Caturday Art & a Confession

Astrid Confession original photo.Mom thinks I have been being a bit of a stinker lately. I must disagree. I have been a bit unpredictable, but she says right at the top of this page, “Cats are Predictably Unpredictable!” So, I think she needs to get over herself and accept a smidge of tortie terrorism tortitude.

Before I show you the artistic rendering of my adorable self for today’s Caturday Art Blog Hop, let me fill you in. Many of you know that I am, for the most part, a first-floor occupant. It wasn’t always this way. When Lisbeth and I first joined the Kitties Blue, I spent as much time upstairs as any other kitty. Then I just stopped going to the second floor. Mom suspects it was because Misty May likes to bully me. Of course, as a puss, I am not telling her my reasons.

Anyhoo, occasionally I’d sneak upstairs just before breakfast but usually go no further than the landing. Lately, however, I have been showing my tortitude by going to the second floor whenever the mood strikes me. I meander through all the rooms where the doors are open, explore the tops of tables and dressers and get on the humans’ bed. I think this is where the stinker part comes in. I have been showing up on the bed as early as 3:30 a.m. I turn on my wood-chipper-loud purr and poke, prod, rub and walk all over Mom. I try to get under the covers, but if Mom lifts them for me, I don’t go under. I generally just make a nuisance of myself. Do you know why I do it in the middle of the night? ‘Cause all my fursibs are snoozing and don’t know I’m there.

Thursday night, after I had been bugging Mom for about an hour, she got up to pee. When she came back, Misty May got right on her pillow and blocked my return with her dirty looks and stink-eye. To make up for my lack of pestering time, I took a nap with Mom yesterday afternoon. And though my jet-engine purr was cranked up all the way, I snuggled in next to her and let her rest. She LOVED it and so did I!

Now, I suspect you want to know why she was napping in the afternoon. 1. She’s old! 2. She’s retired. 3. She and Dad got up super early and rode the tandem across town so each could get their free Krispy Kreme doughnut for National Doughnut Day. It got broiling hot super fast and the air could have been wrung out from the humidity. The 23-plus miles kicked them in their butts. I don’t know why they just didn’t go to Dunkin’ Donuts. It’s less than a mile from here. They teased each other that they were going to go there as well and get another free doughnut each. They didn’t!

Now that I have flapped my gums, do you want to see my art? Hope so, ’cause here it comes. (The photo at the top is the original, blurry one Mom used as the basis for our art.)


Astrid Confession in PewterMom did little to my photo this week. She used the Pewter overlay from Dreamscope. To that she added a Light Trails texture from PicMonkey and finally a frame from PhotoFaceFun. Below is the interim photo with just the Pewter overlay.


Astrid's Confession


This is actually my favorite of the photos. But we all know how crazy my mom is for that turquoise color. She couldn’t leave a good thing alone.

We are entering Athena Cat Goddess Smart Kitty’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. If you’d like to join us and/or see the other entries, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies

Tomorrow is week #95 for our blog hop. It is going to be an extra special one for us. The only hint I am going to give you is that we will have two guest hosts. That is a first! We look forward to seeing your entries. 


Sorry for my super long-winded post. Hope you were able to stick it out until the end.

Purrs and paw-pats, Astrid with love and a quadrillion kisses for my sweet Sampy