The Lefty Oracle Deck
The 54 card Lefty Oracle Deck was painted entirely with Kathy's non dominant left hand to help you strengthen your intuition, break through creative blocks and identify your gifts. Perfect for individuals and groups! The deck will be part of Kathy's upcoming Moon Circle Leadership Certification program.
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The Lefty Oracle Deck Can Help You:
- Develop your spirituality
- Express yourself creatively
- Break through creative blocks
- Identify your gifts and strengths
- Set intentions and follow through
- Give intuitive readings
- Gain a fresh perspective
- Have fun and challenge yourself body, mind, soul
- Make time for YOU
- Heal your inner child
- Encourages parent/child bonding
- Connect with your guides and higher power
- Activate your creativity & spirituality in a fun, no-pressure way
- Creative/intuitive prompts perfect for groups, parties, classes, moon circles
Your Deck Comes with:
- 54 inspirational, hand painted and hand stamped oracle cards.
- This includes 2 extra cards with powerful mantras for each card.
- A 92 page full color illustrated Guidebook with affirmations, creative journal prompts, expressive body movement challenges, non-dominant hand exercises, the meaning of the card if pulled in a reading plus real life examples, stories, games and lots more interactive explorations for each card.
- A simple box to store your magical goodies.
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How to Use the Deck
The Lefty Oracle deck is a magical tool that will help to stimulate your intuitive, creative self. It can be used as an affirmation deck for self development, a tarot, oracle deck or even a storytelling deck, but with lots of options for personal interpretation and exploration. The guidebook can help to awaken further healing and insights into yourself and your process using both playful and in-depth intuitive exercises to promote intentional mindfulness and self-care. The deck can be used for yourself, with friends, clients or in moon circles, writing groups, art therapy sessions, parties or in a classroom. Included within are suggestions for making a deck and hosting your own moon circle. The deck will also be part of Kathy's upcoming Moon Circle Leadership Certification course.
When you start using senses you’ve neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes. ~ Barbara Sher
Folks Inspired by the Leftys...
- Christine tries out non-dominant hand drawing for the first time.
- Janene learns how to slow down.
- Kristin creates a New Moon Spread using her own handmade cards.
- Tamara loosens up and has fun painting.
- Annie: how left hand writing changed my life.
- Participants at the Riverside Art Museum opening
How the Lefty Oracle Deck Came About
The deck came about after I spent more than 5 years painting the characters within it using my non-dominant left hand. By doing this I recharged my intuition and my creativity in new and healing ways that just had to be shared. I’ve really had time to see how these cards work by giving over 1000 intuitive readings using the deck and by sharing the artwork in moon circles, chapbooks, zines, a book, writing groups, poetry readings, online classes, art shows, a red hat group, a performance art Polaroid project, an interactive museum exhibit and onstage in Hollywood with Michelle Shocked for International Women’s Day to name a few. I hope this deck inspires you to make creative and intuitive breakthroughs in all areas of your life.
I have many styles of painting but the Leftys are my favorite because they really changed me. They helped me slow down and trust myself. When I paint them I listen for the lines to lead me. I always start by drawing the head, and from there a character is born often with a totally strange and made up name. Eventually I had no idea whether I was drawing with my left or right hand. In 2008 I created a Lefty Oracle deck and started giving intuitive soul readings which have touched 100's of lives. In 2016 I decided to publish a 52-card deck and guidebook so that others could bring this healing magick into their own lives.
