I have to say what an honor and privilege it was to have a front page story about my work, "This artist is a butcher, and that's no insult," (Dec. 30). It was a pleasure working with reporter Kelly Catalfamo and news photographer Dana Jensen. It's quite humbling that so many people took their time to showcase my creepy paintings. And I would also like to wish the happiest new year ever to all my family, friends, educators and co-workers who have shown so much love and support over the years. Without you, I am nothing.