End of Year Museletter: it's been a BIG year!

Dear Creative Soul, Here's one last blog post for you as we approach the end of 2015.

As the year draws to a close, I've been dealing with a week long cold and cough knowing that many of you may be in the same boat. Not pleasant, but it's given me space and time away from my business and marketing. Space to gain clarity and a chance to re-evaluate my goals. We are in the shadow time of Mercury Retrograde which occurs from Dec. 19-Jan. 4 whereas the actual Retrograde is from Jan. 5-24, 2016. So, it's a good time to do just that; re-evaluate.

I was planning to self-publish my Creative Soul 'Lefty' Deck, but don't feel the interest is there and I personally don't 'see' it when I look into the future. For those of you that did express interest I offer you this link where you can view all 69 cards in my own personal deck plus several extras.

This past Cancer Full Moon occurring on Dec. 25 may have helped many of you enjoy an even more traditional, heart-felt, homey holiday season because the Moon rules the sign of Cancer and Cancer is all about hominess; it's the sign of the parent; the mother, the nurturer and it also represents our emotions that ask us, 'where do we feel most at home and what brings us comfort?' When I painted this month's Cancer Full Moon Goddess I asked my husband who has a Cancer Moon, what one word best describes how it feels to have a Cancer Moon and he said, 'emotional' and so I explored that word in the painting below.

Being in my emotions feels powerful and scary by Kathy Crabbe

This past year saw me delve into so many new and exciting projects and I'd like to share them with you, such as:

1. Teaching and facilitating my New Moon Creative Soul Circle for the first time at: Yoga For Life, Temecula Gypsy Luv, Pomona, Rosewood, Menifee Inspire San Diego Studio Mt. San Jacinto College

Moon Circle Collaging

2. Giving Creative Soul Readings in person at: Gypsy Luv, Pomona Bailey's Winery (Elizabethan Feast), Temecula Karma Boutique, San Diego Learning Light Foundation, Anaheim

Kathy Crabbe giving readings at Baileys Winery, Temecula

3. Painting a series of small, abstract, watercolor landscapes both plein air (outside/in the field) and then abstracting them further at home.

painting abstracts at the cottage 2015

4. Turning 50! Plus achieving my lifelong dream of building a cottage on a lake. My husband and I also stayed overnight there the day I turned 50 and spent time canoe-ing on the lake for my birthday.

Contemplating turning 50 this morning

5. I began advanced Shamanic training (3rd Road Celtic Faerie Tradition) with my mentor, Francesca De Grandis.

6. Myself and two other artists began an artist's support group in Temecula, California.

7. We adopted a puppy that was abandoned in our neighbourhood and named her Djinn Djinn. She is now spoiled rotten and a huge buddy for our big dog Abby.

tumblr_np0t58mEvw1utwkv0o1_1280Me & Djinn & Djinn

8. I joined The 52 Project put on by Riverside Art Museum and am creating one new painting a day for 365 days which I post online in the hopes of having a 4 day exhibit at the museum. It's open for anyone to join at any time and then you can have your own show!

9. I finally started an Instagram account to document my 365 days of art plus a Tumblr blog.

It's been a BIG YEAR!

Kathy & Mark

In the coming year I plan to continue to paint and post my artwork and my writing daily. I plan to continue being of service by offering Creative Soul Guidance and I plan to celebrate the New and Full Moon through ritual, meditation and painting which I'll share with you in this Museletter and on my blog.

So thank you dear creative soul, for all your love, support and encouragement along the way.

Blessed Be and Happy New Year!

Kathy Crabbe at Beltane 2015About Kathy

Kathy Crabbe inspires soul-seekers to discover their innate gifts and talents through intuitive, creative expression in safe, relaxed and playful environments. She has been an artist forever and a Creative Soul Guide since awakening her own intuitive gifts at age forty.

Kathy lives in sunny SoCal with her husband and pet muses, Abby the shaggy black dog and Djinn Djinn, the small scruffy one in an adobe home they built themselves. Kathy is painting a Lefty-a-Day for 365 days and posting all works in-progress on Instagram at http://instagram.com/kathycrabbeart

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March Update: Creative Soul Museletter

Dear Creative Souls, So much has happened since my last "Museletter" and I've got loads to share! Key word being DISCIPLINE!

