LOVE & PRAISE
ABOUT MY LOVELY PEEPS, MY TRIBE...MY INSPIRATION (Yes, that's you!)
You have an adventurous soul and you crave creativity...so much so, that you CREATE for a living. Artistry is your livelihood and creating is the thing that makes your heart vibrate with your soul.
You are inspired by the natural world and its fascinating beauty. You love, love, love to travel. You are a world citizen and love to connect with genuine, quirky, eccentric people and unique cultures from across the globe. (Because, where else are you going to connect with your muse?) On top of that, you can't leave home without your sketchbook, journal or camera.
Even though you might be a 'creative professional' you have always been a self-proclaimed artist and life-long learner, because you love nothing more than to learn the many studies of art for the sake of learning art and the sheer joy that it brings you.
Thanks for being here!!
You continually strive to live a more creatively-inspired life, (but sometimes you get stuck at the thing you're supposed be REALLY good at, and you know deep down inside, that when you have a regular creative practice, that's the thing that sparks the magic).
You are inspired by the beauty of what one may call ‘art’. In other words, you appreciate the creative process and love learning about how others approach their ‘creative geniuses’, whether it be through illustrations, paintings, photography, crafts, writing, performing arts, music, or filmmaking --- and more importantly, through the beauty of LIFE itself.
You are down-to-earth.
You have a great sense of humor.
You have a wonderful sense of community and find inspiration and goodness in the simple things in life.
If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place...pour yourself a glass of wine or brew a cup of soothing tea --- and please, feel free to roam around and INTRODUCE yourself. I'd love to hear from you!
"This is a creative experience that everybody should have at least once in their lives. It changed my perception of art. It changed my approach to creation with less self doubt and more joy.
I had a big break through concerning the fact that I can freely create without judging myself. To be in front of a canvas or any other project doesn’t intimidate me any more; I just connected with the present moment and had fun creating. I felt very supported and at the same time, very free to create, and I loved the simplicity and easiness of everything. I felt gently taken into a very complex process made easy with such talent, and just for me ; ) I also loved sharing our creations with the private group. It was encouraging and inspiring.
I recommend this course to anyone that is looking to unlock the muse, the creative “duende”; that energy that we all so often hide and repress with the fear of being judged.
Desiree is a fantastic guide. She has managed to create a fantastic combination of arts and meditation, and her presence is soft and gentle, but at the same time focused and professional. I strongly recommend her guidance, you will learn much more than painting.”
- Rakel Sosa, Blooming Together
“I love how you gave the technical guidance but also left space for things to evolve naturally. You created a space where your tools enhanced my creativity. Brilliant.
Plus, your voice and presence were soothing, non-intimidating and really fun to watch. I feel like I put some great tools in my pocket in terms of approaching HOW to start and complete a mandala. I’ve drawn them before, mostly with pen. Now I have the confidence of going step-by-step to create the vision I see in my mind.
I feel more open to experimenting with my art and in other areas. I will definitely paint more, which is – for me – a great self-care habit. Your coaching is easy to follow, backed by your talent, inspiring.I really enjoyed it.”
- Elena Lipson, Divine Self-Care Mentor & Strategist
“The second I found out about Mandala Meditations, I just knew I had to do it!! It sounded amazing.
During and after the course, I’ve noticed that I’m much more free, creatively. I’ve been taking action more and feeling more propelled to create. I’ve also felt a lot lighter! It has been a very healing process for me. I noticed that I don’t take enough time to do things like make art, and I need to!! It’s so good for the soul! And when the soul feels good, that affects every particle of your entire life.
I now have more of an appetite to create and make art! I feel much more present. I also feel more confident in my ability to create. And I really feel as if the course has made me more productive in my business and home life. Oh!!! And the really cool thing is — my toddler has become OBSESSED with painting ever since the first day I started your course. He thinks it’s the most amazing thing. And he now demands to paint for about an hour every single day. I’ve never seen him engaged in anything for that long a period of time, so it’s pretty incredible to me. We paint together every day now, and it’s just so fun and fulfilling!
I believe people need to get in touch with their creativity more, and you’re such an engaging, warm, and supportive coach. I’d recommend your sessions to anybody! I loved your videos! You’re very down-to-earth and supportive, and the way you break things down is so great. You really made me believe in myself, even though initially I felt nervous about actually painting on a canvas for the first time!!
Keep on doing what you’re doing, because it is much-needed. People need what you have to offer. You are doing important and special work on this universe!!! Thank you so much for shining your light and sharing it with all of us!!! “
- Rhoda Jordan, Writer | Speaker | Artist | Teacher
“I noticed I am now less fearful of the unknown. I welcome change and the opportunities that life has to offer.
