Caturday Art and Sunday Selfie: Fun with photo filters and cat pics

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I’m participating in the Caturday Art Blog Hop created by

and also The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfies.

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I’m starting with this picture of Jingles, who was, for reasons still unclear to me, sporting his Cinco de Mayo outfit when I saw him at my son’s apartment today. He looked so handsome, I had to snap a whole bunch of pictures of him.


orange cat










I uploaded the photo to and experimented with a whole bunch of photo effects. Here are some of my favorites:

This one is the Master Sketch filter. I’ve tried various sketch filters and, unlike some, I think this one did a good job of creating a sketch-like effect.:

cat photo with sketch filter










This one is the “Tint Brush” filter. I like the way it makes the colors pop.

cat photo with tint brush filter










This next one is a Sparkles effect, which I think is really cute. Jingles kind looks like a magical, little fairy cat here.

cat photo with sparkle effect










And, finally, to conclude the photo filter display, I’m including this grand finale, a “Times Square” filter, although I have to say that if, a cat as handsome as Jingles actually were on the Panasonic screen, all the people on the street would just have to stop and stare at his handsomeness! LOL.

cat displayed on Panasonic display in Times Square














Happy Caturday everyone! Hope you had as much fun viewing these as I had making them!

Caturday art

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I’m participating in Caturday Art.

Technically, it was still Saturday when I started working on the art, but time got away from me a bit, like it somehow often does when I’m using Adobe Illustrator to create artwork.

I knew I wanted to create some abstract cat art, but I kept deleting and restarting because I wasn’t happy with the way some of the backgrounds came out. Finally, though, I ended up with these two.

This first little guy makes me smile. Hope he does the same for you!











This second one is actually the first one I created. It probably looks deceptively simple, but I really struggled with getting the eyes and the body of the cat the way I wanted. Truth be told, I changed the background a bunch of times. I accidentally deleted the original file, or I probably would go back and mess around with the outline of the cat a bit more and some of the background shapes. So, maybe it’s good that I deleted it because I would definitely end up staying way too late working on it.

But, I am happy with the way the color looks (I borrowed from Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe artwork). When I have more time, I may go back and recreate it and sharpen the color and lines a bit because I think it would be kind of cool to have as a wall hanging or put on a card.

Warhol inspired pop art with cats











Hope you enjoyed these! Happy Caturday (now Sunday)!