I would like you to meet my new art assistant, Carmela. I wasn't even looking to fill such a position at this point in my career, but she just won't take no for an answer!
She's definitely a self starter. For example, here she is warming up my paper, and I didn't even ask her!
She also decided to take inventory of my art supplies one day, all on her own.
Sometimes I have to put my foot down. Over the weekend she tried to convince me that large canvases were a good place to lean up against to take a bath, so we agreed to disagree. She works for free though, so I can't really fire her :)