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We are the Grateful Creatives!

A Collection of posts from the first half of #Gr8FullCre8ives

The #Gr8FullCre8ives Gratitude Challenge Prompt


Day 1 Spark: Beginnings

Day 2 Spark: Surroundings

 

Day 3 Spark: Body

 

Day 4 Spark: Mind

 

Day 5 Spark: Heart

 

Day 6 Spark: Traditions

 

Day 7 Spark: Creative Spirit

Day 9 Spark: Creative Interest

Day 11 Spark: Simple Pleasures

Day 12 Spark: Smile

Day 13 Spark: Movement

Day 14 Spark: Something Small

Gratitude Instagram Challenge #Gr8FullCre8ives

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Grateful Creatives… #Gr8FullCre8ives

Several years ago, when I was doing everything I could to pull myself out of a funk I found myself in, I began playing with practicing gratitude on a daily basis.  It didn’t take long for me to feel that I was generally a grateful and appreciative person.  It was a powerful shift for me.  I felt genuinely heart-centered.

As a Life Coach and Sacred Creativity Guide, I partner with Creatives who wish to live a more authentic, expressive life. I often begin by inviting them into a heart-centered flow through a gratitude practice.  The beautiful thing is that we can never be too grateful. So, on a daily basis, I lean towards gratitude, but, in the month of November, when messages of Thanksgiving are floating around in the media, I anchor thankfulness by focusing on gratitude for the month.

The beautiful thing is that we can never be too grateful. So, on a daily basis, I lean towards gratitude, but, in the month of November, when messages of Thanksgiving are floating around in the media, I anchor thankfulness by focusing on gratitude for the month.

I have partnered with Creative Life Coach, Julie Jordan Scott, to bring you a month long gratitude challenge. Like me, Julie finds cultivating gratitude an essential practice for Creatives.Creating Gratitude #Gr8fullCre8ives

Sacred Creative Practice:  Don’t JUST think of this as counting your gratitudes.  That can be helpful, yes, but allow this challenge to also help you boost your creativity. Encourage yourself to think outside the box. Instagram allows images.  The images can be works of art in and of themselves.  They can also document your art, a poem, an altar, movement, music, singing, and reading of poetry.  Using both the image option and the video option there is so much you can do to express your gratitude. Let us spark you to stretch. Together we will create gratitude and our gratitude will help us stretch our creativity.

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Big Take Aways

WHAT: Gratitude Challenge using #Gr8FullCre8ives. (It helps to remember there are two 8’s and two L’s).

Why: Gratitude brings peace of mind.  Peace of mind helps us feel safe.  Safety encourages self-expression.  Self-expression is a balm to the spirit.  ….and oh, so much more.

WHERE: The challenge begins on Instagram where we have created one image with prompts for each day in November.  Use the word or phrase for that day to spark your creativity.

Periscope BONUS: We will be broadcasting around #Gr8FullCre8ives theme on Periscope. (See links below for Periscope profiles for Creativity Tribe and Julie Jordan Scott.) We will take the prompts from Instagram and create questions to scope about.  Please find us there and JOIN US in scoping if you would like.  You can also search for #Gr8FullCre8ives in Periscope or Twitter to follow along. (See the Twitter feed for #Gr8FullCre8ives at the bottom of this post.)

HOW: Start today…or whenever you wish to jump in during November.  The challenge is about creating a practice. We are not looking for perfection….we are encouraging participation.  Find the image with the prompts, repost to your Instagram, begin letting those prompts spark your posts.  Use #Gr8FullCre8ives so we can find you.

Team Gr8FullCre8ives

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Rachél Payne on Instagram and Periscope

#5for5BrainDump with Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott on Instagram and Periscope

Follow #Gr8FullCre8ives on Twitter…scroll below.

Lotus Dreams Mural

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One of the best gifts of being an artist-married-to-an-artist is that we understand the creative process and can support one another as we work on a project.  This last year, he has been a trouper.  Creativity Tribe has bloomed in so many ways.  He has been right there beside me, attending workshops, acting as my cheerleader-man, my roadie, my counselor, and my behind-the-scenes partner.

