Claudine loves the Leftys: Ms. Kitten in particular!

Ms Kitten by Kathy Crabbe

Ms Kitten by Kathy Crabbe

Claudine was the recent winner of my Museletter Raffle for a Lefty Print and she chose Ms. Kitten is stylishly smitten

I love it! It reminds me that life is not a dress rehearsal. It also reminds me of things my extremely supportive mother has said to me all of my life: "dress to impress and charm them to no end!...they will be smitten with you kitten!", and just as my mother is always, always, always stylish in her silk scarves and beautiful dresses everyday, this is the perfect art piece for me! Looking forward to receiving it. ~ Claudine Song, Scottsdale, Arizona


Kathy Crabbe is an artist and soul reader who explores universal and timeless themes such as spirituality, healing, humor and love through her work.

Kathy's art and guidance radiates healing energy that connects us with our soul’s essence and guides us toward the infinite source of love and wisdom that we each hold within.

“By sharing my art and my creative life in as many ways as possible I hope to inspire and offer resources to others who seek to awaken, connect and heal their own creative soul.”

Destined for Greatness

Kathy Crabbe, Destined for greatness, 2013, mixed media on paper, 8.5x11”

Kathy Crabbe, mixed media, 7 x 10 inches.

Prints and cards are available. Email Kathy to find out if the original is still available.

Juicy Alive! Your Creative Soul cards make me feel like I'm not alone. They restore something in me...make me feel sane again. ~ T. Bolen, 2013

Yes folks I am back to drawing Creative Soul cards (aka 'lefties) again. What was the inspiration? Well, visiting a friend and having her tell me with great passion and conviction that I needed to carry on and create more Creative Souls so that they can get out there and do their stuff.  Over the years the 'lefties' have inspired me and so many others!

This time it felt like re-visiting old friends, but seeing them in a new light; a more truthful and gentle light where flaws and wrinkles are okay because we've been through so much together; tough times and thrills and tears and we have survived and even thrived. We can be real and that's what matters.

Lefty cards and prints are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.

Kathy Crabbe: Guiding Your Creative Soul

Kathy Crabbe is a Creative Soul Guide, artist, author and educator who has devoted her life to exploring spirituality and creativity with passion and integrity. Kathy empowers soul-seekers to live the life of their dreams through online resources, inspirational art, Divine Feminine eClasses, eBooks, and Creative Soul Readings infused with a rich background in the arts.

Why Not Start a Writer’s Group?

If you’re looking for a way to meet fellow writers, share your words, get on stage, get comfortable public speaking, meet interesting people, adjust to a new town and make new friends, why not start a writer’s group?

A few years ago I started something called a Writer’s Cafe and had a blast! A group of us, usually different, but with a few regulars would meet at a local coffee shop and read from works in progress,  inviting critiques afterward.

We heard stories of a lifetime spent wine-making and working in the Hollywood lighting biz, a zen poem from a photographer, snippets of Proust from a twenty-something student, tales of home repair from a retired accountant, new age shamanistic writings from an Irish fiance, a spacecraft script from an animation teacher, wonderful musicals from a playwright, composer who would bring her guitar or play the piano to accompany all of us as we read from her script, tales of war from a sociology professor and once a guest appearance from a published poet who sang and played guitar. I used to read  'Lefty' poetry which accompanied my left handed drawings and then have folks re-create a Lefty pose, give themselves a funny name and write it on a Polaroid I snapped using their non dominant hand (see below)! All in all it was a great experience and I highly recommend it  for that extra oomph to help push your writing/speaking to new heights.

Read the Press Enterprise article in full here.

The Creative Soul Guides® aka Lefty Oracles


Kathy Crabbe, her Lefty Art & Michelle Shocked onstage in Los Angeles: Campfire Show Me, Michelle Shocked & Ginny (a Lefty)  at The Campfire Show International Women's Day, Hollywood, 2003.

In 2001 I began drawing exclusively with my non dominant left hand. I called these drawings 'talking heads' because they all had funny little names and no necks. Five years later I had enough Lefty drawings to inhabit a whole world  and I had completely lost track of which hand I was using when I picked up a brush or pen. I like to tell people that I began the Lefty Series because my overly dominant right hand lost it's sense of humour, but really I just needed to shake things up a bit.

