Saturday, October 12, 2019

Caturday Art for Sukkot

Hallo again, Effurryone!

It is I, Caspurr the Courageous, Furrst of My Name, Commander-in-Chief of the Impurrial Forces, King of the Tigger - Tabbies, bringing  you the latest news from Our Far from Humble Abode (mol).

Sukkot (Tabernacles) is almost upon Us. It starts tomorrow evening with a festive meal in the sukkahOur sukkah is up in the Enchanted Forest, of course, and you are all invited to come and feast with Us there, tomorrow evening, 7.30 P.M. (Israel time).

Mummy's bruvva, Our Uncle Diddy (the one who lives in England and who doesn't really like cats - or so he says), is visiting Us for a few days, so We have had to give up Our Playroom for him to sleep in. We hope he is duly appurreciative of Our Generosity.  

Today, We are taking part in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie.

Now, I have to tell you that, unfortunately, I had a reappearance of the mysterious wounds that were troubling Me a couple of months ago and which seemed to have cleared up  - this time, on my chin. And I kept scratching at them, so Mummy is making Me wear that horrible Cone of Shame again:

Mummy said I should think of it as a fashion accessory, like an Elizabethan ruff, but Trixie and Shimshi said it's more like a halo, framing My Handsome Face, and that gave Mummy the idea of using this picture as a base for this week's Caturday Art, which she artified using the Heatmap effect, from Lunapic, at 52%.

It does look more like a kind of shimmering halo, don't you think?

Right, now it's time to join the blog hop - but not before wishing you, as usual, Shavua Tov (a Good Week) and also, to those who celebrate Sukkot, Chag Sameach (a Happy Holiday), and also not before adding the badge:

And off We go:

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Sunday Selfie Peekaboo

Hallo again, Effurrybuddies!

We are sorry We haven't been visiting Our Furriends as much as We would like, but what with the High Holy Days and effurrything, Mummy has been terribly busy and, as you know, it is She who has the Secret Purrswords to the Computer Thingie so, as usual, it is All Her Fault, not Ours. 

It is neffur Our Fault, of course, because We are Cats. If We had a Woofie, We would blame him/her, but We don't have one - so We blame Mummy instead (mol).

Anyway, We don't want to miss another Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue and their HuMum, Janet,  so when Our Petcretary (a.k.a Mummy) asked who would like to be this week's Sunday Selfies Star, I, The Mighty Shimshon (Shimshi for short) a.k.a. The Little Purrince,  Master of the Queen's Mischiefs and Captain of the Guard, immediately took refuge under the refrigerator volunteered.

Before We set off on the blog hop, however, We want to wish you all a Good Week - as is Our Custom. Furthermore, since this Tuesday evening marks the start of Yom Kippurr (the Day of Atonement), We (including Mummy) would also like to ask your furgiveness if We have offended any of you in any way during the past year, and to wish you and your Humans a Good Final Sealing in the Book of Life.

G'mar Chatima Tova - גמר חתימה טובה

And now, let's get on with that blog hop!

Furrst, the badge:     

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Caturday Art for Rosh Hashana - Happy Mew Year

Greetings, Effurrybody!

How the time flies! Summer has given way to autumn (not that you would have known it, going by the weather here, which is still bright and sunny and hovering around the upper 20s Celsius). Tomorrow night is already the start of the Jewish - Mewish New Year, Rosh Hashana!

That being the case, our entry in this week's Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by the wise and beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie, is, obviously, going to be a Rosh Hashana greeting card, featuring all the impawtant Rosh Hashana elements - the show-fur, and the paw-megranate, the apple and the honey.

Mummy made this card using our latest selfies, which she turned into a collage using HP Photo Creations, adding some clip art and text. Then she went over to LunaPic and got some more clip art (the fruit and the honeybee).

Purrsonally, We think the card would have been even better if She had added a border of catnip and fishies, and We did suggest this to her - but She couldn't find any.  Still, one can't have effurrything and as long as We have purr-lenty of gefilte fish and catnip soup for our festive evening meal (to which you are all invited, tomorrow at 7 pm, Israel time - in the Enchanted Forest, of course),  We don't mind that it's missing on the greeting card.  The impawtant thing is that it is not missing from the menu (mol).  Oh - and if you happen to know of any homeless kitties who have nowhere to go for the High Holy Days, bring them along. They will be most welcome to join Us for Our Festive Meal.

Now, as always, We want to wish you all Shavua Tov (a Good Week), but more than that, We want to wish you and your Humans - whether or not you, or they, are Mewish - a furry Happy and Sweet Mew Year. Shana Tova to you all, Dear Furriends. And let us purray that, in this coming year, all the homeless kitties will find their furever homes and may none of them go hungry or be unwanted or unloved, effur again.

Before We go, let's just add the badge:

And now - let's blog hop!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Caturday Art Kitty Collage

Hallo again, Effurrybuddies!

We are so sorry to have been away for almost two weeks!  At least, We weren't away exactly, but Our Human was. 

As you may know, She has a habit of gallivanting off to Foreign Parts at least once a year and leaving Us in the care of her stepsister. Auntie Yuli comes to feed Us when Mummy is away but it's not the same as having Round-the-Clock Room Service. Besides which, only Mummy has the passwords for the Computer Thingy, so We couldn't visit any of our furriends' bloggies.

This year, Mummy did her gallivanting in Greece, where She saw lots and lots of homeless kitties, and also a whole lot of stray woofies. This made her furry sad, as you can well imagine. She will write about her vacation in her own bloggie but She says she may post pictures of the homeless furries She saw, in Our Bloggie.

