Sunday, October 24, 2021

Shimshi's Autumnal Snooze: Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies

Hallo again and Shalom from Jerusalem, Effurrybuddies!


It is Me again, the Mighty Shimshon (Shimshi for short), a.k.a the Little Purrince, Furrst of My Name, Master of the Queen's Mischiefs and Captain of the Guard.















This week, it is MY turn to lead the J-Cats as We join 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 Delightfully Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.


Before We go any further, here are their Blog Hop Badges:


                      
 


The picture you see above is My Sunday Snoozie Selfie.  If you look at it furry carefully (biggify if necessary), you will see that I am not really snoozing. I am peeking out through half-closed eyelids, in order to Confuse the Enemy - all the better to purrform My Duties as Captain of the Guard.

In my Caturday Art picture, you can see more clearly how wide-awake I am. Purrhaps I should have used that one for my Sunday Selfie. I don't know. You decide. At any rate, We used several different effects here, all from our favourite, LunaPic.

In Our furrst attempt, We kept things simple, using just the Negative filter:















After that, We Mummy went a little crazy, using Sunshine at 80%, followed by Redblush at 50%, giving a sunny autumnal afternoon effect, and then She added an overlay of autumn leaves at 70% transparency.


It's not too bad, actually, but let Us know what you think in the comments section.






We have been giving some more thought to this Halloween business. As We have mentioned several times, Halloween is not generally "a thing" in Israel. On the other paw, however, there are no more Mewish festivals until Hanukkah, in December - and since We kitties love to party, We have decided to "adopt" Halloween, so We can share in the fun with all of you.

In further Mews, Mummy and her Caterwauling Friends have yet another Project planned for later this week, about which We shall miaow next time. At any rate, that means We must keep this short, so She can go and have a Nice Long Nap before rehearsal tonight.

Before We go, one more reminder that the Evil Coronavirus has not yet been defeated, so it is most impawtant that you and your Humans, whether vaccinated or not, continue to observe all precautions to avoid catching that Sneaky Bug!

Be well. Be safe. We love you all.


19 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

Shimshi, we love your snoozie selfie! Way to fool the enemy with that almost closed eye trick. :)

Your art turned our so great, too. Good luck to Mummy and the caterwauling club!

Hugs!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That was a good almost snoozie selfie. The negative effect works very well, but I like both art versions. Thank you for the anniversary wishes.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Shimshi, one eye open is the only way to make sure things get done around here I can tell you. PLus it means I have to have a second nap to rest up the open eye!
Ihave to say the negative art confused us (Mrs H) at first, until she read the text. Looks rather awesome. But the autumnal one is our fav.
Hope you staff have a great wailing rehearsal!
Purrs
ERin

Brian said...

Your selfie is fabulous and snoozing is a wonderful thing. We really like your art too!!!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Very cute selfie and pretty art!

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

In your selfie, you were not snoozing, but halfway-snoozing, LOL!

That second art is amazing!

The Florida Furkids said...

That was the purrfect half-sleep selfie!!

The Florida Furkids

pilch92 said...

You are such a cutie. Great selfie and beautiful art. Halloween in a lot of fun. XO

Katie Isabella said...

You handsome mancat you! Let's go ourselves to the Enchanted Forest next week. 'I love that your mums Caterwauling group is meeting, I hope she lets us her a video if she can.

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

Shimshi, your poses are magnificent! I would never have guessed that you were awake, until you pointed out that your eyes were open. And your art is fabulishious! We think it is absolutley purrfect and matches the tree around here. We hope you all have a marvellously happy week!

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

Adorable selfie and love the art too!

Dash Kitten Crew said...

I am playing catchup this weekend after the Cat Writers' Conference so, sorry I am late, but I am glad to be here! Sometimes, you know, pushing the filter can really create something amazing!!

Kea said...

We like both of your art submissions, and favour the autumn one, such lovely colours.

Good luck to your mummy and her caterwauling friends,and we hope you all have a lovely week. :-)

The Island Cats said...

Nice artwork this week, Shimshi. I can't wait to hear about your mom's next project. ~Ernie

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....ewe best rest up buddy :) ewe got two much goin on ther !!! ;)

best fizhez two mum on her cater wallin !!!! herz hopin herz in fine voice ♥♥♥

The Indulged Furries said...

Shimshi, you are an adorable napper. Your art looks like ghostly cat mummy, which is perfect for Halloween.

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Little Binky and Granny said...

First I want to say that you're all looking sunshiny good, sweeties and second I want to thank you for your message on my bloggie. We're fine and we're back to blogging soon...at least, that's the plan..MOL😺So we're back soon. Pawkisses for a Happy Furriday to all of you and keep on snuggling🐾😽💞

Katie Isabella said...

Oh you look fabulous. You and your mommy chose just the right colors and effects. Just as Little Bonky said, you are all sunshine goodness and sweet as a candy cane.