Francophile Friday : Tutu Pink on Paris Rooftops


Paris illustration, Fashion & Fluffballs, Tutu Pink on Paris Rooftops  © Shell-Sherree
Paris illustration, Fashion & Fluffballs, Tutu Pink on Paris Rooftops  © Shell-Sherree

Come on up.  The view is lovely!  Assuming you're not a member of Vertigo Sufferers Anonymous, that is, in which case ... not so much.

I could just about replicate today's illustration Chez Shell, minus the Paris scenery and adorable French bulldog Instafriend Oscar ~ and I'd never be game enough to take Ella out onto the roof ~ and I don't quite have the fluffy pink tutu skirt.  But aside from that? We're good to go!  So come, let us float paper bumbershoots in martinis and shoot the breeze.  And on that note ...

Happy Fluffy Francophile Friday to you !


Fashionable Friday : French Bulldogs and the Tulip Tryst


Fashion and Fluffballs illustration French Bulldog Tulip Tryst  © Shell-Sherree
Fashion and Fluffballs illustration Tulips and French Bulldog Tryst  © Shell-Sherree

When you want to woo someone, tulips are a lovely choice.

They follow the light.

Today's illustration of a pair of adorable French bulldogs snuggling is inspired by my dear Instafriends Frank Jr and Stella.  You can follow their adventures at @frankjrandstella.   You'll find them wearing their beloved Green Bay Packers jerseys more often than something fluffy. So I've kept them au naturale and averted the need for fig leaves with strategic gown positioning.  Such is the magic of illustration.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Frenchie Friday to you !

PS:  I've created an adorable new range of designs I call 'Petal Pies'.  Available on all kinds of merchandise, from cushions and totes to cards, clocks and mugs.  Aww!  Along with French bulldogs, there are kitties and other pup breeds with more being added regularly. Sweet gifts for the animal lovers in your life.  You can check them out here.

Shell Sherree pet illustration Petal Pies pet merchandise


Fashionable Friday : Make Like Diane Keaton


Fashion and fluffballs illustration Lilac Seventies-Style Slouching  © Shell-Sherree
Fashion and Fluffballs illustration Lilac Seventies-Style Slouching  © Shell-Sherree

Someone once likened me to Diane Keaton.

As I'm not tall in stature, I have a feeling this observation owed more to my oft-circuitous conversational path than to appearance.  To be fair, I leave a good breadcrumb trail that's easily followed if you keep your wits about you.  But keeping a bag of trail mix in your pocket isn't a bad idea. 

Anyhoo, potential vague similarities aside, today's illustration is inspired by the always-stylish Ms Keaton.  Is she a lover of cats? I rather suspect so. Speaking of cats, did I tell you about the time I saw a black hat on the side of a ... ooh, fairy floss !  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you !

PS:  Looking for something special for the animal lover in your life?  Click the Contact link on the menu to enquire about an illustrated portrait.  One of a kind for one of a kind. Too adorable for words!

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Fluffballs Friday : French Bulldog Pup's Italian Cycling Adventure


French Bulldog and Mum illustration: Uvetta and Martina's Cycling Adventure  © Shell-Sherree
French Bulldog and Mum illustration: Uvetta and Martina's Cycling Adventure  © Shell-Sherree

Grazie mille, Google Translate.  Like a dapper waiter at the cocktail party who charms the guests all evening then drops a tray of devilled eggs in the middle of a speech, you can cause mild embarrassment at inopportune moments.  But in this case, you served me well.

I received an email recently in Italian from a beautiful French bulldog mamma Martina, requesting a custom illustration of her with her adorable pup Uvetta. {You can follow her adventure on Instagram here.} Well, that's what I hoped it said after chugging it into Google Translate.  A clear, trusting brief with inspiring photos helped immensely in keeping our communiques quick and simple.  When Martina saw her artwork and loved it ~ and nothing proved lost in translation ~  a "Woot!" and a high five-selfie escaped me.  So indelicate!

So come, let's follow their lead and tootle into the countryside on bicycles built for one and a half.  There's ample room for flowers, crusty bread and a cheeky bottle of red.  Italy or France, take your pick.  They both work for me.  And on that note ...

Happy Fluffballs Friday to you !
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