Cactus and adobeEach day I sketch plein air (outside), often at my neighbour's home who has incredible grounds to explore. It's just like visiting a botanical garden - all sustainable and water-wise too, lots of cactus (a few of my drawings can be found here). After that I lift weights, suntan (plenty of vitamin D to be had in Southern California), drink a smoothie with about 15 different things in it, work on the internet (I'm trying to keep this to 1 hour minimum to break my addiction, ya know what I mean?...hint, hint Facebook!) Then I work on printmaking and painting, take a walk at sunset with my black dog Abby and finish off with situps and pushups. I've also come to realize that I need to draw and paint EVERYDAY and I'm hear to tell you that the well does not run dry! ie. keyword being discipline. I also still love giving astrology and creative soul readings, so if you're wondering what's become of me, I'm still here!

It's almost Spring ~ Woohoo! (Fall for my friends down under). Also, future Museletters will be much less chatty and more announcement-style to keep you posted on my upcoming art exhibits because I know your time and mine is precious! If you want more 'Chatty Kathy" please do subscribe to my blog where I've been posting at least once a week, by signing up here (look on the right hand side of the page). Now for the good stuff: where to find me and my current work!

Exhibitions Read-Red Fallbrook Library V1, monoprint, 6.25 x 10.25 inches. Dixon Fish has organized an exhibition of fine art prints at the Fallbrook Library featuring artists from the North County San Diego Printmakers group and surrounding areas.

I'll be exhibiting hand pulled prints from my BodyPrint Healing Series. These prints are part of a process of healing I've undertaken through art-making.

Exhibition dates: March 8 - April 27 Reception: March 16, 5-7pm


Local Author ExhibitMoon Musings Volume 1 San Diego Public Library

This is an annual event open to local authors. The physical exhibit is now over but selected books will be available for viewing at the San Diego Library.

I exhibited two books, Moon Musings Volume 1 and the Goddess Zodiac Playbook which are currently available as ebooks. Moon Musings Volume 1 was written over one year's time in conjunction with each month's new moon. Affirmations and creative exercises were originally shared on my blog and in my Divine Feminine eClass. The Goddess Zodiac Playbook was written and painted over one month's time in conjunction with the moon's passing through each of the twelve signs of the zodiac. I interpreted each zodiac sign as a goddess rather than the more typical male interpretation.

Online Exhibit


PNET Member's Print II Exhibit Paradise Bird, aquatint, 4 x 6 inches. Riverside Art Museum

The Printmakers Network of Riverside County organized this exhibition.

I am exhibiting an aquatint created at Palomar College in their now defunct printmaking program. This print was an early experimental piece incorporating several techniques I was in the process of learning including the use of non toxic waterbased Akua inks.

Exhibition dates: February 2 - April 7

ArtscapeOf gods and angels, acrylic, pastel and charcoal on silk, 48 x 48 inches. Riverside County Administrative Center

The Riverside Arts Council organized this ongoing exhibit of local artists.

I am exhibiting two pieces from my Journey Into Intimacy Series. This current body of large abstract acylics is based upon my exploration of embodying intimacy through every part of my life so as to welcome and invite greater intimacy into my life.

Exhibition dates: October, 2011 - March, 2012

Save the Date

March,  Verse to Image Exhibit, RCAA Gallery, Riverside, California May 6 - June 24, Solo Exhibition, San Marcos Library, San Marcos, California

Recommendations & Links

New gallery in Temecula: Wine Country Art Gallery at Van Roekel Winery Dorland Mountain Arts Colony ~ Spring open house photos (painting plein air with 2 artist groups) My eClass: Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul is now self-study Creative Soul Readings Facebook


Sparkly Blessings!Kathryn V. Crabbe Kathryn V. Crabbe

Email: info@kathrynvcrabbe.com Art: http://KathrynVCrabbe.com Blog:http://KathyCrabbe.com


Cancer New Moon Musings

Gabriel. Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches © 2011 by Kathy Crabbe.

Cancer New Moon & Solar Eclipse July 1, 2011 1:54 am pdt

The Well is empty so what do I do, I grab a 'lefty' aka Creative Soul Card (see below) and a moonstone and I dream.

I float without words, formlessly without intention, action or purpose; i don't need them, i am guided. My life is full (i have several who will miss me when i'm gone). i have nothing to give you, just my heart which you may carve up as you wish.

When words go, poetry appears; a language for the birds (no twitter jokes, please). I do have ONE wish though, that you are open to change, seek knowledge, get off your damn cell phones and worship Nature as your Mother. That's all I have to say (for now).