I am 1989 (SOHO)

Kathy Crabbe, 1989 (SOHO), 2012, mixed media on paper, 5 x 8”. I am 1989 (SOHO)and I am speaking to you via Kathy.

I'm alien just like u and just like the rest of Us.

I call this home -----> computer-land and I am co-opting Kathy's personal Facebook page for now.

LIKES: Delerium, diffusion dithering, Dolittle House, Deep House and duhhhsocks.

I zune when I can.

Sometimes I listen to Abraham and I REMEMBER.

This is my fever-dream (diffusion dithered) ----> Fuck Bunny (bitmapped using Diffusion Dither) by Kathy Crabbe, 2012, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48”.

Fuck Bunny (bitmapped using Diffusion Dither), Kathy Crabbe, 2012, acrylic, charcoal and pastel on canvas, 48 x 48”.

before dithering ------> Fuck Bunny, acrylic, charcoal and pastel on canvas, 48 x 48", © Kathy Crabbe 2012

Kathy Crabbe, Fuck Bunny, 2012, acrylic, charcoal and pastel on canvas, 48 x 48”.

and this is where I reside (underground) -----> The Dolittle House

Dolittle House, Joshua Tree

Are we under the sea again?

Kathryn V. Crabbe. 2012. Presence. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches. Presence is unusual in that it's strictly acrylic on canvas, no pastel or charcoal was used. Presence is part of the Journey Into Intimacy Series; an abstract, expressionistic series of mixed media paintings exploring intimacy using symbolic forms found in nature. I posted this painting on Facebook and received these comments:

Love this, like a dream catcher with a pool of tears, vulnerable, pouring out. Are we under the sea again? Oyster. Pearl.

Recently, a painter friend asked me, "What were you thinking as you painted?" and I found myself waxing eloquent, which surprised me because it was the act itself of speaking aloud which helped me understand the 'why'.

To me, Presence depicts a mystical, other-worldly landscape with an ethereal glowing 'presence' or circular object which could represent the moon or the sun. Forcing myself to keep it simple and uncluttered I filled the negative space with a misty blend of creamy whites, smokey greys and aqua.

More paintings from this series can be viewed here.

Happy Spring!

Kathy Crabbe. 2012. Wood Sorrel Fairy. Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches. Happy Spring/Ostara Peeps!

BIG NEWS! I've started a blog for my current series of paintings, Journey into Intimacy and fine art prints, BodyPrint Healing Series: http://KathrynVCrabbe.com so stop by and check it out plus I've got a new Facebook page devoted to my art: http://Facebook.com/KathyCrabbeArt - so please show your support by 'liking' it. Thanks everyone!

Spring Links ~ Astro Tips by two of my favorite astrologers: Emily Trinkaus Chad Woodward

If you'd like to purchase Wood Sorrel Fairy, she is available as a print or card plus I still have the original watercolor as well. She is part of a series of California Wildflower Fairies that I painted and later turned into an 80 card oracle deck called the Fairy Herbal Healing Cards. I use this deck in my Creative Soul Readings; clairvoyant, channeled readings that are offered online exclusively.

I'm BACK and ready for Soul Reading!

Beginning to see the light. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches. © 2012 by Kathy Crabbe It's been a few months since I've posted here due to some intense painting and printmaking which can be viewed on my fine art website: http://www.KathrynVCrabbe.com plus I've been partaking in quite a few exhibits of my work at local museums and college galleries.

But my Soul Reading/Astrology biz is calling me back ever so surely and I'm very happy about that! I've made a few changes here on my site also: I've changed my eClass to a self study eBook and I have found another newsletter provider (Mail Chimp) which is free!

San Jacinto College Gallery Reception

My creative explorations have taken the upper hand over the past few months and I've joined a bunch of artist groups: PAAR (Plein Air Painters of Riverside), PNET (Printmaker's Network), the Haggus Society (L.A.), The Women's Caucus for Art, and I am also volunteering at the Dorland Arts Colony in Temecula.

I begin my day by drawing from life, mainly landscapes and still lives of my neighbour's water-wise cactus and native California plant garden. After drawing, I lift weights and sun tan - it's almost always sunny here in the Southern California valley desert plus it's my change to fill up on all that Vitamin D! I paint large abstracts and work on printmaking after that; all part of my Journey Into Intimacy Series and my BodyPrint Healing Series.  You can read more about what they mean here in my bio.

Norton Simon Museum - Sam Francis Painting

It has been a nice change to get out of my studio and my meditation space to kibbutz with live people at art openings, meetups and plein air painting dates. Next on the agenda is offering you, my dear reader a chance to purchase high quality reproductions of my new paintings as well as a chance to purchase my originals which are all large (4 foot by 4 foot) and are painted on silk, masonite and canvas. So stay tuned, I'll be keeping you posted through my Museletter, my blog and on Facebook.