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Advice: ignored commission request

An artist on FA had made a journal stating that they would be closing commissions soon, so I sent them a FA note asking if any slots were still open. They said yes and asked me what I wanted for the commission. Unfortunately, their response came in the wee hours of the morning and I had to go away for the weekend, so I did not see their reply until 3 days later. I apologized for the lack of communication on my part and sent a response with the commission details. A full week passed, and I saw that my message had been read but not replied to. The artist says on their page to send another note if they haven't replied in a couple days, so I shot them a quick message just asking if they'd gotten my note with the commission info. That note, too, was read and not replied. It's been another 7 days, and in between then and now, the artist has opened a new account on a different site and been actively posting there as well as FA. I considered sending a third message (possibly on the new site) as I enjoy their work and really want to commission them, but I don't want to be pushy, and I am wondering if this is the artist's way of indirectly declining my commission. What are your thoughts?

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Hunty Belmnt
Apr. 16th, 2017 08:42 pm (UTC)
If an artist ignores your commission request, it's more than likely a blessing in disguise. I tried to hit up artists and craftspeople and they just blow me off. It especially sucks if you've admired them. It's better to be ignored than getting your money taken and get nothing for it or lousy quality work. Look for someone with better communication skills and value you as a customer.

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