Unconscious Art?

Posted by: • Date:

So much has been going on in my life lately that you’d think would serve as good fodder for thought, writing, and posting. I’ve got the thought part down pat, but continue to be overwhelmed and tongue-tied. While I know that a big part of what’s been getting in my way is directly related to how the constant and excruciating stress of my legal situation is affecting my health and my psyche and I’m just praying that once that obstacle is resolved for good, that my ability to think creatively and organize my thoughts will return. It’s curious how this affects only my verbal and writing skills but not my art. At the same time, it also is in keeping with my feeling that someone – or something – else is guiding my hand when it’s on my mouse, as I (almost) NEVER think about what I’m going to create either before or while “painting” something on my computer. It just simply comes out and I’m just as surprised as anyone when I see the result. Have any of you experienced that when you doing something creative?

This posting will be short but I did want to share with you some Good News for a change. In a not surprising move, the Florida Supreme Court issued their ruling declining to accept the discretionary jurisdiction that my adversary had sought to overturn the appellate court order that had been in my favor. (YAY! …Once again, my appellate attorney, Robin Bresky, Esq., rocks!) The case still looms in the lower court, where it had been remanded to decide the amount that my adversary must pay. Tomorrow morning we’ve got a motion hearing and a status conference, and so in keeping with my past practice, I’m serving up a fresh group of original legal icons for your pleasure.

Links Related to Creativity & Unconscious Art

Free Clip-Art / Icons of the Day

The following images are either full or reduced size previews. Simply right-click (or control-click) on the preview to save the image(s) of your choice to your desktop. (Unless otherwise noted, downloads are 512px X 512px in .png format). As always, usage of any of the images offered in the “Free Clip-Art / Icons of the Day” section are free for your personal use, subject to the limitations of my Creative Commons Non-Commercial – Attribution – No Derivatives – Share Alike- 3.0 license. (See sidebar for Terms of Use) For commercial or any other use, please contact me for directly.

The Judge

The Judge 4 The Judge 2

The Courthouse TheCourthouse

WHAT’S NEW ON ZAZZLE

Advertisements

This Blog Has Eyes

Posted by: • Date:

It appears that my little ol’ blog has made it into the big time! In the latest turn of events from the decade-plus lawsuit I’ve been weighted-down with, my adversary has credited my writing with having such credibility and influence, as to deserve a number of hyper-linked citations to it in his/her latest pleadings. I suppose I should feel honored to some extent that my adversary not only extended the effort to track me all over the internet, but then spent well over 30 hours to read each and every one of my 158 posts. Does he/she simply find my posts and artwork to be that excellent and entertaining that it deserves so much time? Or was the time spent as part of a vitriolic and cynical hunt, looking for (and expecting to find) the type of vitriol and false accusations directed at him/her that my adversary has made a career of flinging at me?

As I’ve lamented many times before, it is virtually impossible to relate to someone who is either unable and/or unwilling to recognize where they end and others begin. Such persons (whom I’ll refer to as “Vlad” for the sake of convenience) project upon others, their own motivations and morality (or with either the prefix “a” or “im” as may be appropriate) and therefore fully expect others to take the type of actions that they would under same or similar circumstances. The biggest problem with this is that Vlad is apparently clueless that Vlad’s arguments are with a person created in their own imagination and have no accurate relationship to the thoughts, motivations or actions of the very real, flesh and blood person at the center of Vlad’s private hurricane. Case in point, are Vlad’s insinuations that my blog reveals my “true” feelings, motivation and intent which are allegedly vengeful, fanatical, obsessed, self-righteous, malicious, and that my motions before the Court(s) have been persecutory, legally improper and without any reasonable basis in fact.

I will not attempt to use this blog to defend any of those allegations (which I have only paraphrased above for sake of brevity), as that will be properly addressed in the courts. What I will say here is that Vlad is correct in the claim this blog reflects my “true” feelings, motivation and intent. While I completely disagree with Vlad’s conclusions, I think my postings to this blog speak for themselves, especially when taken as a whole and not snippets without context. And I’m very proud to stand on that record.

