Face Making

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

English: this category of my blog includes all posts that are bilingual or are in English.

Everything versus some things / Tout par rapport à certaines choses

2018 . 02 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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This week, I’m celebrating a decade of blogging with a painting giveaway! Cette semaine, je fête une décennie de blogs avec un tirage au sort!

Working together / Travailler ensemble

2018 . 02 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Kirk Reeves mural

My next livestream is February 25th! Ma prochaine diffusion en directe est le 25 février!

10 out of 10 / 10 sur 10

2018 . 02 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

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Celebrating ten years of blogging today! On fête dix ans sur le blog aujourd’hui!

The mistranslation of the Little Prince / L’erreur de traduction chez le Petit Prince

2018 . 02 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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One word changes everything. Un mot change tout.

Randomness / Le hasard

2018 . 02 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

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My grief has me thinking. Mon deuil me fait penser.

Brilliant letter

2018 . 02 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


What writing to art historians taught me about being an artist.

How do you make so much art? / Comment est-ce que vous créez tant d’œuvres?

2018 . 02 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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This is one of my most frequently asked questions. Voici l’une de questions qu’on me pose le plus souvent.

Someone left their hand on my lap. Does anyone know who it belongs to?

2018 . 02 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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It was a faint tickle on the skin over my ribs. The touch itself was innocent enough, but I was in a darkened movie theater, and a stranger had just sat down next to me.

Jealous of another artist’s career / Jaloux de la carrière d’un autre artiste

2018 . 01 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

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This video is for artists who find themselves envying others. Cette vidéo s’adresse aux artistes qui se sentent envieux des autres.

My complicated rainbow heart / Mon cœur en arc-en-ciel compliqué

2018 . 01 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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A video about pretty things and difficult ones too. Une vidéo qui parle de belles choses et de choses plus difficiles aussi.

Drawing a cobra / Dessiner un cobra

2018 . 01 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

cobra drawing

The art of turning mistakes into discoveries. L’art de transformer les erreurs en découvertes.

Fighting for the beautifully felt thing

2018 . 01 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel and friend

Not thinking of supporters as “subscribers” on continuous crowdfunding sites.

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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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