I had checked my spam folder already, and it wasn't in there. So I'll contact Paypal to see if there is something amiss. Couldn't figure this one out- as I always get a paypal email alert when something sells. I'll see what I can figure out on that end. Thanks so much for your quick answer.
I had a very similar experience to Clint's, a personal experience with an artist with a HUGE ego, that behaved as a jerk.....and yes, as much as I had previously loved this person's work, I knew from that point on it really affected my feelings towards their work. As beautiful as it is, I would never want it in my house to remind me of the whole experience. I had previously thought like Carlos, that art stands independent of its author, but sadly, that's not the case when you are the one treated poorly. I could repeat Clint's entry here verbatim...funny thing, I never thought I would run into these feelings - but I doubt that they will ever fade. Luckily - there are a lot of stellar artists out there - with a normal/healthy/happy dose of ego - and I'm glad for it!