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"and I Dreamed I Was Flying" c. Susan Kubes, 2019, alcohol ink on YUPO.  I really have been blessed with the most beauti...
11/25/2022

"and I Dreamed I Was Flying" c. Susan Kubes, 2019, alcohol ink on YUPO. I really have been blessed with the most beautiful dreams, and sometimes I can remember them. If you have beautiful dreams, I'd love to see your interpretation of them, especially from all of my artist friends, who will know I seldom use brushes, and none were sacrificed in the making of this painting.

11/24/2022
11/24/2022

Why are you thankful this Thanksgiving? I am thankful for life, for my wonderful family, for living in beautiful Florida, for all of my amazing, kind, supportive, and talented friends. Thankful that I can still paint, still have the opportunity to share my work with the world in so many places, still feel useful and productive. Thankful for the great folks at ArtLifting, who are doing the heavy lifting and letting me do the fun stuff of painting. Thankful for my husband who helps, encourages, and continues to surround me with love and laughter. Thankful that in difficult times, we have enough.
God always provides, even when we haven't thought to ask... He knows what we need. We are wishing all who read this, a very happy Thanksgiving! May you always have enough, and may your path be strewn with blessings. May there always be bright colors in your life, and may the light of love always stream through your doorway. Have a wonderful day!

Why are you thankful this Thanksgiving?  I am thankful for life, for my wonderful family, for living in beautiful Florid...
11/23/2022

Why are you thankful this Thanksgiving? I am thankful for life, for my wonderful family, for living in beautiful Florida, for all of my amazing, kind, supportive, and talented friends. Thankful that I can still paint, still have the opportunity to share my work with the world in so many places, still feel useful and productive. Thankful for the great folks at ArtLifting, who are doing the heavy lifting and letting me do the fun stuff of painting. Thankful for my husband who helps, encourages, and continues to surround me with love and laughter. Thankful that in difficult times, we have enough.
God always provides, even when we haven't thought to ask... He knows what we need. We are wishing all who read this, a very happy Thanksgiving! May you always have enough, and may your path be strewn with blessings. May there always be bright colors in your life, and may the light of love always stream through your doorway. Have a wonderful day!

Amazing, heartwarming story behind this well loved book!
11/22/2022

Amazing, heartwarming story behind this well loved book!

Wow, I had no idea about the origin story of Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer! If you aren't familiar with it either, read below:

As the holiday season of 1938 came to Chicago, Bob May wasn’t feeling much comfort or joy. A 34-year-old ad writer for Montgomery Ward, May was exhausted and nearly broke. His wife, Evelyn, was bedridden, on the losing end of a two-year battle with cancer. This left Bob to look after their four-year old-daughter, Barbara.

One night, Barbara asked her father, “Why isn’t my mommy like everybody else’s mommy?” As he struggled to answer his daughter’s question, Bob remembered the pain of his own childhood. A small, sickly boy, he was constantly picked on and called names. But he wanted to give his daughter hope, and show her that being different was nothing to be ashamed of. More than that, he wanted her to know that he loved her and would always take care of her. So he began to spin a tale about a reindeer with a bright red nose who found a special place on Santa’s team. Barbara loved the story so much that she made her father tell it every night before bedtime. As he did, it grew more elaborate. Because he couldn’t afford to buy his daughter a gift for Christmas, Bob decided to turn the story into a homemade picture book.

In early December, Bob’s wife died. Though he was heartbroken, he kept working on the book for his daughter. A few days before Christmas, he reluctantly attended a company party at Montgomery Ward. His co-workers encouraged him to share the story he’d written. After he read it, there was a standing ovation. Everyone wanted copies of their own. Montgomery Ward bought the rights to the book from their debt-ridden employee. Over the next six years, at Christmas, they gave away six million copies of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to shoppers. Every major publishing house in the country was making offers to obtain the book. In an incredible display of good will, the head of the department store returned all rights to Bob May. Four years later, Rudolph had made him into a millionaire.

Now remarried with a growing family, May felt blessed by his good fortune. But there was more to come. His brother-in-law, a successful songwriter named Johnny Marks, set the uplifting story to music. The song was pitched to artists from Bing Crosby on down. They all passed. Finally, Marks approached Gene Autry. The cowboy star had scored a holiday hit with “Here Comes Santa Claus” a few years before. Like the others, Autry wasn’t impressed with the song about the misfit reindeer. Marks begged him to give it a second listen. Autry played it for his wife, Ina. She was so touched by the line “They wouldn’t let poor Rudolph play in any reindeer games” that she insisted her husband record the tune.

