by Janet Blue on April 16, 2016

Our Caturday Art for this week is simple, and the kitty is recognizable. It’s Calista Jo posterized using Picasa.


Posterized Calista Jo


Calista Jo with halo prior to being posterizedThe photo I started with had already been edited in Lightroom by the kitties’ dad. He darkened the background, which created the halo effect around C.J.’s head. This actually is one time when I think less is more. Calista’s dilute tortie furs brought enough interest to this without piling on. If you’ve followed us for awhile, you know I normally like to layer on several effects.

This is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. If you’ve not entered this blog hop, you are missing out on an opportunity to try new things and show your creative side. I cannot draw or paint, so I find this chance to manipulate photographs fun and rewarding. And you don’t need any expensive apps. An abundance of free photo-editing apps are available on-line. If you’d like a list of the ones I use, just let me know in a comment, and I will e-mail it to you.


If you do decide to enter, or if you just want to see the submissions and visit some of the participants’ blogs, click on Athena’s badge.

We all know what tomorrow is…Sunday Selfies, but it is also

I’m thinking I may try to write a haiku about a bat. I can guarantee, however, that we won’t have a selfie of a bat (or a cheeseball). Though I have seen more bats than I ever wished, I’ve never given one my phone so it could snap it’s photo. Quess you’ll just need to return tomorrow to find out which kitty will be hosting. We are grateful to everyone who has ever joined our blog hop and look forward to seeing your selfies again tomorrow.

Until then…may the cats be with you!

Canadian Cats April 19, 2016 at 3:32 pm

Calista Joe looks amazing.

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Little Binky and Granny April 17, 2016 at 5:53 am

MOL…we like that…”may the cats be with you”. It’s purrfect found 🙂 Great artwork, CJ. You always make great art. Pawkisses for all the National Festive Days. We don’t have those days here in the Netherlands, but we celebrate a little with you 🙂 <3 <3
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Melissa and Mudpie April 17, 2016 at 12:20 am

Incredibly beautiful artwork!
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Raven April 16, 2016 at 11:49 pm

That’s an interesting, and pretty effect.
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meowmeowmans April 16, 2016 at 10:10 pm

We love this poster of Calista Jo! No surprise, since we love Calista Jo! 🙂
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The Florida Furkids April 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm

Super nice. Se you tomorrow for Sunday Selfies!

The Florida Furkids with special love and smoochies to Mau from Alie
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Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi April 16, 2016 at 7:04 pm

Very nice art! 🙂 We will have selfies tomorrow. 🙂
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Cathy Keisha April 16, 2016 at 6:45 pm

This may be my fave art of the week! Love it! Love the posterized effect and think TW should use it more. Less is more we’ve found.
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The Island Cats April 16, 2016 at 6:32 pm

That’s a very pretty poster of Calista Jo.
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Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles April 16, 2016 at 6:18 pm

That is just exquisite! It truly looks like a real work of art!
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Flynn April 16, 2016 at 5:42 pm

That is a lovely effect CJ!
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Linda Arthur Tejera April 16, 2016 at 4:57 pm

This is my third attempt at posting. I’ll keep my fingers crossed! I just wanted to say that I really like what you did! Happy weekend! 😀
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The Swiss Cats April 16, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Very nice effect ! Purrs
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Athena April 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Very cool!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Timmy Tomcat April 16, 2016 at 11:46 am

Calista Jo you really look good in Blue!
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lorraine williamson April 16, 2016 at 11:28 am

love the photo you look lovely have a great weekend
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Three Chatty Cats April 16, 2016 at 9:39 am

Very nice, Calisto Jo!
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Ellen Pilch April 16, 2016 at 9:12 am

Calista Jo makes beautiful art, she is so pretty.
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Brian Frum April 16, 2016 at 8:48 am

You look pretty darn fancy Calista Jo!
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Mariodacat April 16, 2016 at 8:17 am

I like your halo effect.. Good joc!

Peaches & Paprika April 16, 2016 at 8:10 am

Love the “posterized” Calista Jo.
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Sammy April 16, 2016 at 5:26 am

That is an interesting effect on Calista Jo…….love the blue around her face…..

Hugs, Sammy
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Toby April 16, 2016 at 3:58 am

Cool poster!! Calisto Jo looks great!!
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Summer April 16, 2016 at 3:16 am

I like your “less is more” approach as much as when you do decide to be elaborate! Whatever the photo calls for, right?
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles April 16, 2016 at 12:04 am

That sure made a really neato image of Calista Jo!
It looks like an old style print/poster!

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