Sunday, September 19, 2021

Dallying With The Dollies: Shimshi's Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies

Hallo there, Effurrybuddies!


It's Me again, the Mighty Shimshon (aka Shimshi aka The Little Purrince) - Guardian of the Queen's Mischiefs and Captain of the Guard.

I am all better (well, except for a minor episode of hissing and twitchy tail now and then) and ready to lead the J-Cats on this week's Blog Hops - the Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by the Wise and Beautiful Athena and her HuMum, Marie, and the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Deliciously Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

Here is My Selfie, in which I am enjoying a pleasant interlude with the Delightful Miss Dorothea Dolly:















She and her Sisters are part of Mummy's pawcelain doll collection. They come from all over the world. Some of them Mummy bought herself, others She received as gifts. Some of them are from here in Israel, others come from Britain, America, Russia, Azerbaijan and various countries in Europe. They all have interesting stories to tell of the lands from which they came and many is the summer evening, or the stormy winter night that My Fursibs and I have whiled away in their company, listening to tales of the faraway places where they were born.

We artified this picture with LunaPic's Watercolour Art Effect, at 60%.

Do you like it?















Tomorrow evening (Monday) is the start of yet another Mewish holiday - Sukkot, or Tabernacles, which is one of Our Favourites.
We certainly have a lot of holidays this month!  Mummy loves them because it's a chance for all the family to get together (especially now that Mummy has now recovered from the Evil Coronavirus and is no longer in quarantine - which ruined the planned Family Get-Together at Rosh Hashana).  So Chag Sameach (חג שמח - Happy Holiday) to you all!

Speaking of the Evil Coronavirus, before We start out on the blog hops, We want to remind you that it is still with us, so, whether your Humans are vaccinated or not, they should remember to observe all the other, sensible precautions like wearing face-masks when in an enclosed space with many people, and social distancing, and, of course, frequent hand-washing (We Felines can set a good example there, as you all know).

Now, before I Mummy forgets, here are the blog hop badges:


             

Be well. Be safe. We love you all.








23 comments:

Peaches and Paprika said...

Shimshon you've definitely chosen the right dolly, as she compliments your beautiful colors purr-fectly. Good job! We like your artsy effects very much. I am just like you. The objects of my affections always complement my flamboyant colors - Peaches the cat

Brian said...

I sure am glad you are feeling better and your selfie and art is fabulous!

pilch92 said...

That is a cute selfie and I love the art. I am glad your mum is better. XO

meowmeowmans said...

We are super glad you are feeling better, Shimshi! And we love your photo and art wih Miss Dorothea Dolly. We really enjoyed hearing how all of Mummy's porcelain dolls came to live in your home.

Happy Sukkot! Did you build a sukkah?

Little Binky and Granny said...

Oh, sweetie, we didn't know that you were sick, glad to hear that you're feeling better, also your mom. You look very sweet in that picture with the puppet and in your artwork💗Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead to all of you🐾😽💞

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

That is a great arty photo. Mum says when she was a child she loved dolls but for some reason they freak her out now.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Shimshi you look grand with your doll friend. So glad Mom is over that evil virus and so many seem so passé about it we are shocked. Dad stay careful as do our pals. Purrs friends

Kea said...

We, too, are glad you're feeling better! Miss Dorothea Dolly is a great companion; she definitely won't steal your treats. :-)

Have a wonderful holiday celebration with your family and stay well!

The Island Cats said...

I'm glad you're doing better, Shimshi. I like your friend...at least she won't talk back to you.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Sounds like your mummy has quite the collection! And we're glad you're feeling better. Happy sunday!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Miss Dorothea Dolly is beautiful. Your art is lovely too.

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Dear mighty Shimshon (aka Shimshi aka The Little Purrince) - Guardian of the Queen's Mischiefs and Captain of the Guard! We love that you are such good furrends with your peeps dollies! It soulds like there is quite the collection at your home and that the ladies love to tell you their stories! We are so furry happy that your peep is over the evil virus! We are having a federal election here in Canada and our Mom is working at the polls. She made it through the 4 advanced voting day and we are insisting tht she be double masked tomorrow for the main voting day! We hope that your family enjoys the upcoming holiday!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Beautiful picture! I didn't know your mom collects dolls. Mudpie's grandma does too.

Dash Kitten Crew said...

I love the filter - so vintage-y!

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

So glad you can have a holiiday get together, once again...
Shimshi, you look marvelous beside your dolly companion!
That art effect is lovely! So colorful:)

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

And a Happy Holiday to all of you...

The J-Cats said...

We have a Magical Sukkah up in the Enchanted Forest and We hope all Our Furriends will visit Us there.

The Indulged Furries said...

I'm glad to hear your Mom has recovered from corona virus. Thankfully she was vaccinated and didn't get seriously ill. We are both vaccinated, but we still try to protect ourselves as much as possible from whatever variants are out there.
You look very comfortable with the beautiful doll. You must be a good kitty to not chew on her clothing or hair. Your artwork is really nice with the added colors.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

My gosh that picture with the watercolour effect is pretty. GORGEOUS, in fact. It could be framed and put in an art gallery, for sure. MOUSES!

Erin the Cat Princess said...

I have to agree with our dear friend, Seville, that is one gorgeous piece of artwork. As gallery worthy as any art I have seen.
Enjoy your festivities, and hopefully you all stay safe and well.
Purrs
ERin

The Florida Furkids said...

That's a wonderful selfie with the doll and great artwork! We're glad your Mummy is feeling better.

The Florida Furkids

Catscue said...

Good news is always wonderful, I am glad you are feeling better. That art is fabulous, your Mom should get it printed and put it up on the wall. Everyone is so darling, hope you have a great week.

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Hi Guys! You are the winner for the Caturday Digital Art at Cats-Astrophic Events!
Please email us at nellieontheedge@gmail.com. We would like a photo that has not been edited or resized. This kind of art works best with a single subject or building or object.
Thanks so very much for being a frequent visitor to our blog! We are so very happy that you won!
Marv and Barb