by Janet Blue on October 11, 2014



I first featured angel MacKenzie in a Caturday Art post back in May. It being Fall and Mac being the color of an Autumn leaf, I thought it would be nice to share him with you again today.
Mac Autumn

MacKenzie was only ten when he developed and passed from an inoperable abdominal tumor. He was his mama’s boy and followed me around as if attached my a short, invisible string. Seeing him here brings back so many happy memories.

MacKenzie Autumn Caturday ArtTo create the above art, I started with this over-lit, outdoor photo of Mac when he was still a youngster. Most changes were made using Picasa. After cropping the photo, I used: 1) I’m Feeling Lucky; 2) Warmify; 3) Ortonish and 4) Posterize (retaining most of the detail). The final step was the addition of the yellowed papyrus paper effect from AdornPic.

We are participating in Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. To join in or view the other submissions, click on the badge to the left.


Cat4Please don’t forget to join us tomorrow for our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. We will be featuring Fiona. All anipals and humans are welcome to participate.

And finally for an opportunity to win a copy of the book Purr Therapy by Kathy McCoy, Phd, click on the link below to yesterday’s post and leave a comment.


Sherri-Ellen T-D. October 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm

**Wipin teerz frum eyez**
me n Mum fink MacKenzie waz da hansumest mankat n we iz sowwy he had to go to Summerland befur hiz time…
Da photo iz pawsum Aunti Janet…
Lub Nylablue n Mum
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Judy & C.A.T.S October 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm

We love this picture. It reminds us of a very old picture on a piece of wood. It would be cool to have a picture like that on a piece of wood hanging on your wall. Sorry Mac had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S.)

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal October 12, 2014 at 10:37 am

Lovley artwork you made with the photo of MacKenzie <3

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Kitty Cat Chronicles October 12, 2014 at 9:20 am

What a great photo! Mackenzie was very handsome. I agree with Katnip Lounge – it would look really neat as a piece of art.
Sampy sends a bajillion kisses to Astrid, along with lots of purrs. He also wanted her to know that he was in our Caturday Art post yesterday. He thought she might want to see it. 🙂
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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers October 11, 2014 at 11:36 pm

We just love this artwork. And we see the love that went behind it.
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Katnip Lounge October 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I have a weakness for Ornj kitties! This would be beautiful printed and decoupaged onto a piece of weathered wood.
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Cathy Keisha October 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

MacKenzie reminds us of P-Kitty, who works at the bodega on the corner.
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The Island Cats October 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Mac sure did have autumnal coloring. Very nice!
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Brian October 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm

That is a very nice one!
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The Swiss Cats October 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Great art ! We didn’t know MacKenzie, he was a beautiful cat ! Purrs
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Raven October 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm

That’s a great creation. Of course you were able to start with a pretty fantastic subject.

Angel AbbyGrace October 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Love how that turned out and tomorrow we are joining Sunday Selfie and it’s Abby’s and Annabelle turn to participate. Remembering them keeps them alive.
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Marty the Manx October 11, 2014 at 11:16 am

MacKenzie was gorgeous 🙂 Love what you did with his picture! I don’t know how you remember what you do with you pictures. I use different editing sites and just jump around until I like what I have done.
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Athena October 11, 2014 at 11:06 am

Beautiful photo and what a lovely cat!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey October 11, 2014 at 10:02 am

What a lovely photo… I am going to have to try to fool around with those kinds of special, artistic effects with my gang!

Ellen Pilch October 11, 2014 at 8:50 am

Very nice effect, he was a beautiful boy. I am sure you miss him a lot. Please stop by 15andmeowing for a giveaway today.
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Cat Scout Charles October 11, 2014 at 6:26 am

He certainly was a very handsome man cat. What a beautiful way to show him off.

Fur Everywhere October 11, 2014 at 5:38 am

That’s a great picture. Mac had a wonderful mommy. 🙂
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Molly The Wally October 11, 2014 at 5:31 am

That is great. Love it. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
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Lone Star Cats October 11, 2014 at 2:47 am

Very cool picture!
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speedyrabbit October 11, 2014 at 2:46 am

that is so beautiful as is he,xx Rachel
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Summer October 11, 2014 at 2:01 am

That looks absolutely amazing! You did an awesome job on Mac’s photo.
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Noodle October 11, 2014 at 1:34 am

You are a really great artist!
We love dropping by to see the magic you create…

Noodle and crew

Glogirly and Katie October 11, 2014 at 1:01 am

Wow! That is gorgeous! I absolutely love it.
And what a beautiful tribute.
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Christy Paws October 11, 2014 at 12:33 am

How beautiful. I love this!
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Melissa and Truffles October 11, 2014 at 12:05 am

What a beautiful boy. Your art is a very special tribute and remembrance.
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