Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Sincerest Thanks and a Request

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for our show last Saturday night. We truly appreciate your support for our musical efforts! We'll be playin with the core band and expect a few friends to drop by on Wednesday, July 31st at The Empress Marquee Lounge in Vallejo. It's an early night, 6:30 - 8:30pm, so if you are in the area, stop in  - we'll be celebrating Arne's birthday!  

Now for the request - 

I have a friend who is fighting a battle for her health. I know that times are tough for so many of us, but if you can spare a donation to her Go Fund Me, please donate what you can. Every bit helps. 

Thanks in advance.



Monday, July 8, 2024

Live Album Recording: Mari Mack & Livin' Like Kings

Hey Everybody! 

I'm usually so busy promoting everyone else's projects, that I sometimes forget to let you all know when we are doing something. This Friday, July 13th at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, we are recording a live album. 

Thanks! Here is the link to tickets:

Hope you can join us, and please feel free to spread the word. 



Sunday, June 30, 2024

Call for Artists : All About Women

All About Women 2024 

Call for Artists - Deadline September 21, 2024. Presented by Marin Society of Artists. 

Invited artists and their works will be displayed in our Virtual Gallery and You Tube channel. 

Entry is open to all artists age 18 and over, regardless of gender. Artists are invited to submit artwork about women and their lives, past, present and future, and the issues that concern them. 

O​nly online entries with digitally uploaded images to CaFE will be accepted. Digital entries must be RECEIVED via the CaFE application no later than September 21, 2024,11:59pm Mountain Time. 

Fee to enter. Cash Awards. 

Prospectus and terms of entry can be found at 

Monday, April 8, 2024

Kindred Spirit Spotlight: Full Circle Company : Awesome Items Made from Recycled Cymbals!

Hello Creative Cultivators: 

Time for what I like to call a "Kindred Spirit Spotlight"  - 

Introducing: Full Circle Company  - folks making really cool jewelry and accessories from recycled cymbals, right here in the good ol' USA! 

I'll share a bit about them from their website:

Full Circle Co. started in the summer of 2018 when drummer/ co-founder, Liz Aponte,  had a thought - “What can I do with my broken cymbals?” When she would break cymbals, she "couldn’t just throw them away or return them."  With some friends, she helped to create something from her broken cymbals that was "still a form of expression." They loved "the idea of taking something that is old, broken and unwanted and turning it into something new." Says Liz, " I've worn jewelry but I've never been a flashy person, but I really liked the idea of wearing jewelry that not only looks amazing, but has a story."  

 "The name Full Circle comes from the fact that a cymbal is a circle, but also from the material we use coming full circle. Each product from Full Circle Co. has a past history that spans years - from the transformation of metal to a usable cymbal, then to the owner of that cymbal using it to further their musical passion, and now into your hands to carry on that legacy. We are excited to be able to save the lives of drum cymbals, but more importantly, we are grateful to have the opportunity to have you as a customer and offer you something beautiful and meaningful.  Rock on! \m/ Liz Aponte + the Full Circle Co. team"

So, what's not to love? If you are searching for that unique and meaningful gift for your drummer friend or family member, or someone who simply gets a kick out of cool conversation pieces that have been diverted from the landfill, you might want to take a look! Among their offerings: 

Reclaimed cymbal drum keys, dog tag bottle openers, keychains, earrings, necklaces -  but wait - there's more!  

Check out their online store HERE,  and be sure to use the code ARTS15 at checkout for a 15% discount and you will help to support the Artsboretum! 



Sunday, March 17, 2024

Pages Have Been Updated

 I'm adding information to our pages again, so check them out. 

Also, if you come across any people or entities that are aligned with our *core values, feel free to send in some suggestions! Go to our Facebook page send us a message. 



*core values: music, art, creative entrepreneurship, earth stewardship 

Friday, February 16, 2024

Wisdom Supply : Zero Waste Teacher Planner! Deadline to Order: March 1st, 2024

Did you know that most people still use analog, paper planners? When more are manufactured than sold,  many of those planners end up in the landfill. 

I have witnessed this first hand working several gigs between gigs. 

Wisdom Supply is a company based out of San Anselmo, CA (mailing address is in Sausalito,) it was founded by two women who couldn't find recyclable products when shopping for school supplies. They are making a concerted effort to educate about Zero Waste through their main product - a teacher planner! And they plan to manufacture through presale, which means - less waste! 

To go directly to order the 2024-25 Teacher Planner, go here. You will see a redirect notice when you click on it, but just go ahead and click again:

If you know a teacher, please share, as the deadline to order the 2025 teacher planner is March 1st, 2024

Thanks for reading and sharing.

To go to their e-commerce site, which they are winding down, btw, go here. (They recently placed a "reserve" button for the planner on the front page, which leads to the above link.)

Never give up. Through many small efforts, we can make this world a better place! 

 - Mari 

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Dame Judi Dench : Shakespeare's Sonnet 29

It's nice to know that some folks are still moved by the art of the sonnet.