by Janet Blue on January 9, 2016

Glittery Astrid


This week’s Caturday Art features Astrid. I tinkered around with this photo in PicMix, Picasa and PhotoFaceFun but can’t tell you more than that. I feel this is one of my least successful creations. A poet that I was taking a class from years ago told me that most poems are never truly finished but rather abandoned. That’s how I feel about this “art.” I got tired of fiddling with it, put a border around it and called it done.

neonThe portion of this created in PicMix turned the photo into an animated image, but I could not get it to save in the gif format. All the sparkles and glittery stars are now static and less apparent.

We are entering Athena and Marie’s wonderful Caturday Art Blog Hop. To add and/or view the submissions, click on their badge. I mentioned last week that I have compiled a list of free photo editing applications. If anyone would like a copy of the list, let me know in a comment.

You all know by now what follows Caturday Art…Sunday Selfies. At this point I have no idea who will be hosting. No one has stepped forward to volunteer.

Cat4-001We had 61 entries last Sunday, and the kitties did not have an opportunity to visit all your blogs. They are ashamed and pray you will accept their apologies. Fiona’s health issue has made for even more turmoil than we are accustomed. They promise to make every effort to do better this week.

We truly are thankful for your support of our blog and the blog hop. And we especially appreciate all the purrs, prayers and POTP for Fiona. We hope you will consider continuing them for the unforeseeable future.

Hugs, Mom Janet & purrs and paw-pats, Kitties Blue

Christy Paws January 10, 2016 at 7:17 pm

Mom says sometimes the more she tweaks, the worse it gets. She has sure abandoned her fair share.
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Sxanuxa January 10, 2016 at 7:04 pm

Yous looks marvelous bead dazzled!
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Katie Kat, Joey and Lulu January 10, 2016 at 3:54 pm

We finks Astrid looks really pretty and maybe the pic was just done… The Mom and all us Katie Katz are purring fur Fiona and you dearest Janet fur all you do to loves your babies and share them with us kitties of the internetz…

Katie Mom, Lulu and Joey…
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Kitty Cat Chronicles January 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

Astrid, Sampson is so thrilled to see you featured here today. He says that the art is marvelous, though not nearly as beautiful as the subject. He sends you a kiss for every poem and piece of art ever done, and we all send lots of love!

Athena and Marie January 10, 2016 at 6:02 am

We think it’s great! It’s true about poems and all creative work. My mum has abandoned loads!

Purrs xx
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Little Binky and Granny January 10, 2016 at 5:53 am

Painted and glittery artwork looks good, Astrid 🙂 We continue purrayers and Healing Pawkisses for Fiona <3
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie January 9, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Yup, that’s what people say in our mom’s industry too – you can tweak and tweak and tweak a great project and you NEVER feel it’s done.

Great shows – and poems – and art of all kind – is never truly finished. 🙂
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Harvey Button and Marjorie January 9, 2016 at 10:01 pm

OK Listen up lady – everyone knows you have a lot of worry at the moment, no-one is mad at you or annoyed you didn’t visit (if they did they would not be friends and blog fans). Your Fiona comes first, before anything else. If anything you should be made at us for not saying thank you properly yet for being our WONDERFUL Secret Paws. Forgive US and a proper post WILL be forthcoming.

Our best love for Fiona’s fight for health. We also missed visiting but are going to do it a week late RIGHT NOW OK?

Harvey Button and Marjorie
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meowmeowmans January 9, 2016 at 9:18 pm

Funny that you kind of abandoned that artwork, because we thought it was awesome! Looking good, Astrid. 🙂

Mom Janet, don’t feel bad about visiting. We all understand that sometimes life happens, and you have lots going on. Big hugs, and continued purrs and prayers.
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The Island Cats January 9, 2016 at 6:34 pm

It’s very colorful!
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Austin Towers January 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm

If you hadn’t said anything, we would have still thought it was terrific, Astrid!! Sending my best purrs for Fiona xoxoxox
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Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles January 9, 2016 at 6:03 pm

I think it looks amazing!!!
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal January 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Looking COOL in that effects , Astrid !

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Cathy Keisha January 9, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Sometimes less is more! Sending more healing purrz to Fiona.
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The Swiss Cats January 9, 2016 at 2:58 pm

What a pretty artwork ! Purrs
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The Menagerie Mom January 9, 2016 at 1:39 pm

You look so pretty all bedazzled like that, Astrid! Of course, you’re always pretty.

Still purring and praying for Fiona and all!
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Athena and Marie January 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

That’s so lovely. We are still sending purrs and healing vibes to Fiona 🙂

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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mariodacat January 9, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Yes, by all means, that is gorgeous art work. Many more purrs and prayers coming your way so Fiona will get all better. We’ll try to join the blog hop tomorrow. We do like that one, but M doesn’t always help me in time with a post.
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Ellen Pilch January 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Astrid, you look gorgeous.
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Flynn January 9, 2016 at 11:26 am

The art looks lovely as it is. To have done more may have overdone it. I am keeping purring for Fiona.
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Annabelle January 9, 2016 at 11:05 am

What a beautiful Caturday artwork. WE think it’s just stunning.
We are still purrin for Fiona.
See you tomorrow for Selfie Sunday.
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Marty the Manx January 9, 2016 at 10:56 am

We love it! It is purrrrfect for Astrid’s beautiful coloring! Don’t worry about visiting all of us, we visit each other, you take the time to host which is important. Take care of Fiona.
Marty and the Gang
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prancer pie January 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

Great art!
Don’t apologize or worry about visiting, just take care of the beloved Fiona!
We are sending lots of purrs for her.
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Toby January 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

I like that art just fine!! And Fiona will be in our prayers for the duration!!!
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Brian January 9, 2016 at 9:28 am

You sure look mighty fancy sweet Astrid!
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The Florida Furkids January 9, 2016 at 9:14 am

We like it! We’ve never tried PicMix so we’ll add that to our list of photo editing sites.

Purrs still going out for Fiona.

The Florida Furkids with special smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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Bev Green January 9, 2016 at 7:29 am

As AWOL as we are sweeties we continue to send our POTP to your sweet babies..and have Fiona very much in our thoughts Loves Fozziemum xxx
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Chuck Huss January 9, 2016 at 7:00 am

I think you did a good job with it. I like the way the paint cans give it a 3-D look. I also know how difficult it is to have a cat with health issues and I wish the best for Fiona and for you.
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Sammy January 9, 2016 at 6:55 am

Astrid looks starstruck and beautiful – I love the pinpoints of light on her furs. I’m sure whoever decides to host Selfies tomorrow will do a MARVELOUS job of it – it’s always fun seeing everyone posing for selfie Sunday!

Hugs, Sammy
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Summer January 9, 2016 at 4:26 am

I still like your art. And of course I am purring lots for Fiona
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles January 9, 2016 at 12:26 am

Hmmm, we heard meowmy thinking to herself, that maybe if you added the GIF layer last then the animation would stay working.

It is a furry pretty painted kitty artwork!

We are purring our best and loudest fur Fiona. One of these days maybe she will start to cooperate fur the fluids…we hope and pawray at any rate.


Meowmy is going to be working this Selfie Sunday…so who knows what we will show, MOL!

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