[Text by Amberle Ferrian]
"Belle Coquette" (bellecoq.gif, 1012x712x2, 18243 bytes) is the 38th in a continuing series of fine Disney fanart drawings by Bob Ito <ito@[...]>, and the 15th 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 suggested to Beast as presents for Belle. But what could Belle give back to Beast? In this image, we see Belle debating this very point, and finally decides on something that Beast is sure to like...;-)
This is a handmade birthday card drawn by Bob for the FDC Beast, Jeff Wilson <jdwilson@[...]>, and signed by him, the FDC Belle, Amberle Ferrian, the balance of the Bucketeer Bodyguard Brigade, David Cuthbert and David Uy, and their partners-in-crime, Pam Shaw, lar3ry gensch, Christine Moeser, and Steve and Viola Pagano. The image is divided into several sections:
left: front cover of card right: inside of card inset: back of card with Bucketland Cards slogan
As with all Bucketland Cards, permission to scan from the recipient was received, and all personal messages have been deleted from the image. Happy birthday, Jeff! And *no*, Belle's "present" to Beast isn't *quite* what Beast wants ;-), but you can't have everything...