On behalf of Lisbeth and myself, I want to thank everyone who sent us birthday greetings and /or left a comment on yesterday’s post. We really appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness.

Caturday Art

As I was here to say, “thank you,” Mom suggested I take part in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. I selected a photo of me in the shark bed for Mom to “artify.” I hadn’t been in that bed in ages, so when Mom saw me there, she had to snap a couple of photos. Here’s the arty version.


Caturday Art with Astrid


To create this, Mom started with the Entangled effect in Painnt. She changed the hue of the photo and then added Grain Merge from the color composition section. She selected the beveled edge from LunaPic borders and the final exterior border from Picasa. I really think this looks great. What do you think?

This is my entry in Athena’s blog hop. To find links to creations by your fellow bloggers or add some of your own art, click on Athena’s badge.

Here’s what the original photo looks like.


Anniversary Sunday Selfies

This is your reminder to get your selfie taken for tomorrow’s blog hop. You absolutely DO NOT want to miss participating tomorrow. The hop will commemorate and celebrate the four-year anniversary of Sunday Selfies. We think it’s pretty amazing that Mom has stuck with it for so long. She has a super short attention span. But best of all is that tomorrow’s post will recognize all those who have been joining us every week. Though participation has waxed and waned and has dropped off again lately, it remains a popular hop. And we continue to get new participants. So polish up your smile and join us for this special occasion.

Purrs and paw–pants, Astrid (with love and kisses for my husband Sampy)