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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.

Respecting artists / Respecter les artistes

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

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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)

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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.

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.

[version française]

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.

[English version]

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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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