Artist Desiree East

Master Transformational Coach & Creative Soul Adventurer

You want to THRIVE and live in the PRESENT MOMENT. You want to CREATE THE REALITY YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED through CREATIVE LIFESTYLE HABITS.You want to tap into that hidden, CREATIVE POTENTIAL that is ready to be UNLEASHED to the world. When your inner voice, your intuitive heart --- YOUR creative genius --- is nourished and pampered, you know you can create profound changes in your LIFE that is the art.

Desiree East is a Soulful Entrepreneur, Certified Master Transformational Coach, Creatively Fit Coach and Visual Artist. Desiree facilitates live creative workshops and retreats, as well as, online art programs focused on personal and professional development. She inspires her clients to create meaningful change in their lives through creative ritual, using art-making as a modality for creative wellness and deep transformation (no art experience required). 



An artful TRANSFORMATIONAL SERIES FOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS WHO JUST NEED A FEW QUIET MOMENTS TO unleash creative blocks + REIGNITE THEIR PURPOSE, SO THEY CAN SHOW UP IN the world FULLY EXPRESSED




YOU CRAVE TIME & SPACE


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LIFE IS STRESSFUL.

TIME IS NEVER ON YOUR SIDE.

You’ve lost your creative spark and crave the simple joy of being inspired by the simplicity of life.

You just ONE day off to just be. You know you want to feel centered, but you are SO busy and rarely have time for self-care. 

As an artist, healer, or creative professional, you might at times find yourself feeling scatter-brained, somewhat lost and overloaded with information, indecisiveness and blocks of stubborn resistance.

The overwhelm could make you feel unsure of your purpose anymore and make you feel like you'd rather escape from reality, in return, making you feel small and doubtful. Ugh.

You want to connect with your intuition to find the answers and find more clarity. To connect with that bigger purpose. To connect back to who you really are (because, at the moment it is not feeling very fulfilling). 

You just want some quiet time to reflect and find that sense of freedom that comes with being truly alive and at peace.

THAT'S WHY I CREATED 'CREATIVE ART MEDITATIONS': A TRANSFORMATIONAL PAINTING EXPERIENCE TO CONNECT WITH YOUR INNER ARTIST + UNLEASH YOUR VIBRANT CREATIVE ENERGY SO THAT YOU CAN INFUSE IT INTO ALL AREAS YOUR LIFE. 


WHEN WILL WE MEET?


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'Creative Art Meditations' is a seasonal series of artful transformations, where we will meet once a month each quarter (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER). These are LIVE virtual creativity retreats, where I will guide you on a journey of deep intuition, colorful self-expression and creative sacred sisterhood. 

Yes, I totally understand that life happens, so not to worry...if you miss a session, there will be recordings available. That said, replays will only be available for the length of the series that you registered for. Why? Because, of that thing called TIME. Making the time. And holding it sacred.

In other words, I would like to invite you to treat these sessions as personal retreat days, set aside especially for yourself, and to honor your highest good in the name of self-care and self-love. Equally important, I'd like to invite you to be fully present for your circle of creative soul sisters and honor this journey as an intimate gathering, as we share our stories, expand beyond the canvas, and connect heart-to-heart.


schedule for SPRING 2017 (Beta)


SESSION #1: SATURDAY, MARCH 18th @ 11am - 3pm (Pacific Time)

session #2: SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH @ 11AM-3PM (PACIFIC TIME)

session #3: SATURDAY, MAY 6TH @ 11AM-3PM (PACIFIC TIME)

(WE WILL MEET VIA ZOOM.COM AND STREAM LIVE FOR ALL 3 SESSIONS)


WHAT YOU'LL GET:


  • Exclusive, Private Inivitation to 3 LIVE Virtual Creativity Retreats (via Zoom.com)
  • Immediate Access to Private Membership Site
  • Welcome + Preparation Videos
  • Art Supplies + Materials Checklist
  • Pre-Virtual Retreat Checklist
  • Post-Virtual Retreat Checklist
  • Replays (available only for the duration of the current virtual retreat series)
  • Follow-up group coaching sessions (as needed, during current virtual retreat series)



YOU MIGHT HAVE SOME Q'S ABOUT HOW THIS ALL WORKS:


How is this different than other meditation classes?

