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 1 week ago

And who said mice were unclean?

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How Terribly Unfortunate 1 week ago (edited)

"I call dibs on the bigger marshmallow!"

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Gimmick Schnabitz 1 week ago

Reminds me of Stuart Little

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Invisible Killer Platypus 1 week ago

Got to love the mouse with the Nike swoosh sweat band XD

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Why? 1 week ago

Obviously watching Die Fledermaus.

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How Terribly Unfortunate 1 week ago

Wow. Looks almost magical.

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sunshine_20 1 week ago

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

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How Terribly Unfortunate 1 week ago

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

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Diana Lantow 1 week ago

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

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Why? 1 week ago

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

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How Terribly Unfortunate 1 week ago

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

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Night Owl 1 week ago

So sweet ❤️

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Ksenia M 1 week ago

The catfish!))

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Maria 1 week ago

that cat's face!! XD

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Maria 1 week ago

Biker Mice from Mars, anyone?))

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

the rubber duckie should be bigger than the mouse

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Gimmick Schnabitz 1 week ago

Well he got something checked off of his bucket list

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Night Owl 1 week ago (edited)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mousezart

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Gimmick Schnabitz 1 week ago

Wondering if the moon is made out of cheese

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How Terribly Unfortunate 1 week ago

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

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

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

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

that mouse in that hat better not fall out

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

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

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Night Owl 1 week ago

Very ecological, food and house in one

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

a mouse trembita

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

come on william tell!! you got this!

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

he wants 2 chill

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Pillowhead 1 week ago

Mission Impossible: Cheesy Mouse Heist

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

gotta admire

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Gimmick Schnabitz 1 week ago

Singing in the rain

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

the mouse monk.

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How Terribly Unfortunate 1 week ago

I wanna go to that school! ❤🐀

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

he hunting 4 that lucky charm

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Ksenia M 1 week ago

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

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

...beautiful

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Night Owl 1 week ago

Bookmouse (instead of bookworm)

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

"hey batman can I get an auto?"

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

no! stop! bad cat!!

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Invisible Killer Platypus 1 week ago

got to love how the chick is the same size as the mouse

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

riding in style

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel 1 week ago

The tattoo!

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Unicornstar 6 days ago

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

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TheGr81sComing 1 week ago

mice hear see and speak no evil

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How Terribly Unfortunate 1 week ago

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

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Night Owl 1 week ago (edited)

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

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Night Owl 1 week ago

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

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Gimmick Schnabitz 1 week ago

So proud