The Leftys are delicious! ~ Susun Weed, The Voice of the Wise Woman Tradition
I like the simplicity of the Lefty Oracle Deck…drawings from the heart. I don’t think they would be as hard to feel out as Tarot. ~ Tana Musser, Domestic Goddess
So, I've been in this major creative funk as of late ~ after roaming around the internet I was inspired by Kathy Crabbe and her use of non-dominant hand Lefty drawings. I sat down and gave it a try myself and wow! I never realized I could draw with my left hand too!!! Thanks new friend for helping me out of that slump ~ hugs. ~ Janene Christman
Juicy Alive! Your Leftys make me feel like I’m not alone. They restore something in me…make me feel sane again. ~ Tangerine Bolen, Revolution Truth
In the case of bilateral drawing, there is an assumption that because both hands are engaged that both hemispheres of the brain are stimulated…I believe bilateral drawing, guided by a helping professional, is helpful simply as a method of self-regulation. In particular, it can be introduced as a grounding technique because it is a novel, non-threatening yet embodied experience for most individuals…Making marks or gestures on paper with both hands simultaneously also creates an attention shift away from the distressing sensations in the body to a different, action-oriented and self-empowered focus. It capitalizes on the embodied, self-soothing experiences originally observed by Cane almost seven decades ago and takes advantage of the power of “drawing on both sides” to alter one’s own internal rhythms for self-regulation and well-being. ~ Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, Art Therapist
I’ve never seen anything like it…I laughed out loud. ~ Michael Pontacolini, Spoon Magazine Editor
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A Lefty Story Comes With Each Print
They open you up; like letting a crack of light in. I felt them in my heart, playful and light. ~ Cheryl, RN, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Self esteem boosting ~ Los Angeles Times
The world needs more of your kind of clever silliness. ~ Linda Brunker, Sculptor, Ojai
I get totally lost (in an inspirational way) when looking at these. The images have a sense of quirky fun and the colors are so bright, mesmerising and playful, I seem to find another little detail in them each time I look. Your words that accompany them in the eClass are also inspiring and add more depth to the cards and food for thought. Overall they inspire me to want to express myself just as eloquently and fearlessly. ~ Michelle Buckley, Art Therapist, Australia
I absolutely love love love your leftys! They are like illustrated words of kindness and inspiration. ~ Claudine, Occupational Therapist, Phoenix, AZ
You must travel to some secret place when you create them. ~ Jennice Hyden, Acupuncturist, Seattle
Donna aka 'Donnie' posing as a Lefty in Laguna Beach
Left handed people are disproportionately represented in the creative professions - Turning on the right brain is a skill and one that grows stronger the more you work at it. ~ Martha Beck, Oprah Magazine
The leftys are like a breath of fresh air. When I got bogged down in my writing they helped me feel free and playful. They loosened me up and got me creating again. ~ Andrea, Novelist
“Zen-like” ~ Mary Fleener, Cartoonist
"They tickle your mind" ~ Diane DeBaun, Ceramicist
"Everything is just beautiful...And the colors are yummy! Yummy!" ~ Francesca De Grandis, Third Road School, Shaman and best-selling author of Be a Goddess!
"My realtor went crazy and practically tried to take them all!" ~ Kay Ferrell, Mother of Will
"Love your work" ~ Emily Pohl-Weary, Kiss Machine Editor, Author
"Very elegant and refined" ~ Bill Agee, Photographer
"They are and aren't cartoons" ~ Paul Madonna, Artist, Author, Comics Editor
"Thank you for your unique and gently humorous pictures. They will bring smiles to the faces of those using next year's diary" ..."Great to see your quirky, light-hearted pics in the 2016 Moon Diary! I'm going to really enjoy coming to the pages with your art ... It lifts the spirits with it's combination of lightness and profound message." ~ Arafelle Oné & Minerva, Creative Cronies Calendar, Editors, Astrologers, New Zealand
"There is something that is sexual and not sexual all at the same time. It feels very edgy" ~ Lisa Kelly, Lawyer & Director of Education, UAW, Toronto
“They’re so delicate, succinct, playful, refreshing.” ~ Susan Mrosek, Pondering Pool Cards, Artist, Author
“Beauty, colorful, pretty, delicate, Murano glass come to life almost too beautiful to touch…I fall in love with the Klimt-inspired drawing…I am charmed. An aging art snob with a guerilla aesthetic. I flip through card after card and start scheming ways to steal K. Crabbe’s work. Beg her to keep drawing!” ~ Andree LaChapelle, Broken Pencil Magazine
"I think I know all these people!" ~ Susan Ruyle, Dawn Magazine Editor
"Fresh and unpretentious" ~ Denise, Pussy Cat Magazine, Editor
“The Leftys helped me slow down so that I could hear the voice within. The cards and process have a relaxed energy that helped me find my center so that I could organize and create direction in my life.” ~ Ian Iversen, Lightworker
“All the wisdom you need is right there in you and the cards (images) spark your attention to go within where all the good stuff happens.” ~ Rebecca Janes, Spiritual Director
"My dear friend Kathy Crabbe is a Canadian artist living in the desert of Southern California. Her work ranges from the whimsical to the contemporary/abstract. Kathy's art is a group of off-beat and often profound characters drawn by her non-dominant left hand. This artwork asks us to remember the quirkiness of life, the nerds, the wallflowers, the pranksters and the soul-keepers. They are irreverent reminders that we should rail against homogenization, and that uniqueness, awkwardness and outsiderness are quite often the places where wisdom can be found" ~ Tangerine Bolen, Revolution Truth, Executive Director
"Enchantingly graceful, whimsical, playful, witty, gorgeous, unique and sweet-spirited" ~ Esther Essinger, Artist, Author, Activist
Lefty Deck Art Opening at Riverside Art Museum
Kathy: In 2016 I exhibited all 52 original paintings from the deck and some of the stories from the guidebook at the Riverside Art Museum as part of The 52 Project; a 52 week experiment that for me, involved creating every day. I helped folks understand how non dominant hand drawing could help them awaken their intuition and pursue their dreams from a deeper and more aware place within. All the Leftys are collaborative. It's art that is not meant to hang on the wall or sit on the shelf. If is art that is meant to engage people and groups on very deep levels involving sacred play.