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Creativity Tribe is thriving, in part, because he is as dedicated to sharing a love of creativity as I am.

So why all this talk about my artist-hubby?  Well, this last weekend, he was commissioned to paint a large mural for a local tea house, Lotus Dreams Tea.  I will be following his progress here and on the other social media spots I hang out on.

Check back often to follow our progress!

Last Day to Join

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Hello, Creatives Spirits!  

A beautiful array of Creatives is gathering for the Templekeeper’s Oracle Journey.

This 21 day e-course invites you into a personal journey of exploration within an inspired community.  That’s Creativity Tribe.  We will be blending meditation with mixed media art techniques to create our own personalized collection of art oracle cards.

The class just kicked off today.  Tomorrow will be the last day to join.  Come inside and art oracle with  me!

Templekeeper’s Oracle Journey….get the details.

Mixed Media Art Oracle Cards
Templekeeper’s Oracle Journey….get the details.

Rachel Payne Creativity Life Coach

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Mixed Media Art Guided Meditation Art Card Trade More than an e-course. It's an e-journey!
The moment I discovered art cards, I was in LOVE!  They were small enough to finish in one setting, great for art-on-the-go, and somehow, somehow…… the small canvas could hold big parts of my heart!  I’ve been making these little beauties for a decade now, and in the last few months, I started a creative practice that speaks to me both creatively and spiritually.

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I am delighted to bring you along on this journey of self-discovery with me.  Creativity Tribe is hosting the Templekeeper’s Oracle Journey.  This is a 21 day eJourney…. an on-line class… designed to give you a simple but powerful creative practice in the form of art oracle cards.

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I will share my favorite tips, tricks, tutorials, and inspiration each day.  You will also have the opportunity to experience creating within an inspired community.  The course includes a Facebook Group where we will share our experience, our stories, symbolism, and process.  With that kind of connections, creative juices are promises to flow!!

Templekeeper’s Oracle Journey blends creativity and spirituality….

  • Mixed Media Art Tutorials
  • Create your own Art Oracle using Playing Cards
  • Enjoy a simple, safe meditation that connects you to your heART
  • Join Rachél in Guided Visualizations
  • Facebook Group to share your Art and Experience
  • Plus, BONUS: Art Card Trade the week after the course

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More than an e-course….It’s an e-journey!

21 Days
September 19th – October 9th
with a BONUS Art Card Trade
October 10th.
Investment: $45




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Create Your Own Art Oracle

Templekeeper’s Oracle JourneyMixed Media Art Guided Meditation Art Card Trade More than an e-course. It's an e-journey!

Have you ever wished to have your own art oracle?  To have a collection of cards that might give you insight into the workings of your life?  Beautiful cards with images, symbols, and stories that speak directly to your heart?  Now is your chance!

Join me, Rachél Payne, for a 21 day guided e-journey where mixed media altered art cards meet the inner sanctuary of Self.  Our time together will include my favorite tips, tricks, and tutorials for creating dynamic, mixed media art cards, as well as, a simple, creativity practice to help you connect more deeply with your own Inner Sanctuary.

This sacred creativity gathering spotlights a personal journey of discovery in the midst of inspired community. Dive into this experience as a way of getting to know yourself more fully, but be prepared to allow the Creativity Tribe community to inspire your art and your heart to expand and deepen all at the same time.

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They class is filling up with the most beautiful array of people. Artists.  Writers.  Dreamers.  Spiritualists. Ordinary, everyday people who wish to spark meaning and magic in their lives.  Sound like your kind of people?

Give yourself the gift of inspiration.  21 Days ….just enough time to walk away with a collection of cards you will treasure.

Templekeeper’s Oracle Journey blends creativity and spirituality….

