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Celebrating with a Give-Away

Celebrating with a Give-Away!

I want to invite you to celebrate Creativity Tribe with me!  What are we celebrating?  Five years of instigating creativity in one another.  That’s right, five years ago I took my personal creative-life-centered blog (Art of Collecting Yourself) and transformed it into a professional website…. and my life work… Creativity Tribe.

{Make sure not to miss the give-away at the bottom of the post.}

I tell you, I didn’t REALLY know what I was doing.  I had never built a website before, and those were the days before drag and drop platforms.  I taught myself to build a site over the course of a couple of months, and after plenty of tears, nail biting, and Google searches, I launched on September 9th, 2012.

I had inklings of what Creativity Tribe would become. They were all driven by my deep desire to help people fall in love with their own creativity.  I wanted to create a kind of sancturary for the creative spirit, where creativity and spirituality supported personal growth, where people could dare to be their best, and because of that, we could all make the world a happier place.

Highlights from the Last Five Years

As soon as I jumped in, I just knew I would be super focus on making something powerful with Creativity Tribe.

I headed up to Wisconsin for a massive roadtrip to teach at an art retreat.  I was totally engaging my Wanderlust.  I encouraged the Tribe to join me in spirit by engaging their Inner Wanna Be’s.  A few local Creatives starred in a video exploring what they imagined being in their lives….sometimes their wishes were possible, other times fantastical.  It was great fun to explore this with them.

The crossroad trip was amazing.  I met artists, dancers, drummers, and activists.  When I got home I was ready to take that energy and sprinkle it over Creativity Tribe.

A Detour

But my body had a different journey in mind.  Just months after returning from my trip, I became very sick.  Turns out I had endometrial cancer.  For awhile, I went on pushing to make things happen here… kept blogging, kept sharing, kept creating.  One night, in a conversation with Tracy Verdugo about how I was sharing my journey, she encouraged me to stop…to just focus on me and nothing else.  And so I took the guidance of this wise-woman-friend and focused on my personal health and well-being.

Treatment took a long time to start. (You know, red tape has its own agenda.) In the meantime, I began listening to my own Inner Guidance.  After all, I feel like that is a kind of sister to the Creative Spirit. I had a sense that the Universe was teaching me how to offer more experience-based wisdom to the Tribe.

My surgery finally happened in 2014.  I have been thriving ever since!  And my journey with cancer has gone on to help me guide other survivors in re-creating their lives after diagnosis.

Essential Oils

That is when I began diving more seriously into essential oils. I had been using them for about 10 years at that point with my massage therapy clients.  With my personal level of self-care hitting a stage of epic proportion, I knew I wanted something powerful to support my journey.  What is more powerful than Mother Nature?!

creative living with essential oils

My favorite oils have remained a big part of my life and are now heartily sprinkled into the work I do with clients and in Body Wisdom Oils, my free essential oil group.

Back to Work

Once I got the all-clear, I was excited to get back on track. For me, that meant getting in front of Creatives locally (I make my home at Corpus Christi, Texas), at retreats, and developing on-line offerings. For quite awhile, my absence created a lull in visits to the website. So, I focused on local events.  The year and a half after that was thrilling.  I crafted so beautiful gatherings that blended art, spirituality, and inspired community.

Lotus Dreams Tea and Creativity Tribe event

Image by Liz Ophoven

Inspired Community

That’s when I really began to understand Creativity Tribe. Creativity Tribe is an inspired, creative community.  Sometimes that means a community of two people (me and a life coaching client), and sometimes it means many more (Creativity Tribe’s Facebook Group or Instagram Challenges).  That is where my focus has been… those online opportunities to instigate creativity with one another.

Live Broadcasting

Just over a year ago, I discovered Live Broadcasting.  I discovered it first on Periscope, and then, I began using Facebook Live on the Creativity Tribe Facebook Page.  I love this way of connecting with Creatives.  It has definitely made a difference with visits to our little on-line home.  I broadcast nearly daily on Periscope. (As a note, I just hit 2 million hearts.  So epic!)  And if you can’t catch me live, you can find a library of over 500 creative-living-focused broadcasts.  I hope you will check it out. You can watch from your phone with the Periscope app or on your computer by signing into Periscope.

Creativity Tribe Art Journaling

Celebrating {A Give-Away}

To celebrate, I am giving away a digital print of the little inspirational phase I share at the end of my broadcasts.  That’s right, a give-away! It is a reminder that no matter what comes around, creativity always finds a way.  To receive the print, grab my Self-Care Spark Guide. (It is also free.) Then, next week, I will send out the print to everyone on the Creativity Tribe mailing list.  I can’t wait to share it with you!




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Life Coach Rachel Payne

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4 Comments
  1. Rachel – I just loved reading your story & the history of Creativity Tribe! I certainly have been blessed by your generous sharing & awesome classes and workshops I’ve been able to participate in with you!!!! I appreciate you so much!!!! 🌼❤🍁🌹

    • Chris, thank you so much! You are a big part of Creativity Tribe. I am blessed by you…by your creativity and by your friendship! <3

  2. I am so proud to be a part of this tribe! 💖🎨🖌🖍✏💖

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