Scribbles of a life well-lived are all this journal holds. These pages, torn and tattered, sport coffee stains and careless drips from a cherrydip ice cream cone.
Here, a puckered black balloon (souvenir of a cigarette held too closely to the bone) obscures a quarto leaf of living, lost forever to the future, blighted beyond reclamation, but, there on the page, bytes of memory, silent witness to events burnt way past telling.
In the middle – see? – it's been reglued, leaves replaced, though not in order, the chronology of life haphazard reading.
No matter, really – it's the feel of the thing, not merely timing, that's important. Is there a specific point that can alter the entire volume? All events elide and twine, become threads of interwoven fabric, spun here willy-nilly, loomed catch-as-catch-can, bits and pieces of a greater story.
Step away from close inspection and the colors intermingle. Some flow softly into patterns. Others rudely shoulder others, shocking in their dissonance. Blink fast and once again it changes, what was cloth is now the paper of the journal that you opened and began inscribing all these years ago.
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.
I am happy to paint on commission. For more information, please email: email@example.com
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