© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

My Rough Imperfect Heart

Here sits a wood and leather box
inside which lies a treasure.
I keep it there, for it’s not often needed.
I’ve given up this trinket to a few.
Each time it’s returned
the edges are more pitted,
enamelled surface chipped in places
vibrant, previous, with color.
Its once-perfected form sports chinks
never intended by nature.
And this imperfect heart,
markèd by long living,
roughened by hard loving,
is the blemished jewel I hold here
in the hollow of my hand
and offer now to your safekeeping.

© 2012 RC deWinter

Digital oils from an original photograph
shot May 26, 2012.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3,
a layer of Sketchy Painting over a layer of
VP5 Oils


contemporary, emotion, fantasy, heart, still life

Hello, and welcome!
I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    Neatly done!!

  • Thanks :-)

    – RC deWinter

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago

    Our Gallery: Dressed in Blue
    is open for your viewing pleasure and comments.
    Head over to support our Feminine Intent Star of the Week here

  • Many thanks for the honor.

    – RC deWinter

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 2 years ago

  • Muchas gracias.

    – RC deWinter

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklierabout 2 years ago

    Congrats on Your Feature in The Best of Red Bubble ~:0)

    FEATURED on June 8, 2012

  • Always an honor, I appreciate it.

    – RC deWinter

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