Muchness

“‎You’re not the same as you were before,” he said. You were much more… muchier… you’ve lost your muchness.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Have you ever felt that way? I’ve totally been there! I’ve felt lost and adrift trying … Continued

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

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

Mothering Nature

May Mother’s Day be filled with love, hugs, and holding hands.♡  A lady on a ferry in the San Juan Islands last year shared with me her realization that since her mom’s recent death, she must now mother herself.  It … 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

May Blessings Bloom

May Blessings Bloom! <3 My primary words/sentiment for 2016 is “trust grace” which has become a prayer/blessing of sorts: trust grace, reverence, and delight. I always have a hard time choosing just 1 word for a year so the roses … Continued

Art of Gratitude * Featured Artist Interview * Julia Alter

So thrilled to be Celebrating Life & the Art of Gratitude with 8 other lovely artists. I’ll be featuring an interview and info about each artist’s creative projects leading up to the start of the e-course on October 4th.  Julia … Continued

Learning with the hands, the head and the heart

Wow, what a full week working on 2 online art courses, embracing vulnerability, acknowledging imperfection, pushing through disappointment, seeking to find a playful, free attitude towards creativity, and learning lots of new techniques and supplies! As guided by my word … Continued

Solstice Heartlight Angel

The winter solstice symbolizes coming out of the darkness and into the light as the darkest day of the year passes. This angel is meant to celebrate the change and the coming of brighter days. She holds a seed representing … Continued

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