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Summer Nights in the River Valley
Not a lot to do out here in the evening, 'specially when you live alone. Oh sure, you can drive to the city and spend money on something or another and sometimes I do, then wake up with my stomach in a knot of regret over wasting what I can't afford on overpriced food or a bad movie or too much bourbon.
Most nights I plant myself on the porch and watch the sun sink into the river. Even when summer's instability sends sheets of rain pouring from thunderclouds here I am, smoking and counting the seconds between the lightning and the next perfect strike thrown by one of those ghostly little men living in the hills out Moodus way.
I like it when it storms. The counting keeps me from brooding on all that I've lost and will never have. Not things so much - mostly people: a mother I never knew, and for that matter a father too. A son dead too soon, who took with him most of what was good in this life.
And though I've forsworn you a thousand and one times, you - still awake in my loins, still awake in my heart. But that's muddy water under the swing bridge and I try not to let you cavort too much in my mind. Done's done, as we like to say, even when it's really not.
And here I am doing what I try not to do, raking up pain from the soft summer earth of my soul, dredging up nuggets of memory best left buried. There's only one cure for this, I have to pray for rain. 2014 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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April 25, 2014 ~ My haiku was chosen by the New York Times staff from over 2,800 submitted and sent with their other choices to Marie Howe, state poet of New York. She honored mine along with others and they appeared in both the print and online editions of the paper. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/27/nyregion/new-york-city-in-haiku.html
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.