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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.


Are you qualified to be an artist? / Êtes-vous qualifié pour être artiste?

2017 . 07 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel


This question is a great learning opportunity. Cette question vous donne la possibilité d’apprendre plein de choses intéressantes.


Inspiration for a body of work / L’inspiration pour une collection d’œuvres

2017 . 07 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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How I came up with Empathetic Magic. Comment je suis arrivée à La magie empathique.


How I’ve treated my endometriosis: navigating the doctor’s ego

2017 . 07 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

ultrasound


Five years ago today, I had what will hopefully be my last surgery.


Among the living and the dead

2017 . 07 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Inara Verzemnieks' book


One of my favorite writers is launching a new book!


Being treated like a stranger / Se faire traiter d’étranger

2017 . 07 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

painting by Gwenn Seemel


On moving to a new place as an independent artist. S’installer dans un nouvel endroit quand on est artiste indépendant.


Recommended reading and watching

2017 . 07 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Virgie Tovar


Art is never born in a vacuum, and a complex series like Empathetic Magic requires much research, including this excellent anthology by Virgie Tovar.


Studio family / La famille en atelier

2017 . 07 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

painting by Gwenn Seemel


I make many paintings at the same time. Je travaille sur de nombreux tableaux en même temps.


Round paintings / Des tableaux ronds

2017 . 06 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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Why Empathetic Magic is in circles. Pourquoi La magie empathique est en cercles.


Promoting your art effectively / Promouvoir son art de manière efficace

2017 . 06 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel on Bust


How I got four articles in two weeks. Comment j’ai réussi à avoir quatre articles en quinze jours.


Drawing a hawk

2017 . 06 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

hawk drawing


Maybe I like hawks so much right now because I’m losing my distance vision as I get older.


IRL opening + online opening! / Vernissage dans la vraie vie + vernissage en ligne!

2017 . 06 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Gwenn Seemel


Pictures from the opening and the announcement that the series is officially online! Des photos du vernissage et l’annonce que la série est officiellement en ligne!


Surprise portrait / Portrait surprise

2017 . 06 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

dog portrait


It’s lovely when my work gets to be part of a special moment. C’est génial quand mon art fait partie d’un moment important.


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...



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