Creativity Coach - Artist Desiree East

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). 

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Dearest Creative Souls,

I hope this finds you well, and that you have finally settled into a nice groove for 2018!

FIRST AND FOREMOST, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO?

I'd LOVE to hear what you've been working on, so when you're feeling inspired, please COMMENT BELOW and let me know how I could support you!

I'VE BEEN DEEP IN CREATION MODE TO GET SOME CREATIVE GOODNESS TO YOU

If you haven't heard yet, I myself, have been slowly waking up from the winter slumber and have been working on a pretty deep and meaningful creative project behind the scenes.

Lucky Cat has been knocking at my door and so I've been painting my heART out and connecting with my most precious of muses (who is my beautiful 2yo daughter) and journeying through the world of creating of Oracle Decks. Art + Intuition...my two favorite things!!

And after having coming down from from the entrepreneurial high that was the Fearless Launching Live Retreat with the smart, beautiful and genius of a woman that is Anne Samoilov, I also have other ideas brewing in my head about how we (meaning you and I and our circle of creative soul sisters) could get together and paint this year.

Yes, online, and I'm also thinking of hosting something in person...something along the lines of having a LIVE painting retreat on the coast...ooooooh!

(Did I just say that out loud?...The planning part is still in its infancy stage, so I will certainly keep you posted!).

LASTLY, THE CREATIVELY FIT COACHING CERTIFICATION TRAINING IS HERE!

I am excited to announce to you that I am a new contributing artist to Whitney Freya’s Vision Quest and Creatively Fit Coaching Online Program.

Whitney asked me to film an instructional video for the WATER module of Vision Quest (you journey through the 4 elements in your Vision Quest with her) and I had a BLAST creating the video and sharing my own personal painting practice.

I wanted to recommend that you learn more about Whitney’s upcoming Creatively Fit Coaching Certification (starting February 15th, 2018) and Vision Quest (starting 2.22) by connecting with her in TWO really fun ways!

Life Artist Master Class with Whitney Freya - Desiree East

#1 Join Whitney’s NEW + FREE Life Artist Master Class in her online classroom HERE. This is a super fun and simple 5 Step 5 Symbol Journey into YOU living ABUNDANTLY! I’ve loved it and know you will too!

#2 Register for one of Whitney’s upcoming informational webinars where she is sharing more details about the Creatively Fit Coaching Certification. This was a life changer for me and I can’t recommend it enough!

I will be sitting in with Whitney on Saturday, 03 February 2018, at 11:00 AM Pacific, so please register if you have any questions for me!

REGISTER here for that webinar: https://tinyurl.com/creativitycoach

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Whitney and I are united in our shared passion for what is POSSIBLE. We both know that developing creative confidence is vital to creating change in our lives.

Please let me know if you have any other questions for me about Whitney’s training. I would be so happy to help in any way!

 

how practicing the art of letting go gives you more freedom

Let's talk about the idea of detachment for a sec and explore what 'freedom' really means.

Just several years ago, I painted a mandala that I absolutely LOOOOOVED.

And there was this moment in the not-so-recent-past (last weekend), where I was invited to 'Rise Above' with my mentor and dear soul sister, Whitney Freya, and paint my wings (You might be familiar with the beautiful angel wings of artist Colette Miller, whose brilliant work could be seen in cities around the world, for The Global Angel Project).

I was called to paint BIG. As I looked around my studio to see what I could find, my eyes immediately rested upon my gorgeous mandala painting.

The (left-brain) thoughts started barreling into my brain...my ego was taking over...

"It's so prettttty...I don't want to ruin it.

But, I use it all the time for the background, for my video interviews...what am I going to use now??

People love that painting...I always get compliments on it..."

AND THEN my muse decided to pop in for a quick throw down:

"This is it Dez. You wanted to EXPAND to feel that sense of ABUNDANCE and FLOW...here's your chance to practice this on your canvas. Practice what you preach, girl. Go BIG..."

So I'm in the process of painting over this beautiful mandala that's been part of my life...letting go of perfectionism is hard, especially having a designer's mindset, where everything has a specific place, purpose and function.

As a mom (of now a toddler that pretty much rules my life with 24/7 hours of spontaneous wild-child energy), I've been practicing the art of detachment with a whole new set of eyes.

I *thought* that for many, MANY years that I embodied the gift of what it truly means to be laid back. I once had that gift of being ZEN (and like to think that I've still got it).

So in honoring 'what was' and inviting in 'what is becoming', I paint. In honor of a definition of what freedom looked like (externally) to what freedom REALLY means (internally), I am ready to go BIG.

