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Re-ignite Your Creative Spirit

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I loved being part of the Cre8ive Klatch’s post about Bringing Back Your Muse.  And it got me thinking about ALL the amazing creatives that share the Creativity Tribe Facebook community.  I invited them to share some of their favorite tips for re-igniting their creative spirit.  Here is what they shared!

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Beth Garrett of The Turquoise Door:  Sometimes dreams play a part. Other times an extraordinary piece becomes my inspiration.

Susan Walls-Beverly of Susan’s Art Circus: Would you believe cleaning is number 1..? (for more of Susan’s fixes, hop over to her post, When I Don’t Feel Creative: My Top 6 Fixes)

Pamela Venus the CreativeGoddess shares several ideas:
I have so many creative ideas & limited physical energy; sometimes I use up my energy in the idea phase before I can do the manifestation phase.
*** I have started writing down my ideas for my Art Journal pages so when I have the energy I have the ideas & saved stuff (receipts, cards, printed material, embellishments, etc.)
*** With my painting, participating in an online class or starting with whatever grabs me; colors, seasons, quotes etc.
*** Jewelry making:  I have a bazillion projects bagged up awaiting my energy.
*** I am also inspired by seeing others creations, which is the reason I created my page FEED the MUSE.

Noopur Agarwal of Nablooms Creations:  My work is related to energy … Connecting with people , self or nature helps me get my inspiration .. Also motivating/inspiring others to find their creative side inspires me … My pagewww.facebook.com/NabloomsCreations

Cat Athena LouiseVisiting a store, I find hugely inspirational…it fills up my creative well.  (For more of Cat’s tips, hop over to Filling Your Creative Well.)

Maria Hubbard, a frequent artistic playmate at Creativity Tribe gatherings:   When I need to find inspiration I travel back through the 1000’s of pictures I took on my 4 month trip across this wonderful country we live in. (Maria lives in the United States.)  I photographed everything I saw, from landscapes to animals to clouds floating by.  The beauty we find whenever we open our eyes and look is everywhere!

Re-ignite Creative Spirit

blooming line 2Three of my favorite tips for Re-igniting Your Creative Spirit

  1. Connect with another artist to share a creativity session.
  2. Throw out the idea of making something and just explore art materials.
  3. Take a nap while dreaming on your project.  Let your mind play with the idea and see where it goes.Great tips from everyone, huh?!  Now, we want to hear YOUR tips for keeping your creativity rolling.  Hop over to the Creativity Tribe Facebook Group to let us know your secrets.

The Blessing of a Year

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I love this year, this 2014.  I think that is a strange thing to feel, though…love for a year that has yet to take off. But perhaps what I really feel is deep, abiding hope and compelling possibility.

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I felt this same way at the beginning of 2013.  My imagination was alive with amazing projects that were ripe for springing to life. But the year had other things in store for me. It held the secret of forced healings in areas of my life I had pushed aside as I charged forward in my career as a Life Coach and Creativity Guide.

As I write this, I am tempted to throw all my realizations, wisdom, and stories out for you to witness. But this year has been so personal and so magical that sharing it feels like shining a bright spotlight on something better served by cradling it up close to the shadowy protection of a subtle internal light….the light of one’s own heart.

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The important part to take from my year, if you want to take anything at all, is that those shadowy, difficult times when life throws challenges your way can be the answers to the wishes you have been making for yourself with that still, quiet voice you can barely hear.  We all have those deep yearnings whispered when we look at the places within ourselves that cry out for peace or release.  Sometimes growing into all we want for ourselves must come from personal healing and soul searching.

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And so, for me 2013 brought huge shifts into deeper understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, and celebration through paths I never would have called in consciously.  But am grateful for none the less.

And 2014?

It will wrap up some of those realizations and help me put a bow on the big package filled with 2013’s blessing, but will also leave space for me to pick up and re-examine those original amazing projects.  Some will fall away, having lost their energy, others will rise to the top for me to cultivate with a new, inspired perspective.

In these first days of the new year, I welcome the balance of both.  I am still toying with this fresh place while reaching for the great heights I see myself shooting for.

I hope this in-between time finds you contemplating what last year meant for you while throwing seeds broadly into the months ahead.

Happy New Year, Creative Spirits!  

May it be blessed by all it brings your way!

Rachel Payne life creativity coach

Inside Creativity Tribe Studio {Pics & Projects}

Studio Tour

About two years ago when I jumped into shaping Creativity Tribe, I turned a little sunroom on the side of my house into Creativity Tribe Studio. From this space, I pull together what I love to do and send it out into the world to touch the lives of other Creatives and Creative-Wanna-Be’s (which is simply the name I give for those who have not yet discovered they can trust their wish to create the lives they wish for). I make my art here, spin visions for better lives with my coaching clients, blend up lovely combinations of essential oils, drum, dance, sing, pet cats, hug friends and above all…hold the space for the play and healing that comes when Creative Spirits come together.