Because this is an active case now before two separate courts, it is not in anyone’s best interest to make suppositions or to prejudge the parties or issues. So, while I greatly appreciate the support I’ve received from many of my readers both on and off the blog, I specifically ask that such commentary be either kept neutral or communicated privately off this public blog. Thanks so much for understanding.

Free Clip-Art / Icons of the Day

The following images are either full or reduced size previews. Simply right-click (or control-click) on the preview to save the image(s) of your choice to your desktop. (Unless otherwise noted, downloads are 512px X 512px in .png format). As always, usage of any of the images offered on this blog are free for your personal use while subject to the limitations of my Creative Commons Non-Commercial – Attribution – No Derivatives – Share Alike- 3.0 license. (See sidebar for details)

Tonight’s freebies are not my typical fare. They are my heartfelt tribute to a very special and important woman in my life, my mother-in-law, Catherine Ann Fath Javorek. “Katie” as she preferred to be called, passed away last week, peacefully in her sleep, at the age of 92. Almost everyone who knew her, described Katie as a “Sweetheart”. She was caring and funny and always ready to stuff you with food. A deeply religious woman, dedicated to her Catholic faith, she nevertheless graciously welcomed me into her family and cheered when our son became a Bar Mitzvah. Katie introduced me to quilting while I was pregnant with Rob and shared her “Quilting Buddies” with me at monthly get-together. She loved flowers – outside, and enjoyed when I would read out loud to her from her favorite poetry book by Edna St. Vincent Millay. But most of all, Katie loved and lived for her 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. I will miss her greatly but am comforted by the thought that she is now off dancing somewhere among the stars with her beloved Eddie.

RIP Mum

Cross & Jesus Relief

Cross & Shroud

R.I.P. Catherine Ann Fath Javorek

WHAT’S NEW ON ZAZZLE

Hydrangeas Batik (Blank Card)
Hydrangeas Batik (Blank Card)
Beautiful hydrangeas are the subject of this original digital painting by IconDoIt, that has the look of a hand-dyed fabric batik. A coördinated colored interior, the inside is blank. What occasion will you use it for?
Hydrangeas on a Fence (blank card)
Hydrangeas on a Fence (blank card)
Hydrangeas on a Fence (blank card)
Profuse hydrangea blossoms escaping over and through a white picket fence, this card features the 2nd in a series of original, batik-look hydrangea paintings by IconDoIt. Coordinated color interior with no text means no limit on it’s use!

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Justice Watch – Day 4,762

Posted by: • Date:

Oh Nooooo! Not Again! – Well, it’s actually not “again” but rather “still”. Same case – new phase, as the legal process drags on and on… But still praying that soonit will finally be really over. As my regular readers may recall, the last time I posted on this topic, I had won on my opposition to my adversary’s appeal and won on my cross-appeal, and won on my objection to my adversary’s attempt to have the appellate, but rather than accept her defeat with some measure of professionalism, dignity and grace, my adversary filed a motion to have her appeal reviewed by Florida’s State Supreme Court. That was way back in October 2010 and to date, there has been no word from the Florida Supremes as to whether or not they will even accept the case. I’ve been told that could take as long as 2 years just to find that out, at which point if they do accept the case (a long shot at best) only then will it be time to prepare and file briefs on the merits of the issues before that court.

In the meantime, no “stay” on the 4DCA’s mandate has been granted by that appellate court, which means that once I file a motion detailing all of the legal fees and costs I’ve had to pay as well as providing argument and legal support for the additional sanctions that I’ve asked for, the trial court (Broward County’s infamous 17th Circuit) is required to hold a hearing to determine the $$ amount that my adversary must pay me and issue a final judgment accordingly. The good news is that my attorneys filed that motion yesterday! So progress is being made, slowly but surely, and I continue to pray and have faith that justice will prevail.

In keeping with the theme of the above post, tonight’s serving of free clip art, are a variety of law-oriented images I created as Part II of my “Brass Balz” series. Enjoy!

