_____________________________________________ When my son was small, one of our favorite activities was listening to and singing along with all kinds of music. I would visit his preschool class with my guitar from time to time and teach the children traditional and true folk songs._____________________________________________This Little Light of Mine was a huge hit with everyone; little voices would sing loudly & mime holding their 'little lights'. The song is sometimes listed as a spiritual from the days of slavery, but it was composed specifically for children in the 1920's by Harry Loes. Collected by John Lomax in 1939, the song has become a fixture in American folk music and was promoted, with some lyric changes, by Zilphia Horton & Fannie Lou Hamer for use in the civil rights movement. The version we loved best and sang goes like this: (chorus)This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. I’m gonna take this light around the world and I’m gonna let it shine. I’m gonna take this light around the world and I’m gonna let it shine. I’m gonna take this light around the world and I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine (chorus) And I won’t let anyone blow it out, I’m gonna let it shine. No, I won’t let anyone blow it out, I’m gonna let it shine. No, I won’t let anyone blow it out, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine._____________________________________________The world as a global village, interconnected in ways social, economic, cultural, environmental. My little light is shining; can you see it? Is yours? Digital oil abstract painted, with love, for my late son.
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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