“On my last day in art school in 1974, I had a creative awakening. In a moment of playful exploration, I moved my fingertips on a paper towel that was intended to wipe an inked plate. Lifting the towel, I saw childlike scrawls had appeared on the underside from the pressure of my fingertips. I laughed ecstatically with this discovery! I had received a precious gift; a direct mode of expression that fulfilled my longing for a more natural way to draw. I sensed it would also help others open to their creative source. With this realization came a sense of responsibility. Somehow, I would share this process with the world.”
Learn about the simple yet profound process of Touch Drawing. Read stories of how people are using it in a vast range of settings. We provide all the educational media & art materials to start on your own. See my schedule of workshops and learn how you can facilitate Touch Drawing. The Annual Touch Drawing Gathering is the deepest offering of the year.
See a vast array of images in the Galleries. View series that reflect transformative processes, and drawings inspired by leading authors and wisdom keepers of our time. Images are available as fine art prints, ecards, and original art. Consider the possibility of an Inner Portrait created for you, in person or via Skype. Read articles and interviews to get a sense of the context in which my work developed.
Out of thousands of images, I selected 120 for intimate use as SoulCards 1 & 2. All SoulCards are also available as Fine Art Prints & Ecards. Read stories of the many ways people use SoulCards, and purchase your own decks. Do you own online reading right now!
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DEBORAH’S RECENT POSTS
- Standing Strong - This is not an easy image. We are not in easy times. I created this drawing during the Indigenous Day of Action as a part of Break Free Pacific Northwest. I carried my Touch Drawing materials on the three-mile “Procession for Future Generations”. People from read more...
- New Leaf Article Nov 2016 – SoulTouch Coloring Journals - The Next Level of Empowered Creative Engagement From the Creator of SoulCards, Deborah Koff-Chapin In 1995, I took a leap of faith. I published sixty of my drawings as a deck called SoulCards . A big YES resonated through my read more...
- The story behind an image in Opening to Love, a SoulTouch Coloring Journal - The immediacy and spontaneity of Touch Drawing has allowed me to draw in so many settings. Over the years I have developed an overwhelming archive of drawings created during talks by some of the inspiring thought and spirit leaders of read more...
- Women of Wisdom 2016 - The 24th Annual Women of Wisdom Conference February 11-15 This landmark women's spirituality conference has brought together internationally known and regionally loved presenters, cultivating a strong sense of community in the Northwest. I have been drawing for this conference since at read more...