by Janet Blue on August 1, 2015




Our entry in this week’s Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by Athena and Marie, is another of my more-is-more creations. To create my submissions each week I select a photo I like and think might appear interesting after I have tinkered with it. Then I start adding and subtracting effects, filters, overlays, etc. until I have an “arty” image that satisfies me. I have absolutely no innate talent as an artist, which you probably have noticed.

Fiona was transformed through the use of both Picasa and piZap. In Picasa I added the HDR, Pixelate and Vignette effects. From piZap, I selected the Light Show filter and then several overlays prior to adding the final border with Picasa. I think you will be surprised to see the photo with which I started this process.

thumb_P7160471This was Fiona enjoying one of the Catty Stacks I won at the BlogPaws conference.

neonTo join the blog hop or view the artistic creations of your fellow bloggers, click on Athena and Marie’s badge.

So tomorrow is Sunday, which means another Blog Hop. I have no idea who will be representing us tomorrow. You’ll have to check in to see. This will be our 52nd week hosting the Cat4-001Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. When I started it, Kitties Blue and I had no idea it would be popular or still going strong one year later. We’re happy and thankful that those of you who enter are still having fun with it. Please continue to join us in the weeks and months to come. We have made lots of new friends and look forward to making many more.

Finally, in honor of last night’s blue moon, I have replaced the poem on our sidebar with one I wrote many, many years ago. It actually is one of my very favorites. It was performed as part of a play entitled, Artistic License, and printed in a literary journal of the same name. Hope y’all like it.

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Sherri-Ellen T-D. August 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Mee-you Aunty jaet that iss a grate foto of Fiona…yur ‘Artsy Fartsy’ look iss pawsum….
“What LadyMum?”
“Yess mee said ‘Artsy Farts’y…Fartsy is a fun werd!!!”
“OK LadyMum….” **sighsss**
Mee apawlogiezess Aunty Janet fur sayin ‘Fartsy’…
Fartsy, fartsy fartsy…….
Oh gotta go…LadyMum is on to mee!!!
Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=
….can bee herd inn thee distance: “Fartsy!!!”…..
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal August 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Gorgeous looking art !!

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Clooney August 2, 2015 at 2:42 am

Fiona, that is such an adorable picture of you in your Catty Stacks, that looks like the purrfect hiding spot…and an awesome creation and light show of you in your art, kisses to you and Giulietta…

speedyrabbit August 2, 2015 at 1:56 am

you look adorable today,xx Speedy
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Penelope August 1, 2015 at 11:39 pm

What agoreous picture of yous Fiona! Mes LOVES it!
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Raven August 1, 2015 at 11:13 pm

You look like you’re playing peek-a-boo in today’s art image.
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The Island Cats August 1, 2015 at 7:17 pm

What cool art!
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Cathy Keisha August 1, 2015 at 6:38 pm

That’s inneresting but this week I really love the original. Not that the art is bad, mind you.
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Melissa & Truffles August 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm

I think you are a very talented artist!
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Dezi and Lexi August 1, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Gweat awtsy foto. Mommy’s always scared to twy out lots of fings so we never come up wiff such lavish cweations. Have a gweat weekend.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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Annie August 1, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Wow, that’s great forethought to have this particular picture transformed. It really lends itself so well to something artistic. I like that you just test things. I think that’s what I’m going to have to do since I don’t have any deep knowledge of Photoshop or anything else. I don’t understand layers and all that so I just need to play and then try to remember what I did. Anyway, you did a wonderful job. Fiona looks so cute and mysterious peeking out.
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Ellen Pilch August 1, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Very beautiful 🙂
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Annabelle August 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Fiona you are a work of art!
Happy Caturday!
Annabelle, Boo, Ping and Mr Jinx
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Bell Fur Zoo August 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Very cool piece of art 🙂
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Athena August 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Excellent art!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Grace August 1, 2015 at 11:35 am

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The Swiss Cats August 1, 2015 at 11:29 am

Nice art ! We’re laughing, because when Mum sometimes uses PicMonkey, she doesn’t really know what she’s doing with the effects, but after a while it often give a cool result ! Purrs
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Flynn August 1, 2015 at 11:27 am

The art looks pretty.
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lorraine williamson August 1, 2015 at 11:11 am

this looks really great your mom did a great job and your look marvelous
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Brian August 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

That is very, very pretty!

meowmeowmans August 1, 2015 at 9:36 am

That is so cool! All those layers totally transformed the picture of Fiona! 🙂
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Bev Green August 1, 2015 at 8:25 am

Fiona you look very arty indeed and a great job by Mum with her more is more protocol! sorry we have been awol but are super happy to be back and look forward to Sunday Selfies we have Mum under control MOL..paw pats Dinnerminzt xxx
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Cat Scout Charles August 1, 2015 at 8:02 am

Pawtastic photo. It’s hard to believe from looking at the original picture that it was the start of the new one.
Meows to all and super special kisses to Ms Lisbeth
Scout Charles

LadyBird August 1, 2015 at 6:38 am

Cool effects! Like it lots!!!
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Sammy August 1, 2015 at 5:44 am

What can I say but WOW! Lots of beautiful layers on this one and they all just make Miss Fiona look more and more interesting – just look at that light in her eyes!

Hugs, Sammy
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Summer August 1, 2015 at 4:38 am

Beautiful art today!
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