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!


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    

To see the pictures with captions, click here.


abz needle felting
… illustrated letters of the alphabets  …

6.12.1.Adam's apple
Apple with a worm named Adam…
it is really Adam’s apple.

6.12.2.bent banana
Bent banana

Crescent cantaloupe

Doughnut for dunking

(flip side…

Bagel with seeds)

6.12.5.egg eyeing you
Egg with its eye on you

6.12.6.friendly face
Friendly face on Facebook

6.12.7.green garter snake
Green gartersnake

6.12.8.heaven'n hell
Heaven n’ hell

Imaginary insect

Just joy

6.12.11.colorful kite
Colorful kite Laverne's lollipop Laverne's lollipop
Laverne’s luscious lemon-lime lollipop

6.12.13.Ms. Mouse.
Ms. Mouse

Nutritious Neapolitan ice cream

IMG_0595 Origami-inspired orange “o” owl

Two peas in pod

6.12.15.questioning q
Questioning “q”

Really a Rainbow

6.12.19.S sculpture
Simple steel-colored sans serif “S” shaped sculpture

6.12.20.t tuxedo
Tuxedo that fits to a “t”

Yellow “u” shaped umbrella handle

veriegated vase.1
Variegated vase with a touch of violet

veriegated vase.2     veriegated vase.3

6.12.23.two watermelon wedges
Two wonderful watermelon wedges

6.12.24.x marks the spot
X marks the spot exactly y yawning y yawning
Yellow y yawning

6.12.25.yellow y from joy
…plus the yellow y from Joy (see J)

6.12.26.Zachery, the zig zag zebra
Zachary, the zig zag zebra