Libra New Moon: Saying Goodbye to Social Media

It's Autumn and things are slowing down in Nature as am I. I let go of social media this month after a visit home to Ontario, Canada where I let the deep lake water wash over me as I floated, floated, floated. Watched the beavers and the otter play, and the blue heron and loon swim and fly and utter their gorgeous (the loon) and weird (heron) songs.

During my time away I realized that whenever I shared anything on my phone or on the internet it felt like WORK, a huge amount of work. Posting/sharing/chatting/responding to everything and everyone on Facebook Instagram, texts, emails. So I shut it all down. I stopped looking at it (except when sales came thru, of course). I honestly felt like a hollow shell; I had nothing left to give.

So now, I give you this, just this: my museletter and this blog. That's all. It will be enough. I feel myself going back in time to BEFORE; before the internet was on my phone and the incessant, undending chatter took precedence. I have myself back.

I want our time together to be magic, a respite. So mote it be.

In that spirit I share with you my latest painting from the Faerieality Series. May she delight you in sparkly, unseen, magickal, trixsy ways. That is all. Just enjoy.

If you feel like she must be yours there is a link below.

Sparkly Blessings!
Kathy Crabbe

My Latest Blog Posts:
Part 1: I'm Leaving Social Media (plus Canada pix)
Part 2: Three Weeks Later (and more Canada pix)

"Birch Fairy", 6x6 inches, acrylic gouache and collage on paper mounted to board.

"Like many fairies, the birch fairy can open the portals to the subtle realms. The birch is associated with cleansing and freshness, and the goddess Arianrhod is invoked using birch, to attract fertility and aid creativity." (The Fairy Bible by Teresa Moorey)

If you click the link below i invite you to spot a wee blue throated gecko peering to the left on the piece of wood behind Birch Fairy.

Cottaging

About Kathy Crabbe

Artist, writer, teacher and soul guide, Kathy Crabbe invokes faerie goddess spirituality to heal, make whole and holy. She is Mother of the Lefty Oracle and Elfin Ally Oracle decks. She’s also sort of ambidextrous. Her work has appeared in We’Moon Datebook, Sage Woman Magazine, Sawdust Art Festival and the Women’s Museum of California. Kathy writes a moon column for Witches and Pagans and is a mentor at Wise Woman University where she teaches a Divine Feminine eClass.

Sparkly Blessings!
Kathy Crabbe

Part 2: Leaving Social Media (3 Weeks Later) + Canada Trip Inspiration

This is the trip that helped me break my social media addiction! Along with completing my 54 Series (54 Goddesses painted 54 days before turning 54 on Sept. 7). Perhaps it was a combination of not having internet access at the cottage we’re building near Gananoque along with the Goddesses who bolstered me up; encouraging me to be IN my life rather than sharing it all the time.

It’s been 3 weeks now since I left social media and I’m sooooo happy I did! I have my own sacred space back. It’s not crowded with the voices of so many others. I can breathe again, deeply…filling this empty shell with real live people, and writing and reading and nature and art. I can’t even begin to tell you how happy this makes me, and calm, and at peace.

Rest assured peeps, that I will continue to share my life with you via this Blog and my New Moon Museletter.

Canada Pix Part 2

Painting mermaids at the cottage.

Painting mermaids at the cottage.

Painting on the dock at the cottage

Painting on the dock at the cottage

Painting with watercolors on the dock

Painting with watercolors on the dock

Boating to George's Island

Boating to George's Island

George's Island-friends!

George's Island-friends!

Cliff and Mark at George's Island

Cliff and Mark at George's Island

Bbq-ing at George's Island

Bbq-ing at George's Island

Breakfast at George's Island

Breakfast at George's Island

Friends! George's Island

Friends! George's Island

Leaving Georges Island

Leaving Georges Island

Wendy's Market

Wendy's Market

Cottage Friends!

Cottage Friends!

Dock Time

Dock Time

Check out my Canada Series Part 1 here.

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About Kathy Crabbe

Artist, writer, teacher and soul guide, Kathy Crabbe invokes faerie goddess spirituality to heal, make whole and holy. She is Mother of the Lefty Oracle and Elfin Ally Oracle decks. She’s also sort of ambidextrous. Her work has appeared in We’Moon Datebook, Sage Woman Magazine, Sawdust Art Festival and the Women’s Museum of California. Kathy writes a moon column for Witches and Pagans and is a mentor at Wise Woman University where she teaches a Divine Feminine eClass.

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