Anyway, while Mummy was off doing her Gallivanting, We were having a staycation. Shimshi kept Us amewsed inventing all manner of new mischiefs, but We also managed to spend a lot of time enjoying Our Favourite Activity - Snoozing.

Here is a collage of Us, engaged in doing purr-cisely that:

To make the collage, We used HP Photo Creations.

Mummy thought this collage would make a good starting point for Our entry in this week's Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by the beautiful and wise Athena and her HuMum, Marie.
Using it as a base, She added the Artists Collage Effect from LunaPic, added a picture frame and came up with this:

We think that is pretty cool, don't you?

Now, all that is left for Us to do, before joining the Blog Hop, is to wish you all Shavua Tov (A Good Week) and to add the badge:

And away We go!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Caturday Art with Shimshi the Poster Pinup

Hallo again, Effurrybuddies!

Once again, it is time to take part in the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Our Dear Furriend, Athena (who is a furry Wise and Beautiful Kitty) and her HuMum, Marie.

Mummy took this picture of Me on her Meowbile Phone, using one of the phone's filters, which is supposed to make me look like a poster or a painting:

But She wasn't satisfied, so She used LunaPic to add a bit more colour with the Floating Art Effect and this was the Result:

Honestly, I don't know, kitties! The Things I do for the sake of Art!

What do you think?

Now, before I go, I just want to wish you all Shavua Tov from all of Us. It's the last week of August - so Make Hay while the Sun shines (mol)!

And now, let's hop. Furrst, here is the badge:

And off We go!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Queen Trixie Celebrates Black Cat Appreciation Day (and Her Birthday) with Caturday Art

Hallo, Loyal Furriends (and Subjects)!

It is I - Queen Trixie, Empurress of Jerusalem, Israel and the Entire Middle East, Guardian of the Boudoir, Alpha Kitty Extraordinaire.

You remember what today, August 17th is, don't you? Of course you do.

It is Black Cat Appreciation Day.

And, as Caspurr told you last week, We are combining My Birthday Celebrations with the Black Cat Appreciation Day festivities. Monday (August 12th) was my 7th Birthday.
That is a furry special annifurrsary for a Black Cat.

Seven is a furry lucky number.
And Black Cats bring Good Luck!
So a Black Cat celebrating her Seventh Birthday is a furry strong Good Luck Charm!
And when you combine that with Black Cat Appreciation Day - well, the Good Luck is multiplied - sevenfold (mol).

So, We are going to be celebrating all night long up in the Enchanted Forest, under the (almost) full moon. Drop in and celebrate with Us. We are going to scoff all manner of flavours of Fancy Feast, tuna pie, salmon mousse, caviar and micecream and get high on niptinis and dance till dawn.

We are also going to be taking part in the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by the wise and beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie.  For this, We had a little help from PhotoFunia...

In honour of my birthday - and Black Cat Appreciation Day - I was interviewed by Vogue Magazine. They were furry interested in my beauty and fashion tips (what can I say, ladycats? When you've got it - you've got it!)

And, best of all, the National Gallery in London, England, commissioned My portrait from Monsieur Miaownet - so, if you happen to live there, or are visiting, I suggest you go to see it.

Ah, fame!

Now, dear furriends, don't furrget to join the pawty tonight. We are so looking forward to seeing you.

Before joining the blog hop, We want to wish you Shavua Tov (a Good Week), as is our custom.

And off We go:

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Caspurr's Caturday Art

Hallo there, Effurryone!

It is Me, Caspurr, King of the Tigger-Tabbies. It should really be Trixie, because it's her birthday the day after tomorrow, but since she gets to celebrate next Saturday as well, August 17th being Black Cat Appreciation Day, she has graciously consented to allow Me to represent the J-Cats in this week's Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by the beautiful and wise cat goddess, Athena and her HuMum, Marie.

So, I thought I would share with you a couple of pictures of Me and My New Magical Flying Carpet (as you may recall, Shimshi told you how We have one each).

On Wednesday, I took the beauteous BellaDharma, my Panfur Purrincess, out for a spin, and We flew over some furry interesting places, mountains and lakes, forests and seas.  I had a wonderful time, and I hope the lovely BellaD did, also.  She gave Me a few Anxious Moments though, because she was so excited, she kept standing up - and I was really afraid she might fall off! Fortunately, however, she has a great sense of balance!

We have two pictures to share; one is mostly blue, inspired by the lakes and seas We saw, and the other is greener, repurresenting the forests and jungles.

Mummy used LunaPic for both of them, but She can't remember exactly which effects she used. She thinks one might have been Splash and the other Jungle, but She's not 100% certain.

Anyway, We like them both. Which do YOU prefurr?

We actually have a furry busy week coming up. Tomorrow is the fast of Tisha B'Av. The day after, Monday, is Trixie's birthday, as I already told you. Friday is Tu B'Av, which is the the Mewish-Jewish Valentine's Day.  And next Caturday is Black Cat Appreciation Day - which is when We are going to have Trixie's Official Birthday Pawty.

I am telling you all this now, to give you advance warning for the Pawty, which will take place in Our Favourite Venue, the Enchanted Forest, at dusk (about 8 pm). We hope to see you all there.

Now, We would like to wish you all Shavua Tov (a Good Week) before joining the Blog Hop.

First, here is the Badge:

And off We go!