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Last updated on Dec 2, 2017

Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop! Say hello on instagram @obsoleteworld

Jeannie L. Paske

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Jeannie L. Paske

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Obsolete World

In 2005 I was working at a record store in Seattle. I had been working retail ever since I dropped out of art school in the mid-nineties and after a decade of working to pay back that one year of college I was dreaming of an escape. I pretty much lived exclusively for the nightly retreats to my decrepit drafting table where I was free to spend hours hiding away in a vivid watercolor washed world surrounded by the warmth and comfort of my unusual creations. After years of existing like this I eventually gained the courage to take a chance and quit my day job to pursue my art full-time. Obsolete world is a name that was originally taken from the 1961 Twilight Zone episode “The Obsolete Man” 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 episode and I pictured a similar scenario in which the make-believe creatures of childhood suffer a similar “crime” as one grows old. I took to the task of conserving these victims of consequence and created “Obsolete World” as a place where my own creations could safely while away the hours.

Shop members

  • Jeannie L. Paske

    Owner, Artist

Production partners

  • Paperjam Press

    Portland, OR

    prints notecards

  • Rhino Digital Printing

    Portland, OR

    prints notecards

Shop policies

Last updated on July 12, 2014
Thank you so much for your interest in my artwork!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Contact me if there is a problem with your order. If you are not pleased with your purchase, I will happily refund your money.
Return shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
I accept payment via all major credit cards as well as Paypal.
I ship directly through Etsy via USPS First Class and Priority depending on the size and weight of the package.
Please allow 3-7 days from the date of purchase for your order to ship. I print as I receive orders and it takes a few days for the colors to set. I ship to the address listed on your Etsy account unless otherwise noted. I will gladly discount shipping if you live in Oregon. Etsy doesn't have a way of dividing shipping state by state and most of the time it costs less to ship locally. Just send a message my way with the subject "shipping" for local inquiries.

***IMPORTANT***FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: International print orders have a 2 to 4 week estimated delivery time depending on how long it takes to clear customs. I cannot offer tracking on print orders as I ship with USPS first class international shipping, however, I would be happy to upgrade your shipping to Priority International if you would like to pay the difference. Priority rates start at $35.00.
I ship through Etsy and "merchandise" automatically prints on the customs label, so I cannot mark your item as a "gift".
***Please understand, taxes, customs charges and other import fees are the responsibility of the purchaser. The following link allows you to calculate your country's potential import fees and taxes:

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please message me if you are interested in original artwork.
I offer wholesale prices as well.