Regular meditation may have not worked for you in the past.

It’s too boring. Your mind races. You can’t keep still.

Yes, I will probably invite you to be mindful, and I might even lead you through some creative visualization meditations. And I promise, I will ask you to step away from the computer to connect with Mother Nature in meditation and prayer.

Beyond that, I will invite you to connect with your higher-self at the canvas. CREATIVE ART MEDITATIONS will stimulate your mind with color and infinite possibilities, yet it will allow you to fall into a state of quiet flow, relaxation, and contemplation.

How is this different than in-person retreats?

Sure, you’d love to escape to Bali for an amazing life-changing retreat.

But, TIME.

Plus MONEY.

And sometimes, in-person retreats could be very exhausting...who schedules those things? Because of your already exhausting schedule, you kind of find yourself retreating, like a hermit crab, cozy in your perfect pearly shell, craving alone time. The thought of socializing in big groups for more than one day SOUNDS. LIKE. WORK.

I would like to invite you to the experience of cozying up in the comfort of your own home or studio. And take that heap of cash you’d spend on airline tix and accommodations and spoil yourself silly with beautiful journals, all the rainbow-y colorful markers in the world, and painting supplies. And, maybe indulge in pampering at your local spa, post retreat.

As much as I love online art classes, I often find myself overwhelmed with the size of the class and the number of lessons...how is this different?

LIMITED SPACE + LIVE ELEMENT = HIGH QUALITY ENGAGEMENT.

There are a plethora of amazing online art classes already out there, with incredible communities. With that, you might find that there is minimal one-on-one focus or feedback from the instructor, especially if you'd like to go deeper, on an emotional level...strictly an art class.

Most onine art classes are pre-recorded videos (with multiple modules that might take longer to digest). CREATIVE ART MEDITATIONS is very similar to a LIVE weekend painting workshop. It's shorter length and we gather together in circle, creating an intimate, engaging, impactful experience.

CREATIVE ART MEDITATIONS will have elements of painting techniques, as well as, the element of holding a container to dive deep, as you use the creative process as a tool for meditation and connecting to spirit and soul-wisdom.

Not only will you get quality art instruction...in addition, I will gently guide you toward focusing on the things you want to manifest in your life, combining the art of Creativity Coaching + Transformational Coaching skills at the Mastery Level.

You will go BEYOND the canvas and connect to your intuition. You will go beyond the canvas and connect with like-minded souls.

Together, we will connect in sisterhood, and create meaningful relationships that expands from your beautiful artwork, out into all areas of your life.

How is this different than in-person art classes?

You may have experienced the paint and sip classes before, and even though you had fun, there was no real meaning behind the process or the painting.

It was basically a ‘paint by number’ class, which is cool, but you also felt rushed through the process. And there were 50 other people in the same room. And it was very loud.

You're craving quiet solitude.

CREATIVE ART MEDITATIONS will allow you to quiet your mind from the comfort of your own, personal, sacred space and tap into your intuitive wisdom. You will tap into your own style and creative expression. I will be there to guide you with the technical aspects of creating art, while allowing your soul creation to evolve as it may.

You will also experience mindful creative journaling and writing exercises, as well as, intimate group coaching.

Depending on the season, the theme of the retreats will be loosely based around honoring Mother Nature, Sacred Symbols, Animal Spirits, Earth Elements, and more.

I will encourage you to step outside (like, literally) and connect with the gifts and wisdom that Mother Earth has to share. You will be encouraged to create your very own sit-spot and sacred space for inviting creative inspiration to come forth.

