Friday, September 16, 2011


Dear Friends, Artists, Entrepreneurs, Teachers, Students, Collaborators, and Readers -

Hip Hip Hooray!

This week marks the 6th Birthday of Creative Times: A Blog for Artists and Entrepreneurs.

I have loved every moment of getting to bring you face-to-face interviews with artists (like living design legend Eva Zeisel in the photo above - she had just celebrated her 100th birthday!); the inside scoop on arts and culture events, premiers, performances and venues around New York; and images and resources to keep you, as creative folks, connected and in-the-know.

Thank you for being with me throughout this journey and for being a source of energy for this project!

If you've enjoyed reading Creative Times, or if CT has inspired you in any way, please consider becoming a Community Patron.

Want to Help Power Creative Times?
Here Are Some Ways to Become a
Community Patron

1. Creative Times Supporter: Contribute $1 to $19 and receive:
* A personal email letter of gratitude
* A link to you/your business on the blog and a mention on Facebook

2. Creative Times Friend: Contribute $20 to $49 and receive:
* A hand-written letter of thanks delivered pony express!
* A link to you/your business on the blog and a mention on Facebook

3. Creative Times BFF: Contribute $50-$99 and receive:
* All the benefits of a Friend
* A copy of one of my favorite bedside table books Monica Sheehan's Be Happy: A little book to help you live a happy life

4. Creative Times Hero/ine: Contribute $100 - $299 and receive:
* All of the benefits of a BFF
* A copy of Twyla Tharp's The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

5. Creative Times Superhero/ine:
Contribute $300 - $999 and receive:
* All the benefits of a CT Hero/ine
*A copy of The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman

6. Creative Times Angel: Contribute $1000 - $4999 and receive:
* All the benefits of a CT Superhero/ine
* Your pick of any two Mike Sorgatz Prints
* Flowers delivered to your doorstep

7. Creative Times Super Hero/ine Angel Benefactor: Contribute $5000 and receive:
* All the benefits of a CT Angel
* Flowers delivered to your doorstep every other month for one year

*** You can also contribute to the campaign through the Donate button in the right hand margin of the blog.***

If you have any questions about the Community Patron campaign, please send an email to

Some Fun Facts About Creative Times:

* Creative Times was born in 2003 as an email newsletter designed to keep in touch with family, friends, colleagues, and clients. Monthly topics included: Generosity, The Magic of Forts, Creative Heroes, Using Your Hands, Getting to Know Your Neighborhood, Jim Henson, Meaningful Ways to Celebrate the Holidays, Why I Love the Library, and Urban Retreats.

* In September of 2005, Creative Times made the leap from email newsletter to the blogosphere, while keeping the email newsletter component.

* Creative Times has featured interviews with phenomenal creative heroes and heroines such as

Maira Kalman - Phenomenal Designer/Illustrator/Writer
Kevin Clash - Elmo Muppeteer and Co-Producer of Sesame Street
Eva Zeisel - Living Design Legend
Bonnie Erickson - Muppets Creator

* Creative Times diligently brings you, the reader, the inside scoop about arts and culture venues, shows, premiers, and organizations in New York and beyond. Examples include

Premier of the VH1 Rock Doc Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America
Sesame Street: A Celebration! Film Festival at The Brooklyn Academy of Music
Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations of a Crazy World at The Jewish Museum
David Dorfman's The Prophets of Funk at Jacob's Pillow
Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibit at The Museum of the Moving Image

Pierce Cavanaugh's Manufacturing Stoke at the New York Surf Film Festival

* Behind the scenes, Creative Times helps connect artists connect with each other and with the resources they need to flourish.

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