Caturday Art


Caturday Art


Sawyer's Caturday Art


This little kitty is outgrowing the shark bed, but he still enjoys snuggling into it for a good snooze. In the background is the kitty cube, which he also continues to enjoy.

To create today’s art, I went back to Painnt and used the Borda effect. I added the heart border with piZap and the mat and frame with Picasa…in other words, same old thing! I do, however, really like the colors and the smiling cat face from the cube.

Sawyer is entering this arty creation in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. Click on Athena’s badge to enter your own art or find links to that of others.

Here’s a look at the original photo. It was taken after Sawyer’s recent unauthorized walkabout. He definitely tired himself out and slept the remainder of the day.


Snoozy Sawyer - Caturday Art


Final Winner of Cat Socks

Kitties Blue and I are over the moon, as the winner of the final pair of customizable cat socks from is Mom Sharon, Allie, Raz and Noelle from Friends Furever. selected comment #12, which was made by our dear friends and Mau’s wife. Yippee!

Here’s a snapshot of the top of the sequence from We haven’t shared this previously, but we didn’t want anyone to think we were playing favorites with this last selection.

If you were not one of the lucky winners of these cute socks, here’s the link where you can order your very own personalized pair.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Spruce up your fur and practice your smile, as tomorrow is the day when you share a selfie with all your internet pals. Participation has been dropping over the past couple of months, so we want to thank all of you who have been faithful hoppers, and we really hope you will remain so.



Caturday Art


Caturday Art


Cooper Murphy is the subject of today’s art. He had crammed himself into one of the cat tree cubbies on the catio. When dad Tom saw this, he snapped a few photos.

I went back to Painnt this week to create the art. I used the Glassworks filter and changed the hue in the Basic edits. Then I added the grain merge effect with Color Composition and the vivid effect with Coloring. The blue/maroon border was added with Picasa.

Here’s the original photo.

The arty version is our submission in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To join the hop or find links to other art, click on Athena’s badge.


Sunday Selfies

Here’s your early warning/reminder that tomorrow is the day to put on your best smile and snap a selfie for our blog hop. We look forward to seeing lots of our old friends, and with any luck, some new ones as well.



Caturday Art

Today we invited one of our furry, bird seed thieves to be the subject of our Caturday Art.



Dad Tom took the original photo, and I did very little to it this week. I used Picasa’s posterize and “Orton” effects followed by the scrolled/flower border from piZap. After that I went back to Picasa for the mat and frame. That’s it…simple!

Here’s the original photo.

The arty version is my submission to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To participate or find links to other art, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Tomorrow is your opportunity to show all your friends and followers just how darn adorable you are when you join our blog hop. As we had a guest for art today, one of the Kitties Blue will need to come forward as your host. I have no idea who that might be. You’ll just have to make certain you drop in to see who it is.

Lastly, the Kitties Blue and I would like to thank everyone who participated in our hop last week. It was a great turnout, and we hope to see each of you back tomorrow.

Until then…toodles.


Caturday Art

Last Sunday Giulietta celebrated her birthday and hosted Sunday Selfies. In an attempt to get a great selfie, she snapped 23 photos of herself. So as not to let 21 additional photos (she posted two last week) go to waste, Giulietta has returned for Caturday Art. And since spring itself has been anything but “springy,” the art is.

I created two versions of the art and am posting both as neither Giulietta nor I could decide which we like best. The photo is the same in both versions but with different frames.


Springtime Art #1 with Giulietta


Springtime Art #2 with Giulietta


I used PhotoFaceFun exclusively to create today’s art. I’m unable to give an exclamation of what I did as the app does not have names on their filters.

Let Giulietta know in the comments which of these is your favorite.

We are entering Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. If you’d like to create some art, the internet abounds with free photo-editing apps. To share your arty creations and join the blog hop, click on Athena’s badge.

In addition to the art, Giulietta asked to share the beautiful birthday card she received from Pipo, Dalton and Petcretary Ingrid (Meezer’s Mews & Terrieristical Woofs).



