Caturday Art

tipsy Kizmet


A tipsy Kizmet has her paws crossed that you don’t get too dizzy viewing her art. I took the original photo I used for today’s art for week two of the #ProPetPhotog photo challenge. The challenge was Angles and Lines. It is a photo of Kizmet on the cat tree in the bedroom, which I took shooting upwards from my position on the floor. I was surprised to find the lines and angles were enhanced by the addition of the art effects I used. I began with the Novecento effect from Painnt, then added the Crazy Color Flower Power filter from piZap. The final piece was the frame from favpng.

I will be posting the original photo over on Instagram at kitties.blue if you wish to see it.

I did make a puzzle for those who enjoy them. The link is at the bottom of the post.

Kizmet is participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. If you’d like to do the same, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Another week has galloped past, and it has been a tough one with both furry friends and human friends receiving their angel wings and flying away. Kitties Blue will remember some of them tomorrow. Which one of them will want to take on this sad task remains to be seen. Regardless all of them as well as your other friends will be looking for you here tomorrow. So please take a few minutes out of your Easy Sunday and join us here on the blog hop.

Until then, the Kitties Blue and I wish you a day filled with sunpuddles and cuddles.
preview108pieceAngles & Lines: Kizmet



Awww Mondays



I took this photo of Cooper Murphy as part of a series for Week One of a photo challenge, entitled Intentional Color. Obviously, the color I selected was orange. I did not stage the photo; though, I had been trying to figure out how I could. The orange butterfly was already in Cooper’s tent, but he got the other orange toy out of the toy box and began playing with it right in front of his tent.

No matter what the situation, Cooper Murphy is always awwwdorable, so he is participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you’d like to do the same, click on the badge below.


My dad’s birthday was yesterday, which caused me to think about aging. He would have turned 99, but he died in 1998 at the age of 76. I am only four years away from that age, and I find that fact more than a little disquieting. It’s what prompted me to look for a positive Spark dealing with aging.



I am definitely going to do my best to embrace this sentiment.

Betty Friedan was born the same year as by dad. She, however, lived to be 85. Friedan was an American feminist writer, activist and leading figure in the women’s movement in the United States. Her 1963 book, The Feminine Mystique, is often credited with sparking the second wave of American feminism in the 20th century. Friedan co-founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966 and was elected its first president.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks,“I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world.”

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Your favorite, fun-loving tabbies will be sharing another adventure tomorrow. Please stop by Friends Furever to see what the heck they get up to or into. It definitely will be something fun!