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I'm an artist, a woman, and I'm 53 living in Southern California.
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I’ve been an artist and writer since the beginning. When I was nine I wanted to be the world’s youngest published author/illustrator. When I was thirteen I told my grandfather I planned to live creatively when I grew up and I wrote a letter to myself to be opened at age twenty-one asking, “Are you an artist/illustrator who draws women’s faces?”

But, I never thought being an artist was a thing one could actually do until I met my husband Mark, an architect and an entrepreneur who convinced me it was.

I studied Art History, Women’s Studies and Graphic Design (to be practical), got a degree and diploma in Kingston, Canada then moved to Southern California to be with Mark.

I trusted my intuition (that’s a really long and interesting story I’ll tell you some time if I meet you).

I painted on silk and sold my creations at the Sawdust Art Festival for eight years in Laguna Beach. Then we moved inland to Temecula and built an adobe home by hand. It’s a desert valley here and it’s where I became a bit of a hermit on and off which pushed me to really develop my intuition and to become a soul reader.

I work in series and I HAVE to be of service (Virgo Sun in the 6th) so I turned four of my series into oracle card decks and started giving soul readings after quite a bit of training as well.

I also spent many, many years drawing with my non dominant left hand (I was bored) and thus the Lefty Oracle deck was born. This also helped develop my intuitive right brain.

For me, connecting with others in a healing way through my work is what matters. Even if that means jolting someone awake in unexpected ways (that’s the trickster in me). I create because I have to. I heal because I have to. Blessed Bee.

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Kathy Crabbe, PO Box 84, Corona Del Mar, California, 92625
kathy{at}kathycrabbe.com

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Background

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. 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 (Green Witch Intensive), Joyce Fournier, RN (Therapeutic Touch), Steven Forrest & Jeffrey Wolf Green (astrology) and she received certification in crystal healing from Katrina Raphaell’s Crystal Academy.

Teaching & Community
Private art classes
Mt. San Jacinto College
Inspire San Diego Studio
Moon Circles: Yoga for Life, Gypsy Luv
Wise Woman University
HGTV
Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival
Laguna Outreach Community Artists
Founder of the Temecula Artists Circle, Writer’s Cafe and co-founder of Temecula Arts Mixer & Riverside Art Museum Printmaker’s Network
Associate Artist Member (Dorland Mountain Arts)
Temecula Valley Art League Member
Kathy’s Blog from 2000+

Metaphysical Studies
Astrology (Steven Forrest, Jeffrey Wolf Green, Laura DesJardins, Patty Davidson)
Third Road Celtic Faerie Shamanism Initiate (Francesca De Grandis)
Psychic Mediumship (Adam Higgs)
Meditation (Om, devotee of Sri Chinmoy)
Yoga (Atma Khalsa)
Green Witch Intensive (Susun Weed)
Therapeutic Touch (Joyce Fournier, RN)
Crystal Healing Certification (Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Academy)

Select Publications
PaganSquare.com: Ongoing Columnist/Blogger
Starlit Path Magazine
Radiance Magazine
Mystic Zine, Girls Only
Les Femmes Folles: The Women
Bared Anthology: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts
Sage Woman Magazine
Creative Cronies Moon Calendar and Diary
Garland of the Goddess: Tales and Poems of the Divine Feminine
Witches & Pagans Magazine
Ghost Town Lit Magazine
Faeries and Angels Magazine

San Diego Poetry Annual
We’Moon Journal and Datebook
Dawn, Orange County Arts, Cultures, and Innovations
Lighthouse Wire Magazine
Altar Magazine
Broken Pencil Magazine
Neighbors Newspaper
The Spoon Magazine
Kiss Machine
Art Business News

Select Galleries
American Visions Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
Artscape, Long Beach, CA
Art for the Soul, Balboa Island, CA
Black Cat Gallery, San Juan Capistrano
Brushworks Studio, San Diego
Chakra Shack, Laguna Beach
The Find, Fallbrook Art Center
Ground Floor Gallery + Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Hanging Tree Gallery, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
How Original Gallery, Laguna Beach
Karma Boutique, San Diego
Laguna Beach Art Museum Gift Store
Mandala Center, Santa Monica
Mermaids, Carlsbad, CA
Mingei International Folk Museum Gift Store, San Diego
Mystic Arts, Laguna Beach
Yoga NoHo, Los Angeles

