Kathy Crabbe

About Kathy Crabbe

Kathy Crabbe is a Canadian born, self taught artist intuitively inspired by a shamanic exploration of the inner psyche.

Kathy is an intuitive guide, creator of the Lefty Oracle deck and a teacher at the Wise Woman University. She is the founder of the Temecula Artist's Circle and co-founder of the Temecula Arts Mixer and the Writer's Cafe.

Kathy lives with her architect husband, Mark and their two mutts, Abby & Djinn Djinn in homes they've built themselves surrounded by the desert and forest wilderness of Temecula, California and the 1000 Islands, Canada.

 Spring Sunshine in Temecula, California (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)

Spring Sunshine in Temecula, California (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)

 Kathy at her Sawdust Festival Art Booth

Kathy at her Sawdust Festival Art Booth

My Journey of Healing

It’s easy to be a creative kid, but much harder to stay that way. At 8 I wanted to be the worlds youngest published author.  I told my grandpa my goal in life was to ‘live creatively.’ And I’ve stuck with it. It’s about freedom and good choices. My intuition plays a big part in this. I’ve always listened to my dreams and started a dream journal when I was a teen. Spirituality and healing play a big part in everything I do. I paint because I have to.

A lot of my work is healing and inspired by my shamanic practice. When I painted my large Divine Feminine abstracts I was healing my female side. When I spent 15 years drawing with my non dominant left hand I was healing my inner child and by publishing this work as the Lefty Oracle Deck  I am able to show others how to trust their intuitive self.  When I paint outdoors I heal my wild animal self by being very still and observant in nature. My current series titled Her Inner Forest is about being adopted.  I have a lot of trauma that I am finally able to process (after 52 years) through storytelling my feelings using imagery and maybe later, with words.

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

Kathy Crabbe's Sawdust Art Festival Booth

 Owl Magick by Kathy Crabbe (Spirit Animal Series)

Owl Magick by Kathy Crabbe (Spirit Animal Series)

The photos above are from my art fair booth at the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival where I built my own booth and sold my LuLu in Laguna silk paintings and clothing every summer for 8 years.

In the mid 90's I devoted one month to Mama Moon so I could write and paint zodiac goddesses that later became an oracle deck, an eClass, Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul and a book, The Zodiac Goddess Playbook.

When I moved to the cowboy desert town of Temecula, California in 2000 I painted and danced with the local fairies which I turned into an 80 card oracle deck.

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

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

As an artist, I have to be FREE and that means my styles constantly change. One day I grew bored with my right hand and began drawing exclusively with my non-dominant left hand for the next 15 years! This later became the Lefty Oracle Deck and 92 page Guidebook.

Art saves lives! At one point I literally RAN for my silks and acrylics. I grabbed a 5 foot bolt of silk and tore 4 foot squares to paint on. This was the beginning of my Divine Feminine Series filled with all the healing, passion and fire I could muster.

 Divine Feminine abstract by Kathy Crabbe

Divine Feminine abstract by Kathy Crabbe

At 40 I became a soul reader because fate forced me to share the magic. I facilitated loads of Moon Circles in California and Canada and I offer soul readings using 4 oracle decks created from my artwork.

I love painting in series: Spirit Animals, Wood Animals and Goddess/Witchys

Currently I'm painting Crone Club Charms and exploring adoption in Her Inner Forest. I continue to paint aliens. My artwork can be found online and at these fine shops. As a community activist I co-host Arts Mixers with Melody De Los Cobos every third Thursday at Refuge Brewery in Temecula. I also lead private Moon Circles and I  teach and offer astrological services and soul readings online.

Background

 Kathy & Abby

Kathy & Abby

Kathy has a BA in Art History from Queen’s University and a Diploma in Graphic Design from St. Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in We’Moon Datebook, Sage Woman Magazine and San Diego Women’s History Museum. Kathy has published 4 oracle decks, zines, books and 2 eClasses. She teaches at Wise Woman University, and previously at Mt. San Jacinto College and HGTV along with starting a writer’s group and arts mixer in her town. Read more here: Kathy's CV

Kathy has studied channeling and mediumship with English channel Adam Higgs, meditation with Om (devotee of Sri Chinmoy), yoga with Atma Khalsa, herbalism with Susun Weed, therapeutic touch with Joyce Fournier, RN and astrology with Steven Forrest and Jeffrey Green. She received crystal healing certification from Katrina Raphaell's Academy and in 2017 was initiated in Third Road Celtic Faerie Shamanism by Francesca De Grandis. Read more here.

 Me and my hubby, Mark

Me and my hubby, Mark

 Our girls: Abby & Djinn Djinn at our cottage in Canada (in progress)

Our girls: Abby & Djinn Djinn at our cottage in Canada (in progress)

 Kathy meditating in a cave

Kathy meditating in a cave

My Journey into the Goddess Womb Cave

The journey below was filmed in Sage, California near my home. I've played classical flute since high school but later discovered the Native American flute and was hooked; it's such a magical instrument. Playing it helps me call upon my spirit animal, the owl. I don't usually give soul readings in a cave as depicted below, but it's a great place to celebrate the seasonal festivals and to cool down in the summer when it tops a 100 degrees outside.

Get in touch

The best way to reach me is by using the handy form below or by email at kathy{at}kathycrabbe.com

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 Kathy and Abby painting plein air, Temecula, California

Kathy and Abby painting plein air, Temecula, California

 Meditating at Crystal Point near Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Meditating at Crystal Point near Kingston, Ontario, Canada

 Painting at the cottage near Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Painting at the cottage near Kingston, Ontario, Canada

 Spring cactus in bloom, Temecula, California

Spring cactus in bloom, Temecula, California

Being in my emotions is powerful and scary by Kathy Crabbe
 Our home in Temecula, California

Our home in Temecula, California

 Our home in Temecula featuring some large paintings from my Divine Feminine Series

Our home in Temecula featuring some large paintings from my Divine Feminine Series

Holiday Card 2017
 My Family (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)

My Family (photo credit: Lori Ann Beach)