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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.

Targeted art and targeted marketing / L’art ciblé et le marketing ciblé

2016 . 02 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Chris Cozen book

A tip for marketing your art properly. Une astuce pour faire le marketing de votre art de la bonne manière.

Monetizing your blog: Advertising versus Patreon

2016 . 01 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (2)


Ads are gross, and asking your fans to donate is begging. Or at least this is how a lot of creatives view the monetizing of their platform.

[version française]

Monétiser votre blog: Les pubs ou Patreon

2016 . 01 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


Les pubs sont grossières, et demander à vos fans de vous faire des dons n’est que la mendicité. Ou du moins c’est comme ça que beaucoup d’artistes voient la monétisation de leur plate-forme.

[English version]

Accepter des dons en tant qu’artiste

2016 . 01 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


C’est une manière de vivre de son art.

[English version]

Respecting artists / Respecter les artistes

2016 . 01 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn artist

There’s a thing that people do to artists that may not be intended to be insulting, but still is. Il y a quelque chose que certains gens font aux artistes qui n’est peut-être pas intentionnellement insultant, mais qui blesse quand même.

Extraordinary enough / Assez extraordinaire

2016 . 01 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn artist

Do you have what it takes to be an artist? Avez-vous ce qu’il faut pour être artiste?

Bad people and good people / Les méchants et les gentils

2015 . 12 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Professional Artist magazine

2015 has been quite a year. 2015 a été une année exceptionnelle.

Uncopyrighting art and licensing it to companies

2015 . 12 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


How art in the public domain can still be a part of an artist’s licensing income.

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.

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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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