Caturday Art

I decided to take the day off on Thanksgiving and not write a post for Friday so I didn’t do the Friendly Fill-Ins this week. But Kitties Blue are back today with Caturday Art. This is our favorite blog hop (other than our own), and we never want to miss it. Here’s this week’s creation.




If you think this is Astrid, raise your paw.

Wait…not so fast. It may look just like her…but we fooled you! Here’s the actual kitty, Lily Olivia!




caturdayartbannerI started with a photo of Lily surrounded by wrapping paper from last Christmas. I added the Derain filter from Dreamscope. I was happy with this and the vibrant colors, but it just didn’t hit the right note for me. I tinkered for several hours, using a variety of free, on-line photo-editing apps. I just couldn’t get the right look until I loaded the above into piZap. I bumped up the saturation, zapped it with the Invert filter and added two borders. The final step was the frame from Picasa. Magically Lily Olivia morphed into Astrid!

This is our entry into Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. To add some art of your own and/or view the other entries, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies

Cat4-001Yep, it’s that time again. The weeks are zipping by us. It is week number 120 of our blog hop. Soon Christmas will be here and then 2017. We know it is a super busy time of year for everyone, but Kitties Blue and I sincerely hope you’ll continue to take a few moments each week to snap a selfie and join our blog hop.

We have no idea who will be here to greet you tomorrow, so you’ll just have to drop in and see for yourself.

Until then…toodles!