Today’s art was created from a photo of Sawyer I took yesterday when he was on one of the top perches on the catio. It was totally back lit and turned out really fuzzy. That’s my prerequisite for using a photo for art.
I didn’t do anything “fancy” to this photo. In Picasa I sharpened it a little, which pixelated it some. I then added the HDR effect at a low percentage followed by bumping up the saturation. Finally, I altered the color temperature to bring out the blues in the background. I followed that with the Andromeda filter from piZap, which included the border.
On the right is the original photo. As you can see, it is totally washed-out and definitely not worthy of a blog post. I am entering the arty version in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. If you are interested in participating, just “artify” a photo with any photo editing app. To hop over to Athena’s blog now, click on her badge.
Special Birthday Sunday Selfies
Our blog hop tomorrow will be dedicated to Mau’s wife Allie. She will be celebrating her 16th birthday. Mau would like to ask you, if you want, to decorate your selfie as a birthday card for Allie.
,Allie has selected Friends for Animals Sanctuary in Brevard County, Florida, to receive the donation. Allie and Raz’s little sister, Noelle, is a Friends for Animals adoptee. I will be making a $1 donation for each comment here and on the Friends Furever Sunday blog post.
So, put on your best smile tomorrow and come celebrate with us. Mau has an extra special surprise for Allie, and, of course, we’ll have cake!