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


Empathetic Magic: this category of my blog includes articles and videos about Empathetic Magic, my upcoming series of portraits.

Being an ally is scary. / Être allié fait peur.

2017 . 04 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Gwenn Seemel with painting


Admitting the fear is the first step in getting over it. Il faut admettre sa peur pour pouvoir la surmonter.


Respect is not a scarce resource. / Le respect n’est pas une ressource rare.

2017 . 04 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel painting


Even though some people weirdly insist that it is. Même si certaines personnes insistent bizarrement que c’est le cas.


Why I say “fat” / Pourquoi je dis «grosse»

2017 . 04 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (14)

Gwenn Seemel with painting


Talking about fat people is often delicate. Parler de personnes grosses est souvent délicat.


Depression, superstition, and trying to be in control of your life

2017 . 04 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Gwenn Seemel studio


Twice now I’ve ended up in the hospital as I created a new body of work.


Time tracking / Suivi du temps

2017 . 04 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting


What I learned from doing it. Ce que j’ai appris en le faisant.


Unfortunately titled

2017 . 03 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel portrait


When you’re constantly creating and publishing art, you are bound to get things wrong now and again.

[version française]


Un titre regrettable

2017 . 03 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel portrait


Quand vous créez et publiez votre art sans cesse, vous ne pouvez pas l’éviter: il va avoir des erreurs de temps en temps.

[English version]


Art as propaganda

2017 . 02 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Christi Belcourt


An art chat with Vicki Amorose, featuring the work of Christi Belcourt.


New series! / Nouvelle série!

2017 . 01 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

Gwenn Seemel


I’ll be showing it this summer! Je vais l’exposer cet été!


Why people wear makeup / Pourquoi on se maquille

2017 . 01 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (28)

Gwenn Seemel


I put some on so I could figure it out. J’en ai mis pour essayer de comprendre.


Handprints and circles / Des empreintes de mains et des cercles

2015 . 02 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

raccoon painting


Painting this raccoon for my past and my future. Peindre ce raton laveur pour mon passé et mon avenir aussi.


The fetish photo shoot / La séance de photo fétiche

2013 . 10 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

red hair steam punk


I went on one as part of my research for a new series of paintings. J’ai été à une telle séance pour faire des recherches pour une nouvelle série de peintures.


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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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