Fashionable Fluffy Friday illustration : Flower Powered Road Trip

13.7.18

Aqua Kombi Van Flower Power Fashion & Fluffballs illustration © Shell Sherree all rights reserved
Aqua Kombi Van Flower Power Fashion & Fluffballs illustration © Shell Sherree all rights reserved


When they make cars that run on flower power, imagine what a lovely world it will be!

We'll wind down our windows and inhale the petal-infused fumes.   Cycling in traffic will engulf you in an aromatic cloud of bliss.  Ahhh!  Fill 'er up!  Meanwhile we can load up the back of this old beauty with bucketfuls of blooms and see where the road best travelled takes us.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Fluffy Friday to you!

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Francophile Friday illustration : Kitty Cat Can-Can Moulin Rouge

6.7.18

Kitty Cat Can-Can Moulin Rouge illustration, Fashion & Fluffballs © Shell Sherree all rights reserved
Kitty Cat Can-Can Moulin Rouge illustration, Fashion & Fluffballs © Shell Sherree all rights reserved


Whether you think you can or think you can't - you're right, according to Henry Ford.

As for this high-kicking kitty cat, stopping at one 'can' simply isn't enough, thereby proving if you think you can-can or think you can't-can't, you're also right.  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Friday to you!




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Francophile Furry Friends Friday illustration : Sailboat Fun, Jardin du Luxembourg Paris

29.6.18

Paris Jardin du Luxembourg illustration Boston Terrier and Kitty Cat with Sailboats  © Shell Sherree all rights reserved
Paris Jardin du Luxembourg illustration Boston Terrier and Kitty Cat with Sailboats  © Shell Sherree all rights reserved


Ahoy me hearties ... yo ho ho and a boatload of fun!

Today's Paris illustration sees an adorably regal Boston Terrier (inspired by my Instafriend Stinger @ohmydoggies) and his crew in the Jardin du Luxembourg preparing for some sailing fun.  Setting these quaint old boats into the large circular basin and urging them across the fountain-fed waters to the other side is a beautiful tradition for children visiting these glorious gardens.

Built in the 6th arrondissement of Paris in the early 1600s by Marie de'Medici (widow of King Henry IV of France) to complement her Florence-inspired palace, the Jardin du Luxembourg has a fascinating history of its own.  Fun fact: 20 statues of illustrious women and French queens surround the central green space of this calm and peaceful piece of Paris, making a beautiful celebration of women commissioned by Louis-Philippe way back in 1848.  I like to think it was an ode to girl power!  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Furry Friends Friday to you!

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Francophile Friday illustration : Annick Goutal Paris and Chat Perche

22.6.18

Annick Goutal Paris illustration and Chat Perche with Pretty Kitty © Shell Sherree
Annick Goutal Paris illustration and Chat Perche with Pretty Kitty © Shell Sherree

Black cats are lucky, and in this case the luck caught on with the serendipitous location of perfumer Annick Goutal's beautiful flagship store in Paris a leisurely half dozen or so doors down from our hotel on rue de Bellechasse in the 7th arrondissement.  

As luck would also have it, Annick Goutal's newest release is called Chat Perché (Perched Cat).  So their window displays featuring fun faux felines perching and playing made for a perfect photo opportunity and illustration for me. 

In chatting with the delightful Marie who assisted us so helpfully, she explained that this perfume "is our new invitation for grown ups and little ones to play and celebrate the countless sensations you were used to feel, mesmerised by every single detail of the nature."  I suspect our little black kitty cat here is hoping to be mesmerised by a pot of cat grass shortly.  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Friday to you!

Annick Goutal
16 rue de Bellechasse
PARIS 75007


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Francophile Friday illustration : Cycling Kitty and Frenchie Adore Aqua Paris Doors

15.6.18

Paris Aqua Doors, Cycling Kitty and French Bulldog illustration © Shell Sherree
Paris Aqua Doors, Cycling Kitty and French Bulldog illustration © Shell Sherree

Bonjour !

After a week in Paris and a week of acclimatising back to Brisbane life, I'm still dog-paddling in escargot-spirals and dreaming of croissants aux amandes, sipping champagne with our balcony view of the Eiffel Tower sparkling on the hour in the evening, sipping champagne and eating plump, glorious berries overlooking the Louvre (are we seeing a trend here?  Oui!}, carousel rides in les Jardins des Tuileries and le Jardin du Trocadéro ~ and so much more. 

