Originally Posted by k8memphis
Are you still gonna do this?
If you do get all the money up front--cash the check and hold your breath that it gets through the bank.
I mean you're really going through with this? And you're doing an extra cookie?
I'm really concerned about you and the lady who's essentially pushing you around, a lot. Are you ok with all this from her?
Thank you. What is the motivation OP? Because when I first started doing this, I would jump at the chance to do anything! I got so excited for whatever request came along....then I realized I was being taken advantage of, allowing people to use the thinking and persuasiveness of "it's juuuuuust cake", etc.....no way man!
There is loving what you do and giving it away. If it doesn't hurt your family's finances, and you really don't mind it, then by all means, continue giving away your artwork. Yes artwork.
Then there is loving what you do, charging appropriately, and having the guts to declie orders and PITA's to retain your integrity and sanity.
I hope you choose to follow the latter of the two ideals.