by Janet Blue on May 4, 2019

Caturday Art

Astrid is here today to join Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty on her blog hop. Astrid was tucked into Lisbeth’s fish bed, which she received from her boy friend, Cat Scout Charles. Both the girls use the bed; though, Astrid fits inside better.


Caturday Art Amsterdam


To create the art, I used the Amsterdam filter in Painnt, followed by the ScrapZ texture and an opaque, black floral border from piZap.

Here’s the original photo with a tighter crop.


Caturday Art original


To join the hop or view the art created by your fellow bloggers, click on Athena’s badge on the upper right.

Astrid Update

Those of you who follow us regularly know that Astrid is a timid cat. This is the result of bullying by Misty May. Lately Misty May has been paying less and less attention to Astrid. My theory is that since Misty May can no longer hear Astrid squeal when she chases after her, she has lost interest.

As a result, Astrid is gaining back some of her mojo. She’s been joining us in bed in the morning and snuggling with me. She’ll also come upstairs in the afternoon when I try to take a break to do some reading. She curls into my lap and turns up her purr to high. She even has joined us a few times at night when Misty May is sleeping and not aware of her presence. This brings me so much joy as I know it does Astrid as well.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

As tomorrow is Cinco de Meow, I am certain whichever of the Kitties Blue ends up being your host for the blog hop, s/he will be doing a little celebrating for the holiday. You are invited to dress up in a costume (either in the fur or virtually) or just put a fancy frame around your photo. Of course, this is not a requirement to join the hop…just a suggestion. Whatever you decide, we look forward to seeing you on the hop.


Cathy Keisha May 6, 2019 at 6:32 pm

Oooh, I love the art! Yay for Astrid!

Athena May 5, 2019 at 6:25 am

Lovely art!

Ellen Pilch May 4, 2019 at 8:33 pm

Beautiful art. I am glad Astrid is enjoying life more now. I wish Joanie could, everyone picks on her and makes her squeal too.

Summer May 4, 2019 at 7:23 pm

Really cool art today!
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The Island Cats May 4, 2019 at 5:13 pm

That artwork turned out great. You really can’t tell it’s a fish anymore. We’re glad to hear Astrid is joining the family more. We hope it continues.
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Eastside Cats May 4, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Astrid, you are beautiful!
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The Swiss cats May 4, 2019 at 3:34 pm

Really cool art ! We’re glad Astrid is feeling better. Purrs

The Florida Furkids May 4, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Super nice artwork! We’re glad Astrid is gaining confidence. Sometimes things like Misty May losing hearing actually have some positive effects.

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Sandee May 4, 2019 at 12:32 pm

Love the good news. It’s always good when they get along. I so remember how wonderful it was to have them sleep with us at night. I miss that.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to all the precious kitties. ♥
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Jackie Avery May 4, 2019 at 11:33 am

That is lovely art. I am glad Astrid is getting braver and joining you on the bed.
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Brian Frum May 4, 2019 at 8:44 am

Such pretty art and I am so glad that Astrid is mojoing better now!
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Teddy May 4, 2019 at 6:11 am

Great art! We are sad that Misty May has lost her hearing but her loss has been Astrid’s gain in that she can come out of her shell from the bullying and be her “authentic self” – isn’t that wonderful that she has the freedom to do that. We hope Misty May and Astrid might even become pals – who knows – anything is possible!!!

Hugs, Teddy
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