by Janet Blue on August 19, 2017

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.

MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko August 22, 2017 at 12:16 am

We have a volunteer sunflower growing by our fence:)
And another in a pot on the patio…the birds wanted it there we think!

Cooper Murphy is a furry purrty bloom today!

Hemingway and Steinbeck August 20, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Cooper Murphy, we think you are very handsome in spite of what your human might do to your picture. We have to deal with our human messing with our photos, too. What is it with these humans?
Stereo purrs………..Hemingway and Steinbeck
Oh, and Mom said she really likes the way your photo got changes. Of course she’s a human……..
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Athena August 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Beautiful and creative!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Canadian Cats August 19, 2017 at 11:13 pm

We love sunflowers. We have 3 in the garden.

Shoko and Kali
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Cathy Keisha August 19, 2017 at 9:49 pm

Great art shouldn’t have to be explained and this is great art. We saw the sunflower right away.
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Noodle August 19, 2017 at 6:50 pm

You make a beautiful flower!
Have a wonderful weekend…

Noodle and crew
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Ellen Pilch August 19, 2017 at 6:38 pm

Cooper Murphy makes a great sunflower. We will be here tomorrow to celebrate 3 years of selfies. XO

Ellen Pilch August 19, 2017 at 6:46 pm

Me again, I somehow scrolled past the part about Esme, that is so sad. I feel so bad for Sophie. XO
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The Island Cats August 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Cooper Murphy is the purrfect sunflower!

We did not know about sweet Esme. We are so sad and we will reach out to LP.

Mary McNeil August 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Oh – we did not know about Esme ! We will send POTP & purrayers.

Cooper Murphy Sunflower looks mighty fine.

William's Kith & Kin August 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Cooper makes an amazing sunflower!

We’re sorry to about your friends leaving for the Bridge. 🙁
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meowmeowmans August 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

Looking good, Cooper Murphy! Sunflower style suits you well, handsome boy. 🙂

We’ll see you tomorrow for the hop! Three years already??? WOW!
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Brian Frum August 19, 2017 at 10:13 am

You’re looking mighty fine Cooper Murphy!
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Linda Arthur Tejera August 19, 2017 at 8:39 am

Oh, Cooper Murphy, you and sunflowers were made for each other! Your mom has made the perfect artwork!
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Teddy August 19, 2017 at 5:48 am

Say that’s a very ARTSY look for you Cooper Murphy – you make a grand sunflower – I think it starts with being GINGER so a perfect “center” for the yellow…….your Mom sure has a knack for helping you become an object d’art on a Saturday!!!!

Happy weekend…………….we’ll be pawticipating as always in Selfies tomorrow – I hope it’s a recordbreaker!

Love, Teddy
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Summer August 19, 2017 at 4:32 am

That is some wild art, Cooper Murphy!
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The Menagerie Mom August 19, 2017 at 1:15 am

Cooper Murphy, you and the sunflower look so stunning together! We always love seeing what amazing art you have to share for the Caturday Art blog hop.

McGuffy's Reader August 19, 2017 at 12:55 am

You really do lovely artwork. My sunflowers don’t look likw this, but I would love it! ☺❤
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