To LET GO of what used to define me and open up to a life that is SO much bigger and meaningful than I have ever imagined.

I'm ready.

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How to Create Space for the Holidays

Aloha, creative souls! So, I've been taking LOTS of breaks from the social media, as of late, especially since all of the hoopla surrounding the presidential election.

I mean, I had to. For my own sanity.

Did you hear? Someone actually called me the "c" word for mentioning my stance on racism (my stance, being that I will not tolerate it). *control-alt-delete* So, long sucka! That was the first time I've ever had to 'unfriend' a long-time friend on Facebook.

Anywaaaaays...

I also kind of had to take a break from all of the recent cyber sales over Thanksgiving Day weekend...oh my gosh, internet people (although, I do admit I have been guilty of this in the past). You know how in the old-school days, when you would walk out to your mailbox to check your mail, and when you opened it, ALL of the junk mail would just kind of spill out haphazardly into your hands?

Well, that's kind of what my email inbox was like, except it was my brain that was spilling haphazardly out of my ears. SO much information.

And then, all of the planning for the holidays. The shopping, the dinner parties, the travelling, the this, the that, and the other thing.

So, I've been thinking...why do we do this to ourselves? It really doesn't have to be so busy, busy, busy. Really it doesn't.

If you're willing to play, I'd love to encourage you to, simply, simplify ONE area of your life that might need some breathing space. Remember, it's perfectly okay to gracefully say, "No" to the things that don't resonate with you anymore.

Honor down-time. Less is more. Quality over quantity.

Honor this season of slowing down, turning inward, reflecting, and just being.

(And, of course, I have to add this one to the mix): 

Honor your creative spirit. Being creative is the best way to sloooooow down time. It's like time almost stops, when you get creative, doesn't it?

So, if you feel like your holiday nerves are getting to you, here are some of my fave ways to take that stress factor down a couple of notches:

1) My fave go-to: be like a hermit and do this ONE simple thing to calm the {bleep} down

2) Throw your camera phone out the window and learn some old-school camera hacks

3) Grab a bottle of wine, chill with your BFF's, and dream a little dream

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AS FOR ME, I PROMISED MYSELF TO FINISH 2016 WITH LOTS OF SMOOCHY KISSES FROM THE BEACH BABE AND TO EASE INTO 2017 WITH GRACE.

WHAT WILL YOU DO TO GIFT YOURSELF WITH QUIET SPACE THIS SEASON? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

xo-dez

Droppin' Little Love Notes: An Invitation to Photo Quest

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If you haven't heard yet, I'm finally back from the wonderment that was maternity leave. I spent a whole year soaking up every snuggly moment I could with Baby Kirra, who just turned ONE (whaaaat?), and I am ready to dive back into the creative business world and start CREATING brilliance with YOU!!

SOOOOOO...TWO THINGS:

1) Let's Talk Video

Are you subscribed to my YouTube channel? (That still sounds so weird to me, but I'm getting used to it!).

I am hoping to create more YouTube videos this year, because it's been so much FUN. And heck, I've got my camera whipped out 24/7 anyway, so why not make some super duper candid, yet valuable videos for you to enjoy?

Please click here to let me know what kind of vids you'd like to see: Take my EASY-PEASY Survey

2) Invitation to Photo Quest: July 11th-17th

 

Speaking of cameras, I am "Celebrating the ART that is your LIFE" with a super-easy and inspiring Photo Quest that starts online July 11th. I want to invite YOU to the pARTy with me and my favorite creative tribe!

For 7 days you will receive prompts to inspire you to look at your world in a more magical way. Each day, we will all share our photos on Facebook and /or Instagram and you can qualify to WIN awesome prizes!!

The GRAND PRIZE is an individual membership to Vision Quest - a 4 month guided journey to connect with your inner artist and create the life you most desire. (This is such an awesome prize). Vision Quest is a life-changer.

You can also win copies of our brand new Super Soul Flow Adult Coloring Book, a box of Elephant Art Postcards, a set of Artual Sacred Symbol Stencil, and Whitney Freya's book "The Artist Within - A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit".

I have helped Whitney to create this Photo Quest and this is an invitation to look at the colors in your home, the flowers in your garden, and the scenery all around you in a totally different light.

You will learn more about the benefits of living as a Life Artist and connect to an incredible community of positive, creative souls.

Remember, it's totally free and I will be cheering you on the whole way, so just click on this link to join our Photo Quest pARTy!!

