The short version:
Kathy Crabbe has been an artist forever and a soul reader since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty after five years painting with her non dominant left hand. This awoke her intuition in a big way. In 2008 she created a Lefty Oracle deck and started giving intuitive soul readings that have touched many lives in profound and playful ways. Kathy lives in sunny Southern California with her pet muses and architect husband in an adobe home they built themselves.
The long version:
I’m an artist, an illustrator and a soul reader and I’m American and Canadian. My work is my life is my art. I grew up in small town Belleville, Ontario. I turned fifty in 2015 which was a big deal and the best day of my life because I got to spend it with my soulmate Mark, canoeing at our cottage in Canada. I’ve been married to my sweetie since I was 27 . Up until age 26 I was in school where I got my BA in Art History and then spent three years in graphic design school.
So, what’s the juicy stuff? Well, I was adopted happily as a wee baby and when I turned 26 found my birth families and they became my family too. I’ve always been an outsider and that’s how I developed my eye as an artist and mystic. I like being an outsider, an interloper… it helps me travel between worlds where I can be of service.
I became a soul reader after spending five years drawing with my non-dominant left hand when I turned 40 in 2005. This awakened my intuition and so I started giving soul readings online and that’s when things really took off! Next, I turned my ‘lefty’ drawings into an oracle deck that I use in my readings. Folks really resonate with the leftys in a heartfelt, inner child way that helps to rearrange their cells and see things in a whole new light.
In the ‘90’s I wrote a book channeling all twelve signs of the zodiac over one month as the moon cycled through each sign. I researched goddess mythology instead of the more prevalent god myths because female energy was not well represented in the astrology world at that time. To do this I wrote and painted goddesses in tune with the zodiac sign of the moon to express all that I felt, heard, saw.
In 2008 I was invited by another hero of mine, Michelle Shocked, activist and singer, to bring my leftys onstage to her Women’s Day Campfire event in Hollywood. I was terrified but could not refuse of course! As I stood up there and talked briefly about the leftys, Michelle played my favorite song in the background, When I grow up I want to be an Old Woman. That moment in time is what I like to call the lefty’s fifteen minutes of fame.
In 2010 I was invited by my hero in the healing world, herbalist Susun Weed to create a class for her newly founded Wise Woman University. I created a four week online course that would provide women with all the basics for starting and committing to a moon guided journey into their divine feminine soul. This class inspired me to offer live new moon circles in my community to connect on an even more personal level with women of all ages.
Since then I’ve spent much time alone (hermiting), painting, drawing, creating, and meditating, but I keep coming back to the leftys and what they taught me: we are none of us perfect, but we’re doing the best we can.
Kathy’s Background Training
Kathy’s art and writing has been published and shown throughout the world at museum shows, galleries, art fairs, magazines and books including the San Diego Women’s History Museum, We’Moon Datebook, and Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach to name a few. She has self-published several books, zines, oracle decks and ecourses and maintains a regularly updated blog, etsy store and portfolio site. Kathy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Queen’s University and a Graphic Design Diploma from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Canada. Kathy has been working as a professional artist since 1992. She has been an educator and mentor at Laguna Outreach Community Artists, Mt. San Jacinto College, Wise Woman University, Inspire San Diego Studio, HGTV, Michelle Shocked’s International Women’s Day Show as well as teaching her own classes: “Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul”, and New Moon Circles. She is a founding member of the Temecula Artist’s Circle, the Temecula Writer’s Café and the Riverside Art Museum’s Printmaker’s Network.
Metaphysically speaking, Kathy has studied with Adam Higgs (psychic mediumship), Om, devotee of Sri Chinmoy (meditation), Atma Khalsa (yoga), Susun Weed (herbalism), Joyce Fournier, RN (Therapeutic Touch), Steven Forrest & Jeffrey Wolf Green (astrology). Kathy received certification in crystal healing from Katrina Raphaell’s Crystal Academy and is currently involved in Third Road Celtic Faerie Shamanism with Francesca De Grandis.
Kathy’s Journey into the Goddess Womb Cave