sitting here watching evening’s curtain fall, my thoughts turn far inward. i brood on wornout clichés: why am i here? what is my purpose?
there are no answers to these questions that haunt me, at least none that have been revealed to me. i ask them again and again, however, because by all rights i should have been dead, mangled and bloody, two years ago on the highway. yet here i am, walking and talking, but without a clue as to why i’m alive when the person i loved most is not.
on sunny days, when things are going right, i know who i am, anyway. i have settled into the person i was born to be and am happy, for the most, with what i see when i examine myself in the mirror of my heart. some people don’t get me, they see a jumble of contradictions, but i know i'm only mysterious to those who refuse to see with the heart. but the artist has a restless soul – at least this artist does.
i question and i fight the universe, even when my mind says don’t – don’t do it – and it’s almost always painful. but strange moontides tug at me, pulling me into those deep waters where unfinished business lurks.
it can’t be helped, even when the me i know knows better. it’s a curse and yet a gift, for when i can tread those waters calmly i emerge in wisdom, even when the gaining of it’s cost me dearly.
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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