Sunday, April 24, 2022

Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies With Sweet Shimshi

Hallo again, Effurrybuddies!


Here I am again, the Mighty Shimshon (Shimshi for short) aka The Little Purrince, Furrst of My Name, Master of the Queen's Mischiefs and Captain of the Guard. 

As you can see:





































At last it is My Turn once more, to lead the J-Cats on the weekend 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 Delightfully Unpredictable Kitties Blue and their HuMom, Janet.

Isn't this a nice Box Mummy got for Me Us. And she also gave Us some egg-boxes, which are great for hiding treats in. Being a gazillion years old, and her Memory not being what it once was, She can't remember which of Our Dear Furriends She got the idea from, but whoever it was, We are furry grateful - because as well as being such fun for hiding those treats in, those egg-boxes make great scratchers!

We tried several different artifications of this picture - and you simply must tell us in the comments section which you like best.

All of the filters came from LunaPic.

Furrst of all, Scribble:






























This was an unusual choice for Us, because We usually go for colourful filters. However, this effect reminded Us of Kitty pictures in Old Books. Nothing goes so well together as Cats and Books, after all - unless it's Cats and Catnip (mol).

Next up, a somewhat more colourful rendition - Abstract at 80%:































And finally, back to neutrals with Sketch2 - but only at 40%, so as to showcase the colour of My Eyes:






























So which did you like best?



Now, here are the bloggie hop badges:


                      


Other news:


As of today, there are no more mask mandates in Israel, except on air flights, in hospitals, clinics and retirement homes. However, the Government "recommends" that people in High Risk categories continue to wear masks at indoor gatherings.

The Transmission Rate for the Evil Mutant Ninja Coronavirus stood at 0.79 this morning - but it was only 0.72 last week and We are afraid that the end of restrictions, coupled with the large numbers of family gatherings over Pessach and the ones expected over Remembrance Day and Independence Day next week (which coincide with the Meowslim festival of Eid el-Fitr) may send it shooting up again. Paws crossed that that doesn't happen.

Till next week then.

Be well. Be safe. We love you all.



22 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

We like them all but we like the first one best! Mom wants to know about the egg box treat hiding.

meowmeowmans said...

We like the second one best, but they are all great! Shimshi, those egg boxes sound like lots of fun. The numbers are going the wrong way here, too. Stay safe and healthy, dear friends.

Catscue said...

That looks like a purrfect spot for an Easy sweet Shimshi - enjoy!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Those are all wonderful but we really love the first one!

BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum said...

THE Mitey Shimshon yore artwerk iss so guud!
Mee sorta likess yore own foto best. BellaSita Mum likess yore colored foto best!!!
Wee sure had funny inn THE enchanted Forest didn't wee?
It was lovelee to bee with all of youss' again....
Same liftin of ruless here two. BellaSita Mum iss horryfied; wee have 1,000+ casess purr day inn our Province alone.
Inncludin her, there are a toetal of 9 peepss here maskin out of 65....shee zoomied down THE hall to Laundry Room an gotted her laundry inn b4 unmasked nasty man showed up! Why are peepss so contrary?
Wee waitin to see casess go up, up an away. No one lissenss to BellaSita Mum or any of THE Docturss anymore...
Take care of each other an bee safe OKay?
~~~head rubss~~~BellaDahrma~~~ an {{huggiess}} BellaSita Mum

Kea said...

It's close, but we like your third artified photo the best, just beating out the first by a whisker. :-)

Our COVID restrictions were lifted the third week of March, except for hospitals, long term care facilities and public transit. One guess as to what's happened. :-/ It's an election year in our province, in June actually, so you can guess the motivation. Fingers crossed all will be okay at your end!

Adorapurr said...

I love seeing all the pretty art made from your original box photo. It matters not what shape the box is in. If it's love and comfortapurr, then it's the best box ever! Love, Dori

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

That's a pawsome box and sounds like a fun game too :)

The J-Cats said...

Well, She puts treats in the hollows where the eggs used to be and We have to find them and get them out with Our paws/claws. And then, We eat them.

pilch92 said...

Nice box. I love all your works of art. The second is my favorite because I like the colors. XO

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I like all of your art. I often use Scribble but only at 20-25% to tone down a very bright effect.

M Dawson said...

That is a giggle worthy selfie AND great filter fun!!

catladymac said...

We honestly liked them all Shimshi ! Purrs !

Brian said...

That's a very nice selfie and a great box too and your art is really terrific.

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

Supurr selfie Shimshi, and we think all the arty effects are epic!

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Oh, that first effect looked amazing to me...like a painting on a burlap canvas! So full of textures.

Aren't boxes the bomb??! Petcretary used to call them our kitty magnets when there were kitties living here...we too love boxes, but not so much to sit/nap in them...but to rip them to shreds, LOL!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....we likez number three de best !!!! we hope everee one hada grate week end and heerz two a grate week a head....de gurl total lee gived up listenin ta nooze bout de viruz coz itz sew much ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ we due knot even noe any mor....bee safe bee happee bee healtheez ♥♥♥

The Island Cats said...

That is a great box, Shimshi. It fits you purrfectly.

Linda said...

Fun cat-in-box pictures. Please stay well!

Little Binky and Granny said...

I like them all, Little Purrince, they're all purrfect in their own way😺 Sometimes we use the first filter and put on another filter to get some colour in it and sometimes it works out nice and sometimes not...MOL...Pawkisses for a Happy Day🐾😽💞

Katie Isabella said...

It was mommy and me with the egg boxes. I showed a video of me playing with it and enjoying the treats she put in it. I hope you enjoy as much as I did. Mommy gets the non plastic egg cartons...the thick cardboard ones.

The J-Cats said...

Yes, that's the kind We get too. It is SUCH fun, isn't it?