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I stood there smoking, staring down the street at the lights in the distance, thinking what a long strange trip my life has indeed been. Suddenly someone was standing at my side. I turned and there was Edward, carrying his ever-present satchel full of eclectica and art supplies. 'You're very good, you know,' he said in the unemotional way he said most things. 'You really ought to get out and do this more often.' Shocked isn't the word to describe how I felt seeing Edward Hopper in the middle of downtown New Haven on a frosty February night. 'How in the world did you come to be here?' I asked. 'Shouldn't you be in New York?' He smiled briefly and said, 'Josie and I came up to see friends at Yale. After dinner she was tired and soon went to bed, but I decided to wander a bit. How fortunate that my curious wings landed me here. I had no idea you could sing like that. And I like the look of the street; I may have to do something with it.' That was one of the longest speeches I've ever heard Edward make, but by now I was freezing so I wished him a good night and went back inside. His voice echoed inside me like the voice of my conscience, telling me I should get back to what I really loved, but instead I got back to more bourbon and ginger, enjoying the camaraderie and the occasional praise for my singing from people passing the table. When I finally left, the sidewalk was empty except for other patrons leaving the club. Edward had returned to wherever he was staying. I didn't expect to hear from him anytime soon. A couple of weeks later I received a small package in the mail. I recognized the return address and eagerly but carefully tore off the wrapping. Imagine my surprise when inside was Edward's eye view of the corner of State Street looking down Crown, a wonderful reminder of that night when I went out and sang again. ~ excerpt copyright 2014 RC deWinter
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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