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Hello et salut! I ditched the Zuckerverse a few years ago and I'm working on leaving Twitter too, but I'm still interested in the inspiration of an online art community! I found my way here with the help of some friends, including @ray. Pleased to be in a truly community owned space!

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I started making GIFs from my art at the beginning of pandemic, and I haven't really stopped: gwennseemel.com/artwork/gifs/

J'ai commencé à faire des GIFs à partir de mon art au début de la pandémie, et je n'ai jamais arrêté: gwennseemel.com/fr/oeuvres/gif

But if you hear that there's a way to support artists in a small way that, along with other people's micro-contributions, can add up to a lot, and your response is:

"Sign me up!"

My answer is:

Thank you. Here's how it works: patreon.com/gwenn

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Or if you tell me:

"Ya, but I don't even support my own creativity."

My answer is:

If you're not encouraging yourself to make, that's definitely a problem. Here's a drawing tutorial that might help you get you creating again:gwennseemel.com/blog/2015/0907

And this is a whole series about how to love your art better: gwennseemel.com/blog/2020/0516

Please know that your creativity matters to full-time artists: gwennseemel.com/blog/2015/0226

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If, instead, you say:

"Ya, but I can't afford to support the artist as much as I want to."

My answer is:

So if $24 per year isn't as much as you want to give, you'd rather give nothing? In my world, $24 means six more fine point brushes, and, since I go through at least one with every painting I make, six more size 00 brushes translates to four more artworks. Artists can do a whole lot with small sums of money!

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When I tell you that there's a way to automatically give $24 a year to one of your favorite artists, what's your reaction?

If you go right to:

"Ya, but I already give so much to charities."

My answer is:

Art isn't charity. It's beauty and the love of other humans made tangible across space and time: gwennseemel.com/blog/2021/0913

Prints and t-shirts / Impressions et t-shirts: redbubble.com/shop/ap/12713477

Illustration from a book about why artists might not want to claim copyright: gwennseemel.com/share

Illustration dans mon livre qui explique pouquoi les artistes pourraient questionner le droit d'auteur: gwennseemel.com/partagez

if you're trying to argue that trans people are tolerable because their transness isn't contagious then please consider 1) yes it is and 2) that's a good thing

Hey I found an open source menstrual cycle tracking app called Drip that doesn't call home to anyone and encrypts your data on your device. It's gender inclusive and it has a prebuilt version Android that you can get either on F-Droid or on their site here: bloodyhealth.gitlab.io

They have an iOS version but it's not pre compiled. I'll be working on that today so you can get loaded onto your Apple devices, along with the instructions to install it on said Apple device.

Please boost so others can see this!

Anymore age guesses? I'm only sending out to one person so far, and I have so much sticker love to give!

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Quelqu'un d'autre veut essayer de deviner mon âge? Je n'envoie qu'à une seule personne jusqu'à présent, et j'ai tellement d'amour en forme d'autocollants à donner au monde!

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To celebrate my birthday this year I steam cleaned my studio rugs and splurged on fancy fermented vegan cheeses to figure out which one I like best.

To anyone who guesses my age (or close to it) by this Saturday at noon New York time, I'll mail you fun art stickers (if you give me an address obvi).

Also, I realize it's easy to cheat, but everyone knows that ill-gotten stickers never stick right. :p

Pour fêter mon anniv cette année, j'ai nettoyé à la vapeur quelques tapis et j'ai acheté plusieurs frauxmages végétaliens pour déterminer celui que je préfère.

À tous ceux qui devinent mon âge (ou presque) d'ici samedi le 25 à midi, heure de New York, je vous enverrai des autocollants artistiques (si vous me donnez une adresse évidemment).

Je comprends qu'il est facile de tricher, mais tout le monde sait que les autocollants mal acquis ne collent pas bien. :p

To celebrate my birthday this year I steam cleaned my studio rugs and splurged on fancy fermented vegan cheeses to figure out which one I like best.

To anyone who guesses my age (or close to it) by this Saturday at noon New York time, I'll mail you fun art stickers (if you give me an address obvi).

Also, I realize it's easy to cheat, but everyone knows that ill-gotten stickers never stick right. :p

Pour fêter mon anniv cette année, j'ai nettoyé à la vapeur quelques tapis et j'ai acheté plusieurs frauxmages végétaliens pour déterminer celui que je préfère.

À tous ceux qui devinent mon âge (ou presque) d'ici samedi le 25 à midi, heure de New York, je vous enverrai des autocollants artistiques (si vous me donnez une adresse évidemment).

Je comprends qu'il est facile de tricher, mais tout le monde sait que les autocollants mal acquis ne collent pas bien. :p

dall-e is an impressive technological marvel, but DID YOU KNOW: for a nominal fee, you can hire unfathomably talented artists living in poverty to render any and all of your invasive thoughts NO QUESTIONS ASKED

I'm moving and, as such, I'm going through old artwork. This piece popped out at me today. Always an interesting one as the 4th of July approaches.

It's from a series of portraits of immigrants that's an attempt at answering the question: what does it mean to be an American? This is the full series: gwennseemel.com/artwork/apple-

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