Here is a tour of Creativity Tribe Studio…. through the lens of Instagram.  It is a new toy for me…one which I am in love with.  If you are on Instagram, I hope you will follow me.  It will be a fun way for us to connect.  If you don’t have Instagram…just a note, you don’t have to have an iPhone to use it.  That was my impression.  So….join the fun!!!  You can find me @CreativityTribe

 

Hope you enjoyed the tour.  Lots more images on Instagram and more to come! You can find me @CreativityTribe

Surprise Gift from Universe {Holding Sacred Space}

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I have decided to engage a little experiment with the Universe this month.  I am asking it to open up the field of possibility and shower me with gifts.

Surprise Gifts from the Universe: Everyday a Party!

What abundance of support there is in this life!

Last week I listed the surprise gifts I recognized from the Universe but today that didn’t feel quite right.  Maybe it is the state of mind I am in as I am sitting down to write this.  I feel so grateful for the people in my life.  I have so many rich relationships and many of them are based around personal growth and discovery.

I have had various times in my life when a circle of friends has come together to explore something meaningful.  Those times feel like eras that I am passing through.  Now is one of those times.

This era of my life is so intense…in a good way.  I meet weekly with a meditation group and we do beautiful, deep, expanding, transformative work.  Then I get to come here to Creativity Tribe Studio and spin that personal work into a tapestry of writings for you.

The Universe has placed on my heart to open Creativity Tribe as a circle in and of itself.  I don’t have the in’s and out’s yet, but I can feel it forming.  I wonder if you will be part of it.  That would be a definite surprise gift from the Universe!

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 I hope you will head over for my free gift.  I really put lots of love and energy into, wanting it to bring creativity to your life and life to your creativity!

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Rachel Payne life creativity coach

Angels & Faeries Week: Spirit Doll

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Welcome to Angels and Faeries Week!  I am celebrating the countdown to the grand opening of Angels In My Studio 2013 by sharing some of my favorite winged, spirited, and energetic artwork. Angels In My Studio 2013 is a 5 month online class that goes to that space where art and mystery, creativity and imagination meet.  As part of the art course, each week you will be invited to explore angelic imagery through art and guided meditations.

Featuring My Spirit Dolls

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One of my favorite ways to find inspiration is within my own art.  Often I will do a doodle, sketch, drawing, or painting and some element will jump out at me.  That then inspires exploration of the element.  I might take that into a poem, a new drawing, a sculpture, or song.

The doll above is made of cardboard, tissue paper, and mixed media.  She is in-process.  There are a few more elements to be added but I am letting them simmer.  She originally came out of a drawing I was doing after a conversation that I had with my friend Kakali about near death experience.  I love that she is looking within.  When I hold her in my hand, she inspires me to look within myself.

This is a poem that bloomed from looking within.

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I absolutely love how one work of art has inspired another which inspired another.  Perfect!

Tomorrow’s featured art: Tea Cup Angel

Current Workshop: Angels In My Studio 2013

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Say YES to YOU with Angels In My Studio…the e-course

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Starts soon….would love to take it with you!

Rachel Payne Life Coach

Tweaking the Tribe: Finding Kindred Spirits

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Nine months ago, I took the leap from my WordPress blog to an independent, stand-on-my-own website that I built from scratch without much know-how.   When I first published it, I could clearly see some of the places I wanted to take the website and my business but some of the process and destination were hidden from my view.  The more comfortable I get here, the more it feels like home.  Like a fabulous fixer-upper, there is always something to work on, something to tweak, and some addition that would make it just right!

The Creativity Tribe concept comes from a deep desire to help others get in touch with their instinctual spirit of creativity. I believe that creativity is powerful, healing, and can make our lives rich and meaningful.  Creativity is something that can help us connect to the most authentic places in ourselves while providing the opportunity for us to cultivate support and encouragement in the relationships around us.

Just think about it…. when you see a child expressing themselves through the creative arts…. dance, song, doodling, or make believe…. they are bring out something pure in themselves.  They honor you with their expression.  They invite you into a sacred space.  This is the same invitation I make to you.  Come play with me.  Come into a sanctuary for your creative spirit where others are gathering to share the small ways they are making big strides in life. 

Our New (FREE) Community

I have created a community on Facebook that I have been keeping a big secret, waiting for just the right time to share it with you.  It is my surprise gift to you….gift being my word for the year!  It has a spattering of creative spirits who regularly invest in that part of themselves that brings forth ideas and inklings.  It also holds a space for individuals who wish to bring more creativity into their lives or to live life in a creative way.

I call them the Creativity Tribe.  To qualify to join you need only have a desire to connect with your own creative spirit and be willing to support the kindred spirits who find themselves answering that same call for themselves.  Follow the link below and ask to join the group. Please note respectfully that I will not be accepting personal friendship requests as I am practicing setting boundaries between my personal and professional accounts.  I hope you understand.  That said, I hope you will consider joining the Creativity Tribe Facebook Group and that you find it inspiring!