Sunday Selfie Reminder

Another week has flown by. We celebrated the first day of spring with four and one-half inches of snow. Most has melted, but another storm is heading our way today with a mix of rain, sleet and snow predicted. We could get as much as another five inches or more of snow. This makes all of us, both humans and Kitties Blue, very unhappy. Whoever shows up as your host tomorrow could have a major case of stink-eye or helicopter ears. We hope that won’t scare anyone away from joining us. And remember, you do not need to post on Sunday to join the hop.

Looking forward to seeing you.




Caturday Art



Sawyer is decked out in green (and yellow) today in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. I selected a filter from Painnt entitled, Greenify, with the hope of getting something worthy of a St. Patrick’s Day post. I was so pleased with the outcome that I didn’t add any additional effects from Painnt but stuck with the original. The green and yellow border flowers were added with piZap and the frame with Picasa.

I selected this photo of Sawyer on the catio specifically for how “busy” the photo is, hoping this would make for interesting art. And it did.

The “Wearin’ O’ the Green” photo is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To join in the fun or view arty submissions from other bloggers, click on her badge.

As promised yesterday, Mauricio is sharing his St. Paddy’s Day limerick from 2015. (If you’d like to see some additional St Patrick’s Day limericks by Kitties Blue, click here.)



Celebrating St. Gertrude

March 17 is also the feast day of another important saint. St. Gertrude of Nivelles, who lived from 621 to 659, is the patron saint of gardeners, travelers, widows, recently deceased people, the sick, the poor and the mentally ill. People call upon St. Gertrude for protection from mice, rats, fever, insanity and mental illness. But first and foremost, St. Gertrude is the patron saint of cats and cat lovers. So while your hoisting a green beer or two today, give a toast to St. Gertrude.

Sunday Selfies: A Birthday and a Remembrance

Tomorrow will be a big day on the Sunday Selfies blog hop. We will be celebrating the seventh birthday of Giulietta and Angel Fiona. This is a day filled with joy and sadness for all the Kitties Blue. We are happy to be celebrating with Giulietta but wish Fiona was still here to enjoy her special day with all of us. In honor of her birthday, Giulietta will be your host for tomorrow’s hop.

Additionally we will be remembering Maggie. Maggie is mommy’s friend, Mary Jane’s, woofie who recently received her wings.

We hope to see lots of you here tomorrow for the birthday celebration and then hope you’ll stick around and join the hop.



Caturday Art

After last week when Cooper Murphy showed off his tummy art, Calista Jo demanded equal time. Before she shows off her arty belly furs, here’s the link to Cooper Murphy’s Purple Period post from last week in case you missed it.

Now without further ado, we present Calista Jo.




Again, I turned to the Painnt app to create this week’s art. This is the Cartoony effect with the original color filter and hard light color composition. In piZap I added the Deep Aqua filter at 40 percent, and the black floral border. The final black/aqua border was added using Picasa.

Here’s C.J.with her substantial tummy and wearing her all-natural furs.

We are joining Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. We recommend anyone, who enjoys using their imagination and creativity, to produce some art for this blog hop. A variety of free apps are available to help you convert your photos to art. To find links to other art or join the hop, click on Athena’s badge.

CATURDAY ART Sunday Selfies Reminder

That’s right, it’s time for you to pull-out your best smile and snap a selfie for Sunday’s blog hop. The kitties and I worked extra hard in an attempt to visit the blogs of all who entered last week. We know we missed a few. If you were one of those, please accept our apologies. We are going to work even harder this next week to visit everyone. We appreciate all of our faithful hoppers and those newbies who have joined us recently. Thank you for your support.


Caturday Art

I cannot resist a great tummy photo of Cooper Murphy, and he gives us plenty of opportunities to capture such photos. I took this one a couple of days ago after he hijacked Dad Tom’s chair at the kitchen island. This is just one of a series I snapped.


Cooper Murphy's Purple Period Art.


To create this art, I went to Painnt again. I used the Borda effect with the Grain Merge color composition. My next step was to use PicMonkey Textures to add one of the papyrus effects in the multiply mode. The border also is from PicMonkey.

I know you want to see the original photo of Cooper’s substantial and spectacular belly. He agreed but asks that you refrain from kissing or snorggling. The arty version of the photo is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. If you’d like to check out Athena’s art or find links to that of others, click on her badge.

