Blog / 2015 / Watching and Acting

April 8, 2015

This article about the City’s attempt to intimidate me into breaking the law ends with tips for artists who are working with an arts council. Unfortunately, I can’t think of any useful lessons that come from our years of bureaucratic corporation-coddling hell yet, but I will keep you posted.

The fact is that the one good thing to come of it so far is Patreon. I only thought to join that service and ask for help because I knew that starting out in a whole new town as a freelancer can be scary and Patreon seemed like a good way to have some stability as everything else was changing. As it turns out, the people who support my work on Patreon are doing so much more than making this new adventure possible, and I never would have discovered this kind of community had the City of Portland made an effort to keep my neighborhood livable.

French bulldog painting
Gwenn Seemel
Watchdog (French Bulldog)
2015
acrylic on unmounted canvas
9 x 9 inches
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