Mom said that we could write today’s post as it features her and her sister, Judy. The photo for our today’s Caturday Art post is from Christmas 1951. That’s our mom on the left and her sister on the right. Mom was 2 and 3/4 years old. Judy was 9 1/2 years old. The stocking hanging behind Mom’s head (It’s weird to call her that as she’s a toddler in the photo.) is hanging from our mantle right now. Her grandma knit it for her when she was born. Judy had an identical one.

Mom says that remembering is hard for her. Everyone who was at that Christmas celebration is now gone except for her. Christmas Eve was her grandpa’s birthday, and her dad died the day after Christmas, which makes remembering the family Christmases from her childhood poignant.

So here’s what Mom created for Caturday Art.


Remembering Christmas 1951


She used the Tube effect in Ribbet to create a reflective swirling vortex and then added the green color in the same program. The white edges and green bow were added using piZap. We think it has a nice nostalgic look. She really didn’t need to do anything, however, to achieve that look. Did you see that TV on the right side of the photo? They don’t make them like that anymore! And who still uses tinsel? Did you know that tinsel was originally made from silver? When our mom was a kid it was made from a combination of tin and lead.

Do your humans ever share things about their childhood with you?

This is our entry in Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. Hope to see you there. It’s lots of fun and gives your human the opportunity to develop their creative skills.

Cat4-001Tomorrow is our Blog Hop: Sunday Selfies. Mom has informed us that we are all off the hook as we will have a guest host. Phew…that’s great news! No interrupted naps for us tomorrow. We know you are all super busy with the holidays, but we sure hope you’ll take the time to join us. Until then, toodles!

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo