by Janet Blue on May 2, 2014



I went a little crazy creating today’s art for Athena’s Caturday Art blog hop. All the changes to the photo were made using Picasa, which is the program I use for my everyday photo editing. I started by inverting the colors (which gave me the lavenders and blues), and then I applied several other filters as well as the border.

The original photo, which you can see below, is one of my favorite photos of our sweet Mac. I always teased that MacKenzie was tied to my apron strings as he followed be everywhere. And he never meowed. He made a baaing noise like an itty-bitty lamb.


The original photo was taken in September 2011. Mac passed away from inoperable cancer a little more than a month later.

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Timmy Tomcat May 6, 2014 at 8:13 am

Thanks for sharing Angel Mackenzie with us
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LP May 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

Love how warm and rich the colours you used are. Mac sounded so sweet! Our Mama is looking forward to meeting your Mama in a mere few days! Ack! Sooo excited! 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

Clooney May 3, 2014 at 10:56 pm

What a handsome orange boy, MacKenzie was. Love the colors and the effects of what you did. (So excited for BlogPaws and really looking forward to meeting you next week!)
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The Island Cats May 3, 2014 at 9:05 pm

What a handsome guy Mac was.
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Cathy Keisha May 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Mac was a handsome mancat. Looks a bit like my Buzz Lucas.
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Sherri-Ellen T-D May 3, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Yow Aunti Janet Mackenzie waz a bery hansum littyboy n we wishez we knew him….
We iz sowwy he had to leeve ya n we hopez when ya lookz at hiz pix ya can smile n reememburr him wif joy….
Lub yer Kitteh-Neece Nylablue Sweet Feet n Sherriellen Mum too xoxoxoxoxoxo
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Flynn May 3, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Mac was very handsome. Those are lovely colours.
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McGuffy Ann Morris May 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Oh my! It looks fluorescent! You should look into some of the photo art memes. I have a few friends who do them. They are a challenge. You are good at this!
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Angel Abby Grace May 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Oh we love that so many are now having fun with “cat art” on Caturday! Mac is a beautiful ginger and we know you miss him, but what a beautiful piece of art you created today.
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Misaki May 3, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Great affects!

mariodacat May 3, 2014 at 11:52 am

OMC – Mac was so very very handsome. Your art work is interesting. I love seeing all the effects one can get.
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Kwee Cats and Art May 3, 2014 at 11:42 am

Oh wow. Those are some super cool effects. We love the colors you got.
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speedyrabbit May 3, 2014 at 11:42 am

Oh I like that,its beautiful,are you ready for blog paws?xx Rachel and Speedy
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Kitty Cat Chronicles May 3, 2014 at 11:18 am

We loved meeting Mac. Very handsome. The edited picture is cool too!

Kitty-kisses and headbutts from Sampson to Astrid, and hugs from all of us
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Sage May 3, 2014 at 11:03 am

Love the photo of Mac!
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Brian May 3, 2014 at 10:17 am

Wild and wonderful!!!

Athena May 3, 2014 at 6:39 am

Wonderful colours!

Purrs xx
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Molly The Wally May 3, 2014 at 5:39 am

Way cool. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
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Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew May 3, 2014 at 2:02 am

That is awesome! We love the changes you made.
Mac was one very handsome boy.
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Deztinee High May 3, 2014 at 12:36 am

Mac wus vewy handsum. And da foto yous did, dat’s wunnewful and so purretty. Hav a Pawsum Catuwday!!

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥

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SlimKitty May 3, 2014 at 12:30 am

So great you have that lovely picture to remember Mac – his eyes are such a lovely green. The revised one is pretty cool too.
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Sparkle May 3, 2014 at 12:16 am

Cool art! But I’m glad you showed us the original, so we could see Mac as he really looked!
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Penelope May 2, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Mes ABSOLUTELY LOVES Mac! Yous has done a SPECTACULAR job!
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Caren Gittleman May 2, 2014 at 10:58 pm

that is soooooooooo cool!
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