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I remember Mama's dressing room as a sanctuary of exotic warmth. She had so many beautiful clothes and magickal bits and pieces of glassware and porcelain. Teddy and I were only allowed into this room when Mama was there, and we were forbidden to touch any of the wonderful objects that were scattered about.
Mama and Papa had toured the Continent on their honeymoon; the dressing room was home to some of the particularly feminine things Mama had chosen for herself on that trip. My particular favorite was a carved and painted wooden box that always sat on the sunny windowsill in the corner by Mama's chaise longue, but Teddy preferred the purses made from the hides of real alligators. He would pretend to be a great hunter and swing an imaginary sword as he slew the fierce beasts just for Mama.
Auntie Rose would laugh and ask Mama if the chaise longue (which Auntie pronounced 'chase lounge') was her fainting couch to be used when Papa said something that offended Mama's delicate sensibilities. Although at the time Teddy and I didn't grasp Auntie's meaning, we always laughed with her as Mama blushed prettily. ~ from the diary of Ellen Fall (1889-1965)
Digital oil painting from an original photograph shot at the Barnes Museum, Southington, Connecticut, on December 4, 2010.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.