Let me illustrate this bias. Not long after my second marriage in order to receive a discount on a purchase at Macy’s, I applied for a credit card. Would you believe it? They turned me down! It seemed that I had no credit. It didn’t matter that I owned a home paid off several vehicles and was in possession of at least 6 other credit cards, I virtually did not exist. I had about as much credit as my 15 year old daughter and believe me that isn't the way to stay young.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, its simple. When I assemble the lists of my accomplishments in Craft Designing and writing, some will be when I was Crystal Harris Ogle. Some of my art credits are Crystal Harris Donnelly, and finally some things are just Charris…a compilation of my original first and last name. I've sold things on etsy as Art2Cee2 as well.
If you own a piece of art that is signed “Charris,” well, it’s my work. If you purchased or read something from Charrisart…again, mine. If you have followed craft instructions by a person named Crystal H. Ogle, Crystal Donnelly, Crystal Harris, or Art2cee2, well, then you’ve known me all along.