Who exactly is this program for?

As a creativity coach, most of my clients typically fall into any one of these categories:

ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, WRITERS, PERFORMING ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, DANCERS, ACTORS, CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS, HEALERS, COACHES...{FILL-IN-THE-BLANK.....creatives come in many forms, there is no limit!!}

I leave an open-door policy to anyone and everyone...if you are feeling a pull toward bringing MORE creativity into your life or career, YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

I welcome you with open arms and an open heart :)

I definitely do NOT consider myself an artist...can I still play?

Abso-freakin-lutely!! Yes, yes, YES!! Please join us.

Believe it or not, I have had a handful of clients that have actually never considered themselves 'artists' and guess what? THOSE beautiful souls usually have the biggest transformations.

WHY?

Because, they have been introduced into the world of what it means to be fully expressed on a soul-level. They connect with that source INSIDE of them, that wisdom, that GENIUS ZONE, that was always inside of them.

It's like a WHOLE new door BLOWN wide open to a whole 'nother world. And quite honestly, I feel the same way (even as an experienced artist) each time I step in front of the canvas.

I will be there to guide you step-by-step and make it fun for you to CREATE FREELY and EASILY.

Are we going to be spending time in front of the computer all day?

As much as I love technology, what I love even more is taking mini digi-vacays. I believe that digital cleanses are absolutely integral to our well-being as human beings, so during our time together, I will encourage you to step away and paint mindfully at your canvas.

We we also have some time to connect with Mother Nature, and you will have a chance to find and connect to your own unique sit-spot. What's a sit-spot? Oooooh, I can't wait to share...I'll save that as a treat for later!

What is ZOOM and how does it work? Do I need to pay for it?

Zoom.com is the platform where we will meet for our LIVE streaming sessions. Just think of it as an online conference meeting place. You do NOT have to pay for it. All you need to do is look out for my invitation, which will include a link to access our private, virtual conference space.

We'll be able to see each other's lovely faces on video, and you'll be able to see my screen, as I demonstrate creativity and painting techniques. That said, if you are having a bad hair day, you'll always have the option to turn your video (and/or mic) off.



unwind + experience creative bliss (without having to buy a first-class seat to bali)


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  • Learn how to use USE ART-MAKING AS A SPIRITUAL + MEDITATIVE PRACTICE to bring PEACE + FOCUS to your over-productive schedule.

  • Tap into your INTUITIVE, CREATIVE WISDOM.

  • Practice THE ART OF CREATIVE SELF-EXPRESSION + WELL-BEING. 

  • Instead of feeling STUCK, you will experience more FLOW. Instead of feeling ‘blah', you will feel INSPIRATION, which leads to an EXPANSION OF ABUNDANCE + ENERGY. 

  • Feel the sense of FREEDOM + PLAY, as you throw colors on your canvas as you express yourself in a care-free way. 

  • Connect with your higher-self + inner soul wisdom and CREATE MORE MEANING IN YOUR LIFE. 

  • Your creative intuition will help you clear space in your mind to FIND CLARITY + ALIGN WITH YOUR HIGHER PURPOSE.


ON BECOMING A LIFE ARTIST: HOW I DID IT + HOW YOU CAN, TOO


It’s SO easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind.

The driving, the appointments, the grocery store runs, the never-ending to-do lists, the sleepless nights.

I got caught up chasing the Jones’s in 2008/2009 and practically ended up losing everything when the financial market crashed.

BOOM.

I was depleted. Financially. Emotionally. Spiritually.

Then, I returned to the only thing I knew that would bring peace to my hardened heart:

CREATING ART.

CONNECTING WITH MOTHER NATURE.

AND, YES, ACTUALLY ESCAPING TO BALI.

symon's studio in ubud, bali. artwork by symon. photo by desiree east.

symon's studio in ubud, bali. artwork by symon. photo by desiree east.

