Description 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved 2 weeks after Gustav brought my belated birthday cake, he called. 'Hallo!' he shouted, 'what are you doing?' 'Laundry. You sound elated. New girlfriend?' 'Nein! More permanent, less exhausting and in the long run, more emotionally rewarding. And you must come by to see. Leave the wet clothes, make haste!' 'It must be pretty special for you to be so anxious to show it off,' I laughed. 'Give me half an hour.' 'If you must wait that long,' he grumbled and slammed down the phone. With the laundry into the dryer, I drove to Gustav's place, all the while wondering what could have gotten him into such a state. Usually, it meant he'd seduced yet another pretty young thing with his combination of worldly charm, knowledge of all things cultural and wry amusing anecdotes. I found myself growing curiouser and curiouser the closer I got. Gustav was standing in the doorway watching for me as I pulled up. 'Come in and see my treasure!' he crowed as I trotted up the walk. 'All right, I'm here - impress me!' Ushering me inside, he led me to his formal parlor. Against the far wall sat something covered in muslin. 'Now for the unveiling,' he said. 'Can you guess what it is?' 'Gustav, it's clearly not a new painting, unless you've taken to long and narrow panel work, it's too short to be a car, just show me!' Hurrying over, he grasped a corner of the cover and cried, 'Le voila!', yanking away the muslin. There it was: an elaborately carved, velvet-covered couch. It was of a venerable age but extremely well-preserved. 'Gustav,' I said, 'it's a couch.' Glaring at me, he said, 'It's a Louis XV-style canape settee, 130 years old, hand-carved in France, and I paid a pittance for it. Because of a few smalls tears in the velvet it was considered junk. I myself repaired it and defy you to detect my handiwork.' 'I'd rather sit on it and have coffee and canapes.' He roared with laughter. 'Ignorant child! Canape is French for sofa!'
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.