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Pen Guy on Air with Brent Farris and Debbie Abrams on KZST 100.1

Brent Farris and Debbie Abrams wearing the Pen Guy’s Hat at KZST
Brent Farris and Debbie Abrams wearing the Pen Guy's Hat at KZST 100.1

Today I had the pleasure of being on air at KZST 100.1 with famous radio personalities Brent Farris and Debbie Abrams first thing this morning. I met Debbie at the Pick of the Litter Silent Auction event last June and after seeing the Mercedes Pens she asked me if I would like to be on the air. The answer of course was a big yes, and what time? I had the opportunity to share a little bit about my Mercedes Pens art car and my next big project to collect a million pens to make giant murals called “pen-tings”. Being on air was a lot of fun and if you missed it you will have another opportunity to hear my interview with Debbie on her Sunday morning show called “Sonoma County’s Talking”, 6am to 6:30am Sundays. Thanks Brent and Debbie for having me over this morning to spread the word about the Pen Guy and the next big pen collection project, it was a blast:)

Posted in: A Million Pens, Appearance, Brent Farris, Business of the Day, Pen Hat

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Pen Guy Lecture at Sebastopol Senior Center

The Pen Guy posing with donated pens inside the Mercedes Pens
The Pen Guy and a bunch of donated pens inside the Mercedes Pens Art Car
Last Tuesday I had the privilege of doing my first “Lecture” at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center who provide activities, classes and events for adults of all ages. My lecture was really a short visit to talk about the Mercedes Pens Art Car and the my future plans to collect a million pens collect and have a couple of root beer floats:) It was a lot of fun and after wards we went down to the Pen Car to take a closer look inside. I was invited to come by Emily Webster who also publicized the lecture in the Bohemian including a mug shot in the front to my complete surprise. The day after I got this great email from Emily and this is what she had to say about it.

Aren’t you wonderful! Good job here at the Senior Center . You are a good personality, energetic and very very likable. Everyone is for you. We all want to see you succeed with your wonderful pen ideas. We want to see you all over the world collecting pens. Oh, by the way, thanks for volunteering your time here. We all had a great time with you.”-Emily Webster

Posted in: Appearance, Lecture, Organization of the Day, Pen Donation Center, Quote, Sebastopol Senior Center

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Pen Guy to Appear at Broken.FM Benefit Concert at the Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma CA

Broke.FM Benefit Concert Flyer
Broke.FM Benefit Concert Flyer design by Envisionary Design

Its been a busy week with family my graphic design business, and at Broken.FM as a DJ. This Friday May 15 is the Broken FM Benefit Concert at the Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma CA at 8:00 PM. This show will help raise money to pay for monthly tower fees and keep Broken.FM on air. There will be some really cool bands featuring Burn The Ruin, Facing Binary and most of the Broken DJ’s will be there and my self as well with the famous Mercedes Pens Art Car covered in 10,000 pens. Fatt Matt from the power hour asked me to come and he promised I would be able to park my art car right in front. I will be there fully dressed in my pen outfit and my hardhat covered in pens greeting people and passing out flyers. We are going to have a raffle and give away an iPod, cd’s, and a brand new Broken.FM T-shirt. Hope to see you all there and bring your old pens if you have them.

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Mercedes Pens at Maker Fair 2009 – Again this Year

4th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area, 4x6 Flyer
Its that time again, I just sign the release from and will be headed off to maker faire May 30 & 31, 2009. Here is a quote from their site:

The World’s Largest DIY Festival
A two-day, family-friendly event to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

I will headed down San Mateo with my Mercedes Pens Car covered in more pens then I can possibly imagine. I am still collecting new and used pens and have managed to hoard a entire trunk full again this year. And now that I have more time on my hands due to the fact that I was recently “downsized” due to the “bad economy” I can spend more time working my Freelance Graphic Design Business called Envisionary Design and take more breaks. That means I can go out to the garage and glue more pens on my Mercedes Pens any time I want. My goal is to go nuts and completely cover the inside of the car with a brand new layer of pens. The Mercedes Pens now has 265k miles and needs some TLC. The front left window needs a brand new lifter, new rear brakes and an oil change. I also need to replace the motor mounts, shocks and valve cover seal to name a few. If anyone wants to help out with a donation of money or parts please feel free and let me know, I would love to talk to you. Or if you need a professional freelance graphic designer with 15 years experience email me at: mercedes.pens[at]yahoo.com.

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