Where’s Spring

We are already seriously OVER winter. Though the temperature, which was five degrees two nights ago, has been going up slightly each day (and we are not in the serious deep-freeze that some of our furiends are experiencing), neither Mom nor any of us will be happy until we see something approaching 50 degrees.

To fight the winter blahs, Mom decided to create a spring-like offering for Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. When she saw this photo with all the vibrant colors it screamed spring to her; though, it was taken indoors. We are going to do our post backwards today and show the original photo first so you can see its unaltered spring qualities.

Spring-Like Caturday Art




Mom’s only regret was that she could not crop out more of the blinds, but she didn’t want Astrid to be tailless. Of course, she ended up losing half of it anyway in the final photo. 



The art piece was created using three overlays, one filter and one frame in piZap as well as a border and drop shadow effect in Picasa.

Now, don’t you feel as if spring is just a bit closer? Stay inside and keep your nose and toes warm. Maybe you can convince yourself that mean Mr. Winter has been kicked to the curb!

To add your own art to the hop or to view other submissions, click on Athena and Marie’s badge.


Sunday Selfies Reminder

We will be hosting our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop tomorrow. Sure hope you’ll snap a photo or two and join us. Some of you are getting quite masterful when it comes to taking selfies. We haven’t decided yet who gets the honor torture session at our house tomorrow.

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