Hello from Erika Speed!!!

The Cre8tive Life

Issue 89- December 4, 2020

Issue 89- December 4, 2020

Hello Friends-

"Welcome back to this week's episode of, "The Cre8tive Life"- your weekly newsletter full of lifestyle tips, smiles, and musings.

I hope that this finds you well! It has been quite a pretty busy work week for me. In addition to my regular full-time project, I had the other big client event that I've been working on for months. Needless to say,  I am E.X.H.A.U.S.T.E.D.

Anyway, I have no real idea how the newsletter will flow this week...but, hopefully it will provide you with a little bit of joy or something...

              As always, sending lots of love, hugs, and prayers to you all!!!


Random stories, pictures, video highlights, and other life musings can be found on my personal instagram page (@e101) and official brand page (@thecre8tiveartisan) throughout the week (when/if I end up posting anything).

*And, if you have missed any previous newsletters, feel free to check out the archive section on my website: HERE.

Continued prayers that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy 

(mentally & physically) out there 💗.


My weekly (random) compilation of some of my favorite "cre8tive" things that I want to share:

  • FAVORITE WORD: Scintilla (n): A tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling


  • ADVICE: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb


  • MOOD MUSIC: I have had a lot of oldies, but goodies, stuck in my head as of late. And, The Commodore's "Zoom" is not only a timeless classic...but, a way of life in 2020 just by its title!


  • QUARANTINE RECOMMENDATION: I'm a little behind on watching things these days...but, I have The Queen's Gambit on my binge radar for the near future (especially, since I FINALLY learned how to play chess this year!)


  • THE MORE YOU KNOW: Remembering to stay hydrated is super important. Here is a good read on why.


  • LIFESTYLE TIP: Looking for a fun way to get cre8tive with your food? Have no fear- your "How To Make a Charcuterie Chalet" is HERE!


  • FEEL GOOD SHARE: One of my friends shared this super cute and funny TikTok family, "It's The Scotts", with me, and I have been been finding lots of joy and amusement from them. 


Stumbled upon this meme, and I LOVED it.

*I also gave bonus points because it features one of my favorite TV characters.


This week's challenge is:

Send me a little email letting me know how you're doing (no pressure!)


I will be taking a bit of a mini pause on my community activations as I gear up for some new projects that will taking up a lot more of my bandwidth. But, be on the lookout for some (very sporadic) events here and there. (As doing these events, and sharing in community really does bring me joy.)

 And, if you haven't heard me say it lately, I want to thank you for your support and readership. It means a lot that you take time out of your day to take in my  little musings and life shares!

Lastly, if you happen to have any future topic ideas, or come across any events I should know about, PLEASE feel free to send those along my way. I always LOVE discovering and learning about new things! 

Have a great day, and be sure to take time to enjoy your life!


*"The Cre8tive Life" is the weekly "feel good" component of my consultancy, The Cre8tive Artisan, which is where I "make the magic happen" and curate engaging lifestyle events that help connect us humans in deeper ways. Feel free to CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE to see what I do, and let me know if there is ever anything I can do to help you out! As always, if this newsletter is "not your thing", please feel free to unsubscribe (however, I really hope you don't). 

The Cre8tive Artisan

New York, NY