Free Clip-Art / Icons of the Day

The following images are either full or reduced size previews. Simply right-click (or control-click) on the preview to save the image(s) of your choice to your desktop. (Unless otherwise noted, downloads are 512px X 512px in .png format). As always, usage of any of the images offered on this blog are free for your personal use while subject to the limitations of my Creative Commons Non-Commercial – Attribution – No Derivatives – Share Alike- 3.0 license. (See sidebar for details)

bbl_FlaLawbbl_TheCostOfJustice

bbl_MickeyMouseJustice

bbl_Legal-Scalesbbl_Themis

bbl_Jewish Law

bbl_ExPartebbl_Truth is Justice

bbl_MedLaw

bbl_VideoDeposition

WHAT’S NEW ON ZAZZLE

Criminal
Criminal Law (iPad Case)
Whether you’re a prosecutor, criminal defender, or just a Law & Order fan, this original tongue-in-cheek original design in subdued shades of grey on black for your iPad case will make your day. Customize with your name.
More gifts & accessories for lawyers can be found at: zazzle.com/IconDoIt*
Quilt ‘n Glass Mogen David (card)
Quilt ‘n Glass Mogen David (card)
For Passover, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitvah or anytime, the rich and beautiful original artwork on this greeting card will garner attention and appreciation. Customizable text inside.
More Judaica themed cards, gifts and accessories can be found at: zazzle.com/IconDoIt*
Easter Dawn (card)
Easter Dawn (card)
Gloriously bold, original design in jewel-toned colors on this Easter Card are a great example of why the works of artist Leslie Sigal Javorek are already becoming collectibles.
More Easter cards and gifts can be found at: zazzle.com/IconDoIt*

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Spinning Wheel Gotta Go Round

Posted by: • Date:

So where the hell have I been these past 3 weeks? Ahh, if you only knew… 😉 To be honest, I have spent most of that time sleeping. My body and mind just had to escape from the physical pain and emotional strain that I’ve had to endure for so many years, and then try to regain the strength to go the next round. As to my health, while I certainly don’t mind not having to be pricked or to have my blood drained a couple times a week any more, it’s more than a little bit disconcerting to be told that the only reason for this change is because my doctors see no point in it anymore inasmuch as there’s nothing left they can try to treat me with. So while the good (even amazing!) news is that while the past chemo treatments failed to “cure” me, they were able to give my liver, pancreas and heart enough of a reprieve to slow down the rate that they were detiorating at, the bad news is that they are still detiorating and keeping me stuck in a hospital bed 90% of the time. Hereditary Hemochromatosis is such an insidious disease – atleast if you didn’t know you had it until it was too late to prevent major organ damage and other diseases or conditions from setting in. Sucky. I know this rant is in conflict with the promise I made to get back to my cheery self but I AM working on it and am getting closer to a genuine smile than I was last week. So progress is being made!


What goes up, must come down. Spinning Wheel…

Not all the news in my life is bad (as the above makes it sound). I’ve actually had some very good news on a couple of fronts. One, I just received the first edition of a 15-Month Calendar I designed, and however immodest it may be, I must say I’m really impressed with the quality of Zazzle’s printing and materials. They somehow made my artwork look a 1000% better than I could possibly imagine or even realized I was capable of. While I did all of the artwork and layout, without the right paper, ink, or expert application of the printing presses, the artwork would have been totally lost. So, for any of you who are contemplating turning your own artwork into useful products or beautiful prints, I highly recommend Zazzle. And if you’re just one who has a strong aesthetic sensibility and enjoy beautiful things, I hope you’ll consider checking out my Zazzle shop.

15mosCal-FrontCover 15mosCal-Back Cover

“Front and Back Covers of IconDoIt’s 15 Month Calendar (Nov. 2010-Jan. 2012)”

Okay, the other good news is that the Florida Appeals Court finally issued their opinion on my adversary’s attempt to overturn their prior opinion (that had been in my favor) and then my adversary’s attempt to have that Court strike my response to the Motion for rehearing. Not surprisingly, the 4DCA denied both Motions, which secures the awards already granted in my favor and allows me to seek restitution and damages. I’m praying my opponent finally “gets it” that he/she has run out of places to hide and it’s time to stand tall and accept full responsibility for the consequences of his/her decisions. We all f*ck up at times. We’re all human, after all. It is only in refusing to admit wrongs, in refusing to accept liability for them, in refusing to sincerely apologize for them, and then engaging in further wrongs with the purpose of deflecting the blame and consequences onto the very person harmed (unfairly) by the original bad decision, that makes one a pariah to society.

