It had been months since I last saw or heard from Gustav. I wasn't miffed because I know his need for solitude when he works as well as his penchant for serial love affairs that leave him exhausted. But I've been concerned, because, after all, let's face it - the guy's ancient. I picked up the phone yesterday morning and heard his Ahnald hello. 'Gustav!' I cried, 'It's good to hear your voice.' 'So, you did not miss me? Only worried that an old man died happy in the arms of a young woman?' he laughed. I refused to take the bait. 'Not at all,' I replied. 'I was afraid you'd dropped dead in front of your easel.' 'Hah!' he snorted. 'Let us not waste time. I have a new work. Can you visit the studio in one hour perhaps?' Of course I agreed. Exactly 63 minutes later - I am well acquainted with his Teutonic mania for punctuality and for me, 3 minutes late is pretty good - I was knocking on the door of the studio. It opened and there stood the man himself, looking more relaxed and rested than a skirt-chasing old geezer has any right to be. 'Better,' he grumbled, glancing at his pocket watch. I saw a large canvas against the far wall, covered with a blanket. 'Is this it, then?' I cried, running over. 'Don't touch it!' Gustav barked. 'I will unveil it for you.' He picked up the canvas, carrying it to his sturdiest easel, allowing the blanket to fall as he settled it. 'Gustav!' I cried. 'You've become an Impressionist.' 'Nicht wie ein verrückter Narr!' he bellowed. 'But this is so romantic. The colors, the shapes - they melt into each other.' 'Look more closely,' he commanded. I stuck my face right into the canvas. Sure enough, I saw his signature shapes and even a bit of gold leaf. 'It has an element of romance,' he admitted, 'but you must know the inspiration. One night I had a dream. All the women, beautiful and not, that I have known' (biblically, I'm sure, I thought) 'passed by in a parade; the result? Romance!'
February 26, 2013: An amazing thing happened today - I have been announced as one of the five finalists for a Shorty Award in Art. The Shorty Awards are given to the producers of the best of online social media in a variety of categories and I am honored to be in the running.
August 2, 2012: I am honored to have been showcased in Official Feature Online Entertainment New Magazine in the article "Connecticut’s Artist Expressionist: RC deWinter" highlighting my work in the arts. My thanks to the editors and staff. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/N6z4Yl
May 1, 2012: I am proud and also humbled to have several poems and paintings prominently featured in the First Anniversary Issue of Pink Panther Magazine. See my work on pp 52-57: http://bit.ly/KoMryO Purchase this beautifully produced magazine of women's art and writing here: http://bit.ly/In88Eg Thanks and bright blessings to the marvellous editors of Pink Panther for this extraordinary validation of my work.
April 6, 2012: Thanks to editor/writer Dominic Richardson at ARTbracket for this article on me and my work. http://bit.ly/HrZmDd
January 21, 2012: I am honored to have two of my poems, imprecation and WomanRoots, published in the latest issue of Pink Panther Magazine. The magazine can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/yUcPOM
My October 2011 solo show at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut was a great success. I am greatly honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit there. My thanks to the Board for all their help before, during and after the 5-week show.
April 29, 2011: I am proud to announce that ABC has licensed four more of my works for use as set decoration on the TV show Desperate Housewives.
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