But when I gave her the finished picture, SHE FOLDED IT!!!
I never spoke to her again. HAHAHA!
Reason why I always give scanned in prints of the original- not once (except in two exceptions) have I given an original sketch. Then I have no hard feelings, seeing as my work is not ruined.
Yet somehow, the people I expected to be careless with pictures (namely students who won a drawing by me through grades and stuff) were the only ones who stored them with reverence. One girl even put it in special plastic casing... awwww *melts* Everyone else I expect to respect the damn thing, never does.
But then again, even if they did not pay me, the students did work for the picture they got... so it's payment invested, in a way. Ah well.