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My brother Teddy was a bright and inquisitive boy. He was blessed with a decided scientific bent as well as a strong competitive streak.
Papa and Mama encouraged both of these natural proclivities. Although they were traditional in their core beliefs, my parents were also forward-thinking and could see that scientific knowledge would prepare Teddy for the changes that inevitably occurred with the passage of time. In addition, the notion of social Darwinism had gained popularity even in the farther reaches from intellectual ferment; they wanted Teddy, as their only son and natural heir to the family's fortunes, to be a leader - a winner financially, socially and in his personal habits.
To this end, Papa, in the guise of Santa Claus during our childhood, would be sure that the jolly old elf gifted Teddy with amusements designed to teach as well as enchant. I particularly remember the Christmas when I was thirteen and Teddy, eleven. I received an embroidery kit and a beautifully bound and illustrated edition of 'Little Women' by the late but still revered Miss Alcott, along with various other items designed to promote useful and decorative feminine accomplishments.
Teddy, however, was the recipient of games to encourage mental as well as physical skills and educational materials to further his academic understanding and progress.
In this regard did the Santa bolster the common wisdom embraced by most somewhat educated and well-off parents of the times. ~ from the diary of Ellen Fall (1889-1965)
Digital oils from an original photograph shot December 4, 2010 at the Barnes Museum, Southington, Connecticut.
This is an ART for Cancer Group image. 25% of all sales of this picture will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
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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