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


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

Say what you mean with regards to image use

2014 . 12 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

my hero


And say it legally.


A book about sharing

2014 . 11 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

You Share Good


I’ve been promising it for a while: my book about why I don’t copyright my work and why you might not want to either is finally ready!


What the artist Adrienne Lewis did for me

2014 . 11 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Gwenn Seemel and Adrienne Lewis


When I discovered that a former classmate was most likely imitating my style, I had no idea how much I would learn from the experience.


Ce que l’artiste Adrienne Lewis a fait pour moi

2014 . 11 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel et Adrienne Lewis


Quand j’ai découvert qu’il était probable qu’une ancienne camarade de classe imitait mon style, j’ai appris énormément de choses.


Affordable / Abordable

2014 . 11 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

painting


It’s important to me that my art be something that lots of people can enjoy. Il est important pour moi que beaucoup de gens puissent profiter de mon art.


Adventure leaders!

2014 . 11 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Creative Clubhouse


I was on a panel for the Creative Clubhouse event put on by Maker’s Nation, and the video of the panel is now online!


The big break / La grande opportunité

2014 . 10 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn Seemel


Artists focus on getting one way too much. Les artistes se concentrent beaucoup trop sur la possibilité d’en obtenir une.


Stress and self-expression / Le stresse et l’expression de soi

2014 . 10 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Gwenn


What your way of dealing with problems might say about you. Ce que votre façon de faire face aux difficultés pourrait dire sur qui vous êtes.


The freelance life / La vie freelance

2014 . 10 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn


I know it can be harder to get by when you work for yourself instead of working for someone else, but I happen to think it’s still better to be a freelancer. Je sais qu’il peut être plus difficile à gagner sa vie lorsqu’on travaille pour soi-même au lieu de travailler pour quelqu’un d’autre, mais je crois que c’est toujours mieux d’être freelance.


7 lessons learned while doing public art through the RACC

2014 . 10 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (19)

Bud


When I was offered my first piece of public art in 2013, I had no idea how much the project would force me to grow as an artist. Today, I’m publishing a good deal of behind-the-scenes stuff related to the mural because I think it might help other artists grow too.


When the Regional Arts and Culture Council lied

2014 . 09 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (10)

kirk


Over the last year and some, the City of Portland pressured me to break the law repeatedly. I’ve talked about it before on my blog, but I’m going to speak more openly about my disappointment today because, today, an article in the Willamette Week gives me more to be disappointed about.


My photography

2014 . 09 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

photos


For years, I’ve published my photos online, but I’ve always felt a little strange about publishing them any other way, until now.


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live in Portland, Oregon, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...



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