Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Year of the Rat

Hi everyone, it's Ravyn, Lisa's webmaster, graphic artist, and Number One Flunky....

While the Boss Rat is busy doing her thing, i thought i'd say a few things about rats :-)

According to Chinese astrology, 2005 was the year of the Rooster, but, around here it seems like it was truly the year of the Rat. Quite a number of ratties joined the family this year: Vanda, Harlan, Ravyn (Blogger), Grim, Grammy, and..... the as-yet-unnamed "G" rat that i commissioned as a Christmas gift for my hubby.

Here is my mom (Grammy herself) on Christmas night, Grammy rat in hand, and her three grand"ratties". From left to right: Jenny, Ally, and Nikki. My mom is thrilled with the Grammy rat - she actually requested it, after taking possession of a Poe rat. And Lisa really enjoyed doing the baby ratties.

Here is a photo i took of the G rat, when he arrived (conveniently as the hubby was out doing some last-minute Christmas shopping, hehe). i'll post a photo of G with his rat soon. He is not Scottish, but he sure looks good in a kilt, and i thought it would make a really cool rat.....

i really love the way Lisa can put so much personality into these tiny sculptures. i guess that's why i've commissioned so many - i look at them as little rattie portraits - and everyone loves being "immortalized" as a rat.


More rats are coming.....

5 comments:

K said...

Ravyn. That. Is. So. Cool. (And I say the more kilts the better. How's the sporran?)

Is it wrong that ever since I saw your Blogger Rat I have been wondering how to make my mark on the world sufficiently to be ratified myself?

ivenotime said...

Aww, really really a neat rattie! I bet your husband loved it. I agree that these rats are personality plus too - I have been enjoying seeing all the new ones this year - yours, Vanda's, your mom's, and now your hubby. We should all be so lucky to be immortalized like that! A great New Year to all, and Ravyn, hope you're feeling better every day!

vandaluna said...

The Ravyn blogger rattie was a surprise from me, the Vanda Rattie, for Ravyn's birthday (March 28). As an artist myself, this is a great way for me to support art, give gifts and basically make life interesting. My daughter is begging for a rat...how 'bout the uber-geek rattie? ::snicker::

The rats are gems and they mean so much especially when you know the people they are patterned after. Lisa is fab!!

Carl V. said...

That is a great Rat! Cute kids too! I'm all for declaring 2006 the year of the Rat! ;)

ravyn said...

believe me, it was NOT easy getting that photo! It's one of the very rare photos where all 3 girls are at least smiling. i couldn't get the holy grail that night, you know, smiling while looking at the camera, hehe.

K - maybe the kilt-wearing rat needs a companion..... hmm i'm thinking wedding gift :-D