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Getting closer to launch

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The 12/10 "go live" date is almost here and I'm about 80% done with the changes to this website and the new one, as well as trying to work on new images to put out on the PIXEL website.  I think the next 2 days are going to be extremely busy.   The only thing I really wish I had to add to the new website are new paintings.  Perhaps they will be ready by 1/01/23. My creative time hasn't been what it should be.  Life is a little chaotic at the moment and I find it difficult to focus on artsy things when my heart is troubled.  This is something that I need to lay at Jesus' feet since stress and mess are a "given" in this life.  I am thankful that this season will pass and that I will be much better for it.  Seasons of life often seem so permanent, and that is a key deception tactic that the enemy of our souls likes to use when he attacks our minds: "this won't change, nothing gets better, you're failing, just give up, etc."  But God.  God

Artsy fartsy plans 😊

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HAPPY Wednesday!! Now that the date (12/10) for the new website going live is fast approaching, I am finalizing my plans for the future of this website and wanted to see about getting your feedback too.   You can comment below or email me at mdm123@ymail.com to share your thoughts/opinions. Art Blog ideas that I'm pondering: 1) 1 post a month detailing the "why" behind the art.  (Image Synopsis) 2) 1 post per month for autobiographical stories.   Life experiences tend to show up in my compositions occasionally, so maybe some background info would help viewers go deeper within certain works for contemplation.   ???  3) 1 post per month to spotlight an artist that I follow on Instagram.   4) Do a combo of 1 & 2 per month 5) Do a combo of 2 and 3 per month 6) Do a combo of 2 and alternate between 1 and 3 per month.  That would be 6 image synopsis posts a year and 6 artist spotlight posts a year. Personally, I like #6 the most and think it offers me a little more flexibil

New Website Update

HAPPY Saturday!!! Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is on the way.   😁 I hope you had a great time with friends and family.  I am so thankful to have survived the year so far.  It has been one of the most challenging years ever and I am so looking forward to celebrating the closure of 2022 and the arrival of 2023.   Things are moving along well with the new website, so my target completion date is 12/10. As I copy over info from this website/blog, I have to decide what to leave on this site.  I think a few pages may be deleted, but I do plan to continue on with the blog, just need to plan out how often to do posts so that I can stay somewhat on a schedule.    * All images on this website are © by Michelle McSpadden, and may not becopied or used in any way without permission.

New Website Launch Date

HAPPY Saturday!! So.....the search for a paypal replacement hasn't been all that great.  Don't you wish companies would go back to focusing on their product and making it more excellent than going "woke" and trying to fix the world.   ???     Surely, we need a fresh wave of deep love and forgiveness to sweep through our nation, but that is a soul issue, not a paypal issue.  Hmmm....so much going on these days.  I am working towards the new website being ready in early December. If you are looking for some great teaching, here are some links that I listen to as I'm working around the house and in the art room.   Divine Council Intro Dr. Michael S. Heiser - YouTube Michael Heiser - What is the True Meaning of the Gospel? - YouTube Dr. Mike Heiser constantly delivers wonderful teaching and revelation to help the church grow in faith and be better image bearers for God.  His book The Unseen Realm is life changing and I'm on my 3rd read/listen through right now. 

Delays and such ...

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My new website is still under construction.  As I was getting ready to create the online store, PayPal went woke and was talking about fining people up to $2500 for misinformation.       WHAT???      Isn't PayPal supposed be an ecommerce payment platform?   Now they want to dictate what content somebody might have on their own website.      Pure craziness.       I have heard they are trying to back peddle this mess, but it just makes me a little uneasy.  I plan to be researching other online payment options, so I am hoping to be up and running by mid November. In the meantime....  I have started a few new paintings and have attached one that is in progress.   * I try my best to have the photos match the original artworks as exactly as possible, but colors may vary from monitor to monitor. * All images on this website are © by Michelle McSpadden, and may not be copied or used in any way without permission.

New Website Coming Soon!

