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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.

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)


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)


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.

The big break is a myth.

2016 . 03 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

artist at work

But it still destroys many artists.

Knowing who your art is for is the same as knowing who you are as an artist.

2016 . 03 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Jackson's Art

I was interviewed by Jackson’s Art Blog today!

Do artists need a day job? / Les artistes, ont-ils besoin d’un boulot alimentaire?

2016 . 03 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


When an artist asks themselves this question, the answer that’s arrived at is often wrong because they’re looking at who they want to be instead of who they already are. Quand un artiste se pose cette question, la réponse est souvent fausse parce que l’artiste considère qui il veut être à la place de la personne qu’il est déjà.

On David Bowie, fan art, and companies killing creativity

2016 . 03 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

David Bowie

Though I know the title doesn’t leave much room to hope, this article actually has a happy ending.

Not everybody loves you. / Ce n’est pas tout le monde qui va vous apprécier.

2016 . 03 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

video still

And it’s okay. Et c’est normal.

When an art writer wants to write about your art

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

Professional Artist magazine

Four tips for getting the most out of the experience.

[version française]

Quand un journaliste veut écrire un article à propos de votre art

2016 . 03 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Professional Artist magazine

Quatre astuces pour optimiser l’expérience.

[English version]

How to do an artist talk / Comment parler de votre art devant un public

2016 . 02 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

self-portrait drawing

Two little tips that make all the difference. Deux petites astuces qui changent tout.

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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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