Street Painting Festival was a great success
painted castle scene I did express
that birthday party ended swell
I painted it by myself.
Tons of people passing by
sun shining brightly in the sky.
My back and shoulders did get burned,
spray sunscreen every 90 minutes I did learn
friends brought me water for concerned.
All in all the festival was great
Talked to an Italian guy with tattooed arms
he hung around but meant no harm.
He stood by me and talked and talked
as I painted scene with colored chalk.
Coloring books I gave out some for free
others sold at Stuart Rooney’s
on table by door.
All in all the show was great
next year I can’t wait
for then I will paint
a totally different funny scene
Make it more of palm trees.
Written by Suzae Chevalier March 3, 2011
updated on March 6 ,2019
Click, click Allen’s camera goes
he clicks away as I pose…
At the Hazelden Art Show
I had on display my inspirational poems.
Allen interviewed me back in 1999
he asked me about my books I was working on at the time.
Allen invited me down to the Sunshine state
he introduced me to artist at the ‘Hut’ which was great!
introducing me to artists like Alan, Jack Barry and Harry
Allen took photographs of party very merry!
Allen recorded me one day in the quaint Lake Worth town
with artist Harvey who had fun going around.
Allen then had dark hair with a new style-
I found this photograph of him and it brought me a smile.
I just saw Allen on Thanksgiving this year
Allen again who was full of good cheer.
Thanks Allen for being a friend with a playful soul-
I look forward to more of your fun photos that glow!
For it has stories to be told one is about Al Capone.
He stayed with his gang on one of the floors
betting on a team that would have a top score.
Betting on a boxing match
that was played in Chicago
little did anyone literally know.
Many years later I would paint on the sidewalk
I was happy and filled with pride.
I was a rogue artist that did not give up–
even when they said there was no more spots.
Now this year the
Hummingbird hotel will be reopened
Thank you Winston
for sharing what you know
and letting be in the Street Painting show.
Written by Suzae Chevalier on February 21, 2011
Jack Barry who was born on April 17th
Born a day before and did succeed–
He was a great friend and artist indeed.
He took me to lunch when I first came
To the “Artist Hut”.
Yes, Jack had a studio in Flamingo Park
Next to railroad tracks where dogs always barked.
He did all kinds of style painting–
Fresco he was known for—
I have his one big painting by my door.
He was a great storyteller and a U.S. Vet-
He had a very interesting life of all the people
I have met.
I inherited his butterfly necklace people do see–
When I wear it around my neck all sparkly.
Thanks Jack for being a friend to me.
Written by Suzae Chevalier on April 30, 2015
Poem Dedicated to Jack Barry
April 17, 1948- Aug. 7, 2013
Brenda who I saw in Star Bucks one day
is the most creative photographer who
and took a lot of great photos that glow.
I sat in birthday chair with glow in the dark lights–
Brenda knew how to photograph me just right.
Brenda is a sweetheart who has a big heart
her professional photos of me set her apart.
I wish you the best Brenda in your photography career
you have a lot of talent which is very debonair!
Written on April 3, 2011
Bright colored flowers start to bloom
with colored chalk in the activity room.
Residents use chalk to paint their flowers
that come to life–
I place strings at top of painting like a kite.
There finished chalk art hangs on their walls–
they are happy I shared my chalk–
they had a ball.
Written by Suzae Chevalier on April 17th 2015
Maryanne Webber Gallery is on Lurcerne Ave.
featuring fine American crafts
one of a kind jewelry and art glass.
Her gallery represents Florida artists and artists from around the USA
she has been open since 1990 and is very successful till this day.
Her gallery also has metal sculptures
hand silks and wearable art
her gallery represents Joan Edelstein
her Arts & Passion Scarf.
She also has sculptures made of clay
one of a kind and handmade.
Her gallery displays original Blue Vase of Elodie Holmes
a beautiful sculptured piece to cherish in your home.
Also you will find a one of a kind Zip 20 Clock
by David Scherer Designs.
Home accessories that I find colorful and bright
is hand painted Tropical Wine Glasses by Leslie Millar to drink wine at night.
Maryanne’s gallery is open Monday through Friday
10 till 5 and Saturday 10 to 4–
make sure you stop by and see
what unique gifts her gallery has in store.
Written by Suzae Chevalier on November 12,2011
Maryanne runs the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival
She does a great job, she is really on the ball.
I have visited her gallery, she has not only paintings but jewelry.
She also has objects made of clay, she crafts of all kinds to brighten your day.
Now she has a website on the net, she has one of a kind art that you can get.
Thank you Maryanne for promoting artists so
Thank you for having me in the Lake Street Painting Festival
I will give you one of my children’s books that really does glow.
Written by Suzae Chevalier on August 25, 2011
Austrian actor comes to the U.S.,
who would of guessed, he would be such a success.
Living in South Beach since 1988, he has lots of stories to tell–
— his life was great!
Now he’s sixty five, and still living in the sunshine
sipping his beer or wine, reminiscing while passing the time.
Reminiscing of his black cat, his black cat was so divine.
Black cat in all his paintings even on his ceiling of his condo
cat brings his paintings humor with a “special glow”.
Also sold painting to Arnold Schwarzenegger
another Austrian actor I thought you should know.
Written by Suzae Chevalier on April 25,2011
I remember hearing a voice,
“go down this road” was the choice.
Road 42nd Street West in south Minneapolis.
Great visual artist I would meet,
She drew wild life animals detailed and neat.
Nancy Waller was her name,
she drew endangered species
to help bring about awareness and change.
she was the best artist I loved her most of all,
she went to her see her at the museum,
took photos with her that where very pleasing.
I was happy for Nancy designed,
coloring books as cute and fine.
Nancy got my books off to a great start,
she inspired me and has a pure heart.
Thank you Nancy for inspiration and passion too,
you’re a great artist, through and through.
Written by Suzae Chevalier on September 19, 2011
updated on March 6, 2019