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!

 

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Happy New Year Party People!!

So I've been somewhat in hibernation mode this fall/winter, as I have been deepening my intuition and inviting my muse(s) to play with me for the creation of my latest creative project.

It's no coincidence, Maneki-neko (Lucky Cat) has been showing up for me, signs, signs, everywhere, on my radar, knocking at my door. So guess who is going to be my SACRED SYMBOL for this year (though, I’ve already tapped into that energy long before the New Year)?

Meow!!

Consider this a little spoiler alert for the creative process for my new Oracle Deck...I can’t wait to share more with you!

Click play below to see what I've been up to and to see a time lapse painting of my lucky, little, happy feline friend:

 

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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

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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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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