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Little Girl Stories.

Posted by Filipinas Makabenta on Sunday, May 8, 2016, In : behind the canvas 

I am an artist.

I do what I feel that urges me to do: draw.

 As a young girl, that was all I wanted to do.

And at this age, I was told that what you really are intended to do in this great world is revealed to you at age five.

At age five, I remember drawing this great tree.

We were learning about trees. I worked hard on that tree trunk.

 My mother picked me up from school that afternoon and asked how come she has not seen any of my school work home. Seeing every stud...

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By The Inch Or By The Hour? The Complicated Dance Of Pricing Your Art

Posted by Filipinas Makabenta on Thursday, June 11, 2015, In : behind the canvas 

One thing about being a fine artist that I find very very uncomfortable is the pricing of a piece.

Recently, a potential client had approached me excitedly for a portrait. She had seen my work through another client who had ordered two pieces for himself and his wife.

I was quite hesitant to take the job as I have a waitlist (yay) so I said to her, “Let me see what you want first then I will give you a quote.”

Two weeks had  gone by and I have not heard since.

I had learned that this potentia...

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