Getting in the Holiday Spirit

Creation of my Christmas painting is underway.  Here's part of the outline for it. While it may appear to be somewhat religious from this snippet, that's not the concept I came up with for the piece. Though compared to my other Christmas themed works I'll say this would be the most 'religious' and probably the closest I'll ever get. 

And, yes, once I'm done I'll be making holiday cards of it. That's why I'm hoping to get it done this week.

NEW: Create A Customer Account!

I'm excited that this feature is finally available. It's one of the things I missed when I switched from my old site. 

You can now create a Customer Account! You can create one anytime using the "Sign In" link on the menu bar above, or the next time you place an order. 

With an account you have the option to securely save your credit card payment information as well as your shipping address for an easier checkout process

You don't HAVE to create an account, you can still place an order as a 'guest'. But with an account, once you're logged in you can:

  • View your orders*
  • Keep items in your shopping cart**
  • Add and update billing information
  • Add and update shipping address
  • Update your name and password

Have trouble remembering passwords...no problem, there's an autobot standing by to send you a reset link, just click on 'forgot password'. 

*Only orders placed while logged in will be visible. 'Guest' orders, even if you use the same email address as your Customer Account, will not be included. 

**Placing items in a shopping cart does not HOLD their availability or price for the next time you visit. 

 

New Item!

Make a bold splash with my "Bath Time" shower curtain!  Available for a limited time only (until Christmas?)

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Bath Time (Shower Curtain)
99.00

Available for a limited time only!

Shower curtain featuring Michael's painting "Bath Time".

  • 71" wide x 74" tall.
  • 100% polyester.
  • 12 top holes for standard shower curtain rings. Rings & liner not included.

Additional shipping time might be required for this item.  

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PayPal...not my pal.

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Occasionally a customer will ask if I accept PayPal (I do not). I know many people use the service, and have never had an issue. I once was one of those people, but that was over a decade ago. Perhaps buyers are treated better than sellers. 

Anyway, I've talked about what happened before, so I don't want to get into it. But the gist of what turned me off of them was their horrendous customer treatment, and their Terms of Service stating one thing yet doing another. That's why I DO NOT TRUST THEM. So I steered clear of them for many years. I got my own merchant account, which was better in the long run because I escaped from PayPal's high fees. Yet, over the years I've wondered if they've changed, even had weak moments of thinking about giving them another shot. Then last year I made a purchase, and even though I didn't have or use PayPal myself, the merchant used his PayPal account to charge my credit card. Ended up getting ripped off to the tune of $10,000. I know, it wasn't PayPal that did the ripping off, I understand these things happen. But, while my own credit card company investigated and cleared the fraudulent charges, PayPal was of absolutely no help at all, it's as if they couldn't be bothered. So to the dismay of a few potential customers who only shop online under the guise of PayPal protection, I have reconfirmed my decisions to never employ their service. Sorry. 

It surprises me that some companies ONLY offer PayPal as a form of payment. I recently encountered one of those artist sites that allows the artist to upload his work while they print it, market it, and sell it on all sorts of products. The companies only method of paying the artists is through PayPal. WTF? 

Like I said, many people use it, many people have never had a problem, but many others have. The Better Business Bureau only gives PayPal 3½ out of 5 stars. I don't usually buy stuff on Amazon unless it has at least 4 stars, and that's for a pair of socks...which I can return. But PayPal is handling your money with access to your bank account and they only have 3½ stars, that's 70%...a C minus. 

They're Here!

The 2018 Calendars have arrived. Save $2 today through Friday 9/22!

2018 Collectible Calendar
20.95

11" x 8½" (11" x 17" when open)

13 of Michael's works appear in this 12 month calendar. Each calendar purchased through the website is hand signed.

Major holidays, Full Moons and important dates in GLBT history are noted.

 

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2017 Hallowe'en Painting & Prints

Davy Jones, according to literature, is the fiend that presides over all the evil spirits of the deep. Davy Jones' Locker is the bottom of the sea where you'll find the remains of shipwrecks and drowned sailors. So combining my Halloween sea monster with my penchant of hot men in gym showers, I came up with Davy Jones' Locker Room.  

The original and prints will be available at the special new release price through Sunday 9/17.

Davy Jones Locker Room
from 37.00

Original is available for purchase
18" x 24" (46 cm x 61 cm) pastel on pastel paper

Giclée Prints
13 very limited edition Gallery prints
31 very limited edition Studio prints
open edition Portfolio prints
additional information about my giclée prints

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