I’m an artist and 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 50 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 that we’re building in Canada! I’ve been married to my sweetie since I was 27 and we discovered each other in Kingston, Ontario whilst he was sailing in the Olympic Trials known as CORK. Up until age 26 I was in school where I got my BA in Art History and spent three years in graphic design & illustration school to get my diploma. So, what’s the juicy stuff? Well, I was adopted happily and then found my birth family when I was 26 and they became my family too. I was always an outsider so that’s where I developed my eye as an artist… I like being an outsider, an interloper… it helps me travel between worlds where I can be of service. I believe we’re all here to be of service.
I became a Creative Soul Guide after spending 5 years drawing with my non dominant left hand after turning 40 in 2005. This awakened my intuitive brain and forced me to share these gifts with others so I started giving Creative Soul Readings online and things really took off! I turned my ‘lefty’ drawings into a Creative Soul Deck and use them in my readings and also in my New Moon Circles. People really resonated with the leftys in a very heartfelt, inner child kind of way that helped them see things in new ways.
In the ‘90’s I wrote a book channeling all twelve zodiac signs over one month as the Moon cycled through each sign. I researched Goddesses instead of Gods because female energy was not well represented in the astrology world. 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; an activist and singer by the name of Michelle Shocked 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 very briefly about the Leftys Michelle played my favorite song in the background, When I grow up I want to be an Old Woman which I like to call their 15 minutes of fame. Since then I’ve spent much time alone (hermiting), painting, drawing, creating, 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.
In 2010 I was invited by my hero in the healing world, herbalist Susun Weed to create a class for her newly formed Wise Woman University so I spent time creating a 4 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 create live New Moon Circles to help myself and others to connect spiritually and set intentions at the New Moon.
Kathy Crabbe lives and works in the countryside outside of Temecula, California on five acres with Mark her husband and her pet muses: Abby, the shaggy black dog and Djinn Djinn, the small scruffy one in an adobe home they built themselves. 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 & Illustration Diploma from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Canada. She has been working as a professional artist since 1992. Kathy 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 Francesca De Grandis (Third Road Celtic Faerie Shamanism), 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) and she received certification in crystal healing from Katrina Raphaell’s Crystal Academy. More here.
Kathy’s Journey into the Goddess Womb Cave