Hello from Erika Speed!!!

The Cre8tive Life

Issue 56- April 17, 2020

Issue 56- April 17, 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 past week has been a bit of an interesting one. Like many others at this time, I was sadly released from my big "full-time" work project earlier this week. While I was/am feeling a bit bummed about it, I know that there is still sooooo much to be grateful for. So, I am choosing to focus in on that.  

As usual, I am continually praying that you, your family, friends, and other loved ones are staying safe and healthy- and that the world will soon have some major healing and relief.

***REMINDER: I am hosting my VERY FIRST (virtual) event this evening- and, I still have a few slots available. Just send me a separate email or call if you want in! I would LOVE to have you 💗.

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.

Please stay safe and healthy out there 💗.



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

  • FAVORITE WORD: Vespertine (adj): occurring or flourishing in the evening


  • ADVICE: “Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing." - Eckhart Tolle


  • MOOD MUSIC: Somehow I randomly stumbled upon THIS HYMN OF HEALING video by @beautifulchorus in my Instagram feed, and it just brought me such calm. I hope it does that for you as well!


  • QUARANTINE RECOMMENDATION: For those who like documentaries, and good music, you may enjoy watching this "Bill Withers: Still Bill" one.


  • COOKERY MAGIC: After almost a full year and a half, I FINALLY decided to unbox my Black Friday special I bought...my air fryer! I have been having a lot of fun with it, and putting to use some of the recipes I have been stockpiling. For others with, or thinking about getting one, you may enjoy trying out some of THESE!


  • LIFESTYLE TIP: In addition to our social distancing efforts during our quarantining. There are some additional important things to focus in on, like building up, and protecting our immune systems. Here are 9 Ways to Help Boost Your Body's Natural Defenses.


  • FEEL GOOD SHARE: It can be quite easy to go down the rabbit hole with all that is happening in the world today. So, I am super grateful for the outlets and work that people like John Krasinski do to source "Some Good News" in the world. As it is super important to protect your mental health just as much as your physical!


Another share from my social feeds.

Continued hugs, prayers, love, and thoughts to all at this time.


---This week's challenge is a selfish plug--

Please RSVP and take 45 minutes out of your evening to participate in my "Cre8tive Connections" event this evening.

It will be so much better with YOU in it 🤗.



I am hosting my very first Cre8tive Connections event

TODAY (April 17th) at 6:15PM  EST!!!

I would love to have you join in if you can!

It will not last more than an hour, and should be a great and fun way to uniquely connect in a meaningful and authentic way with others.

*And, don't worry, it will NOT be another "Zoom" engagement-

it is a TOTALLY DIFFERENT platform!


RSVP Password: CRE8TIVE 

Website to RSVP here too: https://cre8tiveconnections.splashthat.com/


For those who haven't filled out the social engagement survey below, 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