It was lots of fun cobbling together my semblance of French to chat with the charming and friendly Parisians we met, including a darling love in her 80s with the most magnificent hat and so adorable, I wanted to tuck her under my arm and bring her home!

I'm looking forward to settling back into my studio and hitting the drawing board to bring you lots of fresh illustrations to brighten your day.  Meanwhile, here's one I made before .... with the addition of our resident cheeky Bentley, the photobombing French bulldog.  (Please click here to enquire about commissioning a beautiful, unique custom portrait illustration of your own furry friends.)  Wishing you a beautiful weekend, wherever your dreams may take you.  Keep taking baby steps towards them.  They really can come true.  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Friday to you!


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Francophile Frenchie Friday illustration : French Bulldogs and Paris Rooftops Brekkie

25.5.18

rench Bulldogs Paris Rooftops Breakfast with Snoozing Kitty illustration © Shell Sherree
French Bulldogs Paris Rooftops Breakfast with Snoozing Kitty illustration © Shell Sherree

Ahh, jumbo croissants that are bigger than a French bulldog puppy?  That I'd like to see!

Today's Paris illustration sees us taking a spot of breakfast overlooking the rooftops.  Judging by the poses of these cute Frenchies, today's news looks like it's sleepworthy.  Our sweet snoozing kitty seems to agree.  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Frenchie Friday to you!
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Fashionable Friday Illustration : Greece, a Frenchie and Choose Your Blues

18.5.18

Greece fashion illustration Miss Olive Frenchie © Shell Sherree
Greece fashion illustration with Miss Olive the Frenchie © Shell Sherree

When holidaying in Greece, quite possibly the most arduous thing to do is to choose your favourite shade of blue!

Today's illustration sees us fashionably casual and casually fashionable.  We're taking our of our Instagram besties Miss Olive the Frenchie along for the ride.  Tickle us pink and stripe us lucky.   Sitting high on that perch, she's rather plucky.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you!

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Francophile Friday Paris Illustration : Beret Beauty Frenchies at Paul

11.5.18

Paris Paul illustration Beret Beauty, Frenchie & Kitty © Shell Sherree
Paris Paul illustration Beret Beauty, Frenchie & Kitty © Shell Sherree

Ever feel like you're being watched?

Today's Paris fashion illustration sees our beret-bearing beauty under close scrutiny ... or rather I suspect it's the spread on the table that really has their attention!  This cute French bulldog and his black cat sidekick are notorious in Paris for their pastry-nabbing capers ... just take a look here if you don't believe me.  

Our backdrop is one of the iconic black shopfronts of the PAUL bakery/pâtisseries throughout Paris, France and the world.  Their heritage harks back to a family business that started in 1889 with the Mayot family in the Artois region in northern France where Charlemagne Mayot and his wife had their own bakery.  In the early 1950s as the family business grew, they acquired the already-established bakery/pâtisserie PAUL.  They introduced the distinctive all-black facades across their stores and ~ much like the sustainably produced winter wheat in their rustic breads ~ continued to flourish from there. You can read all about them and find their store locations here.  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Friday to you!

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Fashionable Francophile Friday Illustration : Eiffel Tower Paris, Balloons and Ballgowns

4.5.18

Eiffel Tower Paris, Balloons and Ballgowns fashion illustration © Shell Sherree
Eiffel Tower Paris, Balloons and Ballgowns fashion illustration © Shell Sherree


Balloons are a recurring theme in my work.  BYO bunch and Hello, it's a party!

Today's Paris illustration sees us all dressed up with somewhere to go ... or maybe we're just heading where the hot air takes us.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Francophile Friday to you !

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Fashionable Friday Illustration : Black and White Grecian Glam

27.4.18

Black and White Grecian-Inspired Glam fashion illustration © Shell Sherree
 Black and White Grecian-Inspired Glam fashion illustration © Shell Sherree


We can't be accused of wearing rose-coloured glasses today! 

Black and white is such a classic look, occasionally I put the rest of my palette away.  On the subject of today's illustration, aside from that ~ there's not really a lot to say ... except that I hope your weekend is exceptionally un-grey!  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you !



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