Description 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved Teddy and I were curious children, as most are. One of the mysteries of our childhood was an old shed on the border of the back yard. Papa had strictly forbidden us to enter it. In fact, there was a stout lock across the hasp. When we asked why, he said, 'Because it's not a safe place for children,' and that was the end of it. Of course this served to do nothing but inflame our curiosity as to what dangerous, forbidden things might be kept there, but lurk and skulk about as we might, we never saw anyone entering or leaving the shed. Our man of all work, Tom, was the only one who had a key, as far as we knew; Papa never seemed to go near the place, and certainly Mama and Auntie Rose wouldn't have spent any time in such a place. The windows, dusty and festooned with cobwebs, were too high off the ground for us to peer through, and though old, the boards were sturdy; there were no gaps in the sides. One spring day we spied Tom heading out to the shed with a small box. Concealed behind a lilac bush, we watched as he unlocked the door and went inside. Unaware of our presence, he didn't bother to pull the door shut behind him. 'Now's our chance,' Teddy whispered excitedly. 'Let's go peek while Tom's busy.' 'If were caught Papa will be angry,' I whispered back. 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained,' replied Teddy, quoting one of Auntie's favorite maxims. We crept out from behind the lilacs. I was terrified that Tom might emerge at any moment, but whatever he was doing was taking a lot of time. We reached the door and heard Tom muttering to himself; we cautiously peered in. Alas, we saw nothing but scraps of wood, sawdust, rusty old tools and battered, discarded furnishings. 'Bah humbug!' cried Teddy. Knowing Tom mustve heard, we dashed back to our hiding place, threw ourselves on the ground and exploded into gales of laughter. So much for that mystery. ~ from the diary of Ellen Fall (1889-1965)
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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