New Moon in Aquarius: Ballsy and Honest as All Get Out

Breaking it down, tearing it apart, changing everything...it's what I do best...it's in my astrological chart (Uranus/Pluto conjunct my Sun) and I am an amazing artist, or I could be if I gave up everything else. (Can you tell I've been reading The Big Dip by Seth Godin?)

"Am I trying to be everything to everyone?" I ask myself... 'cause I'm adopted ...do I really need you to like me? Or buy from me? Or let me help you?

I feel as though my website and my blog and this museletter are just me going through the motions. When I face what's happening in my adopted country, the United States I feel like I need to do something; something radical, brave, smart and honest.

And that something is make art every day; healing art, spiritual art, fun art, art that can make us laugh and cry and question everything.

Can art change your life?
Can art make you laugh?

Art seems like such a small word considering what it can do.

If I could dedicate my life to one thing; I'd choose art.

No choice.

So, this I must do.
And to do this
I must give up all else.

Art Indeed!

Space Twins gouache sketch (from my daily painting series) involving twins who are exiled to another planet and spied upon by the Earth Colony they left behind for entertainment and to ascertain the livability of said planet. They are befriended by a so-called mythical wolf-beaver from their childhood fairytales who helps them escape to Lemuria (now existing in another dimension) after the wolf-beaver discovers the truth.

p.s. After writing this post and receiving so many orders for soul readings I've finally, finally come to the realization thatmy art and my readings are ONE. They are both intuitive, creative, spiritual endeavours so there is no need to compartmentalize them into different categories as I was doing previously and even in my article above. Yahoo! 

Kitty in love

Kitty in Love painting & necklace by Kathy Crabbe Kitty in Love is my newest commission and is painted with acrylics on reclaimed pine board. It comes with a matching necklace.  My client cried when she first saw it and I take that to be a good sign!  She also suggested I paint more kitties in this style which is quite a bit more realistic than my usual style. I tried to explain that it's just not my thing and that doing so wouldn't be true to my nature.  It got me thinking about how approval-seeking is just not how I, as an artist operate. I must paint first from within, expressing my heart and soul, because that's what it's all about for me. That's also why I paint in so many different styles. It's because it's how I'm feeling on that particular day and it's also most likely just what I needed to hear and see. I think that this quote explains things quite well.

We want you to understand at this moment that eighty percent of what you are doing in your life has been motivated by a need for approval from someone else, or a cultural belief that what you need to do is a certain thing, or by a certain time...How can you be in your own knowing when you are operating from truths that are misaligned to your requirements for growth?  ~ Paul Selig, "I Am The Word"

Please email me if you're interested in commissioning a Pet Portrait. Order a print here.

It's Spring Kitty Time!

Kitty's are now out in force, so please adopt one if you can from your local Humane Society or Cat Rescue!  I painted this silver tabby on a painted green pine board as part of my brand new Magical Folk Art series  - enjoy. img662

Kathy Crabbe, Spring Kitty, 2014, acrylic on wood, 5x5”.

"Spring Kitty" acrylic on wood 5” x 5” ( more info at http://kathycrabbeart.com/ )

Kathy Crabbe: Guiding Your Creative Soul Banner

ABOUT KATHY CRABBE I am a self taught intuitive artist currently living and working in the desert valley of Southern California surrounded by ancient oaks and an elfin forest. I live in a home created by my husband that we share with our cat and dog, Abby and Spartacus. Gnomes, aliens and fairies have also been spotted here. I’ve been drawing since age two and giving intuitive soul readings since 2008.

Bird-Land

Bird-Land gouache painting by artist Kathy Crabbe About the Creative Soul Guides ~ Art to Awaken Your Creative Soul

Creative Soul Guides help us enter into other realms; realms where inspiration, quirkiness, love, and being different are okay.

Kathy Crabbe painted the Creative Soul Guides with her non-dominant left hand. This awakened Kathy’s intuition and she started giving Creative Soul Readings using a deck of 88 cards.

NEW! Soul Essence Portraits ~ feed your sacred soul.

 “Juicy Alive! Your Creative Soul Guides make me feel like I’m not alone. They restore something in me…make me feel sane again.” ~ Tangerine Bolen, Revolution Truth Founder

http://CreativeSoulGuides.com