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Brandi Saxton  Artist, mom and rat lover who publishes, It's a Rat's World magazine: @its_a_rats_world_mag. I also take art commissions!

I did this in honor of my new rattie girl Pi, who is in every sense a Pi-Rat-e! My sweetie was born without a back foot and the other one is deformed, but that doesn't stop her from having adventures ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had originally tried painting this, but I'm finding painting to be a major challenge!! So I'm not ready to share my progress yet (way too vulnerable), and decided to redo this in my comfort zone; colored pencil. I'm keeping the original for myself, but will eventually offer prints of this.

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In honor of President's Day I'm re-sharing a drawing I did of Fibbs from @martymousehouse. He ran in the Donutcractic Party last year and won by a landslide offering donuts to everyone. He's a rat of his word and the people ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #fibbsforpresident

@lilt_ and I had the joy of doing my niece @perkins_31 and her friends' makeup again for a school dance. It's always so much fun to get the girls all fancied up, especially since I'm a mom of a boy. Thanks ladies for a fun afternoon!

I love art mail days! Look at the lovely print and stickers I got from @mistybondy. You can never go wrong with rodent art and I'm so excited to add these in with my collection. Thanks so much Misty, this just made my day! Make sure to check out @mistybondy's fun illustrations. She also has cool jewelry and stickers featuring her work. #art #illustration #coloredpencil

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! This was my handsome boy Sterling who so kindly posed for a little photo shoot for me a couple years ago.

Here's another rough sketch I started. I can't decide if I like this one or not. I think I'll need to work with it more and then decide where to go with it. Like if I should attempt to paint it or keep it in graphite. โ€ข
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Sketching some ideas. Not sure yet where to go with this, but I thought I'd at least get this out of my head and on some paper. โ€ข

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@silkandthistle is having a really fun giveaway! Congrats on the 30K! #30kbestmemegiveaway

Look at all the goodies I ordered from #dickblick and Amazon! I've decided that 2017 will be the year I add a few mediums to my repertoire (for better or for worse). My awesome hubby gave me brushes and a starter kit of @goldenpaints for Christmas, so I could start painting, but I decided I wanted more colors before I really dove in. Plus I want to try watercolor pencils too. And I'm going to tackle loose graphite this year (which might be of interest to @bluefin7). I spent a lot of time researching products and colors to get going and this is what I ordered. I think I'm as excited as I am nervous. Wish me luck!

Today Rory is 13...13! I have a teenager now! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I spent many years desperately hoping I'd be blessed with a child and now I can't believe how many years have passed since I had him. I looked through his old baby pictures today and chose one to share. Oh the chubby cheeks! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Rory is a wonderfully funny, witty, smart kid and I'm lucky to know him and have him in my life. Happy Birthday Rory, I love you! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰

Loved spending the weekend with my man. He was also a huge help in digging me out of the snow over and over again (see previous post). Photo was at the beginning of the trip before I hated my relationship with my skis #skiingispainful

Spent the day skiing with the extended family, well at least I tried to ski ๐Ÿ˜ณ A huge thank you to my sister-in-law @ladyjperkins, who is a remarkably good teacher and very patient, and also my brother @jared0220 for helping. Thank you so much for taking up a good portion of your day to pick me up off the ground every time I succumbed to gravity, which was a hella lot of times! I'm so sore, that I'm not sure I'm going to be able to walk tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜ฌโ›ท๐ŸŽฟ#skiingispainful #ialmostdied