Left handed people are disproportionately represented in the creative professions - Turning on the right brain is a skill and one that grows stronger the more you work at it ~ Martha Beck, Oprah Magazine.

A Lefty drawing & a Polaroid of Donna posing as a Lefty.

Facing Fears or Stuff the Lefties Got Me Into

- Guided by a dream I turned my Lefty drawings into an oracle card deck for giving online psychic readings.

Over a five year period of painting more than 500 Lefties I discovered that my psychic abilities were increasing to the point where I just HAD to share these gifts by giving Creative Soul Readings.

- Participated in a six month long psychic-mediumship circle or English Traditional Healing Circle to hone and develop my intuitive skills PLUS overcame a lifelong fear of merging onto freeways (at age 42!).

- Started writing poetry again. I created projects such as Gadfly, a series of Lefty Chapbooks that morphed into Songs of the Lefties, a Postcard Zine (sixteen  issues in all with monthly subscribers) and a book titled Odds & Ends - A Collection of Friends - Recipes, Rhymes & Incantations.

- Started a Writer's Group to meet writers and showcase the Lefties. The group became quite popular and was featured in the local newspaper.

Action words for right brain thinking: compassion, an open heart and a willingness to be supportive, joyful and at one with the universe.

- Started signing my art as Kathy Crab rather than Crabbe and introduced myself as 'Kitty' at various writing events - it just fit in a Lefty kinda way.

- Invited by Los Angeles musician and activist, Michelle Shocked along with Martha of The Muffins, an NPR (National Public Radio) talk show host, and the Radical Teen Cheerleaders to speak out about our art processes at Michelle's 2006 Campfire Series in Hollywood, California in celebration of International Women’s Day. I was absolutely terrified when Michelle first suggested I speak to a large group, but then she introduced me with her song, 'When I grow up I want to be an old woman'  and I was just fine.

- Began a performance art project during which I snapped Polaroids of local people posing as Lefties  (see Donna in the photo above) and had them sign their Polaroids with a funny nickname while using their non dominant hand.

- The Lefties offer guidance to students of my Divine Feminine eClass being offered at the Wise Woman University online and in person in lots of other places where they are known as Moon Muses. They are intuitive guides and question askers that offer  insight and wisdom along with exercises to heal and inspire.

Moon Glory. Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches. © 2005 by Kathy Crabbe

I will always call the Lefties best friends.  They continue to inspire, amuse and guide us all. I feel that many spiritual practices and people are lacking in humor. Many of us long for laughter and lightness to express our inner joy and playfulness  so that's what myself and the Lefties are here to do.

The Lefties and I enjoyed these comments very much:

"You must travel to some secret place when you create them" ~ Jennice Hyden, Acupuncturist

"Zen-like" ~ Mary Fleener, Cartoonist.

"The world needs more of your kind of clever silliness" ~ Linda Brunker, Sculptor

"Self esteem boosting" ~ Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section

"I've never seen anything like it...I laughed out loud" - Michael Pontacolini, Spoon Magazine

"Beauty, colorful, pretty, delicate, Murano glass come to life almost too beautiful to touch...I fall in love with the Klimt-inspired drawing...I am charmed. An aging art snob with a guerilla aesthetic. I flip through card after card and start scheming ways to steal K. Crab's work. Beg her to keep drawing!" Andree LaChapelle, Broken Pencil Magazine

"They're so delicate, succinct, playful, refreshing" ~ Susan Mrosek, Artist/Author

The Creative Soul Guides gently and intuitively encourage us to face our fears and experience creative breakthroughs.

Creative Soul Guide Cards - Set of Four is 15.00

You can check out loads more Lefties on Flickr, order a Creative Soul Reading here or purchase your favorite Lefty  originals and prints here.

Kathy Crabbe Bio Drawing  NEW shop!

LeftyLand ~ Art by Kathy Crabbe ~ where inspiration grows in unexpected places