When I feel overwhelmed, I connect with Mother Nature. For me, that means paddling out in the ocean to surf or taking a walk on the beach. That also means connecting with myself through the arts, whether it’s dancing, writing or painting.

THESE SACRED ELEMENTS CREATE A CONTAINER OF SANCTUARY FOR MY MIND, BODY, AND SOUL.


creative art meditations - sketchbook by artist desiree east

I want to share with you the CREATIVE PIECE. The piece that is already inside of you. that alluring, wild, impassioned, inner artist that is ready to be unleashed and expressed in the world.


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creative art meditations - freedom birds - artist desiree east

The creative process is the easiest one to connect to, because all you need is YOU. BEAUTIFUL You, surrounded by all of your vibrant art supplies right at your fingertips.

Write your hopes, dreams, angst, and fears in a stream of consciousness and let it ALL out.

Doodle, swirls, lines, shapes, and let time melt away.

Paint layers upon layers of colors + textures and connect with your intuitive heart. 

Grab your camera and see the world in a different way.

Being able to FULLY EXPRESS what you are going through is a very healing process. ALL YOU NEED TO DO is get your hands on a handful of colorful markers, stationery, journal, and paints and join me. 

This experience will be like your little escape from reality, Except WAAAAY better.

Because, when you create art, there is this little window that opens up to your soul wisdom. A very different reality that has seemingly been forgotten in this modern age of GO, GO, GO. Of left-brain logistics.


YOU'RE NOT ALONE (IN THE CRAZINESS THAT IS LIFE)


Flash forward to 2017. I’m a new mom, and lo and behold, I’ve found myself in this transition of completely immersing myself in the wonderment that is motherhood, yet losing my self-identity at the same time, as both an independent woman and entrepreneurial, creative professional.

I NEED TIME AND SPACE (for my own sanity).

I NEED CONNECTION (with incredible, kind souls, like yourself).

I FEEL A NEED TO SERVE FROM MY HIGHEST (and CREATIVE) GOOD (because, that is my purpose).

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So, I started carving space for myself to paint again. And it has been amazing.

The time I spend at the canvas brings me endless amounts of inspiration and insights, all of which would have never come to me, if I never created SACRED TIME and SACRED SPACE. TO JUST CREATE. And TO JUST BE

Now, I feel complete again. I have my beautiful daughter, whom I love and adore to pieces. And, I also now have the sacred space in my life to come back to ME.

AND NOW, I'D LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN TO DO THIS FOR YOU. I WANT THIS TO BE EASY AND INVITE YOU IN AND HOLD THAT CREATIVE, SACRED SPACE THAT YOU SOOOO DESERVE AND CRAVE.

I would like to share the experience of what it means to be a creator - an artist of your own life - and share the creative tools you could use to tap into your OWN wisdom...(without having to escape to Bali).



I KNOW that WHAT YOU'RE THINKING:


"There are way more important things to do than spend a day creating art (I mean, what a luxury!)"

"Spending money on a personal creativity retreat sounds too expensive."

"I don't have time for this. I have too many priorities on my list."

"I've got things to do. People to see. Places to go."

"I don't have any art experience."

"Is this just a painting class? I  probably won't get anything out of it."

"How is painting on a canvas supposed to help improve my life and/or career?"

"I'm not a real artist. This is only for the artsy type. I'll be embarrassed to share my work."

"I don't want to share my creative side, because I'm afraid of what others might think."

"I had thee worst art experience when I was a child...how would this be any different?"

"HEY, I am a real artist, (but I'm feeling like a fraud, because I'm a starving artist).

"I can always take another painting class later."

"There are other retreats that I could spend my money on."

REMEMBER, IF I COULD TEACH ELEMENTARY-AGED CHILDREN HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CREATIVE PROCESS, THEN I COULD DO THE SAME FOR YOU (ON A DEEPER, MEANINGFUL LEVEL).


