Every so often I admonish myself, 'No more tapestries thick with adjectives, enough of gilded cages brimming overfull with words.'
And I vow to emulate that rough-hewn chronicler of the masculine world, he who writ so spare, so cleanly of all the passions some men have: war and ruin, drink and blood sport – sharppolished as a fine-forged blade – as well as matters of the heart.
No sentiment, no heavy lace, but straight and sure as a skillfully-wielded rapier to the bone.
So I sit with best intentions vigilantly scouring all my trim. Gingerbreading ruthlessly sliced from every line, tossed onto Webster's scrapheap like so much faulty and imperfect scrollwork that rather than adding to the beauty of a structure draws the eye unerringly to its poor proportions, until naked, trembling, my hapless verse stands stark and empty, the words that flow so naturally from my soul espaliered firmly to an alien fence instead of vining freely in their own wild way – my way! –forced to feign a sturdiness their slender graceful limbs were never meant to have.
And, seeing this unnatural form, I pause, take up my pen, and having freed the stiff green shoots from their shackles, re-adorn my arbor with all the ripe and heady fruit, perfume and sweetly-curling tendrils intended by my nature's own design.
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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