Sometimes we wonder what's inside the minds of animals, what are they thinking and what do they do throughout the day. And while we can only guess how the daily life of animals look, one artist decided to imagine it by placing animals in human situations.

Lucia Heffernan is an American-Taiwanese graphic designer and oil painter who creates animal illustrations depicting the daily life of animals as if they were humans. Her imaginative works show animals taking long baths with bubbles, stretching their muscles with others in the gym, and sipping expensive whiskey and smoking cigars while playing poker just like in Cassius Marcellus Coolidge's painting "Dogs Playing Poker". Though all her illustrations are whimsical, goofy and distinctive, her series featuring mice definitely stands out of the crowd.

"My body of work is an expression and exploration of my lifelong fascination with animals. Through my paintings, I seek to give animals a voice and a personality, while making light of our uniquely human existence. By imagining what animals might do if put in human situations, I stage tableaus that shine a spotlight on both their innocence and raw instinct. This collision between animal and human sensibilities creates a whimsical, theatrical, and often humorous world that viewers can relate to on an emotional level" - said the artist to Bored Panda.

The artist says that she has been drawing since she can remember and constantly experimenting with different styles of contemporary realism. This has helped her to form her unique style, technique and a good sense of humor. So we invite you to step into this imaginary world where mice are living the best of their lives and everything is possible.

More info: Instagram | luciaheffernan.com | Facebook

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Gimmick Schnabitz
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2 months ago

And who said mice were unclean?

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Night Owl
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2 months ago (edited)

I want to join him/her

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Gimmick Schnabitz
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2 months ago

Reminds me of Stuart Little

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Gimmick Schnabitz
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2 months ago

Gym rats

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Why?
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2 months ago

Obviously watching Die Fledermaus.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 months ago

Just a little nibble..

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2 months ago

Wow. Looks almost magical.

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sunshine_20
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2 months ago

when mice have a better love life than you do... :( lol

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2 months ago

Wow. I am blown away. It's just so brilliantly simple in its complexity.

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Diana Lantow
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2 months ago

By the light of the silvery moon........

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Gimmick Schnabitz
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2 months ago

Poor mouse

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Why?
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2 months ago

... not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

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2 months ago

Is it just me, or is the popcorn a little large in comparison to everything else?

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

So sweet ❤️

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Ksenia M
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2 months ago

The catfish!))

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Maria
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2 months ago

that cat's face!! XD

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Maria
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2 months ago

Biker Mice from Mars, anyone?))

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

the rubber duckie should be bigger than the mouse

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Gimmick Schnabitz
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2 months ago

Well he got something checked off of his bucket list

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2 months ago (edited)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mousezart

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2 months ago

Wondering if the moon is made out of cheese

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"Come on guys! Let's PAR-TAY!"

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

praying mice.... my question is how are they going 2 split the cheese??

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

that mouse in that hat better not fall out

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

this reminds me of the old fairy tale the twelve princesses that my sis had

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

Very ecological, food and house in one

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

a mouse trembita

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

come on william tell!! you got this!

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

he wants 2 chill

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Pillowhead
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2 months ago

Mission Impossible: Cheesy Mouse Heist

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2 months ago

gotta admire

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2 months ago

Singing in the rain

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

the mouse monk.

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2 months ago

I wanna go to that school! ❤🐀

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

he hunting 4 that lucky charm

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Ksenia M
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2 months ago

In Russian a bat is called a 'flying mouse', I love this)

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

the mouse king

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

...beautiful

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

Bookmouse (instead of bookworm)

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

"hey batman can I get an auto?"

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

no! stop! bad cat!!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 months ago

Excuse me, one of your passengers has hatched!

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

riding in style

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 months ago

The tattoo!

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Unicornstar
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2 months ago

There's nothing like a nice bit of cheese cake.

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TheGr81sComing
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2 months ago

mice hear see and speak no evil

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Just Me(Or Maybe Not)
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2 months ago

One of them should have been dressed up as a cat...

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2 months ago

I wonder if a cat will come to try and fool Little Red Mouselinghood.

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Just Me(Or Maybe Not)
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2 months ago

Now, this is modern hear, see and speak no evil mice.

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Night Owl
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2 months ago (edited)

The mouse with the dandelion: "3D effects are getting crazy"

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

The mouse wearing a fly doesn't look happy. Poor guy

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Gimmick Schnabitz
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2 months ago

So proud