Monthly archive for September 2013

Today! Being Interviewed for Become Soulfully Connected Telesummit

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If you haven’t gotten signed up for Become Soulfully Connected Telesummit, it isn’t too late.  But I would love for you to hop over today so you are guaranteed to catch my interview about staying connected to your creative spirit.  I am so delighted to be part of this gathering of women who are sharing what helps them connect with a more beautiful, powerful, soulful self and are encouraging you to do the same.

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As part of the telesummit you will have free access to interview for 48 hours and be able to upgrade so you don’t miss any of the sharing.  One thing I love is that so many of the speakers (including myself) have put together special gifts for participants and the upgrade is super affordable.  We wanted to make sure you got what you needed.

September in Review

Well, I have to say, this September has been a rollercoaster.  Extreme highs and challenging quick turns in my journey.  This is the month I shared with everyone that I have uterine cancer (which is very treatable so don’t get too worried).  As an update to that, I am feeling pretty good physically and very strong emotionally. That post got more views than any post I have ever written….and so many lovely comments.  I am still flying with all the well wishing.  Fly Low ct

September was also the one year anniversary of Creativity Tribe’s website and marked my 500th blog post in three years.  Wowzers!  I hosted a giveaway and am excited to announce that the giveaway winners picked by random are Kelly Aubert, Ursula, and Jordan.  They each will receive a little work of art done on paper sent to me by my artist friend Deborah Weber, inspired by a giveaway that I won from Tracy Verdugo….and a copy of an art zine created by my hubby.

October Preview

October is proving to be beautifully busy when I take a peek at my schedule.  It happens to be one of my favorite months of the year so I pack lots of love into it!

One of the big deals this October is that I will be taking part in Blogtoberfest 2013.  That means a post a day every day.  Now, I am not crazy, I will be practicing lots of self-care at the same time so expect that some of those posts will be simple…but inspiring.

The end of October has a big treat for me as well.  I am headed to Austin for Paint Mojo with Tracy Verdugo.  I am pretty much in love with her painting process.  I went last year when she was in Texas and when the chance came for me to do a bit of a reunion, I jumped at it.  Tracy is a lovely woman.  I am delighted that I will get two days of hanging out with her and some paints.

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Now head on over to the Telesummit and look for that special gift from me.  You will find it next to me on the speaker page.  I had a delightful time weaving it together for you!

Rachel Payne life creativity coach

Last Days, Don’t Miss: Art Giveaway and Telesummit

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Here at Creativity Tribe we are starting to ride a wave of juicy events to help you boost your creativity, bust your stress, and reach for a life that thrives! 

Get Connected to ART


The 500th Post Art Giveaway ends September 30th.  It’s simple to enter. Plus it enters you to win some of my art.  Can’t wait to share with you!

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Get Connected to Life

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September 30 – October 11th

Register for Interviews and to connect with other Awakened Women!

Enjoy a  line-up of women who want to share what works in their life.  Sharing rich tips to help you live better…live more beautifully, powerfully, soulfully you.

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500th Post Giveaway: WHAT?!


I love milestones, and today is a big one….my 500th post.  I started blogging just over 3 years ago (with  my original blog Art of Collecting Yourself).   It has been my number one passion ever since.  I love it because it blends everything that jazzes me into one big ball of creativity…writing, mixed media art, photography, videos, sharing my life, and connecting with awesome people.


I am especially excited about this milestone because it happens on the heels of another…the one year anniversary of Creativity Tribe.  This sanctuary for the creative spirit has such a big heart for all the creatives that find their way here that I want to celebrate these dual milestones by sharing my own creativity with you.  That’s right!  Giveaway!!!!

I love collaboration and that is what this giveaway is going to be all about.  I am paying forward two acts of kindness that were shared  with me.


A Little Background on the Giveaway

First- This last March, my sweet friend Tracy Verdugo hosted a giveaway on her blog in which she painted three little note cards that was given to her by an online friend.  It was her way of passing on some of the sweetness that came into her life.  So I am going to do three little works in that same spirit.

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Here’s Tracy’s little ellie.  Plus an extra sumpin’ sumpin’!

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Second- I am taking my little notes cards from the amazing collection of ephemera that was shared with me by Chicago based artist Deborah Weber.  A few years ago, Deborah asked if I might like to be the new caretaker of some of the art supplies she was letting go of.  Not long after I said yes, she shipped 75 pounds of art supplies.  It was a feast for my eyes, hands, and soul!  When I won Tracy’s giveaway (which came with a promise to keep the good mojo going) I knew right away Deborah’s lovely offerings would serve as the base.

  Check out Big Bertha Revealed (the big box of supplies!)

