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Just a wee update on my notion of asking our local animal sanctuary if they would like some greeting cards to sell (with all profits going to them) and to offer to do a pet portrait as a prize for any upcoming raffles they might be having. Well, it seems I can't even GIVE my art away!!
When I sent my email I had put a small 'by the way' at the bottom just asking that they make sure to use my new married name on the membership I had recently applied for.
Anyway, I emailed them at their info@address and when a couple of days went by with no response I resent it to APerson@address just to make sure it had gone correctly. I then got a reply from the info@address which completely ignored my offer of artwork and instead just responded to my query about membership advising my card would be sent out shortly!!
Let's just say I'm a little disappointed and not really sure what to think. I know that the centre is mainly run by volunteers with only a few paid members of staff and I also know that any time we call up there to walk a dog they are always very harrassed and busy which is why I didn't want to take up their time by approaching them in person about this (plus I didn't have the nerve to undertake the self-promotion that might have involved). That said, I'm confused about how they answered the question at the bottom of the email but didn't acknowledge the main point of the email. So - a) did they skim the email and not really read what I said therefore not realising I was offering them a donation of sorts or b) did they read it and click on the link to my blog and decide they weren't interested in my artwork, free or otherwise?
The problem now is that I would still like to donate my cards to their shop because I really think they do a great job and would like to help in a way other than just walking the dogs when we have time (which we don't often have these days), but I don't know how to offer again without seeming like a weirdo who can't take a hint. S says I should just leave it - they got the email and if they want my cards they just have to ask. I think he's probably right but am still feeling a little dented, truth to tell, that they didn't just say yes or no. What would you do?