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

Business of art: this category of my blog includes all articles and videos that discuss how to make a living as an artist.

Believing in yourself (maybe too much) (but probably just enough)

2018 . 08 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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It’s what’s going to get me to DC to make some public art.

The power of repeating yourself / La puissance dans l’acte de se répéter

2018 . 07 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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What I learned about art from a random person who drove by my apartment for three years. Ce que j’ai appris sur l’art d’une personne au hasard qui est passée près de mon appartement dans sa voiture pendant trois ans.

Artists who work for universities are very different from artists who don’t.

2018 . 07 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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Hurt feelings and happy ones. That’s what the statement caused.


2018 . 06 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

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If you’re here, you’re doing well.

The art business isn’t like any other business.

2018 . 06 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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And I get offended when people try to tell me that it is.

How to free your art from copyright / Comment libérer votre art du droit d’auteur

2018 . 05 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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The six steps towards freedom. Les six étapes sur le chemin du libre.

Make them love you or hate you / Qu’ils vous adorent ou vous détestent

2018 . 05 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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If you’re doing your job right, this happens. Si vous faites le boulot de l’artiste correctement, vous allez à les polariser.

My first business lesson / Ma première leçon à propos du métier

2018 . 05 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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The first time someone tried to bully me professionally. La première fois que quelqu’un a essayé de m’intimider professionnellement.

Feedback for my first show / Des critiques à propos de ma première expo

2018 . 05 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

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Being an artist isn’t easy. Être artiste n’est pas facile.

Thoughts of a baby artist / Les pensées d’un bébé artiste

2018 . 05 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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Sharing from my personal journals from 2003. Partager de mes journaux intimes de 2003.

I am not independently wealthy. / Je ne suis pas indépendante financièrement.

2018 . 05 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

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It helps to know where I’m coming from. Il est important de comprendre d’où je viens.

Why artists need so much validation / Pourquoi les artistes ont besoin de tant de reconnaissance

2018 . 04 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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And why we often don’t get as much as we need. Et pourquoi souvent nous ne recevons pas autant que nous avons besoin.

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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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