Caturday Art

As we do every week, we are entering Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. A chunky ginger tabby volunteered to be the subject.


Ginger kitty, Cooper Murphy, embodies a sunflower.


To turn Cooper Murphy into this week’s art, I added the geometric art effect from LunaPic. Then I used PicMonkey to overlay that with the sunflower photo I used to make last Caturday’s art. If you look closely, you can see the petals. The small dots on and below Cooper’s face are the sunflower’s center. The green-edged yellow border is from Picasa, and the geometric corners from piZap.

Cooper before being turned into a sunflower.

If you missed last Caturday’s sunflower art, you can see it at Summer Sunflower Art.

On the right is the original photo, taken on the catio when Cooper Murphy was chilling atop a tarp.

To submit some of your own art and/or see that of your fellow bloggers, click on Athena’s badge.

Giveaways Still Open

Astrid and Lisbeth are having a giveaway, in honor of their birthday, of some swag from the BlogPaws Conference as well as The Cat on My Head exclusive items. If you’d like an opportunity to win this giveaway, please leave a comment on the girls’ birthday post, Astrid & Lisbeth Are Birthday Girls, prior to 5 p.m. ET on Monday, August 21. The winner will be selected using and announced the following day.

Our second giveaway is for the must have art book, The Book of The Cat: Cats in Art, by Angus Hyland and Caroline Roberts. For an opportunity to win a copy of The Book of the Cat, please leave a comment on our review post by clicking here. This giveaway also will end on Monday at the same time as the birthday giveaway. This giveaway is open to all readers worldwide. This winner also will be selected using and announced the following day.

Sunday Selfies

We need you! Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of our Sunday Selfies blog hop. Let’s make it the biggest and best hop yet. Invite all your blogging friends to join in the fun! Our largest hop had 67 selfies. Let’s try to break that record.

Sadly, we lost another dear friend this week. Critters in the Cottage‘s tiny dancer, Esme, received her wings on Wednesday. This is less than three weeks since their beautiful Mitalee HoneyBee departed for the Rainbow Bridge. The girls’ mum, Sophie (aka LP), as you might expect, is devastated as are we. She has been unable to post about this. So tomorrow we will remember and honor this most special kitty. Even if you don’t do selfies or hop, please come tomorrow and leave your condolences.