Jeannie Paske's Five Things.

Written by Lazy Gramophone on Monday the 29th of April 2013

Five Things is a series of short journal posts introducing each of the writers and artists involved in our up-coming Time project.

Since the project's inception, the idea has been to create an environment where independent writers and artists could come together in order to share their work. The result of this endeavour is a collection of stories, images and poems based around the theme of time, its pages placing particular focus upon the relationship between words and pictures. By sharing in this way we hope to inspire each other as well as those around us, to draw a diverse audience and so help to illuminate the work of alternative artists and writers everywhere.


Jeannie Paske is a self-taught artist who combines watercolor, charcoal, pastel, powdered pigments and ink to form richly textured illustrations of thoughtful monsters and peculiar creatures. In 2006 she established 'Obsolete World' as a place her various creations could call home. She is a big fan of philosophy mixed with humor, and strives to convey hope and introspection, as well as curiosity in her work. Obsolete World art can be found in shops and galleries throughout the United States. Jeannie currently resides in Portland, Oregon and is working on a book of illustrated short stories.

Five Things that Inspire Me.

"Glass Operator"
This song is so beautifully inspiring. Its from the score of David Byrne's "True Stories" film and it features a glass armonica played by Terry Hinley.
I worked at a record store for just shy of a decade and I listen to a ton of music while I'm working in my studio.  Music plays a large roll in my creative process. I heard this piece as a teenager and fell in love. To this day it is still my absolute favorite song.

"Edgar Finds His Purpose"
I adore this piece. Just one of many favorites from Gary Larson's "The Far Side" comic.

"Cosmos: A Personal Voyage"
I am fascinated by the idea of life elsewhere in the universe as well as the possibility of a truly intelligent species that could perhaps enlighten us as to our own existence. There are undercurrents of this concept in many of my works and the sky is almost always a focal point.  Carl Sagan's writings, in particular, "Cosmos", mean a great deal to me.

"The Obsolete Man"
"Twilight Zone" episode where in a future totalitarian state, Burgess Meredith's character (a librarian) is a man put on trial for the crime of being obsolete. I had always loved that story and I pictured a similar scenario in which the make-believe creatures of childhood suffer a similar "crime” as one grows old. Inspired by this episode, I created "Obsolete World” as a place where my own creations could safely while away the hours.

Bill Watterson's licensing essay-page 10-12 in the "Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary" book.
I am inspired by philosophy in general, as well as the lovely mix of sadness and humor.  To me, Bill Waterson, has mastered the art of all of these things and I am enamored of his work. Reading this essay gave me enormous insight into the human behind the cartoon strip and I was equally pleased and saddened by it.  I think that many artists would connect deeply to the struggle to share their work with the world without compromising the soul, integrity and "magic of imagination" in the process.

The Time Project.

1. Time Book Launch Lazy Gramophone Events Page 

2. Time Book Launch Facebook Page

3. View our Clock page (counting down to the release of Time)

4. An introduction to Time

5. Contributors' Five Things Journal Posts:
Adam Green
Bryn Hall
Inua Ellams
Zoe Catherine Kendall
Andrew Walter
Laura Dockrill
Mat Lloyd
Sorana Santos
Will Conway
Hannah Stephenson
Matt Black
Claire Fletcher
Carl Laurence
- Zophiel Webb
Jude Melling
Stacie Withers
Tom Hirons
Megan Leonie Hall
Vincent J Prince
Kaitlin Beckett
Guy J Jackson
Eliza Gregory
Jeannie Paske
Jo Tedds
Maria Drummey
Tom Harris
Liz Adams
Lola Dupre
Kirsty Allison
Alexander Aspinall
Paul Bloom

6. Buy Time from the Lazy Gramophone Shop 

7. Press/Reviews
(Click the links below to read each article in full)

Huffington Post:
'An intriguing book project from one of the most innovative groups of creative people in the city.' ~ Huffington Post

Fabric Magazine:
'...we'll bet you've never seen time as it's portrayed in this stunning new publication.' ~ Fabric Magazine

Rooms Magazine:
'Time is a treasure box brimming with creativity and fresh talent.' ~ Rooms Magazine

Annexe Magazine:
'Lazy Gramophone's anthology, Time, lives up to the high bar it sets for itself.' ~ Annexe Magazine


For more on The Time Project tweet us @lazygramophone or #TheTimeProjectLGP or visit our Time Facebook page.
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