Enough of the monologue – and on to the Goodies! Tonight I’ve got a set of original images that have an obvious practical use right on your desktop. A set of folders that I’ve named “Slick”. Enjoy!

Free Clip-Art / Icons of the Day

The following images are either full or reduced size previews. Simply right-click (or control-click) on the preview to save the image(s) of your choice to your desktop. (Unless otherwise noted, downloads are 512px X 512px in .png format). As always, usage of any of the images offered on this blog are free for your personal use while subject to the limitations of my Creative Commons Non-Commercial – Attribution – No Derivatives – Share Alike- 3.0 license. (See sidebar for details)

Slick-Folder #1Slick-Folder #2

Slick-Folder #3Slick-Folder #4

Slick-Folder #5Slick-Folder #6

Slick-Folder #7Slick-Folder #8

Slick-Folder #10

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Got My Answer – Justice IS Possible in Florida!

Posted by: • Date:

For those of you who’ve been following my blog and my long, long wait for a ruling from the court, I can now say that the light at the end of the tunnel is finally in view! Yesterday, the Florida 4DCA finally posted their opinion on my case. The good news is that they denied my adversary’s appeal of the trial court’s order from 2008. The great news is that they granted my appeal, remanded the question about “how much” my adversary must pay me for attorneys fees and costs, and also paved the way for the Trial Court to be able to consider the question of breach of contract, damages and unjust enrichment. So while it’s not completely over yet, as my son said,

“It’s the beginning of the end.”

The opinion will not be considered “final” (or as they call it in Florida, a “Mandate” for 15 days in order to give the parties an opportunity to request either clarification or reconsideration. But for those of you who are interested, you can download the Court’s opinion in .pdf form here: Carlin v. Javorek. The opinion only addresses the issues that were addressed in the order on appeal so it’s not really very informative as far as what I consider to be the “real” issues which brought about this case in the first place. But that’s okay because, as I said above, they not only did not slam the door shut on those issues, they left it wide open with a sign above it saying “Enter”.

Because of the nature of the case where certain issues remain to be resolved, I do not want to unfairly influence either the court, potential jurors, nor be in a position where I could actually be held liable for slander or libel (vs. unreasonably be accused of it) despite the fact that the truth is always a strong defense against such charges. So I hope y’all will understand if I don’t respond to any question for more details on those unresolved issues at this time.

I owe a huge hug and Thanks to my appellate attorney, Robin Bresky, without who’s understanding of what was really at stake in this case, hard work in researching the law and fussing over the wording to get it just right, and kind patience and understanding for what I have been personally going through. I could not have gotten through this without her and heartily recommend her services to anyone and everyone!

And, Thanks to all of you who have so kindly supported me and taken so much time out of your own lives to write me (on and off the blog) and/or call me. You are truly appreciated and I am blessed to have such friends as you.

Free Clip-Art / Icons of the Day

The following images are either full or reduced size previews. Simply right-click (or control-click) on the preview to save the image(s) of your choice to your desktop. (Unless otherwise noted, downloads are 512px X 512px in .png format). As always, usage of any of the images offered on this blog are free for your personal use while subject to the limitations of my Creative Commons Non-Commercial – Attribution – No Derivatives – Share Alike- 3.0 license. (See sidebar for details)

WEIGHT OFF MY SHOULDERS

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Is Justice Anathema To Florida Probate?

