"Frankie" the English bulldog puppy needle felted by award winning artist Olga Timofeevski
One of a kind, handmade of wool
Dimensions: 7 x 12 x 9 inches (18 x 30 x 23 cm)
Welcome to my art’s sale! Please meet Frankie, a gentle, heavy-set, English bulldog puppy. At almost nine weeks, he is still a bit clumsy and awkward, but nevertheless adorable. Frankie has a delightful personality, being docile, loving, and friendly, while calm and quiet at the same time. A wonderful companion, Frankie is fiercely loyal and is usually very reluctant to leave his master’s side; particularly, he enjoys taking long naps at his master’s feet. Frankie, like most other bulldogs, has a very sturdy and stocky build, with short, thick, muscular legs that are set far apart which give him the appearance of looking very tough, which he is, for he is both strong and protective.
This beautifully needle felted sculpture of Frankie was made through a series of steps to make him as realistic and lifelike as possible. His wired base was first firmly needle felted from fleece wool, then an undercoat was created from Merino and fleece wool, and finally he was loosely “dressed” in an overcoat made of silk containing Merino and hand-dyed mohair roving. His coat, particularly, with its unique shades and folds, poses a matter of interest, for it has a shine because of the silk and was made to seem like that of an actual bulldog coat, very loose and sagging, to create the familiar, loveable “chubbiness”. With a foreshortened muzzle which has many fine folds along his nose, his head features many well-sculpted details, including his ears and nose, as well as his glass eyes. His legs and short tail also contain many unique folds and his padded paws have needle felted toenails. Being a fairly large creation, in a standing position Frankie’s length is about 12 inches (30 cm). Frankie also comes with a handmade, life-sized, needle felted rose. This beautiful rose contains many shades of red for the petals and a long, green, wired stem and leaf; it is truly a favorite of Frankie’s. With his rose at his feet and his big, open heart, Frankie shows off his gentlemanly side and is ready to share his love forever. This collectible art comes with a certificate of authenticity.
If you would like to see some other dogs I created by needle felting, please view Google images under my name (Olga Timofeevski) or visit my website, where you can also find my recently featured artworks: Lolita the Chihuahua, Mimi the miniature poodle (winners of 2012 TOBY Industry’s Choice Awards by “Teddy Bear & Friends” magazine) and Uggie the Jack Russell terrier (dog actor from the French romantic drama film "The Artist").
I have created needle felted dogs of over 25 breeds (or mixed breeds): Basset Hound, black Labrador, Border Collie / Bearded Collie / Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen mix, Boxer, Chihuahua, dachshund, Dalmatian, English bulldog, German Shepherd (GDS), Golden Retriever, Jack Russell terrier, miniature poodle, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, pointer / Border Collie / black Lab mix, pug, Samoyed, Scottish Terrier, Shih Tzu, West Highland White Terrier (Westie), Westie mix, Wire Fox Terrier, yellow Labrador (the list continues to grow). Every dog figurine is one of a kind, and many of these were modeled from photographs of real dogs (see examples on my website).
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Like most other bulldogs, Frankie has a very sturdy and stocky build.
The muzzle and head have well-sculptured details, such as chracteristic folds of skin along his nose and around his eyes and fine, elaborate ears.
Frankie has large dark brown glass eyes, with distinct "sparkles".
Frankie is a wonderful companion, both very protective and friendly.
His short and thick, muscular legs are set far apart which give him the appearance of looking very tough and strong (which he certainly is).
Frankie’s coat was created to feel very loose and sagging, to mimic that familiar, loveable “chubbiness” of a real bulldog.
His shiny coat was made of a silky blend of Merino and hand-dyed mohair roving.
Frankie enjoys bonding with his family and taking long naps at his master’s feet.
His legs and short tail have elaborate folds, and his padded paws feature needle felted toenails.
As a 9-week-old puppy, Frankie is still a bit clumsy and awkward but very adorable.
Frankie comes with a life-size needle felted rose which shows off his gentlemanly side.
Frankie agreed to part with his rose momentarily just to have its picture taken :)
This needle felted rose was made with many shades of red for the petals and a long, green, wired stem and leaf.
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