I am so excited to share this with you--my time with Whitney and everything I have created in her programs has helped me to feel so much happier and excited about my life. I know you will love this!

Just click here to join me: Photo Quest

Now that we've got those things squared away...

Thank you so much for giving me a WHOLE year to spend with my new little angel. I feel truly blessed and have been settling into the role of mamahood as gracefully as possible, (yet I have secretly been itching to get back into the creative side of business, like you wouldn't believe). I missssss you and my creative tribe of souls!!

SOOOO, here I am. Get your paint brushes (and cameras) ready!!

Creativity, Transformation, and Re-birth

Hello Dear Creative Tribe! Just checking in with you, and I hope that the Spring/Summer seasons are greeting you with sunshine kisses and beautiful, floral blooms. I have been deep in creativity and transformation, myself, both metaphorically and literally, as I enter my third trimester as a mom-to-be. It's been very exciting, thrilling, emotional, and humbling, all at the same time. I can only imagine the roller-coaster of emotions I'll be experiencing once this little baby girl arrives. Whew!!

Here's a little video of what I've been up to and how you could work with me before I go on maternity leave. I've been wrapping things up and attempting to streamline things - and honestly, I wanted to DO IT ALL (for example, teach an elephant painting workshop, finally launch my Mastermind program, invite more peeps to private 1-on-1 VIP Zen Sessions, etc.), but who are we kidding?!

So, with my husband's encouragement and lovely advice from my Mastermind peers, I'm taking it easy and focusing my energy on this new bundle of joy that is coming into our lives this summer. My biz brain is giving into my baby brain, and I'm quite alright with that. Thanks for following along with me on my journey (especially, to those of you on Instagram and Facebook!). Your love and support means the world to me.

BUT, before I go, I'd like to invite you to one last painting party to celebrate the SOLSTICE, while we raise money for on-going relief efforts in Nepal. Please, click play to watch the video below.

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WHAT TRANSFORMATIONS ARE GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE AND HOW COULD I HELP YOU?

PLEASE CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MANDALA MEDITATIONS: A 3-WEEK PAINTING JOURNEY.

50% OF PROCEEDS WILL GO TO WAVES FOR WATER'S NEPAL RELIEF INITIATIVE, WHERE THEY HAVE MOBILIZED EFFORTS TO GET CLEAN WATER FILTERS TO REMOTE AREAS.

 

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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WAVES FOR WATER, PLEASE CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

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What Do You Have Planned for 2015?

Happy (belated) 2015!! My oh my, it's been too long. As you'll see in the video, I (obviously) took some time off from blogging --- for good reason, of course. And I'm finally back and ready to get into gear. I will admit, I feel I got left behind on the 2015 yearly planning train, and if you feel the same, just remember, it's never too late to get started. Here's a little video just to say, 'Hi', and let you know what I've been up to...this year is going to be a big year of changes, both personally and professionally, and I'm hoping to keep you updated, as much as possible! For now, I just want to say THANKS for being here, and I can't wait to see what unfolds for all of us in 2015.

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SO WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR 2015? I'D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT BIG THINGS ARE COMING UP FOR YOU. PLEASE, SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. ALSO, IF YOU'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN VISION BOARD DREAMS AND GET A CHANCE TO WORK WITH ME ONE-ON-ONE ON YOUR DREAM STRATEGY SESSION, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP:

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one simple thing you could do to calm the {bleep} down

Draw a mandala.

Start at the center.

Use simple lines and shapes.

Work your way out.

And breathe...

I know what you're thinking, "Wow, Des, you must have a lot of time on your hands..."

Actually, I don't.

But, I make the time. To create. Because for me, it really is like breathing.

Zenning out on doodles and such is my go-to --- my escape from all the to-lists, the deadlines, the {fill-in-the-blank}, that makes life kinda nuts.

It calms me down. Clears my mind. And helps me get back to into focus.

And if you know me well, I'm all about zenning out.

Join me, will you?

DO YOU FIND SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS DOODLING, ZENFUL? ARE YOU A SEASONED MANDALA ADDICT? WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SIMPLY DOODLED? HOW DID YOU FEEL AFTERWARDS?

PLEASE JOIN ME FOR 'MANDALA MEDITATIONS: A 3-WEEK PAINTING JOURNEY'. YOU WILL CREATE MANDALAS SKETCHES AND PAINT YOUR VERY OWN PERSONAL MANDALA THAT IS BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND MEANINGFUL.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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transformational creativity coach desiree east

Desiree East is a Soulful Entrepreneur, Certified Master Transformational Coach, Creativity 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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