Passing of the Old West The West ain’t what it used to be before the wire bands Was stretchin’ out on every side and fencin’ in the lands; There ain’t the elbow room there was before the nester came And squatted on the virgin soil to cultivate the same.
It used to be so big and wide, so boundless and so free, As if a-stretchin’ out its arms and sayin’ “Come” to me; And we who had our cattle herds, we let ‘em roam at will; There wasn’t any grazin’ zone on valley, swale or hill.
The West was boundless; there was room for all and room to spare; Each cattle man was free to say that he was treated fair. Before the plow and reaper, why, we simply came and went, And with our herds a-waxin’ fat, the cowman was content.
But now it’s changed; they’ve hemmed us in and told us thus and so; And they have fixed the boundaries where we may come and go; We’ve got to hold our herds in hand, and fight for land to graze Becuz they ain’t a-runnin’ things as in the good old days.
The sunset of our day is gittin’ dimmer in the skies. They’re forcin’ us to leave the lands we won, and which we prize. It won’t be long till Cattle Land is just a memory - A vision of the old frontier in days that used-to-be. ~ from Dust of a Maverick, 1914, E.A. Brininstool
Digital oils from an original photograph shot in Manitou Springs, Colorado, April 2005.
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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