by Janet Blue on March 19, 2016

 Caturday Art


Giulietta gets cozy with crocuses.


Here’s Giulietta doing the honors for our Caturday Art submission for Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s blog hop. I used PicMonkey and the following two photos to create the art.



Giulietta gets cozy with crocuses.








neonThe photo of the blooming crocuses in our yard was layered on top of the photo of Giulietta. I then tinkered with the Blend mode, saturation and fade until I achieved a look similar to stained glass. My next step was to load the photo into Picasa where I added the HDR-ish effect and the border. I like how the most recognizable parts of any cat (the ears and eyes) were not obscured during the editing process.

To join the blog hop and/or view the other submissions, click on Athena’s badge.

Fiona and Giulietta Birthday Wrap-Up

Fiona and Giulietta asked me to thank everyone who came to their birthday party yesterday. They had a terrific time and appreciate all the messages. They also wanted me to share two more birthday cards they received. The first is from Timmy, Einstein, Buddy-Budd, Ms. Fitz, Toby, Rumpy and Mr. Buttons from Tomcat Commentary by Tim. It’s so pretty and colorful.




The second card is from Pipo and Minko (WeBeesSiameezers). The girls love how girly and romantic this card is.




I feel so blessed to have these sweet girls as part of our family. The beautiful cards and good wishes warm my heart as does the concern, caring, purrs and prayers so many have sent Fiona since she was diagnosed with CKD. We are trying to do everything we can to give her the best quality of life possible for as long as she is with us. I truly appreciate the suggestions and advice that so many of you have offered.

Site Design

Depending on when you have visited, you may have noticed that our site has been a bit wonky lately. Items on our sidebar were and still are “messed up.” The fixes I have tried are not working, so I have decided to to go against my better judgment and update WordPress to its newest version. The last time I did this, our site really went bonkers. That is the reason I have not updated before now. All that explained, I intend to do this on Monday when I usually do not post. Depending on how things go, we’ll either post again on Tuesday or Wednesday. I hope this doesn’t backfire on me as we have a major announcement to make on Wednesday. Please keep your paws crossed that all goes as planned.

Sunday Selfies

Cat4-001Yep…it’s time to start thinking about your blog hop photos for tomorrow. Astrid will be your host. She is hoping that lots of you will join her. We had one of our smallest turnouts ever last week. Please don’t disappoint your host. She’s a very sensitive kitty and gets her feelings hurt easily. And don’t forget to invite your friends. Many thanks for your continued support and participation.


Little Binky and Granny March 21, 2016 at 4:53 pm

That’s a very special crocus picture, Giulietta. It brought a little Sunshine into our house 🙂 Pawkisses 🙂 <3

Timmy Tomcat March 20, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Giulietta your photo really makes us ready fur spring. You go with Crocuses like like Crocuses and Giulietta MOL
Glad you liked our card. Those Meezers are friends of ours also and we always love the wonderful cards they create. Thanks for a great pawty
Timmy and Crew
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Savannah's Paw Tracks March 20, 2016 at 10:37 am

Your girly card screams happiness. Sending warm belated special day wishes
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meowmeowmans March 19, 2016 at 11:21 pm

That’s some really beautiful and creative artwork! We’ll be taking part in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, for sure.

Good luck with the blog updating. Paws and fingers crossed!
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Ellen Pilch March 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm

I love the art and your beautiful cards too. Good luck with Wordpress , I am too scared to attempt an update.
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Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles March 19, 2016 at 6:16 pm

That came out just gorgeous!!! I love how you layered two photos together…so clever!
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The Island Cats March 19, 2016 at 6:14 pm

That’s a very colorful picture…and purrfect for spring!
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Flynn March 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm

The art of Giulietta and the crocuses is pretty.
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The Swiss Cats March 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Beautiful colorful art ! Purrs
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prancer pie March 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Happy Belated birthday to Guilietta and Fiona!! (sorry we missed it!)
We love your Caturday art. Our Mommy thinks crocuses are amazing little flowers. It’s so cool to see them poke their little heads through snow.
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Cathy Keisha March 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm

Love the colors in your art this week. Happy Belated Birthday to Fiona and Giulietta. It’s TW’s fault that I couldn’t come be yesterday.
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Athena March 19, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Beautiful art! Happy Birthday to Fiona and Giulietta!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi March 19, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Wow! That’s very cool how you combined the two photos together. Super!
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Nerissa's Life March 19, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Oh my mouses… WOW! Wow-oh-wow-oh-WOW!!! That’s beautiful. Reminds me of those lovely artsy lamps and windows and stuff. You know the ones. Just can’t think of the name off-paw.

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The Florida Furkids March 19, 2016 at 2:19 pm

That’s beautiful!!! We hope you can get your site problems fixed.

Allie wanted to let Mau know that, yes, she was part of the smackypaw….she was in the box and Ellie wanted the box….nobody won because Mom broke it up. BOOO on Mom.

The Florida Furkids with special love and smoochies to Mau from Allie
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Brian Frum March 19, 2016 at 8:58 am

That’s some right fancy art!
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Peaches & Paprika March 19, 2016 at 7:19 am

Happy Belated Birthday you guys and thanks for sharing the cards! As always we enoy your art and sharing and your experimentations are part of why your blog is so much fun to visit! We DO plan on being in your hop tomorrow! Peaches will be giving a free photography lesson.
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lorraine williamson March 19, 2016 at 7:12 am

I love the effect of how you combine the 2 photos and giuletta always looks beautiful have a great weekend will cross my fingers that no wonkiness occurs
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The Menagerie Mom March 19, 2016 at 6:44 am

I just love this picture of you, Giulietta. It’s so artsy and pretty! As always, we’ll be joining you for Sunday Selfies tomorrow! And, of course, good luck with the blog update. Hopefully technology will cooperate with you. Purrs!
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Sammy March 19, 2016 at 5:22 am

Love that artsy photo this Saturday – very pretty colors and love the blending of beautiful cat and beautiful crocus. We shall be here tomorrow for a Palm Sunday Selfie! See you then……and as always, we send purrs and POTP to dear Fiona.

Hugs, Sammy
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Summer March 19, 2016 at 5:14 am

Cool art this week!
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles March 19, 2016 at 2:02 am

That is a really pretty art collage!

We thought you might enjoy a ‘girly’ card, MOL!

Meowmy is working on Sunday…but we will try to post some kind of selfie…maybe late; maybe on time, who knows, MOL!

Lone Star Cats March 19, 2016 at 12:31 am

We’ll be joining in da Sunday Selfies – and it’ll be a birthday selfie for one of us!
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