Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Picture A Day: So excited to finally announce...

Do you remember all those random sneak peaks I gave you of an adorable tan French Bulldog... the ones I showed you here, here, and here ... O and here too? The ones I just kept showing out of excitement even though I couldn't give you any details at all? Well today, I'm so happy to announce that all of those sneak peaks were part of my first fully illustrated book!

Months ago, the incredible author, Teresa Rigsbee contacted me about working on the illustrations for her children's/novelty book Bellissima Bulldog, The French Bulldog with an Italian Name. I was beyond flattered. She wanted me to create the illustrations for her book!? It was literally a dream come true! And so, over the months that followed, we worked together to bring her book to life. 

In my humble, non-biased, opinion *wink* the story is adorable, and charming, and educational, and unique. Bellissima Bulldog, The French Bulldog with an Italian Name, is about a Frenchie, the Queen, who lives a charmed life. The story begins with Bellissima trying to find the perfect gift for her owner, Madamoselle's, birthday. Bellisima and her pal, a chocolate lab, Jeane-Claude go on an adventure to *selflessly* look for a the perfect gift. Of course there are a few distractions along the way because what girl, human or French Bulldog, could resist their favorite shops, but in the end the mission is a success. Bellisima Bulldog also teaches a few words and phrases in French and Italian, with a glossary in the back with definitiions, and is all around the cutest story.

This was such an incredible project for me, and I feel so happy that I was part of it. The book is officially live on amazon so go purchases your copy today: Bellissima Bulldog, The French Bulldog with an Italian Name

And of course, a very special, "Thank you!" "Congratulations!!" and "Good Luck!" goes out to the talented and lovely Teresa Rigsbee! I have my fingers crossed for us! xo


  1. So excited for you!!! Just went to Amazon and it's out of stock!!!! Putting my name on the list! Congratulations Michelle!!

  2. Oh my goodness, congratulations! This is so amazing and exciting! I have fallen in love with your illustrations the moment I laid my eyes on your etsy shop, and I'm so glad that I've discovered your blog as well! This books looks incredible, and I'm going to order it asap (I love everything French-related :), it would look fantastic on my coffee table and would be such a great conversation starter :)
    By the way, I love your illustrations so much that I've featured them today on my blog! You can check it out here:

    Keep up the amazing work!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls