by Janet Blue on November 18, 2017

Caturday Art

Mauricio returns today without his turkey suit. In mid-October he was atop the pool cover one afternoon looking particularly cute. I snapped a few photos of him. The one I am using today for art is from that photo shoot.


Mauricio Blue is blue for Caturday Art.


This is the photo I used for the basis of my art. I selected this photo as I thought all the shadows and various textures would make the creation more interesting.


Original photo of Mauricio Blue on pool cover.


My first addition was the pen art effect from LunaPic. I almost stopped with just that, but if you know me, that’s just not my MO.


Mauricio Blue in pen and ink!


My next step was to add the Crystal Palace filter using piZap. That added some splashes of color around the edges. Then it was back to LunaPic to add the water effect and the “Splash” art. After adding “Splash” I cut back on that effect by about 50 percent to get some of the original pen look back. The border was from Picasa. That gave me the art you see at the top of this post.

This is Mau’s entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. If you created some art today or want to find links to other creations, click on her badge.

Mau hopes his lovely wife Allie (Friends Furever) enjoys seeing him again for the second day. He’s sending her oodles of love and smoochies.

Sunday Selfies

Kitties Blue and I were excited to have so many of you join us last week on the blog hop. We even had some new participants, which always gets us super excited. Did some of you discover them and visit their blogs? Remember, that’s the purpose of blog “hops.” As we do every Saturday, we are giving you a reminder to put on your best smile and join us on the hop tomorrow.

Until tomorrow…toodles!



by Janet Blue on November 17, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #80

1. I can’t wait to eat pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. I will be making it using my grandma’s recipe, so I know it will be just how I like it.

2. My favorite kind of pie is apricot. I’ve never made one. The best place for apricot pie is The Hickory Pit in California. I went twice when we were there in September and got a piece each time.

3. This year, I am particularly thankful for having the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with family. It will be the first time doing so since Tom and I were married.

Friendly Fill-Ins

Bud and Tom Blue – 2002

4. A funny holiday tradition in my/our house is not really funny but a “joke,” as well as a tradition, among Tom’s family. If any of the kids or grandkids wanted to remain in Tom’s dad’s will, they had to make and eat cranberry relish on Thanksgiving. We still make it every year as do two of Tom’s nephews; though, Tom’s dad passed away 10 years ago. We will be spending Thanksgiving with those nephews and their families. The tradition has moved on to the next generation, and the great grandkids will be collaborating on making the relish!

I am joining Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Annie’s Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. My completions are in orange italics this week. To join the hop, click on the badge, which will take you to Annie’s blog, McGuffy’s Reader.

As this is a cat blog, Kitties Blue said it is a requirement that I post a feline photo, especially as I did not do so yesterday. They are quite insulted that yesterday’s post included a squirrel and a cardinal only.

In keeping with the theme of today’s fill-ins, our favorite turkey cat is making an encore appearance.


Friendly Fill-Ins




November 16, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday  We have almost reached the end of the alphabet again with the prompts for our weekly poetry. This week’s letter is “W.” The prompt words for this week are: 1) Window, 2) Wink, 3) Worry and 4) Wiggle. We elected, however, to write about winter. Though it is not here yet, we have […]

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November 15, 2017

Wordless Wednesday    

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November 13, 2017

Sparks: Week 6     I am featuring another of Dad Tom’s photos. It was taken at sunrise on the Highland Scenic Highway, West Virginia. Sir Bernard Arthur Owen Williams, FBA  was born September 21, 1929 and died June 10, 2003 in Rome. He was an English moral philosopher. His publications include Problems of the Self (1973), […]

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November 12, 2017

Sunday Selfies: Week #170 I don’t join you very often for Sunday Selfies or on any other post for that matter. When it came time for selfies, however, I was the only one hanging out near Mom, so here I am! I took three selfies and none are very good. Mom thinks I look cute […]

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November 11, 2017

Caturday Art I am here to celebrate and honor all veterans of the armed services on behalf of Kitties Blue and our humans. Mom took this photo for me to send to Charles, as I am lying on one of the purple blankies he sent me. I thought it would make a great starting point […]

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November 10, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #79 Today we are joining the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop, as we do each Friday. The hop is hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). They each select two sentences for us to complete on Fridays and post them on their blogs on Thursdays. My completions are in teal italics. […]

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November 9, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday Today we were challenged by Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats) to write a poem using the prompt letter “V.” Though they provided us with four possible subjects, 1) Vicious, 2) Vanity, 3) Vigorous and 4) View, we selected one of our own: veterinarians. We kitties complain a lot about having to visit […]

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November 8, 2017

Wordless Wednesday  

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