Sunday, December 6, 2009

the next issue

Twenty Ten.
I love the way the name of the new year sounds when it is written out.
Twenty Ten is when our next issue of Creativity Cafe will be born - early in January, I will finalize content and let you know when we are ready for press.
If you have submissions for content, or letters, please email them before Dec. 1, or snail mail to my new address by then:

Emily Townsend
1070 S Van Gordon Ct
Lakewood, CO 80228 USA

Thanks to all for your support - and check back early in Twenty Ten for our next wonderful magazine full of creative inspiration.

Monday, August 10, 2009

It's DONE!

I am very pleased to announce the publication of the very first issue of Creativity Cafe from Magcloud publishers.

You can go here to see a preview:

Creativity Cafe Issue 1: Creativity Cafe

Do let me know what you think, and thanks, as always, for supporting creativity in the world.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

almost ready to birth our very first issue. . . .

well, the first issue is looking pretty awesome if I do say so.
I received such wonderful content from creative souls who believe in this work.

Teresa Stevens wrote an inspiring list of ways to stay creative, Lynda Skeen contributed two poems, Nancy Norbeck explores her own creative process as a writer, and I was able to highlight two phenomenal visionary artists, Leonie Allen of Canberra Australia, and Pamela Moss of Ithaca, New York.
And more!

I will do all the finals edits, and let you know when we go to press.

and do keep that content coming -- I appreciate your vision so very much.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Welcome to Creativity Cafe, a publication to tickle your muse, inspire your exploration, feed your eyes and heart, help evoke your mystery, and open doors to others' innovations in their creative process.

I always was intrigued with the Paris Salon era, the early part of the last century, where poets, novelists, artists, and thinkers gathered in the cafes of Paris to explore their ideas in community. As Gertrude Stein was deconstructing the sentence, Picasso and Braques were deconstructing the human figure, and they gathered in the cafes to share their innovations, argue and explain their latest ideas, and just enjoy each others' company.

A lively creative conversation has resurfaced with our phenomenal connectablility in our world wide web, and the last ten years have seen more artistic dialogue than ever imagined by our last century friends. But for me, something more is needed. Yes, I love to go to the coffee shop with my laptop and browse, but out of mountains of content, I didn't always discover the exquisitely inspirational creative stories I needed to move me forward on my own path.

This magazine will be that.
I hope to gather artistic content from a variety of fields to inspire you in your own endeavors. Even with the internet's seemingly unlimited universe of blogs, how-to videos, social networks, and websites, I still find myself wanting to curl up on the futon in my studio with a cup of something hot, and page through a beautiful glossy magazine when I need that creative boost.

So I ask you this - send me your links, your images, your poems, your work methods, send me your how-to lessons, your mail art calls, your social networking success stories - let us gather here on these pages to share all that the creative muse has blessed us with!

Let this be our Cathedral of Creativity where we gather to celebrate our successes and share our deepest struggles as we sing the song of our own unique voice.
All submissions are greeted with warm gratitude and the promise of good karma for being brave enough to share your personal creative journey.

Be you a poet, a Reiki master, a Shaman, a mail artist, a blogger, a writer, a printmaker, a painter, a dream explorer, a story-teller, or a playground games expert, I welcome your submission and input.

So Let The Fun Begin!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Help me continue this work.

If you are inspired to support this work, please click on this donate button, and give a little or a lot to help me promote Creativity in the world.
Even as little as $5, the cost of a coffee or a sandwich, or $10, the cost of a movie, helps me keep this work moving forward.
THANK YOU so very much - and Namaste!