Sunday Selfies Early Warning

Everyone here as been on their best behavior this week, so none of the Kitties Blue have any idea who will be coerced into snapping a selfie. Guess they’ll be surprised along with all of you who join us.

What they do know is that tomorrow we will remember and honor a sweet and beautiful, new angel, Kali, from The Canadian Cats. She was one of the founders of the Crotchety Cougars Club, of which our Lily Olivia was a member. Even if you don’t hop with us, we hope you’ll come by to honor Kali.



Caturday Art


Caturday Art


Sawyer adores his big brother, Cooper Murphy. He has been Cooper’s shadow since he arrived; though, he is starting to assert his independence a bit more. Of course, as I say that, he just arrived on the bed and took up a very similar position to the one in the above photo.

Caturday Art

Here’s the original photo of the boys.

As you can see, I went back to Painnt again this week to create my art. The app has so many options for editing each filter, and it completes the art quickly. This week I selected the Amsterdam filter. That added the swirly effect and turned the original photo black and white. I wanted color so elected “original” in the Color Composition section. Then to bump up the color even more, I selected “sunny” from the Coloring section. The border is from piZap.

We are joining the gorgeous Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty for her Caturday Art blog hop. If you haven’t tried creating art or entering this hop, what are you waiting for? Oodles of free photo-editing apps are available for you to use and explore your creativity. If you’d like to join in the fun or just enjoy the creations of others, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Blog Hop

Every week for us, selfies follow art. If this whole selfies folderol was fair, Lisbeth would have to do the selfie tomorrow, as she was the bad cat this week. But, no… For some reason she was given a pass. Misty May will be here as your host tomorrow. Looking forward to having lots of you join us.


Caturday Art

Dad took this photo of me a couple of nights ago. I was lying on the bed next to Mom. The photo was pretty cute, so I used it to create my Valentine for my beloved wife Allie. I am not going to share that with you.


Mau's photo for Caturday Art


It seems Mom liked the photo as well. She decided to use it to create our art for Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s blog hop. She used the Painnt app again, selecting the Electronic effect.


Mau's Caturday Art created with Painnt.


Mom tinkered with some of the basic settings in Painnt, then added something from the Color Composition effects called, Grain Merge. The scrolled border is from piZap, and the square border is from Picasa.

Do you think Allie will like this version as much as her Valentine?

We are submitting this in Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. To enter your own art, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Early Warning

I’ve been charged with reminding you that our Sunday Selfie’s blog hop is tomorrow. I have no idea which of the Kitties Blue will be hosting. I do know, however, we will be remembering and honoring Sister Kit from Brian’s Home. She recently received her angel wings. Even if you don’t plan to hop, please stop by and see us.

Purrs and paw-pats, Mau


Caturday Art


Sleeping kitten art with Sawyer.


I hope you are not getting tired of seeing the newest member of the Kitties Blue crew. I actually began creating this week’s Caturday Art with Giulietta but was unable to achieve a result I liked using LunaPic and Painnt. My current plan is to have her take a selfie for tomorrow. She doesn’t receive much blog time.

To create this art of Sawyer, I used Painnt again, as you can see. The effect I selected is entitled, “Nippur.” I couldn’t resist as it seems that name was created just for kitty art. I tinkered with the saturation, contrast and color a bit, but otherwise stuck to just one effect. The frame is also from Painnt.

Sleeping kitten art original.Here’s the original photo of Sawyer. It’s a little “muddy,” which is why I decided to use it for art. Whereas Cooper Murphy prefers to sprawl on his back when he sleeps, this belly-sleeping with legs stretched out in front is Sawyer’s position of choice. He’s asleep on my feet in this photo, which is one of his favorite places when not snuggled with Cooper Murphy.

This is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. To join in the fun, just create an arty picture. An abundance of free photo-editing apps are available to give you inspiration and a way to achieve your artistic goal.

To join the hop, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

As I announced above, I plan to have Giulietta here tomorrow as your host. We look forward to lots of old and new friends joining in the hop with us. If you don’t join the hop, please do stop by, as we will be remembering and honoring our friend, Mr. Jack Freckles, from Meezer’s Mews and Terrieristical Woofs. Sadly he received his wings a few days ago. He and his fursibs are long-time Selfies participants.

Have a great Caturday.