Third (a little bonus)-  Additionally, I will be giving away three zines created by my artist husband, Eric Payne.  I know there is a trend to name newsletters a zine, but originally a zine was a booklet created by an individual or small group that often features art and/or writings.  Eric has a growing collection of zines he had created.  This one is my favorite.  I had to beg these hot copies from him because they are in such demand.  He designed them about a year ago, asking friends and fans what theme they would like the zine focus on.  Atlantis was the consensus.  The winners who receive my Pass Along Art Notes will also get a copy of Atlantis.

Atlantis by Eric Payne

Atlantis by Eric Payne


Would you like to receive one of my little Pass Along Art Notes (I can’t wait to dig in and create them for you!) and a copy of Atlantis?

Leave a comment below that includes your name, email, and some way you have or will pass a little kindness along this month.

The Giveaway closes at the end of September.  I’ll choose the three winners from a random number generator and contact each via email (so don’t forget that) and hook them up with these giveaway goodies.

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Creativity yours,

Rachel Payne Life Coach

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Celebrate with Me

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Last year on this day, I was in Austin, Texas chasing a dream.  For years I had wished to move my thriving blog Art of Collecting Yourself to a more fleshed-out website designed to let me do more of what I love….connect with Creatives.   Finally….the day arrived.  I had joined a website publishing challenge called One K in 1 Day and found that one of their meet-ups for support was in Austin.  So I headed out with a goal to actually publish the site on the day of the event.

I put in lots of time before hand.  I selected a theme and then tried to figure it out which also meant figuring Photoshop out.  Yikes!  Day by day in the month leading up to the event, I crafted the bones of my very first website.  It was one of the biggest creative challenges of my life.  But given how much it meant to me, I thought it just might be worth it.  And I was right!

Today marks my one year anniversary of the website.  Earlier in the summer I quietly celebrated 3 years since I started blogging.  All tolled, I have published a whopping 499 posts between the first blog and this site.  Wow!  That is an average of over 3 posts a week.  Can you tell I love writing?!

My posts have slowed down recently a bit as I am upping the self-care, taking care of my sweet little womb.  (For more details you can catch up on Boldly Saying the “C” Word.)

A Look at the Past

Some of the transitions my blog banner has gone through this year…




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Check out some of this year’s highlights!

First post…  Creativity Tribe: Bare Bones (it’s a good one!)

First radio interview…  Lucid Waking

Began offering Coaching Services for Creatives

Started a Guest Blog Series… This Sense-sational Life

The big trip up the middle of America…

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Angels & Faeries Week honoring Angels in My Studio 2013

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First Telesummit… Become Soulfully Connected Telesummit

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xoxo And of course there was so much more!  xoxo

The year to come is so full of potential and possibility.  I just can’t help but wonder what I will be sitting and typing about in September of 2014.  I hope it will mean more beautiful connections with those who find their way here, more magical moments of understanding and loving myself, and more big dreams to spin into reality.

I want to close this post with huge thank you from the bottom of my very deep heart!  Every day someone from my creative community touches my life in ways that are big surprises to me.  They share themselves, their creations, their hopes and allow me to serve as witness.  And more and more as I go down this new journey of healing my body, that same community is rising up to offer their support and love to me.  I can’t tell you what a huge gift this is.  Life is good!  Thanks for being part of mine!

Creatively yours,

Rachel Payne Life Coach

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Become Soulfully Connected

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Life is not a secret to be kept but a gift to be shared.
                                                 — Steffie Vandierendonck

One of the most beautiful parts of living this life is the opportunity to connect with others while moving ever closer to the heart of who we are.  That is one of the things I LOVE about being a woman.  Connecting is in our nature.

What better way to celebrate ourselves and get to know a few inspired women than to be part of a community of people intentionally cultivating soulful connections.  That is why I am so thrilled to be part of Become Soulfully Connected Telesummit 2013.

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This group of interconnected women have experienced the same doubts and obstacles you have experienced. They have looked their stumbling blocks in the eye, challenged them, and found a way past them.

From September 30 until October 13, they will share their gifts of knowledge with you, helping you move faster towards the life you know you are meant to lead. During this telesummit they will be talking about:

  • Connecting with your higher self. Learn to trust your inner voice that will guide you towards success.
  • Making positive and lasting changes that will change your life for the better. Just a few topics we will be talking about are: women’s health, parenting, daily spiritual practice, and Thought Field Therapy.
  • Finding a balance that soulfully connects all that you are and everything you know you can be. Change your relationship with money, food, your body, and your mind.

Join us and take the first step towards becoming beautifully, powerfully, soulfully you.

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Tune in for 14 days of interviews, guided meditations, and other treats!

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Creatively yours,

Rachel Payne Life Coach

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