As a professional artist with a pottery background, I was afraid that I couldn’t make anything worthwhile [that had to do with two-dimensional art]. I especially appreciated the positive energy of creative coaching. This helped me recognize the abundance of kindness and generosity that we have within ourselves and of the love and compassion of others. Sometimes we get stuck in old patterns and are fearful of what life has to offer. Mandala Meditations reminded me of the love that is abundant in the world. To have new tools to remind myself of this, when I am confused and fearful, is of great value. I would definitely recommend this program. Desiree demonstrates qualities of the compassionate human spirit – thoughtful, generous and friendly.”
- Trezlie Brooks, Porcelain Artisan
“I was taking Mandala Meditations during the period time not knowing which direction I should go for my business. This program helped me slow down my mind and return to the center of myself.
I was worried I wouldn’t have time to take the program. I saw my fears and the uncomfortable zones in both my painting and the business. During the last week of class, I did a digital cleanse and made my decision to restructure my business. It was a wise decision.
Desiree is a patient and calm teacher. She is the perfect coach to guide people who don’t have art or spiritual experience. I learned how the arts can heal and learned how to use Mandala paintings to reveal fears and blind spots. I also met wonderful women in this group who supported and encouraged each other. We were able to express and share our emotions with each other through the painting process. I really enjoyed this class! The results were more than I expected, and now I know how to use art to transform my thoughts. Thank you Desiree!”
- Yu-Fen Chang-Pett, Business Financial Consultant | Intuitive Money Healer
“Fridays are dedicated to making my art pieces and nurturing creativity.
To do that, I have been working getting in the practice of doing a mandala meditation painting once a week so I can gain clarity and apply my thoughts to the development of my business with that specific thought in mind. The last one was tranquility. I was working in a very stressed manner. This one is for keeping the flow of my art going and let it be in all its shapes, forms and outlets.
Thanks to Desiree East for teaching me this practice!”
- Juliana Astral Alonso, Artist at Violeta Roots
“I am forever grateful for this gift. It’s opened a part of me up that I’d packed up long ago that NEEDS to be EXPRESSED. I love that She’s back to play again.
I’m exploring painting as a healthful creative outlet and enjoy expressing via painting. Mandalas are easy enough to create because there’s a pattern that satisfies the left brain, while letting the right brain do it’s magic. As a lefty, I have always been ‘artistic’ and creative, yet good in math and sciences. So, merging the hemispheres is something I’ve HAD to do all my life. I am happy that I can again begin exploring MAKING ART and being MORE CREATIVE to let it OUT of me with less criticism (internal) and that’s been a great joy.
Your personality is soothing and loving. You’re encouraging and accessible. I also loved that I could set up right at home and can continue the journey well past these sessions. You’ve allowed me to open up a part of me I’d locked away as “not fitting in” and allowed me to again, regain the passion I have to explore my creative precision and my NEED to let/allow the creative within me, a canvas as an outlet to express both what I need to know and what I need to share in the world. THANK YOU DESIREE.”
- Dr. Rona Thau, Atlas on Axis
“Expression is extremely important to me, and your guidance has raptured a consciousness that authenticates that I am a multi-dimensional goddess.
Your coaching sessions revealed a sacred genesis, an intercessor that accessed permission and acceptance of intimacy, trueness, and loyalty (to self). As a poet, linguistic anomalies are my supreme vessel of self-expression. You built the foundation of the course: The love and gentleness of your personality; Your care and your authenticity; Your presence was like soil, rich and nurturing; Your essence, like twilight (creating a haven for growth and prosperity). I loved the journaling prompts and the scribbling exercises. These were intuitive and inviting to really be present. I loved the textures you invited and how imperfections were perfections. I loved how you advised on colors and to just discover their magic.
1. This experience has taught me to connect with my heart! (you have no Idea how HUGE this was for me) 2. It taught me to honor myself 3. You reached the depth of my childhood (which always wanted to be an artist). But it wasn’t lady like, and only for men. Wooohooooo! I always knew I was an artist. My talent has been stifled, now I have the courage to cultivate it beauty to finally mature and blossom. With Gratitude, I’ll shout it from the mountain tops! For simplicity, freedom, and joy!
