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Space Clearing for the Art Studio

ceremonyI write often about Creativity Zones, those physical spaces in our life where creativity tends to be lived out.  Today I invited Jana Whalen with Vibrant Strides into the Creativity Tribe Studio for a Space Clearing Ceremony.

Jana first came to may home to pick up something I was lending her and in the course of our conversation, we decided she might need one other thing.  That is when I realized I would need to open the door to the studio in order to retrieve it.

Messy Art Studio

Yikes!  The studio was beyond a mess.  But I decided to just go with it.  Jana was a trouper….she didn’t even wince!

She empathized with me about storage and collecting so many amazing things that may just SOMEDAY find a project to live out their destiny.  And then, she shared that she does Space Clearing Ceremonies.  I was intrigued.  Creativity Tribe has been dancing along new horizons and having a space clearing felt like a lovely way to set intention for those endeavors.

Jana met with me the next week to get to know me, my space, and my business.  She listened to stories about our home and inquired about where my business was going and how the studio would play a roll in its evolution.  By the time she left, she was more clear about who I was…and honestly, so was I.

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Space Clearing Ceremony

She arrived the next week for the ceremony.  I tidied up, playing through all the intentions and stories we had discussed the week before.  I felt like Creativity Tribe (the business, the concept, the dream, the path) was also having a Space Clearing.  I imagined what I would release, what I would invite in.  I readied myself for transformation.

The Space Clearing Ceremony was beautiful.  Jana built a small but meaningful altar in the middle of my studio.

jana brought objects that she collected just for my ceremony

She incorporated the directions, helping spirits, stones, essential oils, and much more.

Built an altar in the center of the art studio

I felt peaceful and energized all at the same time.  I felt a deepening of my love for this studio and what it offers to my life and the life of those who consider themselves part of the Creativity Tribe Facebook Group

Jana ended by packing up the little altar.  We shared stories about our personal experience with the ceremony, and she left.

Sitting in the studio in the minutes after the ceremony, I felt as if something special had just happened.

Feeling energized after the art studio space clearing

You know that feeling after a party when you have the sensation of being filled with all the bubbly connections of the evening?  How your home still echoes the comings and goings of the event?  How you feel like even over the next week and maybe even over the years to com you will be energized by what just happened?  That is what I felt after the Space Clearing Ceremony.

Now, to step into the clear, welcoming space of Creativity Tribe….

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Thank you, Jana!  You are a gift!

Rachel Payne life creativity coach

Creativity Zones: Messy Studio Tables

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Have you ever wondered what goes on in the studio life of an artist?  Well, Seth Apter with The Altered Page is asking us to drop the veil and reveal our studio tables.  As it happens I live with several artists, so I didn’t just have one studio table in the house, I had….

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Rachél (that’s me)          Eric (my hubby)         Lisa (friend/roommate)

CT RoomMates

The first, inside the official Creativity Tribe Studio (click for a look at the studio).  All the artists in the house are working on altered playing cards for one project or another.  This is a great, quick project to do in phases.   I have been working on mine here. I especially love this picture because it shows a bit of cash in the corner from a check I got in that mail for some consigned jewelry.  The full circle life of art.  Make it, share it, sell it, buy more art supplies, a cup of coffee or maybe a used book!

Creativity Tribe Studio Table

This second table is an old card table that is set up smack dab in the middle of the living room.  Our roommate Lisa is set up here, with some of our art stuff finding its way there as well.  The table isn’t always there, but Seth caught us with an abundance of studio tables and a mess of cards.  We had an art card party not long ago and have enjoyed having more studio space, so they have stayed out.

Studio Table Shared

The last table is that same kind of card table, but it is set up in my artist hubby’s studio.  Eric didn’t know I was going to shoot his table, so you get to see a bit of his quirky personality shining through.  He is showing off his zines…Atlantis and Collide-O-Scope,  as well as, what was in his pocket for the day…change, wallet, keys, and a few bottles of essential oils.  Yep, I have an oil loving’ man!  And check out the surprise appearance by Mr. Potato Head!

Eric Payne Studio

Hope you enjoyed the tour.  For more uncensored studio tables, check out Seth’s Studio Table project on his blog.  And….thanks, Seth, this was a blast!

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Check back for details this Saturday!!!

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Rachel Payne life creativity coach

Creativity Tribe: A Creative Living Studio

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Just two years ago this coming September, I breathed life into Creativity Tribe.  I stepped into the website with a lot of vision for the future and enough know-how to get me started on my journey.  I had never built a website before, but I was determined to create the sanctuary of my dreams.

Over the last two years, my life took turns I never would have foreseen.  I took off on a cross-country solo journey to teach at a Live Laugh Love Retreat in Wisconsin and just a few months into arriving home discovered I had Uterine Cancer.  I spent a good portion of this last year hunkering down to take care of myself.  I learned so much along the way.

I had surgery in March (everything is looking great!), but it has taken me up until last week to really feel like myself again.  Full energy, full hearted, full speed ahead.

All that time contemplating life and indulging in self-care helped me get clear about my intentions with Creativity Tribe.  So, I have taken the liberties of REVISIONING this space.  In all actuality, I am simply fleshing out what was a bare-bones beginning.

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Welcome to Creativity Tribe
A Creative Living Studio

Let me show you around!

Up top you will find the menu which includes…..

  • Blog:  a great space to find inspiration and tools for boosting creativity and bolstering your life
  • Offerings:  a list of services I offer including life coaching, creative living workshops, and massage therapy
  • Events and Projects:  including workshops, e-courses, special events
  • Creative Living with Essential Oils: used to promote emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being
  • Rachél’s Art:  a gallery of my favorite and most current work
  • About Rachél:  a place to get to know me and a way to contact me
  • Banner:  clicking on the banner takes you to the home page where you will find a new, fancy picture and bio for me

I want to point out the Events and Projects tab especially.  There you will find my upcoming workshops.

Fall Workshops

Opportunities to….

Bring Your Creativity to Life

Sacred Cacao Gatherings
in my Massage Studio, Corpus Christi, Texas
Saturday, August 30, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Vision Board Workshop
Art Center of Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas
Saturday, September 6th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Heart-Glow Inspiration Deck Workshop
Intermezzo Gallery in Boerne, Texas
Saturday, Sept. 27, 10:30 – 4:30

I hope you will have a look around and hold a cheer in your heart for the where this little space has been, where it is, and especially where it is going!

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A Look Back….

Have a look at that first blog post from the day I shared Creativity Tribe with the world.  It is still one of my favorites!!!

Creativity Tribe: Bare Bones

 

Rachel Payne life creativity coach

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