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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.

Tracy Ellie

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

Tracy Earth Mother

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.

Butterfly joy 550

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Rachel Payne Life Coach

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Girl About Town

Art is my Fave

This month I have been all over the place… quite literally!  My art work is showing in four different venues in my hometown, and I couldn’t be more over the moon!  I can’t help but think back to the days when I first began showing my art.  Having one piece in a show was a big struggle for my self-esteem.  I was an artist, tight in the bud.

Fresh out of college, I discovered a local artist co-op, KSpace.  I had taken a few art classes, was doing The Artist’s Way, and decided to follow the impulse of my Creative Spirit.  I took some photos of the little bit of work that I had and applied to be part of the co-op.  To my delight, I was accepted.

Towards the end of my time with KSpace, I attended a Christmas party where the organizers were handing out funny certificates that captured some little bit of each artist’s story.  My award….Most Improved Artist.  I think some might have been taken aback….Are you trying to say my art wasn’t good?! But I knew without question that I was very loved by the group and I listened as they shared their inspiration for the award.  One of the artist shared that when I applied, my art was not yet developed.  Several of the artist weren’t inclined to let me in, not out of meanness, but out of a desire to keep the quality of the work they showed.  But one artist, Day Wheeler, saw something in my art and advocated for me.   They respected her enough to trust her instinct, and after a short time, I began to bloom.

Day Wheeler at the KSpace Contemporary

One of the things I love about the shows I am doing this month is that several are shared with other artists who are stretching their sense of who they are as artists to show their works with me.  I feel like I am giving them the same boost that Day gave me…..and for which I remain grateful.

A Quick Peek at Some of My Work

Garcia Arts and Education Center

I am showing a piece that was originally created for the Apocalypse Show at the KSpace Contemporary December of 2012.  The work is inspired by the Paint Mojo Texas Retreat I attended some months before that with Tracy Verdugo.  Wanna see my process? Check out the blog post about it….My Art was Destroyed!

Art Center of Corpus Christi

My hubby (Eric Payne), room mate (Lisa Fonseca), and I have been making art together for the last 3 years since we all started sharing a home together. We usually create small 4 inch by 4 inch drawings of faces that have a different part of the face drawn each by a different artist, then one of us makes the whole piece come together. Some are whimsical, some creepy, all of them have inspired us to push ourselves as artist and human beings.

Exquisite Corpse Drawings

The collaboration comes from a little drawing game my mom would have me and my brother do when we were very little. I learned years later that it originated as a parlor game called Exquisite Corpse Drawings invented by the Surrealist. Who knew my mom was so darned with-it! Every time I do it I think of her!

Lisa, Eric, and I created three larger pieces to help give the show a bigger presence.  The pieces below, done in the same way as the smaller pieces, are mixed media on cardboard.

Exquisite Corpse Cardboard Art
art project
Art In Process
Later this week….
I will share my other two shows later this week along with a guest blog post by Amy Putkonen as part of This Sense-Sational Life Blog Series.


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