Jeannie Paske is known for her work with rutabagas. Jeannie first started drawing when she was only 9 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the peculiar pressure of being a child prodigy obviously got to her and she had a pensive breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own hand! Jeannie found lonely inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her study for all the clouds to see! Jeannie eventually got married to Peter Pan and they remain together quietly in the Space Station with their 3 children. Jeannie would like to thank Martin Luther King Jr., Kermit the Frog and Hironimos Bosch for their constant support and inspiration.
What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest would be coming up with concepts and the most difficult would be deciding when a piece is actually finished.
Where and how do you find inspiration?
Everywhere! I usually have sketch books lying around so that when an idea strikes I can jot it down. I am particularly inspired my the sky and am influenced by too much cartoon watching and over-analyzation of my surroundings.
What do you feel is the significance of online communities, such as deviantART, to aspiring artists?
The exposure these communities can bring to an artist.
What is the weirdest, strangest or funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
My mom once described one of my creations as a hairy Mister Potato Head. I thought that was pretty funny.
What advice can you offer to other artists?
Do what you love to do and be honest and kind to others.
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