Original illustration ‘rat angel’ including frame and shipping


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Our furry friends can be true guardian angels. 

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“Guarded by an angel” Somehow the (Dutch?) expression “having a (guardian) angel on your shoulder” makes me think of Esmaralda. She was my pet rat and loved to sit on my shoulders, sometimes hidden under my long hair. I feel sorry that rats are often portrayed as vermin, dirty or dangerous, while they are such lovely little creatures. On April Fools Day in high school I decided to take Esmaralda to class. When my French teacher saw her on my shoulders she panicked and fled out of the classroom … A little later I had to come over to the director. He was a bit more relaxed about rats. I had to leave Esmaralda at his office for the rest of the afternoon and did not receive any further punishment. Hopefully this picture contributes a little bit to rats being seen as who are; lovely individuals with each their own character.

This is an original drawing, made with high quality vegan materials: soft pastel chalk, watercolor, gel pen and fine liner on acid free Fabriano Artistico paper. The drawing is approx. 12 x 17 cm (4,7 x 6,7 inch) and comes with an certificate of authenticity.

This drawing will be shipped from Istanbul (Turkey) which will usually take about three weeks to arrive in Europe and five weeks to arrive in the US. The customs of your country has the right to take more time if they think this cute drawing is scary or suspicious. You will receive a track and trace code to follow your order.


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