[Text by Amberle Ferrian]
"Belle's Valentine Surprise" (bbiival.gif, 1022x665x2, 30800 bytes) is the 33rd in a continuing series of fine Disney fanart drawings by Bob Ito <ito@[...]> and the 12th in the so-called "Bucketland Cards" series of handmade greeting cards, "when you're too cheap to buy a card." :-)
"Flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep..." That's what Cogsworth told Beast he'd have to give if he wanted to offer Belle something special. As you can see from this image, Beast obviously listened. But it still doesn't help calm his nerves, as he timorously approaches Belle's room, loaded down with gifts and goaded on by his Object servants. Not to fear, though. He obviously earned a place in Belle's heart--or at least the FDC walkaround Belle's heart, because it took her over two weeks before she crawled out of her room long enough to post this image! :-)
This was a handmade Valentine's Day card, drawn by Bob Ito, signed by himself and the other FDC Bucketeers--David Cuthbert, David Uy, and Jeff Wilson--and given to the FDC walkaround Belle, Amberle Ferrian. The image is divided into several sections:
left: front of card right: inside right of card inset: back of card, with Bucketland Cards slogan
As with all other Bucketland Cards, all personal messages and addresses have been deleted from the image.