Suzanne would like to acknowledge all her fans and people who have encouraged her efforts over these past years. In this time of COVID many parades were cancelled and even her job hours were reduced. But Suzanne has weathered the storm. She got vaccinated. Work returned and her beloved parades have been restored but still very cautiously taking care to keep things safe and sanitary. This digital painting lovingly rendered by Doc Ivan. reminds everyone to count their blessings.
Today, November 26th is Native American Heritage Day. Suzanne called yesterday to wish all a happy Thanksgiving marking the 400th anniversary but wanted to point out that “the Pilgrims had no farming equipment and if it hadn’t been for Native Americans helping teach the pilgrims how to plant, grow and harvest crops the pilgrims would have certainly perished in less than a year. So please let us give extra credit to the Native Americans more than we have in the past.”
Suzanne went on to share “A native American performer that was a super deluxe ballerina I saw on television in a performance from a ballet company that she was retiring from the top ranking spot. Her name was Maria Tallchief and the first American to gain worldwide recognition as one of the great ballerinas of her time. This is most appropriate because of her Native American background (Osage Nation). Her most famous role was the Firebird. One of my favorite musical pieces by Igor Stravinsky that even now I use for Underdog Showcase Posing. I was inspired by her to see an American achieve worldwide ballerina status.”