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Meora_Hedva

WHO: Meora_Hedva

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/meorahedva

WHAT: $223 Traditional Painting to be mailed out

WHEN: Originally contacted and paid for in July 2014

PROOF:
First response at contact for info, price, and where to send money:
http://imgur.com/DeCHHZ7
http://imgur.com/NkVa72e
http://imgur.com/tGQc7Z4

EXPLAIN: Sorry that I don’t have all the screenshots of the conversations listed. It was a mixture of notes, shouts, and emails, and some I absentmindedly deleted as I didn’t know this would go on for so long. I tried to put together the important bits though!

The original contact with the artist went great! I had waited for a while so I could save money before contacting her, and saw she remained active while doing so, and figured why not splurge a little on some fantastic art. As the links show up above, we came to an agreement on a large coffee painting, framed, to be mailed out to me for $223. I gave her the character I wanted in the painting, but left majority of the idea and details up to her. She told me to expect a 4-6 month wait, so I left her be.

I sent an update request in April 2015, was told pretty quickly it was still being worked on as the paints need time to dry - great! I’m happy for the update and knowing she was working on it.

Attempted Contact again in May 2015(unfortunately I lost the email where she did respond) but she said she had been busy and hasn’t been able to work on it, but would soon!

I attempted contact with her through a couple notes and then shouts in November/December 2015, and she finally responded to me in January 2016 to let me know she had finished my commission:
http://imgur.com/fIPfcU6

I emailed her with the new email and she sent me the painting files in March 2016, and a promise to mail it out once she found a frame:
http://imgur.com/6ct0z7Z

Waited and poked late in March 2016 through email and shout (I know shouts seem excessive, but it was how I got her attention last time), and received an email back that she still did not mail out the painting, then said she had to wait until April for a frame to arrive, which she didn’t say at all beforehand.
http://imgur.com/DW5TXXz

I had waited a little longer, emailed her three times between April-July 2016 for an update and, due to silence on her part, I had to resort to giving her a deadline to respond back to me before bringing it to A_B's attention.
http://imgur.com/ZVb2Vkb

Additional Pokes:
http://imgur.com/wDi2jTp
http://imgur.com/cQh1x05


All she has to do is mail me the painting, which has been paid for. I have even offered twice to pay her more for the shipping fees since they have risen since 2014. I should also point out that every time I try to initial contact for her update, she seemed to have disappeared online everywhere for months. I usually try to not commission people who have a habit of disappearing for long periods of time, but before I commissioned her she updated constantly, and we even had a mutual interest in each other’s work, so I wasn’t prepared for the lack of communication. It’s a shame overall. I still love her art, but a painting that was supposed to be done and mailed within 6 months has turned to 2 years of botchy communication, and right now about 4-5 months of silence on her end.

I do not know what else to do to get her attention, so unfortunately I’m trying Artists Beware.

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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
celestinaketzia
Aug. 15th, 2016 12:26 am (UTC)
mod comment
Howdy!

Rather than make you go through the rejection process for a minor addition, could you add the three emails that got no response? Your beware stands on it's own, but we feel it would strengthen your case.
kayliimae
Aug. 15th, 2016 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: mod comment
Sure, added some of the additional pokes! They're all basically the same comment so I thought they were just redundant to add haha
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arinaca
Aug. 15th, 2016 08:41 am (UTC)
Huh, come to think of it I got a YCH commission from her.... Ages ago, at least a year I think? That was completed and supposed to be posted to me but wasn't. It absolutely slipped my mind D: When I'm not on a phone I'll check the date and see about contacting them for mine.
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