Divine Touch

Creating art has been such a healing activity for me again and again. Mingling intuition and intention, the painting below feels like a healing touch for body, heart, and spirit. Maybe it will touch you as well. It was inspired … Continued

Weaving Inspiration & Instinct

Do you have ways that you explore within and then express what you discover? I’ve been weaving together inspiration & instinct through collage, collaboration, and art to create this mixed media painting called “Flowering Weaver.” I hadn’t intended it to coincide … Continued

The Wind of Change

Take me to the Magic of the Moment… on the Wind of Change. This has been the theme song for this new painting! She has taken me on quite a journey and has so much to say. She also insisted … Continued

Harvesting Enough ♡ Harvest Moon Prayers

***** If you’re the type that prefers to skim the headlines, I’ve put a few bold lines for you as highlights, including the prayers that go along with the paintings. If you ‘re more like me and you like the details, … Continued

Impeccable Words

* Note: This blog post was written before moving from the Loving Rd domain/website to Thrive True for technical reasons and before adopting the pen name Julia Ostara (which is just 2 letters different than my married name and sounds … Continued

The Gift of Gratitude

Happy November! <3  This is such a lovely month… when so many take the time to celebrate life with Thanks Giving!  Making the effort to practice gratitude and give thanks is a great way to harvest happiness. 🙂   All the … Continued

Vision, Respect, & Generosity or Crawling Under a Rock!

I felt like crawling under a rock!  Instead, I took a deep breath, reconsidered my motivations and values, and learned a lot.  Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve continued to digest the lessons and the love.  Thankfully, several friends took … Continued

Giving with a Grateful Heart and Art

Delighted to be part of a fabulous group of grateful artists celebrating life through the Art of Gratitude! 🙂 <3 And, I get to GIVE a spot in the course to 2 sweet souls.  I absolutely LOVE being able to pass … Continued

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