Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Gouache 4"x 6". Christmas gift for a terrific vet and great lady!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Rajah Rat

Commissioned as a companion piece for the Dancing Rani Rat. Gouache, metallic & glitter paints. 4"x6".

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Birthday Gift

A birthday gift for a friend: her dog, one of her kittens and two of her rats. Frame set is from a local thrift store. Each painting is 2" square, gouache.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Fund Raising Auction

I put this up for auction on my Facebook page to try to get some extra funds for upcoming vet visits and surgeries. All the info can be found here.
Gouache 5"x7". The frame measures 8"x10".

Monday, October 19, 2015

Pizza Rat and the Werewolf ACEO

On Halloween night, Pizza Rat managed to haul his slice up the stairs and out on to Central Park West. There he found a nice place to eat his tasty dinner. But in a minute, he was surrounded by strange looking humans, who seemed less interested in hurting him than in waving odd looking rectangular things with bright lights at him, jabbering things that sounded like "video" and "internet." Lo and behold, at that moment a Werewolf emerged from the park, as the moon was full. He chased the humans and they ran away in terror. The rat ate his pizza and was happy. The end.
Done for this month's Nibblefest Art Contest for the theme "Creatures of the Night," Watercolor, pen and ink, 2.5" by 3.5".

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Smallest Gift, a Nativity for the Rat Lover

I had been meaning to do a nativity Christmas card for several years, simply because I do know some friends who might enjoy sending it. This time I did the right thing by dealing with Christmas starting in early October. The card and others are available in my Etsy shop. Gouache with some pencil and pastel, 5"x7".

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pizza Rat! ACEO

There is a video that showed up a day or two ago of a NYC subway rat dragging an entire slice of pizza on the stairs and it went viral. I had to do my tribute. Gouache 2.5"x3.5". Listed on eBay here.

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute)

The first in a series I've been meaning to do in a while. The spectacular aria from Mozart's The Magic Flute can be heard here. Gouache with glitter & metallic paints, 5"x7".

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dancing Rani Rat

Did a piece I plan to auction off to help a friend's rescue care for a group of West Side Highway rats. Art is gouache, 4"x6" and designed to look nice with the frame.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Another T shirt Design

All funds raised from these shirts will be put towards the ongoing rescue efforts that have been taking place between several individual rescuers since we first learned about the plight of the Mountain Valley Park Rats in Prescott Valley, AZ on June 7th. Collectively over 200 rats have been saved but so many more still remain at the park. We would like to continue on in our rescue efforts but funds are beyond exhausted. Caring for the ones we are fostering, food, medical needs, etc. is adding up fast. Please help us help these poor domestic ratties that have found themselves in this unfortunate situation. Someone originally dumped some rats in the park somewhere between 1-3 years ago and they have been breeding ever since. The cities solution is to kill them but we want to save them. Please consider buying a shirt to help us continue on in our efforts. And please consider adopting some of these ratties. We have MANY available for adoption right now of all ages. Thank you!

The shirt can be purchased through Bonfire here. The design has been altered slightly.

A Cat Named Ten

Watercolor 8"x10".

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sith Rats, to help the West Side Highway Rats

Gouache on bristol board, 8"x10". This painting is posted on eBay--all winnings will go to the Shadow Tail Squirrel and Small Animal Sanctuary, to help with the vet bills. They took in 23 of the NYC rats including those I will be adopting. This is the eBay link.

Help the West Side Highway Rats

I started a fund on Bonfire to help Helping All Little Things rescue who took in close to 150 of these poor rats. You can order a T shirt here. Sales end August 10th.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Irissa (from the TV show Defiance)

Irissa is a character I am very fond of in a show that is one of my favorites. This is actually taken from an amazing sequence at the end of Season 2.
Gouache on Bristol board, 8"x10" #Defiance, #DefianceArtContest, #theillustratedrat

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Emergency in NYC:
Someone dumped over 100 pet rats (pews from what I hear) on a traffic island on the West Side Highway near 57th Street. I just heard about this last night, and have been relaying info as I get it (my friend who contacted me is not on FB). Efforts are underway to rescue these poor creatures, and I heard as of about 11 last night around 80 have been caught. Contact info if you want to help is: 

Vet is: House Paws Mobile Vet 

Please specify NYC rat rescue when contacting HALT as they also helped take in bunnies from a hoarding case recently.
You can also contact Tiger Buchman at the Empty Cage Collective http://www.emptycagescollective.org who will be fostering some of these rats. Please share. These rescuers need all the help they can get. People who can foster some of these rats are desperately needed. Thanks.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

New Pendants

I made new pendants based on designs and doodles drawn by Matt. The calligraphic rats were inspired by The Universal Penman, an amazing book of engravings compiled in the 1740s. The Mayan Rat was actually a memorial to Lord Fatt Kidd (a grumpy old hairless rat we had)> Matt was studying Mayan glyphs at the time. According to my notes it reads "It ends, the white flower wind." These will be available in my Etsy store in July.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Adventures of Hvitt Rota Coloring Sheets

Adult coloring books have become very popular, so I thought I'd try my hand. While I can't do a book at the moment, I can do individual pages. I plan to offer these as a set and there are two more pages coming. Haiti Rota is my mythical pew rat hero, and his name means "white rat" in Icelandic.