Win a Soul Essence Portrait & Reading valued at $125.

Valentine's Raffle Mermaid painting watercolor by Kathy Crabbe

To be eligible for this raffle you MUST be a subscriber to my newsletter. To enter this raffle please email me or leave a comment below with your name and email so I can make sure you are a subscriber and I'll be in touch with a Creative Soul Guide Survey. The winner will be announced on February 14, 2014. Soul Essence Portraits are valued at $125.

ABOUT THE SOUL ESSENCE PORTRAIT & READING A Soul Essence Portrait is a true gift to yourself and a way to discover and unlock new facets of your inner being. This can be a source of inspiration and a reminder of your soul’s beauty and strength. Discover joy, healing and insight when your inner voice is understood and deeply listened to.

As a Creative Soul Guide and artist I have been guided to combine these talents in new ways to create your Soul Essence Portrait. You will receive the double benefit of receiving guidance from an intuitive reading as well as owning a Kathy Crabbe original watercolor painting.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE 1. A Soul Essence Portrait - an original watercolor painting created just for you measuring 8 x 11 inches on acid free 100lb watercolor paper. 2. A Creative Soul Reading: a 1-2 page illustrated pdf transcript of your reading which includes images of the oracle card(s) chosen for your reading (1 question max) *if you would prefer to receive your reading over the phone  instead of receiving a pdf transcript just let me know beforehand. 3. Email support & follow-up.

TWO BONUS GIFTS 1. Twelve page Time Line Report: A three month forecast that looks at major events in your life, including monthly highlights. 2. Digital file (jpg) of your head cropped from the original Portrait and available for use as an avatar or profile photo on Facebook, etc - Please credit me as the artist: Kathy Crabbe.

ABOUT CREATIVE SOUL GUIDE PAINTINGS 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.

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Client Testimonials

Holly SoutarKathy’s Soul Essence Portrait of me is more than a charming, elegant, quirky, sublimely delightful sprite of art (though it is that), it’s an experience beyond expected ideas of the psyche. It stirred up unknown and hidden tendencies and capacities in me, allowing me to loosen the concrete of fixed patterns in my life, and explore refreshing new vistas with more zest and verve. Above all, you’ll find anything other than what you’ve experienced with a reader before; only now and zen do you come across a unique spirit like Kathy’s! ~ Holly Soutar, Artist, Inland Empire, California

Receiving a soul portrait from Kathy was quite a unique experience. Kathy has Chad Woodwardcombined her astounding creative and intuitive talents to create a truly unusual piece of art that reflects the soul essence of each client she works with. Her quirky, colorful and simple artistic style adds an element of playfulness to each piece that invokes a sense of childlike joy. As Kathy connected with me energetically as she drew my portrait, I could feel a soul connection taking place as if she were quite literally tapping into my true spiritual nature. The experience was a lot of fun, and although the likeness was nothing like my physical self; there was an intuitive knowing that the image somehow represented me on another plane of existence. I found the piece inspiring and confirming of my spiritual path. It revealed that at my core is a bright luminous being radiating light all around. After reflecting on the image, it seemed to speak to me deeply, inviting me to continue on with my creative process, to see that new life was emerging. Kathy is offering something truly special, fun and original. I can’t say that I’ve ever had a reading quite like it. Not only did I receive valuable intuitive guidance, but I came back with a one of kind work of art that provides motivation whenever I need it. Thanks Kathy!  ~ Chad Woodward, Masseuse/Astrologer

Kathy Crabbe, Airika the strong, 2014, watercolor on paper, 8 x 11”.

watercolor angel painting by Kathy Crabbe

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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.

 “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

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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.

The creative brain: where does inspiration come from?

Once artists are free to admit that they are crazily passionate about some thing outside of art, that still nourishes their art, you'd be surprised what you hear. I've learned that one artist gets most of her ideas not in the studio but in her garden, another was replenished with ideas by taking the same walk through town every day, another responds to stoop sales and street finds, another was into obscure horror movies, another horse-racing, another visited candy stores and bakeries, and so on. Also, while normal people may have to travel the world to get inspired, it doesn't take a lot to get a creative brain going. This passionate thing, therefore, is usually quite specific, controlled by a careful protocol, often quite secret, hidden, in the manner of Kepler's statement, "I live in a secret frenzy" - possibly the best two-word description ever of the creative brain at work (J.W. Connor, Kepler's Witch, 2004, p. 329), under the surface of an otherwise nondescript life.

This thing, in my view, is a reflection in conscious life and in art of the jumble of images in Andreasen's associative cortex that precedes a eureka moment: it sets the stage, creates a predisposition, for the eureka moment.

Essay by Robert Mahoney, "Eureka: The Creative Brain" from Accelerating on the Curves The Artist's Roadmap to Success by Katharine T. Carter & Associates.

For me, the thing that set off and inspired my Journey into Intimacy series was my desire to find a container, a tabula rasa, a safe place to let out my emotions. It was emotional pain that drove me insistently and unrepentantly to start this series. I literally RAN to find all my painting and drawing materials so that I could start creating BIG. This new series had a lot of emotion to express and capture and it felt BIG. So I grabbed a bolt of silk, attached it to the wall, set out all my acrylics, brushes, pastels and charcoal and began. That was in October of 2009 and I haven't stopped since.

Kathy Crabbe, Beginning to see the light, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48”.

Although the pain that initiated this series has gone away I find myself questioning what thing apart from my art itself, deeply and unconsciously informs my current paintings (still from the Journey into Intimacy series) now painted on canvas since 2012.

The first painting I'd like to explore is "Beginning to see the light" (see above). My emotions around this painting were intense. My best friend, a revolutionary, writer and fighter for the under-dog was visiting me at the time and she was working non-stop, hell-bent on saving the world and especially the United States. I was reading a book she loaned me by Chris Hedges called "Death of the Liberal Class", we visited Mexico (Tijuana), took walks in nature around my property and visited the vineyards nearby where my friend was appalled by the fakery and plastic-ness of the women she encountered. All the tensions and oppositions between the natural beauty of inland Southern California and the horrific damage wrought upon the women here who are madly creating a plastic persona to 'keep up with the Joneses' exploded into this, my first painting on a black gessoed background and before I knew it I'd painted my vision of this horrible beauty; a vision both intoxicating-ly magical and horrifying-ly frightening. The painting felt channeled; it appeared so suddenly and so brilliantly, capturing a split second fluttering in time where amidst the ruin of a culture I felt...something good. So that's why I paint and continue to paint and draw every day.