Update

It’s been a while since I’ve written.

I have been invited to participate in the Arkansas Made event at the end of March. Super excited but feeling a little unprepared, but I’ll get there.

I am currently rehashing and photographing my items for my new website, and making some changes to my new website format.

It’s been a whirlwind of changes, and I must adapt, but I am optimistic about completing these things.

My CV will have references to products made, as well as graphic design and photography, as well as other websites I have worked on to give examples of my work.

Talk to you soon.

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Cease & Desist Letter-Final Notice

1-26-2017

RE: Cease and desist from stalking, harassing, false and defamatory statements

Dear Perpetrator:

This CEASE AND DESIST ORDER is to inform you that your persistent actions including but not limited to my blog, company websites, my personal websites, and social media, sending me e-mails, text messages, and phone calls, have become/been unbearable. You are ORDERED TO STOP such activities immediately as they are being done in violation of the law.

I have the right to remain free from these activities as they constitute harassment, stalking, false and defamatory statements, and I will pursue any legal remedies available to me against you if these activities continue. These remedies include but are not limited to: contacting law enforcement to obtain criminal sanctions against you, and suing you civilly for damages I have incurred as a result of your actions.

Again, you must IMMEDIATELY STOP all unwanted. You risk incurring some very severe legal consequences if you fail to comply with this demand.

This letter acts as your final warning to discontinue this unwanted conduct before I pursue legal actions against you. At this time, I am not filing civil suit against you, however I am prepared to do so if I receive any further harassment, defamation of character, or stalking behavior. Perpetrator acts as a blanket statement out of respect to your privacy. However, I do know who you are. I am not under any circumstances, however, waiving any legal rights I have presently, or future legal remedies against you by sending you this letter. This order acts as ONE FINAL CHANCE for you to cease your illegal activities before I exercise my rights.

Arkansas Codes:

§ 5-41-108 – Unlawful computerized communications.

§ 5-13-301- Terroristic Threatening

§ 5-71-229. Stalking.

§ 16-63-207. Libel and slander.

Federal Codes:

18 USCS § 2261. Interstate domestic violence.

18 USCS § 2261A. Stalking.

Sincerely,

Carrie Crocker

What Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type Says About How You Love — Thought Catalog

Twenty20, @corrinskaWe all experience love differently. There is no doubt about it! Every individual is different and we measure the depth of love as per our will, as there is no standard barometer to measure love. Myers-Briggs Personality type can let you know what kind of individual you are. It is a psychometric test, which…

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The ocean

At the beach for the first time since I was a preteen. First vacation since I went to the Grand Canyon when I thought I was heading in a different direction. 

The ocean and I have had a torrid past. Met with mayhem and near death experiences. I respect the ocean. Barracudas, sharks, jelly fish, etc. I always feared the ocean and water. 

I know it’s dangers and it’s beauty. 

For me it reminds me of my family. Laced with this tortuous beauty of love and pain. My family has always been closest with water. The ebb and flow of water. I’ve always been the retiscent one when it comes to water and water sports. Drowning as a child will do that. 

But for now I am here. My step-dad is with us as we fulfill one of his dying wishes. An ex-navy man, pilot, and soldier. But we know him as a human. As a boy always wanting to have fun and make life fun. I carry his spirit in times of doubt to remind me to live to the best I can. He was my hero, my daddy, my rock in times of unrest. He died two months after I was raped. 

I miss him and have needed his guidance for a long time. It has hurt to not have him during times of pain, unable to crawl into bed and hug him, and just watch tv. To laugh at things, to make life fun. To cry. 

When we hit the soil and I was surrounded by palm trees I cried like a baby. I still am. 

But I’m thankful he was my father, the man who raised me, and we will spread his ashes on the soil that graced his feet as a child. Love you pops. 

New job

So I have a new job as a gallery assistant working for Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery. It’s been awesome to start doing this type of work again. I’m super excited. We had the soft opening for the show and now the grand opening is tonight. It runs until the end of September. I’m already on schedule for the next gallery show. I love doing marketing and social media. I also love selling and representing local artists. This is great!

New Job as a Gallery Assistant

Oh technology.

So my new job has added some interesting perspectives I haven’t thought about in a long time. It’s very nice to be back in the field I love. Very nice, and it feels good to be doing what I’m doing. I get a more in depth understanding of the art market, purchasing, consumer interest or disinterest, “competition” and I use quotation markers because I view the art world as a community that helps each other out instead.

One of the things I have been working on is securing information, data entry, e-mail lists and contacts again, search engine optimization, and online marketing. Sales attitudes, contracts, and a whole bunch of stuff I haven’t done for a while. But it’s nice because luckily the market hasn’t changed much, and we have a lead on the market at this time which will allow for potential sales growth by branching out in the online marketing more.

I’ve already spoken with AY magazine, and have been credited for the photographs used for publications and marketing, and now I’m like, I’m back.

It’s such a sigh of relief. I already have begun planning the next show, and will be filling up the calendar to get us booked out 6 months to a year in advance in regards to shows and artists. This is so exciting. I know a handful of people I would love to show and sell. I am excited because being an artist I can focus on rebuilding my community of artists. I am also interested covering my ass WAY more than I was before. Before I was naive on some stuff, I thought, I could just figure it out because I had an in-house helper, but he bailed. So now back to the web e-commerce world.

It has helped me get refocused on my own website and the incomplete processes that i haven’t finished in the back of the house of the website. Like finishing paypal integration, patening some of my pieces, avoidance of copyright infringement, reproduction royalties and clauses. Back into the legal sector of being an artist and the business. I honestly couldn’t ask for a better situation. And I am hopeful with the fact an auctioneer came in this past weekend to create a business relationship with areas outside of Arkansas.

All in all I am excited as my new role as a gallery assistant. I have enjoyed being able to use my detail oriented skills focusing on promoting and growing the local market of artists. We shall see how this goes, and if it will turn into a business that will lead to job security. But at this time it’s baby steps, reintegration, learning, and working on becoming better and better, both for myself and the company. I’m super excited and happy. It’s nice to be working for an artist who is focused on his own work, and is a businessman when it comes to the arts.

Professionalism is key for me when I create relationships with other artists. Cause lets face it, each artist has their own temperament, and quite frankly some are druggies. And I just don’t need that crap in my life. I’m glad to be in a position where the clients are of all classes, and the artists of from all different types of backgrounds. It interests me and challenges me in a way that is right up my alley. I’m super excited and grateful for this new position.