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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.

Copyleft versus copyright

2015 . 11 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

cat art

Ever wondered what would happen if someone who believes in copyright and someone who doesn’t sat down to have a civil conversation? We’ll all get to find out this December!

Pre-sale tickets for the Abundant Artist Conference!

2015 . 11 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (2)


I’m one of the speakers, and I’d love to see you there!

Are all artists just pretending? / Est-ce que tous les artistes font semblant?

2015 . 10 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

thistle art

Sometimes it certainly seems like so-called “successful artists” are just better at hiding their struggles. Parfois, il semble que les artistes qui donnent l’impression de réussir ne font que donner une impression.

How uncopyrighting your art can help you to see people more clearly

2015 . 10 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


When a company used a portion of one of my videos without crediting me, I learned something new.

Making art happen / Faire de sorte qu’il y a de l’art

2015 . 10 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

drawing of Frida Kahlo

How monthly money changes art. Comment un don mensuel change l’art.

What’s next? / Et quoi maintenant?

2015 . 10 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

still from a vlog

It’s the question no artist wants to hear. C’est la question qu’aucun artiste ne veut entendre.

How to make a living as an artist

2015 . 10 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

how to make a living as an artist

These steps may be simple, but they are not easy.

Comment vivre de son art

2015 . 10 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

comment vivre de son art

Ces étapes paraissent simples, mais elles ne sont pas faciles à faire.

Why I don’t use ads / Pourquoi je n’utilise pas les pubs

2015 . 09 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


Ads are not a part of my income because they don’t make sense for creatives. Les pubs ne font pas partie de mon revenu parce qu’elles n’ont pas un sens pour les artistes.

First Richmond art / Les premières œuvres créées à Richmond

2015 . 09 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Portland house

Some pretty and colorful drawings. De jolis dessins plein de couleurs.

TED’s copyright / Le copyright de TED

2015 . 09 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (9)


Learning about copyright: it’s an idea worth spreading…to TED. Comprendre le droit d’auteur: c’est une idée qui mérite d’être partagée…avec TED.

How to do a conference talk / Comment faire une conférence

2015 . 09 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


Speaking well to a large audience follows the same rule as accomplishing almost any difficult task. Faire une conférence et la faire bien suivent la même règle que l’accomplissement de presque toutes tâches difficiles.

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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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