An interview with eyes lover artist Janet

So proud to have here with us Janet aka @janet.ministry answering a few questions about her work. Let’s start the questions!

How long have you been drawing?

I have been drawing since I was just a child but I stopped a bit during my studies. I really got back to it in 2016.

What’s your process?

Gut feeling. Music is omnipresent in my drawings, as I will listen to a song or an album, and begin to draw what I feel.

Digital vs traditional?

For now, I am more about being traditional, but I plan to digitize my work.

How long does it take to create it?

Sometimes an hour is enough, sometimes weeks. It totally depends on the inspiration and the size of the design.

Is it a hobby or your career?

Right now it’s a hobby but I wish it could become a career.

Why do you draw?

It’s a way of expressing myself, a need. Drawing is a utter reflection of my state of mind, and the things that obsess me.

What inspires you?

Mainly. music That’s why a lot of the drawings contain song lyrics or are actually kinds of tributes.

What is the proudest moment that you have achieved?

I have been anorexic for years. It’s still present inside of me but I have managed to find my way out of it. So I am proud that I can eat specific types of foods that were forbidden for a long time and to be able to accept myself as I am.

What is the biggest obstacle that you have faced?

That d*mned anorexia! The dietary restrictions I imposed myself made my life completely impossible.

Indeed, I was passing out every day, I was psychotic about going crazy, I was doing at least 3 hours of exercise per day, I felt angry, it was impossible for me to concentrate … I did not draw during all this time because I was unable to remain calm.

You have one day to live, how do you spend it?

I would like to party with those I love, just dance to edgy music without ever stopping.  Dancing like a crank girl until death ensues.

How people can get in contact with you? 

You can get in touch with me via Instagram @janet.ministry or my website www.janet.gallery and would be delighted to meet you.

Jeanne, her desk, the place where she live in Paris: Near the Bassin de la Villette, her notebook where she writes everything, draws on it, and notes her dreams, her loved Lewis Carroll complete works, her « Girls don’t Cry » compilation vinyl.

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