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!

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

A little about me…and You!

I am a child of God. Lover of the stars, the seas + 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 writing,  my artistic work, spiritual mentoring + The Lovely Crux community. The Lord put new purpose, passion + meaning in my life that I simply can't help but respond in gratitude + awe. Any lovely thing that comes from me is only because of His great grace + creativity! 

My hope is that my work may somehow bring a smile, soothe a heart, evoke emotion + 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 + significantly illuminated life?  Would you like to awaken + experience joy, peace, freedom, passion + 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 + 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 + 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 + perpetuating goodness in the world. You become a force in the Kingdom alongside me; a sharer + doer of the Word.

What to Expect from Me:

On the 1st of each month, you’ll receive The Soulful Series Newsletter for free. It includes spirit-filled meditations, musings + makings from my studio. There is an encouraging theme to each month's communication to inspire community + connection. Additionally, as a subscriber, you will always get first dibs on new work + studio sales. (And, a sweet signup discount too).

If you’re interested in hearing from me more often, consider more options below.

Here are some additional ways you can join me:

Consider upgrading your subscription…

+The Monthly or Annual Subscription ($5/month or $50/year)

+ The Pray it Forward Subscription ($100/year or your choice)

+ 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

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

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

Hope to see you inside.



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Spirit-Filled Meditations, Musings + Makings from the Michelle Owenby Design Studio


Michelle Owenby

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