Journal

Published in the New York Times

UPDATE: It gets better. The previous article was in the online edition only, but today it is publshed in the print edition of the Sunday NYT on the front page of the NY/Region Section. The actual haiku are on page 7.
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/nyregion/index.htm...

Doing the happy dance of a poet published in the New York Times.

The Times ran a National Poetry Month challenge in which people were invited to post a traditional 5-7-5 haiku on New York City on one of six themes. I chose the theme “island” and wrote the following:

water surrounding
a universe in the world
tethered by bridges

If you click this link you will see it, the seventh entry in the right-hand column, eighth if yo

My painting "No Welcome" has been nominated for SoJie 21

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 21!


No Welcome
by RC deWinter

 
 


   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 73000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 21. SoJie 21 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is the 21st one; and 77 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on May 29th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” and are beauti

The Legend of Maiden's Hair Falls

The Legend of Maiden’s Hair Falls…

Back when native peoples freely inhabited most of New England, there lived two neighboring but rival Abenaki tribes in what is now New Hampshire. These settlements were separated by an offshoot of a mountain range; a mighty rushing waterfall that rose to five hundred feet above the valleys below was the main boundary between them.

And so it happened that one late summer morning, a maiden from one of the tribes was out with other young women gathering roots and seeds in a cleared area that was bordered by a thick forest on the far side. They knew that beyond the forest lay the village of their neighbors, and so never strayed beyond their own boundary.

Suddenly, a deer leaped out from the forest into the clearing, closely followed by a young hunter from the

The Witch of Erice: A Cautionary Tale

Down dusty roads of recorded time but not all that long ago – perhaps two hundred years – in the small hill town of Erice on the island of Sicily, there lived a woman, alone, who had not been born there. Erice was and is an ancient village, a holy place to many peoples for three thousand years dating back to the Phoenicians, and it was not all that unusual for people to be drawn to settle in this cliff town hanging high over the sea.…

When the woman, named Cecilia Censuales, took a small cottage on one of the out-of-the way stone-paved streets, the villagers noted that she was accompanied only by a small owl and a large orange cat. They wondered if she was wealthy and self-sufficient and, if not, how she would make her living, for it was clear from her somewhat regal bearing that she would

Honored to Participate in SoJie 18

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 18!

 

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition of Abstract Art
 


Inception
by RC deWinter

 

I’m honored to have my art selected to exhibit in SoJie 18. SoJie 18 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. 63 other artists, besides myself, have abstract art or photography in the show.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on September 4th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, in addition to special judges’ awards, will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” an

Thank you, _Pink Panther Magazine_

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. Purchase this beautifully produced magazine of women’s art and writing here.
Thanks and bright blessings to the marvellous editors of Pink Panther for this extraordinary validation of my work.

You're Invited!

My solo exhibition at the Arts of Tolland Gallery opens October 1, 2011 at noon with an informal reception, including refreshments and music. My works will be on display to the public every Saturday during the month from 12 to 4 PM, closing on October 29. I’m honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit in this venue.

The gallery is located at 22 Tolland Green in Tolland, Connecticut in the heart of the historic district. If you’re not too far away, please come by, say hi and take a look at the 39 digital paintings and photographs I’m showing. It would be wonderful to meet you!
Gina

Good News, Bad News

The good news:
I ate very little on Thanksgiving, so did not add unneeded poundage to my ass.…

The bad news:
I almost got to eat nothing on Thanksgiving because while on a very busy two-lane state highway (Route 15 South, the Merritt Parkway, oldest limited-access highway in the country, originally landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted and surrounded on both sides and in parts of the center divider by beautiful ancient trees of all kinds ) en route to my brother’s house about 50 miles away, my rear driver’s side tire (with less than 30,000 miles on it, warranted for 80,000) blew out at 65 mph. It is miraculous that I did not hit anything or anyone, nor did anyone hit me as I veered into the 2nd lane before managing to steer the car off the road (NO BRAKING – afraid I’d really skid), missing a

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