by Janet Blue on August 12, 2017

Caturday Art

Today’s art is a bit different…no cats were disturbed or photographed in its creation.


Summer sunflower art.


We have had a total of five sunflowers this summer, and all have been in flower boxes. The groundhogs have munched all those that have tried to grow in the garden. And the squirrels have been mowing down the ones in the flower boxes. Consequently, I was excited to have Dad Tom get a couple of photos of the two we have now.

Here’s the photo that is the basis for today’s art. I normally like to tell you how I created the arty version, but I didn’t really keep track this week. I can tell you that I began by converting the photo to a pencil sketch using Picasa. The remainder of the creation was accomplished using PicMonkey. I think it is interesting, and I like it. What do you think? Was it okay to do something that didn’t involve any of the Kitties Blue?

This is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To show off your creativity and/or see that of other bloggers, click on her badge.

p.s. We just found out that Athena is on vacation, so no blog hop this week. We hope you enjoy our art anyway!

Cat Scouts Summer Camp

Cooper Murphy and Mau have been super busy at Summer Camp in Yosemite. They’ve been doing craft projects, writing poetry and sharing s’mores recipes. They also hiked to the top of Half Dome.

Both boys have promised to share some of their poetry later in the week as well as photos of their craft projects.

It’s been a long week. Both boys and I are exhausted. Summer Camp ends Sunday, and we’ll be glad to get back to a regular schedule of visiting and finding out what you all have been doing.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

After a post with no cats, I can assure you one of the Kitties Blue will be here tomorrow. No volunteers yet, so I may need to use some form of bribery to secure a subject. Don’t forget to recruit someone at your house to join in the fun tomorrow. All of us look forward to seeing you then.


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Athena August 13, 2017 at 11:07 am

Sorry that we had to miss Caturday Art.

We’re back now for Sunday Selfies 🙂

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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meowmeowmans August 12, 2017 at 11:33 pm

What lovely sunflowers, and such awesome artwork! We love both, and hey, we love you all, too! 🙂
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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko August 12, 2017 at 11:01 pm

We have a huge volunteer sunflower growing between the fence and the sidewalk! It looks kind of silly where it is, but we decided to let it grow, and it has three flower heads on it…at least until some squirrel discovers it!

We like your art today:)
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Annabelle August 12, 2017 at 10:31 pm

Sunflowers are just happy! Thanks for sharing a smile today!


Ellen Pilch August 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm

Very pretty sunflowers and art. We forgot to plant any this year.


Brian Frum August 12, 2017 at 7:47 pm

That’s so very pretty, well done indeed!
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The Island Cats August 12, 2017 at 7:27 pm

Sunflowers are one of the mom’s favorite flowers, so we really like your art this week.


Da DB Boyz August 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm

What a beautimous sunflower…both the original and the art-ified one!
Jakey & Arty
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Raven August 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Very pretty art flower. I didn’t plant sunflowers this year and I miss them. I’ll have to remember to plant some next year.


Sherri-Ellen T-D. August 12, 2017 at 4:59 pm

WEE LUV sunflowers aunty Janet an Kittiess Blue!!
An mee has sum Guestss lined uppy fur tomorrow’ss Selfie Sunday!
***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=


The J-Cats August 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm

We love sunflowers. They are such HAPPY flowers.
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The Swiss Cats August 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm

Claire loves sunflowers ! Beautiful art ! Purrs
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Hemingway and Steinbeck August 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Hey, that sunflower is really neat! Our moms must have been thinking along the same lines today. MOL!
Stereo purrs………..Hemingway and Steinbeck
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Linda Arthur Tejera August 12, 2017 at 9:02 am

There is something so happy about sunflowers and I absolutely love your artwork! Sounds like you and the Kitties Blue have had your hands full (full of fun) this past week! 😀
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Teddy August 12, 2017 at 8:25 am

I love the sunflower art! Sunflowers are such HAPPY flowers – Mom tried to grow them before I came to live here but the deer had other ideas! Happy Caturday at Camp to Coop and Mau – I’ll see them there…….

Love, Teddy
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McGuffy's Reader August 12, 2017 at 8:07 am

I love sunflowers. This is really nice, too. HUGS!
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The Florida Furkids August 12, 2017 at 7:47 am

That’s so pretty….it put a smile on our faces this morning!

The Florida Furkids with tons of love and smoochies to Mau from Allie
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Roby Sweet August 12, 2017 at 7:44 am

I love it! Sunflowers are so beautiful. Several years ago, I went on a tour of Turkey, and one of my favorite things was all the huge sunflower fields we passed. Sunflowers forever!


The Menagerie Mom August 12, 2017 at 5:35 am

This is beautiful, both the art and the real deal! I love sunflowers. My mom and dad have some in their garden, and I always admire them. As much as I love furbabies, I still enjoy art that doesn’t always star them. And I certainly enjoyed this art piece you created here!


bichonpawz August 12, 2017 at 4:42 am

We think it is ok to showcase a photo without a kitty for one day! Love the way the photo turned out…great job!
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Summer August 12, 2017 at 3:39 am

Many years ago (before even my grandparents were born!), my human tried growing sunflowers, thinking she would be able to harvest sunflower seeds. Well, she was disgusted to find out that bugs got to them before she did!
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