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“Deeper always deeper, darker ever darker.” We hold within us a deep body memory of who we are. We are so much more. We are faerie, goddess, trickster, spirit animal, wise woman, witch. Let us never forget. We are not a label, a corporate brand, a commodity. We are mystery, magic, light and dark and that still, quiet place in between, the place where poetry grows.

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Kathy Crabbe, Santa Rosa Plateau, Wildomar, California (photo by Chad Woodward)

Kathy Crabbe, Santa Rosa Plateau, Wildomar, California (photo by Chad Woodward)

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Fey Magick by Kathy Crabbe, watercolor on paper.

Fey Magick by Kathy Crabbe, watercolor on paper.

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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Full Moon in Sagittarius: Where past and present meet

Full Moon in Sagittarius by Kathy Crabbe Dear Creative Soul,

What's coming to fruition for you right now? If you set intentions on June 17 for the New Moon in Taurus look back at them now and take note. If you didn't then check in with your body and your higher self to find out what's going on.

Because it's Mercury Retrograde, don't expect a lot of forward motion until June 11 when Mercury goes direct, or better yet until June 27 when the shadow period is over.

Sagittarius rules abundance, aliens, dreams, long journeys, the upper legs, prayer, college teachers, turquoise and writers.

While the Moon is in Sag it's a good time to:

  • Seek new horizons
  • Explore worlds without maps
  • Quest!
  • Be outrageous
  • Look to the future
  • Seek freedom from all oppression

This Sag Full Moon makes me feel like crawling into a cave and soaking up some mineral wisdom. I'd bring a pencil, pen, Winsor Newton watercolor brushes, watercolor paper, gouache and some pigments made from an ancient formula.  I'd go back in time to when I was a sacred scribe; a monk; alone, but never lonely, never hungry, never thirsty, just filled with God/dess. This vision brings tears to my eyes.

I am still that monk, but in this lifetime my karmic mission is to express that depth of passion and wisdom in work that can touch others in an everyday way. I can live and create in the world, rather than outside of it. This I must remember.

If you're curious to delve further into your own past lives, I now offer Past Life Readings in person at The Learning Light Foundation in Anaheim (2nd Saturday of each month) and by phone. I also offer online readings accompanied by an 8-10 page written transcript (pdf).

Full Moon in Sagittarius by Kathy Crabbe

Art News

I continue to paint a Lefty-a-day as part of the Riverside Art Museum's 52 Project with the possibility of having a museum exhibit. If you'd like to join me there are two options.

  1. Make a drawing using your non-dominant hand and send me a photo of your work along with your thoughts/feelings about the process.
  2. Write a story for one of my Leftys and email it to me at kathy at kathycrabbe dot com

You may also be featured in my Creative Soul Spotlight. Here's a peek at the very first Lefty Explorer, Christine along with her Lefty drawing and story.

NEW! Follow along as I paint a Lefty-a-Day for 365 days on Instagram as part of Riverside Art Museum's 52 Project - I take pix along the way so see you can see my paintings in progress.

NEW! Past Life Readings in person and by phone

To purchase the Full Moon in Sag Painting above please email me.

Upcoming Events with Kathy

Temecula Artist's Circle When: June 28, Sunday, 11 - 1 pm (Last Sunday of the month) Where: Ryan Bros Coffee, Temecula, California Facebook Group

Creative Soul Readings at Learning Light Foundation When: 2nd Saturdays, 10-5 Where: 1212 E. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA

Creative Soul Readings at Karma Boutique When: June 27, Saturday, 11-5 Where: 4242 Camino Del Rio N. #19, San Diego, CA

Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eClass ~ Gemini Moon Term When: 1 week before the New Moon each month Where: Susun Weed's Wise Woman University

Links

Soul Readings Past Life Readings Astrology Reports Goddess Zodiac Playbook Instagram

Where's the Moon? Full Moon in Sagittarius, June 2, 9:19 am, Pacific Time

"What Goddess has done before, She now does for me and more!" ~ Adapted from the 77th Psalm and from page 60 in "The Writings of Florence Scovel Shinn"

Kathy Crabbe at Beltane 2015About Kathy & the Leftys Kathy Crabbe is an artist and energy reader living in sunny SoCal with her husband and pet muse, Abby the shaggy black dog 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