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Claiming Your Place and Sharing Your Site

For more ways to connect with Creativity Tribe, proudly share the Creativity Tribe badge on your blog with a link back to this website and feel free to leave your creativity-based site on the Faces of Creativity Tribe page.  This helps build community, lets your visitors know you invest in your creativity and support the creative endeavors of others.

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Are you curious about the upcoming Angel In My Studio 2013 e-course that I will be teaching in?  Hop over and check out the goodies or click on the AIMS2013 page on this site to watch the video I made sharing about the ANGEL in my studio!

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Click image above to visit AIMS site.

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Click image above to find my page with the video.

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And the Winner Is…..

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When we give, we get….and I feel like this giveaway has been a huge gift for me.  What a lovely pouring out of interest in this course!  Your stories, your desire to connect with your creativity and spirituality is beautiful.  It makes me fall in love with life!

Enough gushing though….here is what you came for!

The winner of the Angels In My Studio 2013 Giveaway is Loz.  Your name and email will be shared with Sheri Ponzi over at Painting Herself Into Being for acceptance into the course.  Congratulations!

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If you didn’t win, take heart. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the angel loveliness.  Registration opens June 8th.

 I will be looking for each of you and hope you can make it happen.  It is amazing what the Universe will bring your way when you are open to inviting in the possibility and positivity!

For more details, head over to the AIMS2013 event page.

I will also be keeping folks signed up for the newsletter in the loop as the class develops.

 

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Juicy Giveaway….Last Day!

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This is the biggest giveaway I have ever done at Creativity Tribe Studio.  

Today is the last day for you to join in.  The prize?!  One beautiful spot in the upcoming on-line class, Angels In My Studio 2013.  AIMS2013 is a juicy event filled with delightful opportunities to connect with angel imagery, faerie fun, spirits and sprites…..so dig down and invite the child within to play with us!

Check it out….

Follow the two images below for the details. The first to the AIMS 2013 e-course and second to the giveaway.

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Good Luck!!!

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Winners will be announced tomorrow!

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This Sense-sational Life {courage}

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This Sense-sational Life is a blogging series that explores the senses as a way of cultivating a more mindful, connected life.  This week’s post touches on a Sense of Courage and how it can shift over ones lifetime…especially in regards to our courage to be creative.

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It starts with remembering that something of you was forgotten….somehow some essence of the self hidden.

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 And in a shift from hurried to a somewhat slower pace or perhaps found in-between breaths where you wait for the next exhalation, you hear it.

 It calls out from someplace far away, the desire to bring what was lost forth. But it is not so far away that it can’t be heard. Not so far away that it can’t be felt, and certainly not so far away that it can’t be reached.

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That’s when you check yourself….that’s when you sense it….courage.

Yes, it is beckoning you to a cause, to a personal revolution, to a single-focused commitment to something more dear than you will ever commit to….to yourself. Yes, in the course of your life you will commit to others. To child, lover, parent, to the stranger who needs what you have to offer, to a cause that needs a champion…..

but none of these get full value, if you don’t first commit to self. If you never commit, you can never give them the most lovely of gifts… you.  You can not model for them how to fully love, to fully trust, to fully give and receive.

It is all very lofty, this talk of courage and places in the self.  But it is also very real when we feel disconnected from something so vital.  If we are honest, it is dark and dank like the earth because it is a story that we bury inside of us. Often, we put our creativity away sometime in childhood and if we are lucky, we find the courage to stand up for it while it makes its way to the surface.

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The thing about courage is that it can be tricky.  Say for example that we put our creativity away because it was threatened. Perhaps what we expressed was criticized or never given the attention it needed.  Putting it away to protect it is a way of being courageous.  So where in the story does the courage get screwed up?

It happens as we grow up.  When we were young  any power we had was allowed to us by the adults around us. Our lives were tied to their will.  And as sometimes happens with humans, we may have gotten hurt or misunderstood.  Often just as a course of  living. We send our little creative spirits into hiding if they don’t feel safe.  Then, as an adult, if we find the creativity is calling out to be recognized, we have the opportunity to assure its safety.

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What has changed?  We are in charge of our lives. We have the choice to set boundaries and create safety. That is one of the great honors of adulthood….we get to create our lives!

And we are given a Sense of Courage to help us get there.

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The focus for This Sense-sational Life this week is cultivating a Sense of Courage.  Where can you envision yourself stepping more fully into your courage, setting a boundary to make yourself feel safe?  The Creativity Tribe would LOVE to hear from you in the comments. I will keep the conversation going on the Creativity Tribe FB Page.

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This Blooming Day

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Dear Creative Spirit….this day is rooting for you.

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It invites you to mold it, mend it, and make it into the vision you have been holding.

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 It is a gift.  Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let go of the big block,Flowers Bloom so that this day can bloom for you.

Rachel_Payne

 

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