Rats painting pictures which sold faster than iPhones
Anyone can become an artist. This applies not only to people but also for animals. Probably everybody has heard of painting monkeys, elephants, and even pigs. And what about rats? These cute rodents use their paws to create paintings that sell out very quickly.
This project was created by a girl named Steph Toogood, who works in a veterinary clinic. She invented it after one of her pets had died. Steph adored this little tailed creature called Jack Sparrow and was upset when he left her. After the rat died, she made some prints of his feet for memories.
To preserve the memories about all pets, Steph allowed little friends to draw pictures for her. The girl says that this way the pets will stay with her forever, in the heart and her memory.
Steph assures that she just took a few pieces of canvas with paint, and the rats started drawing pictures. When several paintings were ready, the girl took photos of her little friends next to their works. These photos were distributed on social networks and thus Steph together with her pets became popular.
The girl created Toogoods Tiny Paws about a year ago. There are 12 rats in her art group. Steph pays attention to the fact that the rats are first of all friends for her, and then artists. The girl doesn’t want them to sniff paint all their life and thus ruin their health. Steph says that this will be true, no matter how high the demand for their paintings is. Some little artists are trained to follow a pointer or a hand, so the drawing process is easier.
Steph doesn’t want to use his Facebook page just to advertise the artwork of her rats. First of all, she wants people to take rats home as pets more often. That’s why Steph shares photos of how tailed artists spend their free time when they are not painting.
The demand for the paintings that the rats drew is huge, and they sell out very quickly. At the moment there is nothing for sale in the online store because Steph and her artists have run out of canvas for painting. But the girl says that soon her friends who are resting will start creating artistic masterpieces again.