I am excited, thankful and honored
to have been accepted into the Annual Juried Issue
of Letter Arts Review (Winter 2018)…


I feel this recognition would not have occurred if it were not for the gift of many wonderful creative cheerleaders in my life: my parents, Andy & Betty were always interested in and supportive of my creative endeavors; art teachers: Holland Patent Central School — Grace Paull, Miriam Kashawa, Martha Deming, Helen Rusinek; professors: Mohawk Valley Community College — Paul Bowers, Sam Patterson (who encouraged us to keep a sketchbook); University at Buffalo — Don Nichols, Tony Rozak, Paul McKenna; Syracuse University — John Vargo, John Sellers, Ken Hine, Murray Tinkelman, Larry Bakke; and Marianist brother mentors: Gary Marcinowski, Bob Hughes, Joe Barrish, and last, but not least… Br. Mel Meyer… thank you, all!



The “abz” snowperson collection…

(left to right)

Felt snowperson ornament given to me by Br. Tom Wendorf, SM

 “abz” snowperson made in 1960 in the kindergarten class of Mrs. Hayes at Barneveld (NY) elementary school

Ornament with my mother’s fingerprints on it when she was at the Cardinal Retirement Village in Dayton, Ohio in 1993

Needle felted “abz snowbird” made just this week

… all under my Christmas tree …


Needle felting is so much fun…

needle felted illustrated alphabet by Br. A. Brian Zampier, SM

                                                                                                                                       y yawning y yawning     6.12.25.yellow y from joy    

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