Within a few years, it had become the second best-selling Christmas song ever, right behind “White Christmas.” Since then, Rudolph has come to life in TV specials, cartoons, movies, toys, games, coloring books, greeting cards and even a Ringling Bros. circus act. The little red-nosed reindeer dreamed up by Bob May and immortalized in song by Johnny Marks has come to symbolize Christmas as much as Santa Claus, evergreen trees and presents. As the last line of the song says, “He’ll go down in history.”
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This is exquisite!  I could look at it all day!
11/13/2022

This is exquisite! I could look at it all day!

Art by Robert Wood

Timeline photos
11/12/2022

Timeline photos

On 11-11 at exactly 11:11 am, every Veterans Day, the sun aligns perfectly with the Anthem Veteran’s Memorial in Arizona to shine through the ellipses of the five marble pillars representing each branch of the Armed Forces, illuminating The Great Seal of the United States!

11/12/2022

THANK YOU...To all those who have served, and those who continue to serve… Happy Veterans Day!

11/12/2022
11/11/2022

Saturn captured just 30 minutes before sunset 🌇 🪐

Image credit: GP_011 on Twitter

11/10/2022

Dragonfly covered in raindrops.

11/10/2022
11/05/2022
11/03/2022

Willie WISDOM.

Such a wonderful memory, one of many enjoyed with our friends at VSA of FL  now called ARTS4ALL FL.  We made so many gre...
10/23/2022

Such a wonderful memory, one of many enjoyed with our friends at VSA of FL now called ARTS4ALL FL. We made so many great friends at Eckerd College, and I owe a lot of my success as an artist to my experiences and opportunites provided by ARTS4ALL. Special thanks to Sandra Sroka for her excellent work with this organization helping artists with disabilities, and thanks to my good friend, Lora Duguay for leading me to this path.

Eckerd College-Lewis House Showcases VSA Florida Exhibition!

Eleven VSA Florida Visual Artists have over thirty pieces of artwork on exhibition at Lewis House, located on the beautiful waterfront campus of Eckerd College. Featured in the "Creativity is Boundless" exhibition is Jack Beverland (Mr. B), Pamela Davis, Doris Bonaparte, Lisa Deneka, Lora Duguay, Izzy Gonzales, Cheryl KinderKnecht, Susan Kubes, Ed LaChall, Eric Nelson, and Margaret Zabor. Also pictured: Sandra Sroka, VSA Florida Adult Program Coordinator

10/22/2022

Built in 1982, the Cape Romano Dome Houses sat on stilts 300 feet off Cape Romano Island.

When Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992, it destroyed the interior making the home no longer habitable.

The houses suffered another blow when Hurricane Irma caused two of the six domes to fall into the water in 2017.

Just last month, Hurricane Ian issued the final casualty, leaving only some of the pilings standing above water.

In 2014, when Clyde heard about these homes no longer standing on dry land, he had to go and see for himself.

The fact that they are on a remote island made them seem both futuristic and retro at the same time – and very much out of place.

Now that the beach has eroded out from under the houses, they seemed even more strange.

Have you seen this unique home? What is your favorite memory of it?

CAPE ROMANO DOME HOUSES 5 © 2014 |
Barrier Island, Gulf Coast | Learn more: https://bit.ly/3yY5Vgz

10/20/2022
10/19/2022
10/19/2022

Not wrong. 🚓 👮‍♀️

10/19/2022

You’ve been through a thousand things in your life people don’t even know about.
You’ve experienced things that shook you, changed you, broke you, built you and taught you to be stronger than you ever thought you had the ability to be. And you are who you are for all of it.
So the next time someone judges you based on a small part of what they see and how they interpret that, remember who you are, remember how much you’ve overcome and smile and keep walking because you don’t have a single thing to prove to anyone else.
You’ve already proved so much to yourself who muddled through storms that people didn’t see because of how
well you carried yourself .
Keep Smiling
Keep Walking
Keep Shining ..

~ Unknown ~

Artist Credit : Christian Schloe
https://www.facebook.com/ChristianSchloeDigitalArt/

10/17/2022

Sometime in the late 40’s, before either man was famous, Frank Sinatra appeared in a theater in New York. After his show he went to Harlem to see the Will Maston Trio led by a young Sammy Davis Jr. Frank was blown away by Sammy’s talent and after the show he asked Sammy to come see his show.
A week goes by. No Sammy. Sinatra went back to Harlem to see the Will Maston Trio again and asked. Sammy why he didn’t show. Sammy said he was there but they wouldn’t let him in. Frank stormed back to the theater, tore up his contract in front of them, and never performed there again. That would be a common theme during the course of their friendship and careers. When Sammy wasn’t allowed to play at the Copacabana, Frank wouldn’t play there either.
When Sammy was refused a Las Vegas hotel room, Frank said, “Give him my room!” After Sammy’s car accident where he lost his eye, it was Sinatra who paid all his medical bills. After 5 decades and 40 years of performing together, a reporter once asked Frank why he was always so charitable to Sammy. Frank responded in three words, “He’s my brother.”
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10/17/2022

As Clyde stood in the water, waiting for the right light to take this photograph, he was suddenly petrified to see what looked like a torpedo coming toward him!

