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.
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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