The Mix recently got a look at something few people rarely get to see -- the art of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
She mostly enjoys drawing flowers or birds, and her work is all done on paper with colored pencils.
The senator says she doesn't sell them, but she does donate reproductions of her originals with an original signture to auctions all over the state of California
When we asked her if this is how she deals with the stress of her office, she told us that when she works on her art there are no international crises, no partisan gridlock, no debt ceilings... only art.
Take a look at a slideshow of some of her work in the slideshow above.