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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1 month ago

And who said mice were unclean?

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Night Owl
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1 month ago (edited)

I want to join him/her

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Gimmick Schnabitz
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1 month ago

Reminds me of Stuart Little

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1 month ago

Gym rats

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Why?
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1 month ago

Obviously watching Die Fledermaus.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 month ago

Just a little nibble..

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1 month ago

Wow. Looks almost magical.

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sunshine_20
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1 month ago

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

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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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Gimmick Schnabitz
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1 month ago

Poor mouse

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Why?
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1 month ago

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

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1 month 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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1 month ago

So sweet ❤️

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Ksenia M
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1 month ago

The catfish!))

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Maria
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1 month ago

that cat's face!! XD

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Maria
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1 month ago

Biker Mice from Mars, anyone?))

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

the rubber duckie should be bigger than the mouse

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1 month ago

Well he got something checked off of his bucket list

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Night Owl
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1 month ago (edited)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mousezart

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Gimmick Schnabitz
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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

that mouse in that hat better not fall out

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month 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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1 month ago

Very ecological, food and house in one

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

a mouse trembita

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

come on william tell!! you got this!

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

he wants 2 chill

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Pillowhead
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1 month ago

Mission Impossible: Cheesy Mouse Heist

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1 month ago

gotta admire

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1 month ago

Singing in the rain

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

the mouse monk.

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I wanna go to that school! ❤🐀

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

he hunting 4 that lucky charm

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Ksenia M
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1 month ago

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

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

the mouse king

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

...beautiful

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Night Owl
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1 month ago

Bookmouse (instead of bookworm)

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

"hey batman can I get an auto?"

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

no! stop! bad cat!!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 month ago

Excuse me, one of your passengers has hatched!

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

riding in style

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 month ago

The tattoo!

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Unicornstar
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1 month ago

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

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TheGr81sComing
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1 month ago

mice hear see and speak no evil

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Just Me(Or Maybe Not)
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4 weeks ago

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

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1 month 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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4 weeks ago

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

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Night Owl
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1 month ago (edited)

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

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Night Owl
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1 month ago

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

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Gimmick Schnabitz
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1 month ago

So proud