R.S. Williams

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Friday Photo: 4/27/18

“I Can’t Be a Pessimist, Because I’m Alive”
Denver, Colorado – 27 February 2017

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Wednesday Photo: 4/25/18

“Blue Fountain”
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia – 3 November 2014

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Hillside Monday: 4/23/18

“Another Storm in Hillside”
LaGrange, Georgia – 10 April 2015

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Buy some art for Mother’s Day

Yes! You can buy my artwork! For whatever occasion you like.

We’re three weeks away from Mother’s Day. If you’d like to place an order with me, do so ASAP. Most prints take about a week to come in from the lab. After that, it’s another 2-4 days in transit from my house to the customer.

Here’s the link to my Etsy shop. Even if you’re not in the market to buy art, stop by anyway and give it a look.

And, as always, thank you!

Caturday: 4/21/18

“Black Cat on Counter”
LaGrange, Georgia – 26 August 2016
Model: Miller

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Friday Photo: 4/20/18

“Glass on Fire”
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, Colorado – 10 August 2014

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Reunion in Brass and Mother-of-Pearl

Twenty-five years have passed since we last met. Strange, because it seems like just yesterday when we waved goodbye. She looked a little sad, but assured me that she’d be around whenever I needed her. No worries. She’d be right where I left her. And she meant it.

Even as she approaches her 74th birthday, she’s still radiant. Her voice remains strong and smoky. She hasn’t grown gaunt with age, as some of us do, but still weighs in at a hefty, healthy 20 pounds. She’s never been ashamed of her worn lacquer, her scratches,  her oft-repaired and dangerously thin brass. Don’t make the mistake of suggesting to her that those are flaws to be camouflaged and hidden away. Oh, no. She won’t hear of it. Those “wrinkles” mean she’s been places. She’s seen things. She has loved and been loved—and she will continue to love. She has lived fully and deeply, as most of us never will.

Does she ever think of France? Does she long for that little factory south of Paris where she came into the world, where one of Monsieur Noblet’s craftsmen  stamped “9346” in the small of her bell seam? Whenever I ask, she changes the subject.

She’d rather talk about the Rubank exercises that we both hated at first but quickly grew to love, or that grueling Dvoràk piece we aced in the winter of 1993. She gets excited when I suggest we try “Night Train” again, and pushes for a dirty, raunchy, uptempo “gut-bucket” version. She wonders why I still haven’t bought the Dukoff 10* metal mouthpiece that I wouldn’t shut up about all those years ago.

Is she protecting me? Or herself?

It doesn’t matter. She kept her decades-old promise: I needed her, and there she was. Or, rather, here she is, as patient and solid and accepting as ever. As I slowly rebuild my wind and dexterity,  she stays with me. She picks up where we left off, telling her story and mine in that steady, husky tenor—singing every note with longing, and with love.

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NOTE: I first posted this piece on 16 March 2015. It appears here today with revisions.

 

Wednesday Photo: 4/18/18

“Lily Pads with Black Pond”
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, Colorado – 10 August 2014

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Hillside Monday: 4/16/18

“Silhouette with Turquoise and Brick”
LaGrange, Georgia – 29 April 2017

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Caturday: 4/14/18

“Ghost of the Cat I Could Have Been”
LaGrange, Georgia – 26 August 2016
Model: Hank

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Friday Photo: 4/13/18

“Behind Cascading Locks”
Heard County, Georgia – 7 December 2015

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Wednesday Photo: 4/11/18

“Mother Church Windows”
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee – 16 September 2015

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Hillside Monday: 4/9/18

“After Work”
LaGrange, Georgia – 24 October 2014

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Caturday: 4/7/18

“Tabby Cat with Wall and Chair, Part 2”
LaGrange, Georgia – 11 August 2016
Model: Buddy

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Friday Photo: 4/6/18

“Technicolor Floodwaters”
Heard County, Georgia – 24 February 2016

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Wednesday Photo: 4/4/18

“Reflections in the Ladies’ Room”
Denver, Colorado – 9 November 2015

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Photo: “Summer Self-Portrait in Back Yard No. 1” (July 2015)

 

Hillside Monday: 4/2/18

“Ur Ring, I Nomz It”
LaGrange, Georgia – 31 August 2014
Model: Davy (aka Hook)

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Happy Easter 2018

“Easter Hat with Methodist Clubhouse Door”
Glenn, Georgia – 3 April 2015

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Caturday: 3/31/18

“Tabby Cat with Laundry Basket”
LaGrange, Georgia – 25 August 2016
Model: Hank

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