Friday, March 23, 2018

Funeral Services for Marin County Sheriff's Deputy: Friday March 24th, 11:00 am

Friday March 24th 11:00 at Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. Seating starts at 10:15 am 

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Help build an Art Float this month!

From: Fabrice Florin
Date: Thu, Mar 22, 2018, 1:58 PM
Subject: Help build our Art Float this month!
To: Art Float Community 

Hello friends & neighbors,

Thanks for your interest in our Art Float for Social Change!

Would you like to help build this special parade float with us this month?

You are welcome to join us on Thursday evenings from 4 to 9pm -- or Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm, for the next 5 weeks, up until April 21.

If you would like to volunteer, please email us at, to let us know when you can come and what you would like to work on. You can help in a variety of ways: make art posters or signs, build float parts, engineer them, paint them, coordinate volunteers, perform short songs or poems, take photos and videos, promote and host our shows.

Here's what we will be working on for the next few weeks (see full schedule):
• Saturday, March 24 10am-1pm Finish carousel, cut dragon & hands, cut earth base
• Thursday, March 29 4-9pm Cut platform & podium, glue hands, paint carousel, posters
• Saturday, March 31 10am-1pm Build platform & podium, paint hands & earth base

Here are the parts we will be building together in the next few weeks (see more 3D models).

Here's our project team for the float construction (see full team list):
• Geo Monley Carousel / Platform / Management
• Fabrice Florin Hands / Posters & Signs / Management
• David Barr Podium / Ticker
• Chris Krueger Earth / Base
• Robert Mowry Trailer / Hitch
• Howard Rheingold Dragon

If you would like to help any of these team leads with their projects, please email us at and we will introduce you. Or you can contact them directly, if you already know them.

Learn more about our plans for the Art Float project on our planning page, our design spec, slides and folder.

We're creating this Art Float for Social Change to inspire more people to participate in democracy. Our float will reach out to youth and people of color through art, music and technology. We will present our art float on Earth Day, Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades in Marin -- and throughout California this fall, to encourage people to vote in the next election.

Would you like to help us spread the word about this Art Float? You are welcome to forward this email to friends and neighbors whom you think might be interested, or share this public page with them.

Would you like to join the unveiling of the Art Float on Earth Day, April 22, 2-5pm at the Tam High School Student Center? Please RSVP and get your FREE TICKETS here!

This project is led by a group of adult makers and students at Tam Makers, in our wood shop and makerspace at the top of the Tamalpais High School campus: 700 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Email us for directions to the wood shop. See map.  

We're very grateful to Tamalpais High School for hosting this project. To reach a diverse community, we will also work with other art, civic and educational partners in California and beyond.

Thanks again for supporting this exciting community art project, which aims to inspire more people to get engaged as citizens, by expressing their views creatively and taking meaningful political action together.

We hope to see you soon!

Fabrice Florin and Geo Monley
Co-Founders/Teachers, Tam Makers
Team Leads, Art Float for Social Change

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wise Words for Wednesday, 3/14/2018

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Someone left a daffodil in our mailbox on Wednesday. The troll chose to leave it there. When I noticed it on Thursday, I brought it in and placed it in water. Of course, curiosity being what it is, I had to look up the meaning.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wise Words for Wednesday, 2/28/2018

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Audrey Hepburn