Face Making

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

Uncopyright: this category of my blog includes articles and videos that discuss copyright, free culture, and imitation in art.

Saying sorry

2017 . 04 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Chris Devins mural reproduction of Gelila Lila Mesfin's art

When Chris Devins used Gelila Lila Mesfin’s art to make this mural and failed to credit her, it made me think about what it means to say sorry.

I remember. / Je me souviens.

2017 . 03 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Quebec winter

I’m home from giving a keynote in Quebec! Je rentre d’une conférence au Québec!

A special purple / Un violet particulier

2017 . 03 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel

Each painting provides a new challenge. Chaque tableau représente un nouveau défi.

Postcards to the President

2017 . 02 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


Free postcards to download, print, and send to your representatives!

Understanding inspiration / Comprendre l’inspiration

2017 . 02 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel and Amy Constantineau

Being imitated inspires me. Être imitée m’inspire.

The Gwenn Seemel filter / Le filtre Gwenn Seemel

2017 . 01 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

Gwenn Seemel

It exists! Il existe!

How to tune out useless comments / Comment ne pas écouter les commentaires inutiles

2017 . 01 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel art

Knowing who to listen to is the best thing you can do for your confidence as an artist. Savoir qui écouter améliora votre confiance en tant qu’artiste.

“It is the time you have wasted on your rose that makes your rose so important.”

2016 . 11 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (2)


What Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has to do with the artist Antonella Raimondo and me.

It’s because of you. / C’est à cause de vous.

2016 . 11 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Gwenn Seemel, Long Beach Island artist

That’s how I make a living with my art. Voilà comment je vis de mon art.

Le fan art, est-ce vraiment de l’art?

2016 . 10 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


Après être passée voir un concours de sculpture de sable, j’ai eu quelques questions sur le fan art.

[English version]

Portraits of a portraitist / Portraits d’un portraitiste

2016 . 09 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

portrait Julie Guillot

I love to see myself as others see me. J’aime bien me voir comme les autres me voient.

Is fan art real art?

2016 . 08 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

castle photo

Going to a sand sculpture contest left me wondering about fan art, because the majority of the sculptures were just that.

[version française]

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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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