by Janet Blue on January 31, 2015

The thing that makes today’s photo unique is not the editing I did to create our Caturday Art. What makes it unusual is the fact that Astrid was on the catio and she and Giulietta were in such close proximity. Astrid was on the cat tower and Giulietta on the railing. They had been watching the birds  on the feeder that is just out of frame to the right.


cartoon cuties


I used two different photo-editing programs to create our submission to Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. I started with I used the “cartoon” filter and added the frame. I then loaded that photo in piZap where I bumped up the saturation and added the “watery” effect.

cartoon cutiesIn the original photo, I think Giulietta merely looks curious at finding Astrid joining her for Bird TV. In the art photo, she looks angry at Astrid for invading her space. For this reason, I think I like the original best.







To view the other submissions or enter one of your own, click on Athena and Marie’s badge.

Oh boy, tomorrow is Sunday. And you know what that means: Time for selfies! We had an amazing turnout last Sunday with 57 entries. That’s ten more participants than our best turnouts. We are so excited to see what you have to offer this week. You all are so clever and creative when it comes to your selfies and “groupies.”


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LP February 6, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Hi Janet! Yes, we love that program too and it is as you mentioned, what we used for the composition of cartoon critters! Isn’t it great?! Love yours too 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

Clooney February 2, 2015 at 1:37 am

That is a gorgeous piece of Caturday Art, very creative! Cuddles to lovely Giulietta (and Fiona)…
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Marty the Manx February 1, 2015 at 11:17 am

It is beautiful! You girls are gorgeous as always. 🙂
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal February 1, 2015 at 6:12 am

Cool cartoon look on your photo !

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The Swiss Cats February 1, 2015 at 1:54 am

Great art work ! The cartoon effect is a very cool effect ! Purrs
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Kitty Cat Chronicles January 31, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Very cool photo! Love the cartoon effect. Sampy is of course over the moon to see Astrid featured today. He is happy to that she and Giulietta are getting along…maybe? 🙂
We are hoping to be able to get a post up for the selfie hop tomorrow. Mom is visiting her mom this weekend and forgot her computer. She has her ipad, but it’s not good for posting on the blog. She says she is going to see what she can do!
Sampy sends jillions of kisses to Astrid, and we all send lots of love!!
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Caren Gittleman January 31, 2015 at 9:59 pm

love that effect!
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Cathy Keisha January 31, 2015 at 8:52 pm

I love the cartoon effect and would use it every week if I could. Yes, she does look angry.
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Dezi and Lexi January 31, 2015 at 7:01 pm

As usual yous hav a gweat foto, but we like da owiginal best too.

PeeEss: Of course we ate da pizza. Dat’s why awnty Ann bought it fur us. She told mommy dat we kuld share wiff her, but it wuz ow pizza. We llike da bwead and da mato sauce and da cheese and specially da pepperonis. Mommy gets us da pan so weez get full on da bwead faster and hers can hav a piece tooo, but she only gets da cheese cuz we still want da pepperonis fwum hers piece. It’s sumfin’ weez boff got innewduced too as weally yung kitties and is one of ow favowit hooman foods.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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Ellen Pilch January 31, 2015 at 6:39 pm

I like that effect 🙂

The Island Cats January 31, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Very cool pic. But Giulietta certainly is giving Astrid “the look!”
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Melissa & Truffles January 31, 2015 at 6:17 pm

That is absolutely gorgeous!!!
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Dolly the Doxie January 31, 2015 at 5:50 pm

We love the effects of the first photo, but yes, the original really captures the stink eye glare! Purrs, Rhette
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vera ersilia January 31, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Great work!

Christy Paws January 31, 2015 at 3:01 pm

This is such a cool picture. One of my favorite this week. You are right, though. Giulietta does look a bit angry in the art piece. Still love both.
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Penelope January 31, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Wowwzers! THat is one beautiful piece of art!
Yous 2 looks fabulishious!
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Linda Arthur Tejera January 31, 2015 at 2:04 pm

I like how the editing looks like artwork. But, I believe I also prefer the original for the same reason as you! 🙂
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Flynn January 31, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Your art looks lovely.
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Canadian Cats January 31, 2015 at 1:16 pm

This picture is very well done my friend. Very creative. I thought mine was done but after seeing your picture I must add more.

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Gattina January 31, 2015 at 11:36 am

What a beautiful result !!
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Deb Barnes January 31, 2015 at 10:54 am

What a stunning photo and all the best in the Nose-to-Nose nominations!
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Lola and Lexy January 31, 2015 at 10:31 am

Very pretty!!
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Austin Towers January 31, 2015 at 9:06 am

That is definitely arty!! I love Giulietta’s expression in the original pic!! So cute!!
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Brian January 31, 2015 at 8:45 am

Oh yea, they are cuties fur sure!
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Athena January 31, 2015 at 8:28 am

Stunning art!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Katie isabella January 31, 2015 at 6:39 am

Now this is a great look. My favorite of all.

Molly The Wally January 31, 2015 at 3:42 am

Pawsome art today. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Summer January 31, 2015 at 3:39 am

I dunno, do you think that putting that photo through all those filters maybe revealed Giulietta’s REAL thoughts?
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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers January 31, 2015 at 2:20 am

That’s so interesting! And how different they look when the art is applied!

Off to start working the camera fur a selfie issue…
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Spitty the Kitty January 31, 2015 at 2:04 am

In re: Your comment. Yes, Ma’am. ::ashamed ears::

Now, you wanna know what *I* think? *I* think Miss Giulietta looks pretty p.o.’d in the unretouched photo, too–ha ha meow!
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speedyrabbit January 31, 2015 at 2:00 am

Love you art today its Pawsome,xx Speedy
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McGuffy Ann Morris January 31, 2015 at 12:29 am

Your creativity is endless. I hope to be back soon. Still struggling with my injuries. Chloe Jo is stable now. The meds helped. We still are not sure what is going on. So many of her issues are congenital. XO
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prancer pie January 31, 2015 at 12:16 am

You kittehz look lovely. Was this taken last summer? We noticed the beautiful leafy greens in the background.

Happy Caturday!
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