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what is two years? really.
Post created Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 by Maite Benito Agahnia. 2 Comments »

It’s been almost two years since my last post. what is two years? • If I was a baby, I’d be walking. • It’s half the time it took me to complete my college education • It’s the average length of your mobile phone contract. • If you shaved your head, in two years it would have grown about 12 inches. it’s a frikin’ long time.   Well, I’m back. I make no promises, but I will try to be [...]

A margarita and another lousy update.
Post created Sunday, April 17th, 2011 by Maite Benito Agahnia. 3 Comments »

So I guess as a blogger I am, as my kids say, and “epic fail.” but I’m not ready to give it all up completely. I will not accept the “epic fail” title just yet. Let’s just call me a “sporadic blogger” VERY” sporadic”

Win a painting, help a child.
Post created Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 by Maite Benito Agahnia. 4 Comments »

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. ~Picasso

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This is me.
Post created Sunday, January 16th, 2011 by Maite Benito Agahnia. 10 Comments »

Have you ever asked yourself…”Do I want people to know exactly who I am, or do I work on the image I want them to have of me?”

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Grumpy, old and bitter bitch
Post created Saturday, November 20th, 2010 by Maite Benito Agahnia. 6 Comments »

I have spent the past week experimenting a lot in my studio, merging 2 of my favorite mediums; photography and encaustic. I am, however not going to talk about that today, I brought it up because that’s the photo I wanted to use and needed to tie it  in (I’m clever like that) also because as I sat there a few days ago  it hit me: I’m going to be 44 in a few days, and I am not a [...]

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balancing act
Post created Sunday, November 14th, 2010 by Maite Benito Agahnia. No Comments »

I am still trying to find a balance between the creative and the business side. I think most artists are (like me) lousy business people (though I do know quite a few exceptions). We’d rather be in the studio than doing the business side of our careers. Maybe that’s where the “starving artist” term came about.

Where do I go from here?
Post created Sunday, September 19th, 2010 by Maite Benito Agahnia. 5 Comments »

All summer has gone by without a single entry…I worry about abandoning my blog. I dared myself not to do that. However, life gets in the way. kids out of school for summer..and somehow with limited hours in the day we are forced to prioritize.

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Who or what inspired you to become an artist? How or in what way?
Post created Monday, June 21st, 2010 by Maite Benito Agahnia. 2 Comments »

I could sit here and tell you how my life has been super crazy with my son graduating from Elementary School, and the last two weeks of school and fieldtrips, and planning birthday parties, and trying to clean up our house and some of this, and some of that…Or I could just get to it and start answering your questions…. so yeah. let’s do that.

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and the winner is….
Post created Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 by Maite Benito Agahnia. 7 Comments »

I wish I could have done a second (or 3rd or 5th..) take, but it has to be legit, so I sound so scattered, though that’s no different than what I’m really like…excuse the dorkyness. Thanks again, and keep reading to see my answers to your awesome questions. I will answer all of them, just have patience. we go:

This can be yours –> for free, yeah…really!
Post created Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 by Maite Benito Agahnia. 36 Comments »

I am going to start by doing a FAQ (frequently asked questions…for those of you who were “huh?”) page about my art, but for that I need your help, and I want to make it fun, so here is the deal. I am looking for a total of about 20 that I will use, so your chances for the painting are pretty damn good…If you think of a good question, that is.

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