  • Mixed Media Art Tutorials
  • Create your own Art Oracle using Playing Cards
  • Enjoy a simple, safe meditation that connects you to your heART
  • Join Rachél in Guided Visualizations
  • Facebook Group to share your Art and Experience
  • Plus, BONUS: Art Card Trade the week after the course

More than an e-course….It’s an e-journey!

21 Days
September 19th – October 9th

with a BONUS Art Card Trade
October 10th.

Investment: $45




Life Coach Rachel Payne

Tune into Your Dream

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“Tune into your dreams,” he said.  Sitting with one of my mentors at Cafe Calypso, whispering between the words of the folk songs that come wafting by, I am caught up in his words.  I feel a bubble form around us.  People float around the bubble but never stop to engage.  I am grateful for this time with him, alone.  His thoughts make my mind expand.  His heart opens me to more fully loving this life that we have shared for nearly 30 years.  Dr. Erwin was once my college freshman English professor and is now my mentor, my friend, and my muse.

He talks to me of my dreams and says, “Many people are never confronted by their dreams.”  The word CONFRONT hits me hard.  Confronted by a dream?

As a Life Coach and Sacred Creativity Guide, I often work with Creatives who play with dreams that are whispering to them.  Dreams do that.  They start with a whisper and become louder and louder.  Sometimes they become loud because they need our attention.  I also think they grow in strength as we give them attention. The more we tune into a dream the more the dream grows and blooms.

Families gathered at the Pop-Up Sanctuary for the Creative SpiritThe Pop-up Sanctuary for the Creative Spirit invites participants to “Tune Into Your Dreams.”

Tune into Your Dream

Are your dreams speaking to you?  Whispering?  Are they speaking loudly?  What would happen, do you think, if you turned the volume up?  What if you invited your dream to confront you? Would you open yourself to it?

I invite you to play with opening up to your dream.  Dreamwork is powerful. Ask your dream to show you the way, to show you the next right step to move towards fully embodying it.  Invite yourself to tune into your dream and lean into your own amplified existence.

Life Coach Rachel Payne
Rachél Payne, MS is the heART and soul behind Creativity Tribe.  She is a Life Coach, Sacred Creativity Guide, and Arts Educator. Rachél’s passion is help others fall in love with themselves and their life using creativity and spirituality.  She lives in Corpus Christi, Texas (just off the Gulf of Mexico) where she offers sacred creativity workshops and one-on-one sessions crafted to her client’s needs.  She also works with Creatives and Wanna-Be-Creatives via the internet. (Note….we are all creative, some just don’t yet fully own it.) You can find her under the Creativity Tribe handle on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…and nearly everyday live and on replay through Periscope.

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What Story Will You Tell?

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What Story Will You Tell?

Last week, I took part in Julie Jordan Scott‘s #5for5BrainDump. This 5 day writing challenge on Periscope invited participants to dive onto the page for a simple five minutes each day to connect the heart and head.

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To be honest, I had hit a wall with my personal writing and this writing challenge was just the gentle nudge I needed to get the words flowing again. Several days during the week, Julie wrapped up the writing session with a #ScopeTrain. Writer volunteers could share their fresh, raw writings immediately after they were written…or could share something written during that week.

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I took part of several of those occasions and was excited to be the last reader of the week. I would love to share that last poem with you. I found as I was writing that part of the message coming out was a message for Creativity Tribe…for YOU. Enjoy!

The Storyteller

Rachel Payne Creativity Life Coach


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Creating Fearlessly Art Journaling

I fell in love with journaling the day it was introduced to me.  As an adult, I discovered you could create journals that held both words and images.  Mixed media journaling opened self-expression up to me in a whole new way.  My creative spirit and my art in general have never been the same!

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It has become a tool for ironing out ideas in my professional life, a stress-buster for my personal life, and a go-to source for personal development when I help other Creatives spin their dreams and engage more fully in creative projects.

About a month ago I started broadcasting on Periscope.  Periscope is an app that allows you to visit live with people all over the world and then watch the ‘scopes as a replay.

