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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Mixed Media Painting Tutorial - Using Acrylic Medium

Hello Creative Soul,

Can you believe that we're half-way through the year? I hate to sound cliche, but sheesh, time flies, doesn't it? Add to that, photos of graduation ceremonies from family and friends have been filling my day (and so and so's baby isn't a baby anymore!), Father's Day is just around the corner, and SOLSTICE is ready to greet us with open arms.

Soooo much to celebrate!!

Well, if you happen to find yourself craving some down-time, be sure to catch the next episode of Creative Rituals TV where I share some simple steps on how to use acrylic medium for mixed media application. (WOW, that was a mouthful!!)

There are a ton of uses and applications for acrylic medium (as well as a wide variety of fluid mediums to choose from), so I really just wanted to start with the basics for those who are new to mixed media techniques. If you're a pro, here's lovely reminder to clock in some self-care studio time and create for the sake of satisfying your soul.

As with life, being a master artist is all about finding the wisdom in those simple, quiet moments, yes?

Cheers to making it half-way through 2019...I hope you enjoy this episode of Creative Rituals TV!! What else would you like to see in upcoming episodes? Be sure to let me know in the comments below. xoxo


Ready for Deep + Artistic Connection as a Certified Creatively Fit Coach?

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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!


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!


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 + 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!).


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:

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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!


Paint Your Way to Cosmic Bliss during this New Moon + Solar Eclipse

mandala painting meditations with desiree east Hello Dear Creative Soul,

I hope you have been enjoying your's caaah-razy how fast it's flown by!! I just wanted to give you a special invitation to paint at the canvas, especially if you feel a need to take a break from the end-of-season summer chaos.

Carve out some self-care time for YOU, my friend.

With all that has been happening in the world, this would be a perfect time to take a digital vacay and reflect upon the healing that we all crave in our hearts. I too, have been taking much needed mini-digital breaks. As much as my heart aches, I have been having challenging, yet meaningful conversations with loved ones on how we, as individuals can make a positive difference in this ever-evolving world we live.

Even though overwhelming feelings of [fill in the blank]: helplessness/apathy/fear/anger/sadness/confusion/regret/guilt,etc. might reside in our hearts (and these emotions are quite healthy to acknowledge, by the way...they are significant aspects of the healing process), we always have a choice to live from a place of LOVE.



Your heart is strong and (on a deeper, cellular level) knows peace.

Yes, we are global citizens of Mother Earth, yet healing begins from within.

When we heal our hearts, we become stronger.

When we become stronger, we reconnect with that deep peace within our hearts.

And with that deep connection to peace within our hearts, our LOVE expands, and the world will know peace.


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I look forward to hearing from you...If you have any questions (or just want to say 'Hi!') please COMMENT BELOW.

Sending tons of COSMIC love your way!!

A Lovely Painting Workshop for Mom

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Doing some last-minute shopping for Mother's Day? I just wanted to drop a quick little note and let you know that I have a special offer for all the Moms (and daughters, sisters, aunties, grandmas, doggy + cat mamas, too!!).

As an artist and new(ish) mom, I know in my heart that having a regular painting practice has been an essential tool and wonderful way to ZEN out and gain much needed peace and quiet in my life. I was thinking of all the beautiful moms in my life and thought, "If every mother had a chance to connect to that CREATIVE  and NURTURING part of herself that comes so naturally to her, but doing it at the canvas, as a gift to herself, what a beautiful gift that would be!"

If you're doing any last-minute shopping or would love to send a gift from afar, I have a very special offer just for MOMS  If you think your mom would enjoy an online creativity coaching experience with me, please hook her up!! Offer ends on May 13th, 2017 at MIDNIGHT.

I have coached women virtually from around the world, and the experience of helping women create a sacred 'studio' space in the comfort of their homes, while we connect globally has been pretty amazing.

I promise, I will LOVE her up and take very good care of her!!

Please click the link below and purchase as a gift for your mom (and if you want to treat yo' self, please do!!):

Mom's Day Gift - Mandala Meditations Painting Program

Please COMMENT BELOW if you have any questions, and I'll be in touch soon about upcoming painting sessions this summer. Creative Art Meditations was a HIT, so you'll be hearing more about that, too. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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.


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





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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