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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.

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

2018 . 04 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel's art


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


The success of mediocre art / Le succès de l’art médiocre

2018 . 03 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn Seemel


Art is always successful for the same reason, whether it’s well-made or not. L’art réussit toujours pour la même raison, que l’œuvre soit bien faite ou non.


Living simply / Vivre avec simplicité

2018 . 03 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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It’s part of being a full-time artist. Ça fait partie d’être artiste à plein temps.


Everything versus some things / Tout par rapport à certaines choses

2018 . 02 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel


This week, I’m celebrating a decade of blogging with a painting giveaway! Cette semaine, je fête une décennie de blogs avec un tirage au sort!


10 out of 10 / 10 sur 10

2018 . 02 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

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Celebrating ten years of blogging today! On fête dix ans sur le blog aujourd’hui!


Brilliant letter

2018 . 02 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

correspondence


What writing to art historians taught me about being an artist.


How do you make so much art? / Comment est-ce que vous créez tant d’œuvres?

2018 . 02 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel


This is one of my most frequently asked questions. Voici l’une de questions qu’on me pose le plus souvent.


Jealous of another artist’s career / Jaloux de la carrière d’un autre artiste

2018 . 01 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn Seemel


This video is for artists who find themselves envying others. Cette vidéo s’adresse aux artistes qui se sentent envieux des autres.


Fighting for the beautifully felt thing

2018 . 01 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel and friend


Not thinking of supporters as “subscribers” on continuous crowdfunding sites.

[version française]


Se lutter pour la chose magnifiquement ressentie

2018 . 01 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel et une amie


Ne plus considérer les supporteurs comme des “abonnés” sur les sites microdons.

[English version]


My hope / Mon espoir

2017 . 12 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

double portrait


Looking back at 2017, I’m feeling good about 2018. En regardant ce qui s’est passé en 2017, j’ai hâte pour 2018.


Getting my guts back

2017 . 12 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Your Creative Push


A big thank-you to Youngman Brown of Your Creative Push for this new interview and his help!


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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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