Archive for the ‘Imagination’ Category

As the sun shines upon me today through the rather dirty windowpane, I feel a new freshness and promise.  There’s lots to be done (not the least of which is window washing), lots to be finished, and lots of opportunities out there.  A new page in my life journal waits to be written upon.  More paintings to paint, more poetry to write:  more, more, more!

I note that 2018 is an 11 numerologically, the number for illumination, inspiration, and enlightenment.  (I read heaps of pages, and have put excerpts in italics, with links at the bottom of this page.)  For me specifically, it’s a year to explore and emphasize my creativity and spiritual gifts.

“It is the Master Teacher, featuring illumination, enlightenment, inspirational, idealism, intuitive, psychic abilities, channelling, poetry, art/artistic, symbols, expression, dreamer, revolution, drugs, alternate consciousness, mysticism, catalyst, prisoner, prophet, celebrity, highly energized, radical, sensitive, visionary, enthusiastic, creative/creativity.”


“The word ‘Shambhala’ resonates to the Master Number 11 in numerology… and is the perfect word to help us embrace the greater potential of our Universal 11 Year.

Shambhala is a Sanskrit word that roughly translates to a place of peace, tranquility & happiness. Each of us has the FREEDOM in our hearts/minds to choose to experience Heaven here on Earth, a place of Shambhala. We have the choice to live our lives being kind to one another, to live in harmony with the Earth and in service to something greater than us.

Our Universal 11 Year is our wakeup call to remember Shambhala, to remember how beautiful the world feels when we experience our lives through our hearts and how when we choose to create Shambhala in everything we do we awaken the best in ourselves and inspire others to do the same.”


“2018 will be a great year of illumination of self and others. This year is full of optimism and hope. It is a place for new ways to begin, new shifts to occur on a level like never before. The 11 year is a powerful year for relationships, standing together in business, love or collaboration with others. This year many like minded people will work together for the greater cause of humanity and unity.

It is truly an extraordinary time to be on the planet. We are witnesses to change that has never been seen here before.

Stand tall in 2018. Know you are a beautiful light. Know you have the wisdom within to make change. Know you are supported by great love. Know that we are all moving to a space and time of peace, compassion and kindness. Know that you know.”

And for me, born in 1954, I have a life path number of 3.  In 2018, this brings a strong vibration for my creativity and intuition and helping.  Hm.  Lots of work to be done.


“This is a year to really get your ideas, thoughts, and feelings out there. If you’ve been thinking of writing a book or starting a blog or even taking up regular journalling, this is going to be the perfect year to start. You are really going to be encouraged this year to share your truth and to connect to that intuitive voice within. It is also a good year to do anything creative, or anything that allows you to express your true self. Finding your truth and speaking your truth are all going to be strong themes for you this year. You may also have to open your eyes to the truth if you have been avoiding things and really learn how to trust your intuition. This is a very powerful year for you and will really help you to strengthen your intuition.”


The Ruler:

Silver, glossy white, black, violet

Platinum, silver, mother of pearl

Guardian/Archangel Angel:
Archangel Uriel  
Uplifting and inspirational, Uriel guides you to the truth and nurtures balance.

Astrological Equivalent:

Tarot Card:









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I am excited and thrilled beyond belief to be chosen as one of the 26 artists to be part of the Anvil Centre’s inaugural opening!Love_Loss_Loyalty_Posterweb

Other Goodbyes

Watercolour, 8 x 10
by Julia Schoennagel
31 July 2014

About this painting: I’ve always loved Claude Detloff’s powerful photograph of the The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles) marching down Eighth Street in 1940, and often thought over the years that someday something special would be made of it. Knowing that this mustering of troops happened in New Westminster somehow brings history to life, making it real, touching us all, because these people lived right here in this small city, and all played no small part in the war. This was not some remote incident happening in a far-off country.

While the Bernard family’s heartache has been forever suspended in time, whenever I look at the photograph I can’t help wondering about the many other soldiers. Who were they? What were their names? Was this the last time they were seen by their loved ones? Did they come home, whole and safe? What happened to their children and pets? And so my painting evolved—the Bernards fade into the background as another wife and daughter and beloved puppy say goodbye to the most important man in their lives.

Love, loss, and loyalty belong to everyone.

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I’m thrilled to present my solo exhibition and you are invited!

There’s Poetry in Nature

Watercolours reflecting
the serenity of nature

June 1 to 30, 2012
at the
New Westminster Public Library
716 6th Avenue • New Westminster

Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday (except holiday weekends)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Purchases can be arranged by contacting the artist.

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