Hey Friend! If we haven’t met yet, I’m Michelle Owenby.

Welcome to Art + Soul!

Art + Soul is my online journal and monthly newsletter where I simply strive to love you well, share my journey and offer sparks for living a more meaningful, soulful life.

On my Art + Soul journey, one particular piece of scripture has continually captured, inspired, and encouraged my soul…

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23

I consider this publication and my art studio to be part of my life Mission and Ministry. God called me to all these things. He called me to redeem the time by being a good steward of my gifts and talents. And, because He is such a good Father, He continues showing me how to use these things to reach others for His kingdom. I just love how He allows us to participate in all He is creating!

A little about me…and You!

I am a child of God. Lover of the stars, the seas, and the mountains.  A wife. A mother. A daughter. A friend. A Southerner. A student of all that intrigues me. A traveler. A muser. A singer of songs. A seeker of truth + knowledge. An artist. A writer. A mentor.

A recent spiritual revelation brought forth a whole new direction to my life; it awakened the parts of me that had been lulled to sleep since my childhood. This has ignited a fire in me that is involuntarily expressed through my artistic work, writing, and The Lovely Crux community, where I mentor women spiritually. The Lord put new purpose, passion and meaning in my life that I simply can't help but respond in gratitude and awe. Any lovely thing that comes from me is only because of His great grace and creativity! 

My hope is that my work may somehow bring a smile, soothe a heart, evoke emotion, and reveal the loveliness around us all if we just squint our eyes a tiny bit. 

Does your hopeful soul need inspiration + encouragement? Are you longing for a simple and significantly illuminated life?  Would you like to awaken and experience joy, peace, freedom, passion, and love in tangible ways?

I want to share something with you:  I was that woman - I still am that woman!  I’ve been on a journey toward those things, and I want to share that with you.

It is my hope, by sharing in this journey, your life is transformed to reveal or remind you of your significance in Christ. I want your longing heart to see the beauty of a surrendered and soulful life. Let’s go there. Together.

If that is meaningful to you and you either see or experience the fruit of my labor, would you consider supporting my ongoing art practice and my life Mission and Ministry to women? There are significant ways you can be part of expanding the kingdom of God and perpetuating goodness in the world. You become a force in the Kingdom alongside me; a sharer and doer of the Word.

What to Expect from Me:

At the beginning of each month, you'll receive The Soulful Series Newsletter. It includes spirit-filled meditations, musings, and makings from my studio. Midway through the month, I send out my Studio Snapshot, which includes links to blog posts, studio projects, updates, and other things to inspire community and connection.

Additionally, you will always get first dibs on new work + studio sales as a subscriber. (And, a sweet signup discount too).

Consider the options below if you’re interested in hearing from me more often.

Some additional ways you can join me:

If you want to join my Christian mentoring community, I would love the opportunity to spur you on in your spiritual growth and have you share in the community of women running the same race as you, including myself!

Consider upgrading your subscription for a weekly Sunday encouragement straight to your inbox…

+The Monthly or Annual Subscription ($5/month or $50/year) which includes the optional Sister Soul Circle bi-weekly encouragement text.

+ The Pray it Forward Subscription ($100/year or the amount of your choice). All the benefits of the monthly/annual subscription plus becoming a patron of my mission & ministry.

+ Support the Prayers in Color Project.

+ Consider purchasing something from my Studio.

+ Share this journey with someone else (and earn Referral points) - If you're like me, you always have a friend you want to bring along with you.

Refer a friend

Regardless of your decision, thank you for allowing me to share this journey with you and thank you for being such a vital part of this beautiful community of soulful people. It’s an honor and privilege for me to serve the Lord in this way, and it wouldn’t happen without people like you! I’m so very grateful.

Also, if you enjoy social channels, I can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. I hope to see you there as well.

Hope to see you inside.



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Spirit-filled meditations, musings + makings from the Michelle Owenby art studio and home to The Lovely Crux spiritual mentoring community.


Artist | Thinking deeply, exploring, connecting, learning, sharing, and Believing.