Caturday Art

Cooper Murphy is the subject of today’s art. The original photo is unique, as Cooper is sleeping but not on his back with his legs splayed out and his belly exposed. He does sleep on the scratcher with some regularity and always on his side.

I created two versions of the art again this week, and am sharing them both, as I could not decide which I prefer. They are very different from each other.


Caturday Art #1


Caturday Art #2


I started with the Saint effect in the Painnt app, increased the saturation and added the Grain Merge filter from Color Composition for both versions. From piZap I added the Pow filter at about 80% to the top photo. The mats and frames are from Picasa.

To create the second version, I eliminated the Pow filter and added the ScrapZ filter. The white border with the flowers was also added in piZap and the black frame with Picasa.

Of course, Cooper Murphy would love to know if you have a favorite.

We are entering the first version in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. If you’d like to participate, you can find several free photo-editing apps on line. You can find the hop and art by other bloggers by clicking on Athena’s badge.

I also created jigsaw puzzles from each version of the art. The links are at the bottom of this post.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

After another linky fiasco last week on the Sunday Selfies blog hop, Kitties Blue have their paws crossed that you won’t abandon the hop. I had promised to add the links of those who visited while the link was down. Unfortunately, this only worked for a few blogs. Since adding the SSL certificate to The Cat on My Head, a variety of things just do not work as they once did or as expected. Anyhoo, the kitties and I are hoping to see you back tomorrow.

Until then…have a great Caturday!

preview204 pieceCooper with Flowerpreview196 pieceCooper Murphy Pow