by Janet Blue on July 25, 2015




Today’s colorful rendition of Calista Jo was created using Picasa and LunaPic. I kept things pretty simple this week. First I maximized the Saturation and added the HDR effect in Picasa. In LunaPic I added the glass tile effect from DRAW and the beveled edge from BORDERS. Then it was back to Picasa for the mat and frame.

colorfulHere’s the original for comparison. C.J. was lounging in the condo on the catio when the photo was taken by her dad. I loved how it showed all the variations in her dilute tortie furs and thought it would be fun to enhance those. She really is a beautiful girl and so sweet. As I prepare this post, she is curled next to my side under my arm. And she is serenading me with her loud, rumbling purr.


Calista Jo is participating in Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and encourages you to join in the fun.  You can do so by clicking on their badge.

Cat4-001So tomorrow is Sunday again already, which means we will be having our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. Dad Tom got a new lens for his camera in order to take better PetFinder photos of the Barn Cat Buddies. Fiona immediately demanded to try it out with some selfies for tomorrow. We promise you will not be disappointed. She looks quite spectacular. Fiona and the other Kitties Blue hope to see lots of old friends and maybe some new ones as well tomorrow.

And finally…I am in the midst of migrating everything from my current laptop over to my new laptop. I am working between two computers right now and may not get in as much visiting as Kitties Blue would like until I have everything set up. Kitties Blue have their paws crossed that this won’t take more than a few days.

Until tomorrow…


Melissa & Truffles July 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Your artwork is always SO amazing…love it!
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Linda Arthur Tejera July 26, 2015 at 8:23 am

Beautiful! Love how this came out. 🙂
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Clooney July 26, 2015 at 12:26 am

Beautiful art photo of Calista Jo, love what you did with the effects!
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Raven July 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm

The art version of you turned out really pretty.
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Susan Langer July 25, 2015 at 10:55 pm

Beautiful pictures. I like them a lot. 🙂

julie July 25, 2015 at 10:41 pm

Very nice, you are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday:

Penelope July 25, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Calista Jo! What a gorgeous portrait! Your Mommy has done a beautiful job!
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McGuffy 's Reader July 25, 2015 at 7:50 pm

You may have outdone yourself here. This is gorgeous. ~xo~
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Flynn July 25, 2015 at 7:03 pm

That is a pretty effect for CJ.
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The Island Cats July 25, 2015 at 6:59 pm

We really like this artwork. So colorful!
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Cathy Keisha July 25, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Pawsome composition in the original and I like how the art came out!
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Christy Paws July 25, 2015 at 6:11 pm

That turned out just beautiful and really does show off her furs.
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Nerissa's Life July 25, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Oh my mouses! BEAUTIFUL. So very, VERY beautiful.

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Canadian Cats July 25, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Calista jo…your mom has made you out to look beautiful. You’re beautiful anyway…I don’t understand why she messed with perfection but you know peeps.

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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal July 25, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Gorgeous art work , Calista Jo <3

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Dezi and Lexi July 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Oh Meow dat’s a gawjus foto of yous Calista Jo. Have a gweat weekend.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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prancer pie July 25, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Calista Jo looks lovely! We love how the art really made her furs “pop”!
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Athena July 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Beautiful photo art!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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McCormack Cats July 25, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Sometimes keeping it simple gives the best results. I like the fact that you were using two apps to create this piece of artwork. Nishiko xxx
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Annabelle July 25, 2015 at 10:38 am

Calista Jo you are simply stunning!
We can’t wait to see tomorrow’s selfie.
Have fun with the new computer.
Happy CATurday!
Annabelle, Boo, Ping & Jinx
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LadyBird July 25, 2015 at 9:54 am

That’s a beautiful tile! Where can I buy one? Beautiful artwork for Caturday Art!!
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Georgia and Julie July 25, 2015 at 9:49 am

We really like this art picture!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
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lorraine williamson July 25, 2015 at 9:44 am

love the art calisto jo makes such a lovely model thanks for sharing have a great day
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Ellen Pilch July 25, 2015 at 9:28 am

That came out great, Calista Jo is beautiful.
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Kitty Cat Chronicles July 25, 2015 at 9:06 am

We are LOVING that photo! CJ looks beautiful, and the effects you used really brought out her unique coloring. The original photo is lovely too – it’s one worth framing for sure! Have a great weekend, Kitties Blue!
Sampy sends Astrid 20394857230947529345 kisses, and we all send lots of love!

Brian July 25, 2015 at 9:03 am

That is such a wonderful artsy you Calista Jo!
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Annie July 25, 2015 at 8:58 am

Calista Jo is such a beautiful girl! I’m so envious of this picture. I think you did a wonderful job. I hope to learn all these techniques. This is so creative and truly lovely!
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Purrjamm Cats July 25, 2015 at 8:25 am

This is such a beautiful picture. The original picture is very beautiful as well. So soft with many warm colors. Thx for sharing.

The Swiss Cats July 25, 2015 at 8:04 am

That’s a beautiful artwork ! You’re gorgeous in the original photo, Calista Jo : Zorro is delighted to send you a kiss for your lovely nose ! Purrs
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Cat Scout Charles July 25, 2015 at 7:56 am

We love effect when Calista Jo’s color was pumped up. She looks like my foster sisfur Shelly. The whole composition is beautiful.
Happy Caturday ….Kisses to Ms Lisbeth.

Sammy July 25, 2015 at 7:25 am

Oh my goodness – that is really beautiful and oh so VERY “artsy”………with a “subject” like Miss Calista Jo, anything is bound to be beautiful but that is particularly so !

Hugs, Sammy
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Peaches & Paprika July 25, 2015 at 5:35 am

Hey great shot and fun art! I love hearing how you got different effects of Calista Jo. That is a SUPERB pic of her. Good choice for art effects!
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Mariodacat July 25, 2015 at 5:33 am

Very pretty and ornate.

Summer July 25, 2015 at 3:57 am

Wow, that’s some intense art today!
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles July 25, 2015 at 1:44 am

That is a lovely artwork!

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles July 25, 2015 at 1:49 am

We are not having our laptop either, meowmy is working on a IPad and she is feeling rather crippled…so we may not be able to join up with the Sunday selfies this week. Maybe we can figure it out but the other hindrance is that meowmy is working so there is little time this weekend to figure out all the quirks and shortfalls of this IPad…
Just a heads up so you will know why we are missing if we can’t do selfies.
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