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My Auntie Rose always lived with us - Papa, Mama, Teddy and me. She was Papa's sister and never married. We were told to be very kind to Auntie Rose, because she was living an unusual life.
You see, Auntie Rose was a midget. Well, I know now the correct term is 'little person' but when I was a girl that's what we called short people - not, of course, to their faces. Papa told us Auntie Rose has been born too early and just never grew like most people.
I remember how much fun it was to spend time with Auntie. She may have been short, but she was fun and always happy to come with us when we'd go picnicking or flying kites down at the shore. She'd read to us, too - exciting stories of 'exotical adventures' (that's what she called them), and she would always stop after the most exciting chapters, leaving me and Teddy breathless and anxious for the next installment.
Mama told us we shouldn't bother Auntie when she was in her room, but if one of us knocked she always invited us in. She had all kinds of treasures in her room, for when she was young she'd travelled all over the world, seeing the sights and coming home with trunks full of things she'd collected along the way.
This is the corner of Auntie's room, with her tiny hat, coat and scarf hanging on a dress form that was specially made for her.
And on the wall, she had hung her favorite painting, a copy of Raphael's 'Madonna of the Chair', that she'd bought in 'Florence, It'ly from a little old I-talyan man outside the museum.' ~ from the diary of Ellen Fall (1889-1965)
Digital oils from an original photograph shot December 4, 2010 at the Barnes Museum in Southington, Connecticut.
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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