Select Art Shows
Abbott Kinney Art Festival, Venice Beach
Art from the Heart, Solana Beach
Artistic License, Costa Mesa
Borrego Springs Circle of Art
Bowers Art Museum Show, Santa Ana
Carmel Valley Artists, San Diego
Fullerton Art Museum Show
Gogh Van Orange
Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, San Diego
Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines
Irvine Studio Arts Festival
La Quinta Art Under the Umbrellas
New York Stationary Show
Oceanside Days of Art
San Clemente Art Festival
Santa Monica Contemporary Crafts Market
Sawdust Art Festival (1995-2001), Laguna Beach
Sierra Madre Art Festival
Temecula Art Festival

Select Exhibitions
Divine Feminine Exhibit, Siler Gallery, Temecula
First Friday Art Walk, Merc Gallery, Temecula
Outdoor Inspiration, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Center
Temecula Art Festival,
Temecula
Mighty Mini Exhibit, Merc Gallery, Temecula
Les Femmes Folles BARED, Ground Floor Gallery + Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
The 52 Project Group 2 Mini-Exhibit, Riverside Art Museum
Carioca Soul, Riverside Art Museum
Drought, Riverside Art Museum
Temecula Has Heart, Temecula City Hall
Heather Pilapil Gallery, Temecula
Art Off the Walls, Temecula
Brushworks Studio, San Diego
Mystic Arts Gallery, Laguna Beach
Animal Fairy Tales, Fables, Fact Or Fiction, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach
Small But Mighty Print Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum PAAR Exhibition, Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University
Sun City Library
San Marcos Library
Art and Earth: My Art, My World, Murrieta Public Library
The Art of the Avocado, Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA
Verse to Image, Riverside Community Arts Association
Your Face Here: The Modern Self Portrait, San Jacinto College Art Gallery
Local Author Exhibit, San Diego Public Library
Riverside Arts Council Exhibit, Riverside
PNET Members’ Print II Show, Riverside Art Museum
Off The Wall, Riverside Art Museum
Artscape, Riverside County Administrative Center
Making Zines=Making Herstory, Women’s History Museum and Educational Center, San Diego
San Clemente Public Library
Art of Zines, San Jose Museum of Art, CA
Dark Matter, Baltimore Museum of Art
Zine Scene, Orange County Museum of Art Satellite
Borders Books, Chino, CA
Jojo Pinkie Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

Kathy Crabbe Elfin Ally Oracle Deck
Join me on a sacred journey into Southern California's inland valleys amongst ancient oaks and elfin forests. Experience a Soul Reading within a circle of crystals, silk paintings, and oracle cards as we travel underground into the meditative space of the Goddess Womb Cave.
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Cottage-ing

Cottage-ing

Kathy Crabbe and the Lefty Oracle Cards (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)

Kathy Crabbe and the Lefty Oracle Cards (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)

Santa Rosa Plateau (photo credit: Chad Woodward)

Santa Rosa Plateau (photo credit: Chad Woodward)

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Kathy Crabbe, Temecula, 2018. (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)

Kathy Crabbe, Temecula, 2018. (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)

Santa Rosa Plateau, CA

Santa Rosa Plateau, CA

Kathy Crabbe at the Santa Rosa Plateau, CA 2018

Kathy Crabbe at the Santa Rosa Plateau, CA 2018

Painting at the cottage near Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Painting at the cottage near Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kathy & Abby

Kathy & Abby

Elfing it up in Temecula (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)

Elfing it up in Temecula (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)

Kathy meditating in a cave in Sage, California

Kathy meditating in a cave in Sage, California

Kathy Crabbe Bio Pic
LuLu Design by Kathy Crabbe
Kathy Crabbe's Sawdust Art Festival Booth

Kathy Crabbe's Sawdust Art Festival Booth

Kathy, Mark and the girls (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)

Kathy, Mark and the girls (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)

The girls: Abby & Djinn Djinn + our cottage in Canada (in progress)

The girls: Abby & Djinn Djinn + our cottage in Canada (in progress)

Divine Feminine abstract by Kathy Crabbe

Divine Feminine abstract by Kathy Crabbe

Kathy Crabbe
Painting plein air, Temecula, California

Painting plein air, Temecula, California

Sawdust Art Festival Booth. Laguna Beach

Sawdust Art Festival Booth. Laguna Beach

Meditating at Crystal Point near Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Meditating at Crystal Point near Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Spring cactus in bloom, Temecula, California

Spring cactus in bloom, Temecula, California

Temecula, California home

Temecula, California home

Our home in Temecula featuring paintings from my Divine Feminine Series

Our home in Temecula featuring paintings from my Divine Feminine Series

Holiday Card 2017
Kathy & Mark

Kathy & Mark

Kathy Crabbe little girl

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