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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.

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!


The Patreon fee-asco and 3 tips for artists who don’t want to get screwed by companies

2017 . 12 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Patreon logo


At least we can all learn something from Patreon’s bad choices.


An art giveaway + a Patreon alternative! / Un tableau cadeau + une alternative à Patreon!

2017 . 12 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (9)

Gwenn Seemel


A video in which I give away a painting. Une vidéo dans laquelle je fais cadeau d’un tableau.


When making a gift of your art / Quand vous voulez offrir votre art comme cadeau

2017 . 11 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

drawing dog portrait


Art gifts aren’t like other gifts. Les cadeaux d’art ne sont pas comme les autres cadeaux.


How regular microdonations to artists can save the world

2017 . 11 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Shayla Maddox's art


In this rebooted article from Professional Artist magazine, Shayla Maddox shares her wisdom as well as her beautiful art.


What liking art means / Ce que cela veut dire quand on apprécie de l’art

2017 . 11 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Emma Larsson


I love the work of Emma Larsson. J’adore l’art d’Emma Larsson.


How to start promoting your art / Comment commencer à promouvoir votre art

2017 . 10 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

Gwenn Seemel


Three tips for launching yourself. Trois petites astuces pour se lancer.


How to avoid art scams / Comment éviter les arnaques artistiques

2017 . 10 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

art scam


We’re all susceptible to being duped. N’importe qui peut être dupé.


It’s people not objects that allow artists to make a living.

2017 . 09 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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If only artists understood.


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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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