apologies if this is in the wrong forum. i wasn't sure where to put it. I'm not an artist and I don't commission things very often, so I wanted to get some other perspectives on a situation I've found myself in. I'm pretty irked by it, but it's entirely possible that I'm being unfair. So I recently purchased a custom commission from an artist on FA who shall remain nameless. Payment and details were exchanged about a month ago and the artist has yet to do any work on it, hasn't even started. Now, from various journals and things that they've posted, I know that they have a lot of commissions besides mine and that they have had some family issues messing up their work schedule. Fine. I try not to be impatient about these things and I certainly understand life getting in the way of projects. So no harm done there. However, I have noticed while I wait that this person is still putting out a lot of adopts for sale despite having so many commissions to get through. It honestly feels like for every custom completion they post, they post two adopt sets (though part of that might be from all the adopt reminders they post). They've even put out a couple personal characters while others wait. More specifically, they posted a work schedule and I noticed that on 5 days out of 6 they have adopts on their list of things to do. To be fair, most are meant as "warm ups", but it still felt a bit... I dunno... disingenuous? Especially since they'll start with the adopts and then not get all the way through the customs slotted for that day. And the schedule has been shifted over the week it's been up, with my slot moving from last Friday to today to... who knows when. Again, I get that there's stuff going on in their life, but they have 11 customs to get through (including ones from Halloween) and I can't help but feel that if they just cut the adopts for awhile that they'd be much farther along. And I get that adopts are a quick cash source but I really feel that prepaid stuff should be the focus. I've already paid for my art, I would like it before you do work that might not even sell. I dunno. Am I being too harsh? Is this something that other people have experienced, either as an artist or as a customer? Is a month+ typical for a commission from a "busy" artist? Should I just shut up now?