About the bum 1


 

 

12400469_876931745757308_3888579514896942638_nAloha my name is Madison Tomsic and I am the owner of this beautiful 1977 Volkswagen bus. You can call me Madiee and my bus Opiee. I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. Thats where the bus began just as dream when i was  15. Then slowly but surely I found the shell, engine, transmission, and everything else to get the bus rolling. The bus had spent its whole life in Tuscon, Arizona. All it needed was an awesome paintjob and some love. Then it would be ready to experience the world. Senior year of highschool i finished painting the inside and outside of the bus and then I felt it was finally ready to hit the road. Once I graduated at 17, I decided to tow Opiee over to california and start the very beginning of our journey together. I spent the first year 2 years of my California life driving from festival to festival living in my van and creating art. Thats where i discovered that art mixed with travel is my ultimate passion. I began face painting and painting busses as a means of income. Then decided I needed to see more. So I moved to Hawaii and started henna tattooing people as a side job. Which inspired me to start Moondala Rags my most recent venture, a clothing line all hand painted and one of a kind. On this site you will find a gallery of some of my art, some of which are available for purchase, examples of my henna and face paint, and some stories of the places ive been and the people ive met along the way. I hope to inspire and change the way we  think and live. Mahalo! <3

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  • Sydney

    Hello my name is Sydney I am 14 years old and I have a dream of getting a van when I’m older and traveling in it and I’ve actually had this dream for a while believe it or not and this may sound very random but I just wanna know how you did it and how the experience has been ans just how you did it so if you can write back to me I would love to hear what you have to say because you are like living my dream haha!