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

Philosophy: this category of my blog is a catch-all, and its articles and videos focus on my art theories as well as on my philosophies about life.

The story of the goat in sheep’s clothing

2017 . 11 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

goat portrait

See me speak this December at the Pecha Kucha night in Lambertville, New Jersey!

Makeup tutorial / Tutoriel de maquillage

2017 . 11 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

painted portrait

A tutorial not for putting it on, but for putting them off. Un tutoriel non pas pour en mettre, mais pour mettre au courant les gens.

Don’t forget / N’oubliez pas

2017 . 11 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel flower art

Many stories are told about this flower. On raconte beaucoup d’histoires à propos de cette fleur.

Me too.

2017 . 10 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Tabitha Vevers' When We Talk About Rape IV

What I learned about myself when I came across Tabitha Vevers’ art.

Self-confidence as an artist / La confiance en soi en tant qu’artiste

2017 . 10 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel art

It’s an ever-evolving thing. Cela évolue au cours d’une carrière.

Rules that aren’t laws / Des règles qui ne sont pas des lois

2017 . 09 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn Seemel

I want to get better at questioning the world. J’ai envie de questionner le monde plus souvent.

Antiracist artist / Artiste antiraciste

2017 . 09 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

Gwenn Seemel

I have been called a racist many times in my career. On m’a nommée «raciste» à plusieurs reprises dans ma carrière.

Sunsets and sunset painters / Les couchers de soleil et les peintres des couchers de soleil

2017 . 09 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

Gwenn Seemel

When bad things happen to someone, it doesn’t mean they are a bad person. Quand de mauvaises choses arrivent à quelqu’un, cela ne signifie pas qu’il est mauvaise personne.

How I’ve treated my endometriosis: navigating the doctor’s ego

2017 . 07 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (5)


Five years ago today, I had what will hopefully be my last surgery.

Among the living and the dead

2017 . 07 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Inara Verzemnieks' book

One of my favorite writers is launching a new book!

Being treated like a stranger / Se faire traiter d’étranger

2017 . 07 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

painting by Gwenn Seemel

On moving to a new place as an independent artist. S’installer dans un nouvel endroit quand on est artiste indépendant.

Recommended reading and watching

2017 . 07 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Virgie Tovar

Art is never born in a vacuum, and a complex series like Empathetic Magic requires much research, including this excellent anthology by Virgie Tovar.

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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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