What you DEEPLY desire is to feel connected + fully expressed


The thing is, is you know you want to do the art and be the artist you were born to be. And quite honestly, you probably know deep down inside, that you already do more than enough of the other drab, non-artsy, logistical things that need your attention. And you know in your heart that the day-to-day grind does nothing but drain your energy (and at times, waste your precious time).

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YOU WANT TIME ON YOUR SIDE: 

You want to feel rejuvenated + calm + peaceful.

You will learn how to harness the power of stillness + spaciousness and learn how the gift of presence and mindfulness could expand this thing we call 'time'.

YOU WANT TO KNOW YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT PATH: 

You want the tools to tap into your intuition + soul-wisdom to seek clarity.

You will learn to let go of fear + doubt and practice the art of non-attachment at the canvas so that you could clear your mind and find clarity.

YOU'RE CRAVING CREATIVITY + LIFE PURPOSE:

You will learn to use the creative process as a tool for healing + transformation.

You will learn how to tap into the mind-space of inspiration + infinite possibilities, of trust, faith, and inner guidance, so that you could RE-IGNITE + RE-CONNECT with your HIGHER PURPOSE.

YOU WANT TO CONNECT WITH LIKE-MINDED SOULS

Together, we will connect in creative sisterhood + create meaningful relationships that will expand from your beautiful artwork into all areas of your life. There is something to be said about finding a space where you could share your deepest thoughts and gain inspiration and insights from a circle of incredible women. My intention is to hold that space for you and encourage the art of fully expressing yourself as the artist you already are in a safe, fun, and comfortable environment.



A RUN-DOWN OF WHAT THE day might look like:



SOME ACTIVITIES THAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT DURING OUR TIME TOGETHER:

Connecting in Circle: Sacred Sisterhood + Creative Mastermind 

Creative Art + Painting Meditations

Creative journal writing

Creative visualizations + meditations to connect with your intuition

Creating sacred space for stillness and inspiration

Stepping away from the computer + Connecting with Mother Earth

Reflection, reconnection, re-alignment, and rejuvenatation

Connecting with sacred symbols and animal spirits

Intuitive card readings

Earth Art Installations

Even though we are meeting online, my intention for CREATIVE ART MEDITATIONS is to guide you on a journey so that you can create your own, unique sacred space and show you how you could have the most creative, expressive experience in the comfort of your own immediate environments (without having to spend a dime on airline Tickets or precious time away from loved ones).


READY TO PLAY? SIGN UP BELOW TO GET STARTED. I LOOK FORWARD TO CONNECTING WITH YOU!

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$45 (x 3 moNTHS) CREATIVE ART MEDITATIONS:

  • Exclusive, Private Inivitation to 3 LIVE Virtual Creativity Retreats (via Zoom.com)
  • Immediate Access to Private Membership Site
  • Welcome + Preparation Videos
  • Art Supplies + Materials Checklist
  • Pre-Virtual Retreat Checklist
  • Post-Virtual Retreat Checklist
  • Replays (available only for the duration of the current virtual retreat series)
  • Follow-up group coaching sessions (as needed, during current virtual retreat series)

"Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor, whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage - or for that matter, in a homelier way, picking out the right fabric for the kitchen curtains, which is also a creative act." - Julia Cameron


Desiree East is a Soulful Entrepreneur, Certified Master Transformational Coach, Creatively Fit Coach and Visual Artist. Desiree facilitates live creative workshops and retreats, as well as, online art programs focused on personal and professional development. She inspires her clients to create meaningful change in their lives through creative ritual, using art-making as a modality for creative wellness and deep transformation (no art experience required). 


Desiree East is a Soulful Entrepreneur, Certified Master Transformational Coach, Creatively Fit Coach and Visual Artist. Desiree facilitates live creative workshops and retreats, as well as, online art programs focused on personal and professional development. She inspires her clients to create meaningful change in their lives through creative ritual, using art-making as a modality for creative wellness and deep transformation (no art experience required). 

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