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 instead of wiping the inked plate. Lifting the towel, I saw childlike scrawls on the underside, created by the pressure of my touch. I laughed ecstatically with this discovery! This was a direct mode of expression that fulfilled my longing for a more natural way to draw. I sensed it was an emergent creative process to be used by others as well. With this realization came a calling to share this process with the world.
This site provides a rich array of resources to help you get started doing Touch Drawing. Check the Event Schedule for online workshops and other offerings. Find SoulCards and Portals of Presence decks, and see hundreds of images in the Galleries. Sign the Mailing List to keep in touch. I welcome the gifts you bring to this creative process. Feel free to contact me.
Card Decks and Coloring Journals
Deborah’s newest card deck, Portals of Presence, her award winning SoulCards 1&2,
and SoulTouch Coloring Journals.
Oracular Experience: PASSING THROUGH THE PORTALS
Penny Lane shares an oracular journey through the Portals of Presence designed by Deborah Koff-Chapin.TAROSOPHIST INTERNATIONAL Experimentation starts with an open mind, without fixing the outcome. We accept the possibility
Tarosophist International: THE PORTALS OF PRESENCE
Deborah Koff-Chapin introduces her deck of Faces drawn from the Subtle Realms We ingest images through our eyes. They enter the body and psyche directly, prior to reflection by the
An interview with Alan Steinfeld of New Realities
Portals of Presence: the Art of Deborah Koff-Chapin – An interview with Alan Steinfeld of New Realities
Women’s Spiritual Leadership for the 21st Century
Women spiritual leaders are emerging more prominently than ever before across the major religions and spiritual traditions of the world. This auspicious trend is gradually eroding long-standing oppression of women’s
Published in Esotoracle with David Spangler
An enlivening experience of the new deck by the creator of SoulCards Deborah Koff-Chapin, with David Spangler Open your eyes and bring your attention to your environment. You might walk