This was my message on my Facebook page: "Unfortunately, I seem to be one of many designers at Divine Digital who are closing their boutiques due to non-payment from Divine Digital. There has been way too much drama & way too much dishonestly from the site owner to continue on. If you have purchased any of my products, I do appreciate it, but know that in the past 6 months, I have not seen any payment for those products. I had no choice but to take down all my products & move on. I truly hope with everything I am that I can get my groove back after being burned so bad....Watch for further updates! I am motivated enough to NOT let the negativity of one person/site ruin my creative flow."
And now for a little depth to this status. Since I joined DD, there has really been nothing but chaos, drama, and problems. I bought into the excuses until other designers started being open about what happened with them. I was loyal to DD, and now, I have learned my lesson on that. I'm not sorry I signed on with DD, but I am sorry I stayed. I got my start here, and that's as far as it should have gotten. Eventually it took every ounce of creativity and squashed it completely, to the point of me stopping. I could sit here and bash the site owner and the site, but I won't. She just obviously wasn't what she seemed. She fooled a lot of people and received so much sympathy. I don't know what the truth is with her personal situation, but there seems to be problem after problem. If it's all true, I feel bad for her. However, that's still no excuse to not run a business. To take the money that customers have paid for a product and not give the rightful owner/designer the payment....that's just wrong in every sense of the word. For someone who follows God so closely, it makes no sense. I don't believe He would approve of the behavior and such dishonesty.
So my Boutique at Divine Digital is closed. I removed all the products from my store. I can only HOPE at this point, I can get back to designing and find a trustworthy store to be part of, if they would have me. I will work at getting some of my past freebies on a server and available for download again...
Thank you ALL for your understanding. I appreciate it!
***UPDATE: I wanted to make note that I did receive payment tonight finally. Just sad that it took all this drama to get it.***