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.
This was Fiona enjoying one of the Catty Stacks I won at the BlogPaws conference.
To 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 Sunday 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.
Mee-you Aunty jaet that iss a grate foto of Fiona…yur ‘Artsy Fartsy’ look iss pawsum….
“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!!!”…..
Gorgeous looking art !!
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…
you look adorable today,xx Speedy
What agoreous picture of yous Fiona! Mes LOVES it!
You look like you’re playing peek-a-boo in today’s art image.
What cool art!
That’s inneresting but this week I really love the original. Not that the art is bad, mind you.
I think you are a very talented artist!
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.
Dezi and Lexi
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.
Very beautiful 🙂
Fiona you are a work of art!
Annabelle, Boo, Ping and Mr Jinx
Very cool piece of art 🙂
Athena and Marie
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
The art looks pretty.
this looks really great your mom did a great job and your look marvelous
That is very, very pretty!
That is so cool! All those layers totally transformed the picture of Fiona! 🙂
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 ..now we have Mum under control MOL..paw pats Dinnerminzt xxx
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
Cool effects! Like it lots!!!
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!
Beautiful art today!