Hello from Erika Speed!!!

The Cre8tive Life

Issue 45- January 24, 2020

Issue 45- January 24, 2020

Happy Friday Friends!

"Welcome back to "The Cre8tive Life!"- your weekly newsletter full of lifestyle tips, smiles, and cool things to check out! 

This week has been more of a quiet one; and, I have pretty much entered back into my "winter hermit" stage of only going out when absolutely necessary. With that being said, I helped out with an event for one of the organizations I belong to, and also attended a panel discussion that spoke on the importance of "owning your story." Aside from that, I have been working on some of my personal goals, and also continuing to pursue my quest for new client work. (*If you know of anyone needing an event planner /help with some community management/builder type work (or, if YOU need more insight into what I actually do), please let me know 😊!)

Be sure to check out my pictures, video highlights, stories, and other life musings on my personal instagram page (@e101) and official brand page (@thecre8tiveartisan) throughout the week---I try to post some of my randomness there.

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

Have an AMAZING weekend and upcoming week!



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

  • FAVORITE WORD: Wabi-Sabi: (noun) a Japanese philosophy often described as appreciating the beauty in imperfection. 


  • ADVICE: “Give yourself permission to live a big life. Step into who you are meant to be. Stop playing small. You're meant for greater things." - Anonymous


  • MOOD MUSIC: One of my favorite musicians, Allen Stone, recently released an acoustic version of his song,  "Give You Blue"- and, I am really digging it.


  • NETFLIX RECOMMENDATION: Another bingeworthy discovery I have stumbled upon in my "winter hermitation" is the psychological thriller series,  "You." Have you seen this? It's crazy!


  • COOKERY MAGIC:  I haven't crossed over to the Instant Pot world yet- but, I know that a lot of you have. Here are 25+ Healthy Instant Pot Recipes for you to test out as the weather continues to lead us into cabin fever. 


  • LIFESTYLE TIP: Are you in need of a little life refresh? A friend of mine, Marissa Badgley, is hosting a "pay what you can" weekender retreat entitled, "LEAD BY HEART: A RELOVEUTIONARY RETREAT FOR EXCEPTIONAL HUMANS" in Stony Point, NY next month that sounds pretty awesome. You can get more info HERE. And, if you decide to come, you will see a familiar face 😉!


  • FEEL GOOD STORY: Feeling a little down about your life accomplishments? THIS is an inspirational read of 24 people who became highly successful after the age of 40.


What animal do you see first in the above graphic?

I am having a bit of writer's block in terms of trying to think of something to share here this week...so, I am doing a little change-up with something that I love- a "personality test" 🤗! If you like that type of thing as well, you may find this super quick test to be amusing as well. All you literally have to do is, answer the question above: "What animal do you see first in the graphic?" And then , CLICK HERE to see what your answer "reveals" about you. Let me know what you get! 

***I won't tell you what I saw first because it may thwart your results and trick your mind into seeing the same thing- but, you can feel free to ask me if you care.


This week's challenge is a simple one- take the test above, and tell me what you got. I love stuff like this 😊.


Thank you to everyone that has filled out the survey! I will be sharing some upcoming events that I have been working on in the next couple of newsletters- so stay tuned for more info and invites!

For those who haven't filled out the survey, I can definitely still use your feedback. So, if you have not done so already, please take  5 minutes to fill out:


Thanks sooooooo much in advance for your time!

***Totally disregard this part of the newsletter if you have already done this.


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