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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.

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.


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.


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.


Postcards to the President

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

PostcardsToBannon


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9 years of blogging! / 9 ans de blogs!

2017 . 02 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

stilts


I’ve learned lot. J’ai beaucoup appris.


My heart is full of rainbows.

2017 . 01 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Women's March


What I learned from the Women’s March in Washington.


Chicken confidence / La confiance des poules

2017 . 01 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel


The Chinese year of the chicken is about to begin! L’année chinoise de la volaille va commencer!


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.


I am queer. / Je suis queer.

2017 . 01 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (9)

hummingbird


What that means and why I am talking about it. Ce que cela veut dire et pourqoi j’en parle.


The little things / Les petites choses

2016 . 12 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

shell


Looking at a tide pools relaxes me. Regarder les cuvettes de marée me destresse.


Advice for artists

2016 . 12 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn


This post is dedicated to the guy who told me I smile too much.


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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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