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


Paint layers / Les couches de peintures

2016 . 05 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

artiste peintre Gwenn Seemel


They’re an essential part of my style. Elles font partie essentielle du look de mes œuvres.


Ontmoeting

2016 . 04 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel swirl


Recently a fellow artist revealed to me something I’d never recognized about myself.


Unable to talk about art / Incapable de parler de l’art

2016 . 04 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn Seemel


Sometimes, words don’t work for communicating about creativity. Parfois, les mots ne fonctionnent pas pour communiquer à propos de la créativité.


Painting portraits on tote bags / Peindre des portraits sur des sacs en toile

2016 . 04 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

beautiful people


It never gets old. Je ne me lasse pas de le faire.


The artist’s vulnerability / La vulnérabilité de l’artiste

2016 . 04 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

panda drawing


It’s what makes art valuable. Elle rend l’art précieux.


The problem of MORE / Le problème du PLUS

2016 . 04 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Your Creative Push podcast


For when you think you’re not enough for the world. Pour quand vous pensez que vous n’êtes pas assez pour le monde.


An artist instead of a graphic designer / Un artiste au lieu d’un graphiste

2016 . 04 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

rabbits


It’s important that I recognize who I am, both for myself and for my potential clients. Il est important que je reconnais qui je suis, pour moi et pour mes clients potentiels.


How to be the perfect artist / Comment être l’artiste parfait

2016 . 04 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel working


When you understand what’s perfect, you can see how far you’ve come. Quand on comprend la perfection, parfois on voit mieux tout ce qu’on fait bien.


Art is not a luxury. / L’art n’est pas un luxe.

2016 . 03 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

goldfish


And when people stop saying it is, independent artists will have an easier time making a living. Et quand tout le monde cesse de dire le contraire, les artistes indépendants auront beaucoup moins de mal à vivre de leur art.


Giving advice / Donner des conseils

2016 . 03 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

still


It’s much more interesting to tell a story than to tell someone what they should do. C’est beaucoup plus intéressant de raconter son histoire que de dire à quelqu’un ce qu’il doit faire.


The big break is a myth.

2016 . 03 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

artist at work


But it still destroys many artists.


Can you trust your gynecologist to treat your endometriosis?

2016 . 03 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

uterus drawing


It’s best to figure that out sooner rather than later.


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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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