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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how one turns to the intimate side of surfing to deal with the loss of a loved one: a beautiful, heartfelt story by filmmaker Nathan Oldfield

[vimeo] This short moved me in so many ways. Although, I can't even begin to imagine the sorrow that Nathan and his family are going through, I can definitely relate to how the ocean can be a place to heal and to reconnect with something that is bigger than life.

There have been many times in my life where I have turned to the ocean to heal, to escape, to relieve stress, to gain a sense of place whilst major life-changes, and on more than one occasion, to heal from the loss of a friend or family member...(almost always, these 'escape' sessions end up being the best sessions).

Something about being in the water during times like these is very, very humbling. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it feels right. I feel present and in the moment - thankful for the (crazy-beautiful) life I have been given - and that moment makes me realize I am supposed be exactly where I am.

Perhaps Nathan's story is a reminder to all of us that we can still find that humble moment in our lives where we can find peace within our hearts, minds, and souls. Whether it's surfing, playing music, creating art, writing, praying, meditating...whatever. Take time to find that perfect, beautiful moment to just "be here and now" and celebrate this amazing life that was given to us.

Here is a link to what Nathan had to say about this short - which, he says, 'forms the centerpiece' of his feature film, Seaworthy: Stillbirth & Surfing

and now, for a brief intermission...

[vimeo w=500&h=360] An old favorite. Directed, shot and edited by Ross Harris (aka Rossangeles). Featuring his beautiful daughter, Maya Harris, as the balloonatic. This family's got talent, yo!

my fave big sur shot

my fave big sur shot. by desiree east just got back from a little trip up the coast, and spent the summer solstice in complete quiet bliss. this photo was actually hanging on our fridge door. i forget what year this is from...but it's one of my favorites. hence, it's qualification for being refrigerator-door-worthy. hopefully i can make some time this summer to do some post-editing and upload more big sur pics - and archives of endless photos - to my portfolio. digital, film, lomo fish-eye...oh, and a million little pictures project. it's a grueling task, editing and organizing, but i love to reminisce (isn't that what it's all about?) also, a note to family and friends: please remind me if i need to send you a private link to any past events, because - like brendon said - i am as slow as molasses. stay tuned...xo

inspired by national geographic

quick whale illustration. by desiree east we don't have cable. we netflix. don't judge.

i do admit, though, i do miss the occasional reality drama. people are funny and fascinating. kinda like the jersey shore crew...(i mean, WOW).

but still, those fools have nothing on national geographic's series, 'great migrations' (cuz i'm a nerd like that).

my husband and i netflixed a couple of episodes of nat geo. then i got inspired.

media used: pen and ink {prismacolors: jad green, violet, rhodamine, apple green, aquamarine}

here are some fun facts about sperm whales - that's Physeter macrocephalus, for all of my fellow geeky naturalists and friends (yeah, i'm talkin' to you):

  • sperm whales don't really look like my cartoon illustration, but one thing they do have are very large brains (the largest brain of any animal)...hence, the exaggerated head.
  • their very large heads also hold the oily substance called 'spermaceti', once hunted for a variety of uses, such as cosmetics, machine oil, and candles.
  • sperm whales don't really float on the surface, as shown in the illustration above, unless they are 'logging' or floating, usually with their fluke (or tails) down (and again, it's a cartoon, so cut me some slack).
  • exposing their flukes, or 'lobtailing', may be an indication of going down for a dive or slapping the surface of the water to communicate with their pod.
  • sperm whales are one of the deepest diving mammals, holding their breath for up to 90 minutes while diving.
  • sperm whales eat about a ton of food per day, which consists of squid, octopus, and fish. soooo let's see...that's about equal to a volkswagon beetle. or maybe an elephant. or even a hippo!
  • the classic novel moby dick was based on the actual events of a sperm whale that sank the ship 'essex' in the early 1800's.
  • yes, for all of my local peeps, sperm whale have been sighted in the santa barbara channel, near channel islands national park.
  • the females and their calves usually travel in pods (yep, just like the illustration above with the mama and her bebe), and the males usually travel solo or move from group to group (because we all know how much guys like their freeeeeeedom).

(oh, i know! how un-scientific of me - personifying whales and turning them into cartoons!)

but whatevs, it's all in good fun...i hope you enjoyed my lil' illustration and learned something new!

the sketchbook project world tour 2012: are you participating?

Curious minds want to know...are you participating in Arthouse Co-op's Sketchbook Project for 2012? If so, what theme did you pick (and we should definitely connect, I would love to see your work!)

Want to participate? Well then, chop-chop, what are you waiting for?

Sign up by October 31st, 2011

Postmark your book by January 31st, 2011

International Tour starts April 2012

Get all the juicy details here: The Sketchbook Project World Tour 2012


(It was a tough choice, but I think I'm digging 'monochromatic'...)

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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