• Art Exhibits

    Creativity Tribe Pop-Up Shop Sneak Peek

    Creativity Tribe Pop-Up Shop Sneak Peek This sneak peek at the Creativity Tribe Pop-Up shop was promised in last week’s post. I shared the big news that Creativity Tribe can be found as a year round vendor at the Corpus Christi Southside Farmers’ Market, Saturday mornings.  This week, I want to dig a bit deeper and share some of the goodies we have created. You can find Creativity Tribe at several local markets and events. We set up our Creativity Tribe Pop-Up Shop featuring handmade mixed media art, jewelry, cards, smaller prints of larger works, and spiritually influenced art-ifacts. Small Sculpture Art Hand-built ART-ifacts and Prayer Boxes Both Eric and…

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  • Art Exhibits,  Special Events

    Loving the Farmers’ Market

    Recently, when I began telling people the big news that I am about to share with you about Creativity Tribe, I would say it and wait for the Earth to rumble back in delight.  The actual rumbling never happened, but my heart would leap ever so slightly, and I would know that my decision to apply as a year-round vendor at the Corpus Christi Southside Farmers’ Market was the right choice. And with that…. it’s not hard to guess my announcement… You can now find Creativity Tribe at the Southside Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings! Yep!  There goes the heart leaping… and the tummy fluttering with a bit of nerves…

  • Art Journal

    Because I Said I Would… Building Self-Trust

    Because I Said I Would…Building Self-Trust We are all on a journey of some sort.  Living the Creative Life is about looking inside and seeing where your journey is leading you. Recently, my journey has reminded me about the value of building self-trust.  Building self-trust is a powerful gift for a Creative to give themselves because it often means they can more fully share their gifts with the World. Tips for Building Self-Trust Here is one of my favorite tips to help Creatives stand up and say to themselves and to the World…. I am doing it because I said I would. Start a Conversation In college as I was…

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  • personal growth

    Saying Good-bye, Saying Hello

    Saying Good-bye, Saying Hello A very wise man once told me that there is no such thing as not saying anything.  He explained that even when we don’t talk, when we don’t say a single word, we are saying a lot. So in my silence during 2018, I didn’t mean to say, “Good-bye,” but in many ways, that is exactly what I was saying.  Good-bye.   I stopped talking to you here, sweet Creativity Tribe.  I pulled myself off some of my favorite social media platforms (for some, I still haven’t returned), pulled away from some of my local friends, and I dove deep into myself.  I didn’t do this…

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  • Special Events

    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…

  • E-course

    21 Days of Self-Care: Re-Treat Yourself Well

    21 Days to Re-Treat Yourself Well (This event is closed.) The need for self-care seems to hit when it is most inconvenient. Life gets busy.  Life piles it on.  Someone you care about needs a little extra care….or a lot.  And you are lift wondering how in the world to make it all work without dipping into reserves that already feel shallow. Several years ago at the height of “going places” in my career as a helping professional, I got a hard taste of burn-out. Finding my way back to center meant balancing my busy schedule of pursuing my dreams while also committing to a consistent practice of meaningful self-care.…

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  • self-care practices

    Spark Your Creative Self-Care Journey

    Are you ready to Spark Your Creative Self-Care Journey? Well, I have a treat for you. I created a Self-Care Spark Guide that highlights the areas I focused on to ignite self-care in my own life. Now, I am sharing it with you! Over the last several months, like others, I have been soaking in the stress of the world. It didn’t take long for me to realize that living from a place of stress wasn’t much of a way to live.  It was time to turn it around.  So, I decided I would do myself and the world a gift by upping my level of self-care.  The actions I…

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  • Creativity Prompt

    Setting Focus for 2017

    The New Year took off like a rocket ship!  It doesn’t always happen that way.  Sometimes I clearly envision my destination for the year to come. I enjoy setting focus for it.  But then, something in the first month starts me off with a sputter and splat!  I fall on my face…..and sometimes take awhile to get back up! Not this year! What I mean is, this year I didn’t stay down.  I did, however, start with a sputter, but I recovered quickly by moving into action.  And the action led to the rocket boost! On New Year’s Eve, I started getting sick.  I lost my voice, and by week’s end, it…

  • Inspiration

    Best of 2016

    Best of 2016…. What a year! I hit the start of 2016 with tons of excitement.  It felt like a coming out party.  Coming out of what you wonder.  For a couple of years before, I approached life on the struggle bus.  I had a short bout with cancer that I came out on top of, but it took me down a detoured path I didn’t anticipate. As I ended 2015, I was ready to share some big projects with the Creatives of my hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas, and I began working on e-course ideas for Creativity Tribe Worldwide. My offerings were a big hit.  I remember feeling so…

  • Creative Growth,  Creativity

    The Turkey Who Stole My Heart

    A Thanksgiving Story originally published on my blog, Art Of Collecting Yourself. When I was a kid, I had a pet turkey named Tom (creative, I know). Tom was little when he came to live with us.  He was the odd ball out.  The one turkey in a yard filled with lots of chickens; the only male in the hen-house.  If you have never lived with a turkey, day in and day out, you might not know what large egos they have.  This was the case with Tom for sure.  He could strut across the yard better than John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. It was almost impossible not to…

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