Friday, April 02, 2010

New French Bulldog Art

"Buddy" ( see all proofs)
© rebecca collins /

I love this little Frenchie named Buddy. This is for a teen girl's bedroom and I was sent a link to a peace duvet that the colors should match.  I think they are happy colors and almost have an Easter feel, so I wanted to post this fellow today.  Lola created this fine portrait with just a little direction and help from me, Yay Lola.

As I mentioned yesterday it is poetry month. I have found a lovely poem by Alicia  Ostriker that goes pretty well with today's Frenchie clad in his little life vest.  You can hear an audio reading of this poem at


The Dogs at Live Oak Beach, Santa Cruz

by Alicia Ostriker 

As if there could be a world
Of absolute innocence
In which we forget ourselves

The owners throw sticks
And half-bald tennis balls
Toward the surf
And the happy dogs leap after them
As if catapulted—

Black dogs, tan dogs,
Tubes of glorious muscle—

Pursuing pleasure
More than obedience
They race, skid to a halt in the wet sand,
Sometimes they'll plunge straight into
The foaming breakers

Like diving birds, letting the green turbulence
Toss them, until they snap and sink

Teeth into floating wood
Then bound back to their owners
Shining wet, with passionate speed
For nothing,
For absolutely nothing but joy.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi rebecca!
i love buddy the frenchie!'happy happy easter to all of you!
m & e

Gary Keimig said...

Great Buddy renditions.
God bless and Happy Easter

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful work, Lola!