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Art & Life with Kathy Crabbe

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kathy Crabbe.

Kathy, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
It’s easy to be a creative kid, but much harder to stay that way. At 8 I wanted to be the world’s youngest published author. I told my grandpa my goal in life was to ‘live creatively.’ And I’ve stuck with it. It’s about freedom and good choices. My intuition plays a big part in this. I’ve always listened to my dreams and started a dream journal when I was a teen. Spirituality and healing play a big part in everything I do. I paint because I have to.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
A lot of my work is healing and inspired by my shamanic practice as a soul reader and mentor at the Wise Woman University. When I painted my large Divine Feminine abstracts, I was healing my female side. When I spent 15 years drawing with my non-dominant left hand I was healing my inner child and by publishing this work as the Lefty Oracle Deck I am able to show others how to trust their intuitive self. When I paint outdoors I heal my wild animal self by being very still and observant in nature. My current series titled Her Inner Forest is about being adopted. I have a lot of trauma that I am finally able to process (after 52 years) through storytelling my feelings using imagery and maybe later, with words.

Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
Makes good choices! For example, if you want a partner pick someone that is 100% supportive of you being an artist; someone that understands and respects your work and art in general.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
My work can be purchased on my website at kathycrabbe.com and at lots of stores and galleries listed there too.

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Image Credit:
Lori Ann Beach

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