Free Candy - Ventura 2009
A cult vehicle if there ever was one, we acquired our 1986 Toyota Van Cargo for a mere $1900 and it had a whopping original 36k on the odometer. Previously a flower delivery vehicle, we planned to give it new life. Part urban camper, part utility, we always knew it was going to be an full on ArtCar. Now fully painted, this was the very first ‘exhibit’ on the vehicle. Though they were drawn to it like a magnet, for some reason the random neighborhood children didn’t find it as funny as we did. Lasting only 3 weeks, this incarnation of the van was very memorable with all the comments and smiles.
Dog Mermaids - San Luis Obispo 2014
Not only can you drive out to the end of the Avila pier and eat fresh seafood, you can also gawk at the resident sea lions! Depending on the time of day and the tides they’ll be more or less active. Most of the day they balk at each other and rest on the lower levels under the various fishing piers around Avila Beach. Stop by and say hi, they’ll probably snort back at you!
Outhouse - Santa Barbara 2014
Trickery! This deceiving facade is really home to a regular port-a-potty. The Natural History Museum of Santa Barbara has lots going on year round inside and out. If you find yourself in need of a restroom, don’t be tricked by this one, there are much nicer amenities inside the museum.