This upcoming week I will be joining a group of mix media art journalers on Periscope as we share tips, tricks, and inspiration to help you dive into #CreatingFearlessly!

Creating Fearlessly Mixed Media Art JournalingThe Creating Fearlessly Mixed Media Art Journaling series is FREE.  There are a couple ways to keep up with it. To watch live on Periscope at the scheduled times, go in and search for each of the presenters, then follow each of the artists to receive notifications.  OR search #CreatingFearlessly on Twitter to find replays.

Whether you are new to art journaling or have a stack of self-expressive jewels tucked away in the corner, this series is bound to offer you some little gem.

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On a Roll Art Shows

The last several months I have had some art shows pop up locally.  One was part of Contemporary Art Month- Corpus Christi (in March), and the other, a series which features a local artist each month.  As it happens, they are also at two of my favorite local sipping spots. One, for tea; the other, coffee.

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This is my second year to join with a local business for Contemporary Art Month – Corpus Christi, sponsored in part by K Space Contemporary.  (Last year’s show celebrated the year after cancer.) I have been partnering with the tea divas at Lotus Dreams Tea for workshops and creative happenings since the first of the year, so, it made since to connect for this event.

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The art show centers around two large pieces.  I worked on them simultaneously, along with a handful of the smaller works.  I floated around the studio anointing whichever canvas spoke loudest to me until it felt settled in the moment, then I would move to the next.

I worked on the two larger pieces as my extended family struggled with a very difficult loss….a little girl child.  I took my feelings to the canvases and moved them out with each brush stroke, each finger swipe, and mark. This is how I first came to know art after losing my mother over 20 years ago, a deep grief that lead eventually to a new understanding of life… and the life after life.

This time it was no different. I moved from the electric grief of Baby Emery’s illness and passing into the brilliant blessings that her life brought in its short but powerful existence. To see the work, you may never know it was seeded in difficulty, but that is the magic of art…. healing art.

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Cafe Calypso

The coffee house show is at Cafe Calypso.  This is where hubby and I go most weekends.  We met our roommates and some of our closest tribe there. I was honored to be included in their artist line-up.  I wasn’t sure I had enough work but I pushed to finish a work of art that I began as part of a Masterpiece in a Day event led by Corpus Christi’s Marina Arts District.  VivaCC! The premise was that we were invited to go out into the Marina Arts District and create one piece of art that same day that captured the essence of the district.

I had such a blast.  When I was done, I felt a bit high from doing what I love in the midst of such a dynamic environment.  The sun, wind, water, and visitors were so energizing.  But with just 6 hours or so, I was not pleased with the work as a finished work of art.  I hung it in my living room and pulled it into the studio every month or so to work on it a bit.

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When the Cafe Calypso art show came around, I spent a few nights working late into the early morning. Little by little it came together.  The night before it was to be hung, the dancer turned into the goddess Calypso, and finally, I fell in love with her.

Dance Calypso Dance artist Rachel Payne

On a Roll Art Shows

Over the course of the Summer there are a few more art shows I have the opportunity to join.  Every time I put my art out into the world, it is a stretch for me as an artist.  It feels risky in the beginning, but in the end it is exhilarating.  These upcoming art shows are collaborative in nature, and I love that.  Celebrating other artists while celebrating myself as a Creative…that is the nature of Creativity Tribe.

Invitation to Stretch

If you have found yourself here, you are most likely a Creative.  Maybe you paint, draw, write, dance, or just have a creative way about you.  Creativity is a mindset.  I would like to challenge you to share your creativity with the world.  Put yourself out there and dare to express something.  It doesn’t have to be deep.  It could be playful, sensual, or just spontaneous!  Let me know if you are planning on it and then drop back by when you do.  I want to celebrate you!

Life Coach Rachel Payne
Invitation: Read about last year’s Contemporary Art Show
and how it was a reflection of my life after cancer.  Here’s to healing art!

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