THE TWO FACES OF ASTRID

by Janet Blue on July 14, 2018

Caturday Art

I am not trying to say that Astrid is insincere, but rather that I made two versions of art today, featuring our tiny tortie. Astrid and I were snuggling at the time. Often in the morning, after I have opened the cat door to the catio but before I have permanently gotten up for the day, Astrid and I snuggle. She likes to burrow into my neck and knead me until I’m bloody. If I lie down for a rest in the afternoon, she often curls up on top of me.

I used Painnt to create both artistic images. They both feature the Silver Chips effect. I manipulated the color composition and coloring to achieve the two different effects. The first piece of art also employs a frame from Painnt. (And both show off her gorgeous collar, which was a gift from her wonderful husband, Sampy.)

 

Astrid's Silver Chip Caturday Art.

 

PiZap was used to add the butterfly border in this second version. The solid borders were added with Picasa.

 

Version #2 of Astrid's Silver Chip Caturday Art.

 

I usually do not post two pieces of art, but in this case I liked them both. Do you have a favorite? Let Astrid know in the comments.

Here’s the original photo of Astrid lying in my lap.

This is Astrid’s entry in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty and her mum, Marie. If you’d like to take part or merely see some other arty creations, click on her badge.

 

 

 

 

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Have a great Caturday!

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Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko July 19, 2018 at 3:36 am

I also have a hard time deciding! I love the collar in number two image, and I like that frame and colors of the first one…
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Katie Isabella July 16, 2018 at 7:53 am

Astrid, no matter how you are presented, you are lovely. XX

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Kim Brooks July 15, 2018 at 12:39 am

Well it is kind of a difficult decision – I love your artistic imagination and use of such a wide variety of colors but because I like all the colors of the first one best, that is what I chose for my favorite. The first one also shows Astrid’s pretty color the best too I think.
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meowmeowmans July 14, 2018 at 11:52 pm

We like both, Astrid! But if he have to choose, we’ll go with the first one — by a whisker!

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Annie July 14, 2018 at 10:51 pm

Oh my goodness, it’s very hard to decide. I think I may be slightly more partial to the second photo, but you can’t go wrong with either.

By the way, I really enjoyed reading your fill-in answers, the kitties’ answers too. The pictures are really great.

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Cathy Keisha July 14, 2018 at 9:53 pm

I’ll pick the first but the original is cute too.

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Noodle July 14, 2018 at 8:38 pm

Wow! I mean…wow!
Need I say more?
Have a super Saturday…

Noodle and crew
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Melissa & Mudpie July 14, 2018 at 6:28 pm

They are both SO beautiful. Of course, she’s a work of art anyways…she is a tortie, after all!

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Charles Huss July 14, 2018 at 6:19 pm

They are both good but the first is better, I think.
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie July 14, 2018 at 2:40 pm

They’re both lovely, but we think we like the first one, too! Very cool effect!
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Ellen Pilch July 14, 2018 at 1:45 pm

These are both beautiful. I like the first one best with the frame. XO

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Marv July 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Hi Astrid and Mom!
I love both pictures, but if I had to pick one I would choose the siler chips one. It glitters, and I, being a cat, LOVE glittering things!
I KNOW Stampy will LOVE them both!
Purrs
Marv
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Hall July 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm

I like your artwork.

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Roby Sweet July 14, 2018 at 12:20 pm

“She likes to burrow into my neck and knead me until I’m bloody”–how sweet! I love both versions of your artwork, so it’s hard to choose, but I think the first one is my favorite. 🙂

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The Island Cats July 14, 2018 at 11:45 am

Very nice! They look almost mosaic-like. We like the first one best.
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Athena July 14, 2018 at 11:02 am

Lovely art!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

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Kitty Cat Chronicles July 14, 2018 at 10:31 am

I tried to pick a favorite, but then Sampson got mad at me. He said that it is impossible to pick a favorite photo of Astrid because they are all so beautiful. Though none do justice to the beauty she possesses within. Sampy sends all his love to his beautiful wife, and we all send love to all of you!

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The Florida Furkids July 14, 2018 at 9:32 am

They’re both great but we like the first one best!

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Brian Frum July 14, 2018 at 8:59 am

Those are both really pretty and really classy too!

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Linda Arthur Tejera July 14, 2018 at 7:43 am

Please don’t make us choose! All three are amazing works of art! Yes, I’m including that gorgeous original! 😀 <3
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Stephanie B July 14, 2018 at 7:31 am

I like both but the top one shows more detail and I love that!!

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The Swiss Cats July 14, 2018 at 6:54 am

Our favorite is the first one, real cool effect ! Purrs

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Teddy July 14, 2018 at 4:59 am

Gosh I like both of the photos but my FAVORITE is the first one……it looks like it was a bit of artwork done in mosaics…..beautiful!

Hugs, Teddy
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Summer July 14, 2018 at 3:40 am

This is a really cool effect!
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