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The Killing Shed
He has a place off in the woods where, when a cow gets too old or a horse cant pull, he takes them.
Theory is, if somethings no longer useful it should die, because he isnt living to support anything that cant pay its way.
I grieve each time I see him striding by with some miserable creature, terrified and bawling often as not, on a rope. Hes none too gentle about it, either.
I lost count after a few years, it isnt possible to remember all the faithful hardworking beasts hes dispatched as soon as he notices their infirmities.
It isnt that we dont have the land. Therere acres and acres of open fields, enough to support for a few last good years the animals that make our prosperity possible.
I tried just once to convince him to pasture them out while they could still enjoy the sun and the grass. He looked at me with his twisted smile and never said a word.
Gotta give him this much that shed is spotless. He makes sure all the blood is hosed off and burns the bodies in a far-away pit.
Now Im standing in the kitchen. Ive just dropped a bowl full of batter because the damnable arthritis in my hands has made them clumsy.
Come to think of it, I broke two glasses the other week, accidentally clinking them together a little too hard when emptying the dishwasher. Oh well, plenty more glasses up on the shelf. 2012 RC deWinter
Hello and welcome to my portfolio; I hope the year is treating you gently.
I am a self-taught photographer and digital artist. I have been shooting photos for over 30 years and digitally painting them for nearly ten. Many pieces have been featured in both print and online journals, and five of my works were licensed by ABC-TV for use as set decor on the show "Desperate Housewives."
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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
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.