Posted by: • Date:

Waiting as long as I have to get a final resolution to the issues raised in my legal action against the Personal Representative to my mother’s estate has been absolute hell. I’ve yet to have the opportunity to even go through the grieving process despite the fact Mom passed away way back on March 14, 1998! It has been impossible for me to fully engage that process because of the continuing litigation, uncertainty of it’s eventual outcome, and the promise I made to my mother, hundreds of times since I was a small child upon her request, that I would ensure she be allowed to die with dignity and that her last wishes for the disposition of her assets be honored. Mom was obsessive about this concern, believed she could count on me to live up to my promises, and relied on that. I felt honored by her trust and certainly did not want to let her down by forgetting my promise much less betraying it, but despite my best efforts, I have largely failed in protecting her intent.

The cause of my failure has been partially due to my initial ignorance of Florida law and my rights under it while Mom was still alive but under a Guardianship (administered by the same individual later named as the Personal Representative) and which persisted during the first few years of probate administration until I finally was in a position to thoroughly educate myself on the applicable law. Additionally, my failure has been due in part as a result of my inability to actively participate in any of the court hearings or mediation because of my medical situation; in part as a result of the probate court’s inefficiency and inexplicable reluctance to enforce their own rules and orders; and last but certainly not least, I have been unsuccessful in my efforts to ensure Mom’s last wishes were honored because the Personal Representative has had her own personal agenda, in conflict with both Mom’s wishes (as expressed under her properly executed Will, Trusts, and Living Will) and with her legal and fiduciary duty.

There are certain aspects of my promise that I will never be able to make good on and a significant portion of the harm caused by the Personal Representative’s misconduct that can never be undone, no matter how the Appellate Court rules, simply due to the years of delay. Regardless, I am looking forward to that day when the Florida 4DCA finally issues its’ opinion, as I will consider any finding and remedy in my favor on the merits of my claims to be a vindication of my character, intent, and the appropriateness in bringing the original action to have the Personal Representative removed and in seeking to enforce the subsequent settlement. Of course, I am also praying that the Court will fully recognize the manifest injustice that will result if the Personal Representative were permitted to retain all of the benefits of the settlement, despite having breached it so completely, as well as recognize the likelihood of continuing misconduct on the part of the Personal Representative and additional harm to me, if the case were to be remanded to the Trial Court.

Given the fact the Court has been reviewing the record since November 2009 and actively deliberating since March 2010, certainly suggests that they viewed my claims to be significant enough to merit investigating them and found adequate support in the record and the law to merit serious consideration. What their ultimate conclusion will be remains unknown. As it is yet again another Tuesday evening, I am hoping that tomorrow will be the day their opinion gets released.

GLOSSARY:

Free Clip-Art / Icons of the Day

The following images are either full or reduced size previews. Simply right-click (or control-click) on the preview to save the image(s) of your choice to your desktop. (Unless otherwise noted, downloads are 512px X 512px in .png format). As always, usage of any of the images offered on this blog are free for your personal use while subject to the limitations of my Creative Commons Non-Commercial – Attribution – No Derivatives – Share Alike- 3.0 license. (See sidebar for details)

Just because I'm BLIND, doesn't mean I can't see the TRUTH!!

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Justice Watch – 12 Years, 9 Weeks & Counting

Posted by: • Date:

Another Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. After what I learned from an online FAQ two weeks ago, I was prepared to abandon this watch temporarily and and do my best not to give it another thought until the end of the summer or so. But my lawyer, Robin Bresky, Esq., gave me a call tonight and gave me some renewed hope that an appellate opinion may actually be published tomorrow. I don’t know whether she had some specific word from the court to suggest this or whether her optimism was strictly based upon her experience with this particular court. Either way, I’m praying she’s right and that I’m not just setting myself up for another ride on the YoYo track. I’ll let ya’ll know.

UPDATE: The verdict is still out. And so my Justice Watch continues…

In keeping with my habit of creating and posting new law or justice related images on these “Night Before” occasions, I’ve a new one for you this evening. Enjoy!

Free Icons of the Day

The following images are either full or reduced size previews. Simply right-click (or control-click) on the preview to save the image(s) of your choice to your desktop. (Unless otherwise noted, downloads are 512px X 512px in .png format). As always, usage of any of the images offered on this blog are free for your personal use while subject to the limitations of my Creative Commons Non-Commercial – Attribution – No Derivatives 3.0 license. (See sidebar for details)

Truth In Action

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine