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


Feminism: this category of my blog includes articles and videos that touch on my ideas about feminism.

Inspiration for a body of work / L’inspiration pour une collection d’œuvres

2017 . 07 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel


How I came up with Empathetic Magic. Comment je suis arrivée à La magie empathique.


Tippy toe hugs

2017 . 06 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn


Being gentle with others and with ourselves is good goal for every life.


Unintended audience

2017 . 06 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

woman


As I get ready to open my new show, I’m thinking about how to communicate with the people who are not a part of my audience.


Observation, beauty, imagination, and why

2017 . 05 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

woman


Making art and questioning America’s fixation on violence.

[version française]


L’observation, la beauté, l’imagination, et le pourquoi

2017 . 05 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

homme


Créer de l’art et demander pourquoi les américains sont fixés sur la violence.

[English version]


Knowing who you are / Savoir qui on est

2017 . 05 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

sailor cheerleader


Can you be anything other than what I think you are? Pouvez-vous être autre chose que ce que je pense que vous êtes?


Activism that changes the world / Un militantisme qui change le monde

2017 . 05 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

painting


It’s not about marching in the streets. Ça n’a rien a voir avec les manifestations.


You make a difference.

2017 . 05 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Gwenn Seemel art


The not-so-happy resolution to the saga of trying to display educational art at public libraries in a conservative county in the US.


On religion / À propos de la religion

2017 . 05 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

rainbow hijab art


What I think when I see a woman wearing a headscarf. Ce que je pense quand je rencontre une femme qui porte le voile.


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

2017 . 04 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (10)

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.


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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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