He thought a gator was heading, full speed, toward him and wondered what he could do.

When the wake finally reached him, it turned out to be a playful otter!

Boy, was he relieved!

He swam around Clyde in a curious fashion, and then went on his way.

TRAPPER NELSON © 1989 | Jupiter, FL

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3m9Gx0P

10/17/2022
10/17/2022

Sunset Through A Wave, USA

10/17/2022

At birth we board the train and meet our parents , and we believe they will always travel by our side .
As time goes by , other people will board the train , and they will be significant , i.e. our siblings , friends , children , and even the love of your life .
However , at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone .
Others will step down over time and leave a permanent vacuum .
Some , however , will go so unnoticed that we don't realise they've vacated their seats .
The train ride will be full of joy , sorrow , fantasy , expectations , hellos , goodbyes and farewells .
Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves .
The mystery to everyone is , We do not know at which station we , ourselves will step down .
So we must live in the best way , love. forgive and offer the best of who we are .
It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life .
I wish you all a joyful journey ...

~ Unknown author ~

Artist Credit : Martyna Maczka

10/17/2022

Always liked Morgan Freeman but he is officially now my favorite actor 🐝

10/17/2022

A composite photo of the position and phases of the moon over 28 days, each photo taken at the same exact location each day.

10/17/2022

”Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons.”
— Denzel Washington

Thanks so much to our friends in Largo, FL for purchasing Reef 3 on Fine Art America today, may it give you enjoymentfor...
10/27/2019

Thanks so much to our friends in Largo, FL for purchasing Reef 3 on Fine Art America today, may it give you enjoyment
for years to come!

Many thanks to the buyers of Rocky Slopes on canvas, on Fine Art America today!
10/27/2019

Many thanks to the buyers of Rocky Slopes on canvas, on Fine Art America today!

FLIGHT ..Acrylic by Susan Kubes honoring my friend and fellow ARTS4ALL artist Lora Duguay..it was meant to highlight her...
07/05/2019

FLIGHT ..Acrylic by Susan Kubes honoring my friend and fellow ARTS4ALL artist Lora Duguay..it was meant to highlight her grace, beauty, warmth and energy! She has taught me so much! This was with Sandra Sroka in 2016 at the Tampa Mayor's Alliance Luncheon.
ARTS4ALL, formerly VSAFL, has given me so much guidance and so many opportunities, friendships and great memories.
If you are an artist living with a disability, I highly recommend that you check out this organization.

06/30/2019

Thanks to everyone who liked my page, we had 200 likes..WOW!

REBIRTH..alcohol ink on YUPO  6"X8" just finished..many of you already know We had to close the art studio last year due...
05/19/2019

REBIRTH..alcohol ink on YUPO 6"X8" just finished..
many of you already know We had to close the art studio last year due to my increasing lack of ability to move around.. I'm at home still painting some small pieces..just because creativity makes me happy.
The part I miss most is our classes..we had so much fun..and I really enjoyed seeing some of my students win awards with their new painting skills. I'll be keeping and updating my Fine Art America website so watch for future information.
A BIG Thank you to all of my friends and fans for all the great memories!
I'll try to add new work here from time to time..and I would love to hear from you!
Let me see what you are painting too!

This is a tribute to a very old traditional art. Crochet, embroidery, and lacemaking in this photo were lovingly and pai...
04/13/2019

This is a tribute to a very old traditional art. Crochet, embroidery, and lacemaking in this photo were lovingly and painstakingly made by generations of Kubes women of the 2oth century, mothers and grandmothers, now carried on by generations in the 21st century..taught by their mothers to do this delicate handiwork. This will be framed and handed down to generations yet to come as a family treasure.

Susan Kubes Art Studio's cover photo
09/01/2018

Susan Kubes Art Studio's cover photo

Susan Kubes Art Studio's cover photo
09/01/2018

Susan Kubes Art Studio's cover photo

06/07/2017
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Voctave

Voctave performs "Mary, Did You Know" with original songwriter Mark Lowry

Arranged by: Jamey Ray

Download on iTunes: http://apple.co/2nO6vuY
Purchase sheet music: https://voctave.com/sheet-music

Filmed by: Andre Bohrer
Edited by: Doug Jackson

Performed in Rollins College - Tiedtke Concert Hall

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