot – for 1400 Pens
and many others who donated many many pens for this event.
I had 300 happy kids who helped me glue 300 pens to the front and rear bumper of my car.
I also had a group of German tourists who had the opportunity to glue pens on one of Germany’s finest products. They must think Californians are totally nuts, but they had a good time and took some pictures.
And other contributors over the past year or so…
Performance Design Group – Sebastopol, CA – A Ton
Jacqueline Keywood – Sebastopol CA – A Ton
Golden Pacific Systems – Rohnert Park, CA – A Ton
Halls Executive Gifts & Awards – Santa Rosa, CA – A Ton
Greater Works Printing – Rohnert Park CA – A Bunch
Envisonary Design – Forestville CA – A Bunch
D & S Awards – Santa Rosa, CA – A Bunch
Piner Olivet School – Santa Rosa CA – 500
Sebestopol Christian School – Sebastopol CA – 500
Windsor Christian Academy – Windsor CA – 500
Don Cobb at The Light – Santa Rosa CA – 200
The Motherwells – A whole kitchen drawer
And many others around town and beyond
Q: What kind of glue do I use?
A: 100% silicone clear bought at the hardware store applied with a chalking gun
Q:How many pens so far?
A:close to seven thousand, give or take on the time of day.
Q:Do any fall off?
A:Maybe, if I am driving I have no idea, its all behind me know. I usually feel for loose pens and take them of right there and then.
Q:When did you start?
A:June of 2005
Q:It looks like a lot of work, is it?
A:Not really,I would say no more that 100 hours
Q:Where did you get all the pens?
A:Mostly donated by friends, business, schools, thrift stores and bought a few at garage sales.
Q:Do any still work?
A:Not any more, weather makes sure they never work again.
Q:Does the ink leak?
A:Yes, the felt tip “pens” do when it rains
Q:How do you wash your car?
A:Soap, water and small brush gently brushing over the pens
Got more question? ask away
Next week I will be attending Santa Rosa’s City Kids Festival at Juliard Park from 10-4 pm. I will be there to hang out have fun and get some help from kids to glue more pens to my car.
If you have extra pens you want to donate, or just want to come by and say hi, I will see you there.