bio_pelt (bio_pelt) wrote in artists_beware,

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Lost Contact: palelady on FA

Now I don't want to jump the gun here but I'm starting to get concerned over an art commission that I paid for around 4 months ago in October with palelady on FA (I'm unsure if she has a DeviantArt or any other website she frequences).

Anyways, I paid for said commission ($40.00 USD) on October 6th, 2013 of my fursona character Keyra.
She had opened for commissions to help in a move and I loved her style so I figured what the heck and went ahead with it. (she also had just posted some artwork up and seemed very active at the time.)

She responded very quickly, short, sweet and to the point. She even sent me a note on the 17th of October saying that she had started the coloring process. After that I received nothing. I figured she was just in the process of moving and didn't want to bother her with messages.

A few weeks later she puts up a journal apologizing for the delay's as they were moving, I figured as much and continued to wait. Then the holidays came and went and I figured "Ya it's the holidays, I understand taking time for friends and family, ect."

Now I start to get worried after Christmas, about mid January. With still no word and no activity on her account, I sent her a note just wondering if everything was okay. I wrote that I didn't want her to feel rushed or hurried I just wanted to see what the status was. That note is still unread.

It's been a month since I sent the note, still unread. I leave a shout on her main page saying for her to get back with me and a week later there is no response.

There is no sort of contact on her FA, no email, no nothing. Her husbands account seems like it hasn't even been used in years.
Her last favorite was three months ago and I have no idea if she has even been back. The other people on her commission list haven't been that active either so I don't feel I can approach them and see if they have any information.

It's been four months so I can't issue a charge back since I paid via PayPal. She seem like a really nice gal and I am mainly just worried if she is okay versus getting my art. But of course that would be nice too.

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

EDIT: I was able to get a hold of one of her friends on FA, she stated that palelady's internet connection could be out but will pass along the message that I was curious on the status of my commission when she next sees her either this weekend or the next. I guess we will wait and see what happens. Thank you guys for the advice!

EDIT (2/22/2014): So instead of a response. (Note is still unread) A friend of palelady did a small update on her journal on FA. Claiming that she is still working on commissions but just has been super busy as of late. And that she is going to a shrink..?
I don't understand how that's relevant but here's the journal:

I'm still unsure of how to take this situation, it's going on 5 months now since I originally paid..
Tags: artist-palelady, lost contact
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