I'm working on a new website these days...Hoping to have everything ready by June 2022; pray for me!  * All images on this website are © by Michelle McSpadden and may not be copied or used in any way without permission.

2021 is HERE!!

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HAPPY New Year!! I am so happy for a fresh new year, how about you?   2021 has started off with a major change.  At the end of the month I will be moving about 20 minutes from where I live right now.  My sister started having health issues last fall, so she moved in with me so that I can help manage her medical care.  I have lived alone for MANY years, so it's been quite the experience learning to share my space.  I guess one thing I miss the most is my quiet/creative time, but I should be able to get some of that back once the move is done and I get settled in.  : ) I have posted the last of the 2020 heartworks today on the Gallery page.  Here are a few of them: Here are a few 5x7 heartworks that were completed this week. * Please see the Gallery page for the availability and price of originals. * I try my best to have the photos match the original artworks as exactly as possible, but colors may vary from monitor to monitor. * All images on this website are © by Michelle Mc

!! MEGA Christmas Sale !!

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Merry Christmas Yall ~ Tis the season for sharing love and art! Give your friends and family something unique this year with the Buy O ne Get One sale! From 12/05/20 - 12/12/20 b uy one 5x7 heartwork ($25.00) and get another one FREE!   The available paintings are on the GALLERY page, or you can click here: https://www.michellemcspadden.com/p/available-paintings.html   * All images on this website are © by Michelle McSpadden, and may not be copied or used in any way without permission.

New Paintings

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Here are a few 5x7 heartworks that were completed recently.   * Please see the Gallery page for the availability and price of originals. * I try my best to have the photos match the original artworks as exactly as possible, but colors may vary from monitor to monitor.  * All images on this website are © by Michelle McSpadden, and may not be copied or used in any way without permission.

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5 x 7 watercolor & ink on paper available for $25.00 (includes shipping in the continental US)  Please let me know if you would like to add this painting to your fine art collection and I can send you a secure Paypal invoice via email. My e-address is mdm123@ymail.com (not gmail)   * I try my best to have the photos match the original artworks as exactly as possible, but colors may vary from monitor to monitor.   ** All images on this website are © by Michelle McSpadden, and may not be copied or used in any way without expressed written permission

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5 x 7 watercolor & ink on paper available for $25.00 (includes shipping in the continental US)  Please let me know if you would like to add this painting to your fine art collection and I can send you a secure Paypal invoice via email.   My e-address is mdm123@ymail.com (not gmail)   * I try my best to have the photos match the original artworks as exactly as possible, but colors may vary from monitor to monitor.   ** All images on this website are © by Michelle McSpadden, and may not be copied or used in any way without expressed written permission

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5 x 7 watercolor & ink on paper available for $25.00 (includes shipping in the continental US)  Please let me know if you would like to add this painting to your fine art collection and I can send you a secure Paypal invoice via email.  My e-address is mdm123@ymail.com (not gmail)  * I try my best to have the photos match the original artworks as exactly as possible, but colors may vary from monitor to monitor.   ** All images on this website are © by Michelle McSpadden, and may not be copied or used in any way without expressed written permission

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5 x 7 watercolor & ink on paper available for $25.00 (includes shipping in the continental US)  Please let me know if you would like to add this painting to your fine art collection and I can send you a secure Paypal invoice via email.  My e-address is mdm123@ymail.com (not gmail)   * I try my best to have the photos match the original artworks as exactly as possible, but colors may vary from monitor to monitor.     ** All images on this website are © by Michelle McSpadden, and may not be copied or used in any way without expressed written permission

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5 x 7 watercolor & ink on paper available for $25.00 (includes shipping in the continental US)  Please let me know if you would like to add this painting to your fine art collection and I can send you a secure Paypal invoice via email.  My e-address is mdm123@ymail.com (not gmail)   * I try my best to have the photos match the original artworks as exactly as possible, but colors may vary from monitor to monitor.   ** All images on this website are © by Michelle McSpadden, and may not be copied or used in any way without expressed written permission