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The Cre8tive Life

Issue 97- January 29, 2021

Issue 97- January 29, 2021

Hello Friends-

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

This past week has been quite busy work wise- and, I'm running a bit on fumes...So, I'm not going to write too much here (so I can try and stay awake to complete the rest of the newsletter). But, I hope that this finds each of you doing well, and staying warm!

As always, I'm 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: Aa (n): Lava having a rough surface (*I've always wondered what this name meant in Scrabble- and decided to finally look it up)


  • ADVICE: "Think about your question before you ask it." ~ Anonymous


  • MOOD MUSIC: Sharing this little jazz ditty from the late Roy Hargrove that was in my head, "Strasbourg St. Denis"


  • QUARANTINE RECOMMENDATION: I haven't actually watched anything this week on regular TV...but, I have found myself going down the rabbit hole in Key & Peele skits on Youtube. I highly recommend it if you need a little laugh. I had forgot how much I loved that show!


  • KITCHEN CHRONICLES: I found these quick and easy TikTok air fryer recipes to be quite interesting...and can't wait to test some of them out. Let me know if you try something too!



  • FEEL GOOD SHARE: Tabitha Brown is one of those people that I claim as one of my besties in my head. I simply just LOVE her inspirational pep talks, and energy. This particular word of encouragement really touched my spirit.


Cicely Tyson was the epitome of grace, spirit, talent, and beauty. She lived a life that inspired and touched the hearts and souls of many. Faith Centered. Dignified. Regal. Authentic. Charismatic. A legend amongst us.
May her soul rest in peace 💗


This week's challenge is:

Think of a way you can celebrate life. 


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