Madame East, I just want to extend a warm, heartfelt, deep appreciation for your tenderness, love and prosperity. The devotion and love supreme you comforted in this group was simply amazing. You gave me hope. I’ve seen the brilliance of nature in you (it’s care and abundance in you). Thank you. Please know, as an introvert, I was a bit shy to participate fully in the course. Though I was quiet, I was definitely present, and your gifts, time and effort were truly received. Your presence ignited such a vitality, it reminded me of springtime and with every comment you posted I just grew and grew and my world that was in black and white now has color. This course is truly magical and I look forward to how you prosper.
Thank You So Very, Very Much. Humbly, Antoinette Michelle.”
- Antoinette Michelle, Philosopher | Lyricist
Started painting again and I’m kind of in love with it I call this one: “Amplify Your Love”.
“Miracles come from love, are created by love, and are magnetized to you through love… If you are willing to open your heart, to love yourself and others, life will always be a miracle.” - Sanaya Roman.
What I love about painting:
It relaxes me
It opens up the right side of my brain
My creativity is unleashed
My emotions get fully expressed and released on the canvas
It makes my heart so freaking full and happy
If you’d like to learn how to paint or get back into it, check out Desiree’s course, Mandala Meditations. IT IS SO GOOD!!! Desiree is the sweetest soul and she taught me so much about being gentle with myself, trusting my intuition, and allowing painting to be my form of meditation. It truly does wonders for my heart and soul! Thank you girl!!!
Alicia ying, Actress | Writer | Producer
“I was somewhat concerned that my clients with more impaired language would not be able to participate, but they felt no pressure and really enjoyed Desiree’s ability to make the tasks manageable and enjoyable.
Participating in these creative coaching sessions helped increase their awareness of creative opportunities and increased use of non-language based thinking. After our sessions, one client sought other creative opportunities – art classes in town; others want to do more and have been thinking about other opportunities.
Desiree was well prepared and organized and provided coaching in optimal chunks – never too overwhelming. She has a wonderful teaching style with a great blend of verbal teaching and demonstrations.”
- Catherine Off, Ph.D., CCC-SLP - University of MontanaDepartment of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
"Desiree’s Vision Board Course is AMAZING. Before her program I never created a vision board. Sure, I had heard about them but I never took action.
Desiree helped me finally take action and make my first vision board. It was so fun. It helped me gain clarity on what I want to bring into my life, and I loved the process of creation. The most awesome part? In the FIRST month I already had gotten 2 things off my board—talk about magic! Thanks Desiree! I recommend this program if you want to (finally) take action, create a vision board, and feel the power for yourself!”
- Tova Payne, Author & Business Coach to Soulful Entrepreneurs
“Vision Board Dreams: where have you been all my life!? Like so many other people, I was peripherally aware of vision-boarding, but would never take the time to do it. Heck, I’d even call myself an unbeliever. Yet here I am, gazing at my board a month later, marveling at all the things this project has already brought to fruition!
Before I took this course with Desiree, I couldn’t clearly picture how all the seemingly disparate parts of my life were going to fit together. After completing my board, it was like a super powerful life-map was revealed to me! And it was such a well-organized process! Desiree had all the details covered. The course materials are gorgeous, the videos are professional and easy to follow, and I am left without a doubt that Desi’s soul is embedded in everything she does. There’s nothin’ quite like taking a vision board workshop with a talented artist, creativity coach, and wild surfer chick all wrapped into one. Love!”
- Ally Gobbi, Wellness Writer + Tarot Reader at Treasure Crow
“As a creative professional, I never really felt that I needed inspiration or instruction to create a vision board, but bottom line was that I NEVER did it. And then I met Desiree.
She invited me in on many levels: how to approach it, how to actually use it as a tool for manifestation and how to be resourceful with what I had. And this year I started off with a wonderful vision board which I now look at every day and it’s a great reminder of where I want to go and what success feels like to me.”
-Monicka Clio Sakki, Creativity and Self-Magic Mentor
“For me, what came as a surprise was how good it felt to just lavish attention on what moved me.
Seeing my vision board everyday just instantly brings me back to the making of the vision board, helping me feel aligned with what truly matters to me. It felt like I was giving myself permission to spend time and attention to what I really wanted and desired. I loved the lead-up to the Vision Board Dreams workshop and the little pointers on how to get started, and it felt great putting time and energy into making my vision board. I never tried it even though I knew of them for years. Until this year. It felt a bit indulgent and soooo gooood, especially when you are feeling tired and a bit overwhelmed. It helps to have something to look at, filled with what feels great for you – to focus on the good stuffs. Making a great board requires getting yourself into a space where you feel safe and nourished to dream and Desiree provides that.”
- Candace Loy, The Mermaid Tribe