Hello from Conan,
My youngest daughter arrived at my home one hour ago. I'm going home to her and tuning out this misfortune for today. We have chosen to tell her of none of this just yet as to not break her heart, to let her stay clear to finish her second week of 6th grade, which she LOVES. I regret that I can not answer all of the emails that poured in today. Since I'm unschooled in social media I will try to stay off of here. A few thoughts from my attorneys to end the day:
-My lead attorney proofed the message I crafted and sent regarding your compromised information. Facts and emotion are legal to post. Each fact is backed by a computer log, the mass mailer sent by the former artists, etc, etc. Paper trail a mile long. Seems it was taken by some as a dirty blow from me. I thought it was the right thing to do. I'd want to know. If it sinks my business then I guess I had it coming.
-This Facebook page is the outlet for my business. So naturally I'll post about my business to the people who I do business with. And who fan the business. Seems like the former artists of Voluta earned most of the likes on this page if I'm reading it right. I suspect the likers know how to unlike my business page and move their likes to the other place. I'll say what I'm instructed to by my attorneys and I will keep Voluta's patrons, friends, and fans informed here. And on my studio blog. Comment wars? Let the free market figure it out. I have a few hundred injured clients to help and my energy will go there.
-Once I have every Voluta contact informed that their personal information is in the open, I'll ask each person to opt in or out of the atrocious email campaign. If you know me you know how much I love email. Sorry to all. If you want cool email from Voluta you can opt back in once she lands on her feet. I'm guessing three days.
-I've made a wicked investment in crazy zoomy night vision cameras and a wildly overcomplicated alarm system. Not to mention that the Stutz has her own live-in security service to protect the art and businesses of the building. It is bizarre to see people circle my car 'leisurely', to come to the door and listen, then stand foolishly around the corner texting and yelling into phones. If I was the kind of guy to worry about my personal security, I might be flustered. Can't please everybody, I guess.
I regret to say that I'll keep you posted on, perhaps, some more legal blahblahblah. I'll be tattooing all weekend on folks visiting Comic Con, folks in from Europe for the GP, and good old friends from forever back. That's the fun stuff.
Thanks to all of you who love Voluta, who love me, and for even loving the former artists. They aren't bad people. They are quite lovable, actually. I always thought so.