Sunday, May 15, 2022

Caturday Art and Sunday Selfies for Shimshi's Gotcha Day

Hallo again, Effurrybuddies!


Guess what today is!

Yes, you're right, Furrst Guess!

Today is My Gotcha Day! On this day eight years ago, 15th May 2014, Step-Grandma scooped Me up and brought Me to live with my Human and My Fursibs. Before that, I was wandering around furry dejected and afraid, because my Kitty Mama had rejected Me. I had a few ups and downs in the beginning, but that day was the Bestest Day in My Life!

I know what you are wondering - and, of course, the answer is YES! Of course We are going to be having a big Celebration up in the Enchanted Forest later this afternoon, at 5 pm Israel Time, to which you are all invited! There will be salmon mousse, and tuna pie, and mice cream and niptinis and catmint juleps and silvervine cocktails and grilled trout and cakes and....

Okay, I have calmed down, Mummy. I was just furry excited, because We have had to limit Our celebrations for the past couple of years, due to the Evil Mutant Ninja Coronavirus - and now We are back to normal and can have all Our Furriends over. You know how We love a good Pawty...

Nor have I forgotten that it is My Turn to lead My Fellow J-Cats on this weekend'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, to begin with:













Pictured here with Me are a couple of My Pawcelain Sisters from Mummy's Doll Collection. The blonde is Miss Dorothea and the brunette is Miss Laura.


In honour of My Gotcha Day, We experimented with no fewer than FIVE of LunaPic's beautiful Art Effects. Do tell Us which of them you like best. We are pawticularly interested to know what you think of the black and white ones, with which We have been having a lot of fun lately.

Furrst of all, here is one using Scribble, at 54%:












Next, in the same style, more or less, is the same picture using Sketch 2 at 72%:












Our third version uses the vibrant colours of the Flowers filter, set at 77%:












Still furry colourful, but with a more textured effect, Our next attempt uses Yarn, at 67%:





















Our final choice was a little more subdued, combining the best of both black-and-white, and coloured filters - Water3, set at 72%:




















Tell Us which one You like best, in the Comments section below.


Here are the blog hop badges:

                  




And now, We have a Pawty to prepurr. See you up in the Enchanted Forest later this afternoon.

Be well. Be safe. We love you all.

19 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday, Shimshi! Thank you for inviting us to your party in the Enchanted Forest ... we are on our way now, and should arrive right on time. :)

Your artwork was sure nice. We think we like the first one best, but it was so hard to choose.

Hugs!

catscue said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shimshi! Enjoy your day and don't wear yourself out - MOL!

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shimshi, we're so happy you landing in such a wonderful forever home! Love your selfie and arts!

pilch92 said...

Happy Gotcha Day cutie ! We will be at the party. Beautiful art, I like them all, but the flower filter one is my favorite. XO

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Happy Gotcha Day! We like scribble and sketch the best but they are all great!

Kea said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shimshi! It will be the party of the season!

It's hard to choose from all the wonderful artwork, but our favourite is the last one, with the first one coming in second. 🙂

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

Wishing you a purrfect day, Shimshi!!!

BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum said...

OMC Shimshi!! Happy 8th GOTCHA Day!!! Mee iss cellybratin 10th Birfday...Mee on mee way to tHE Enchanted Forest to partake of Salmon Moosey an sum Silverinve two!!!
You look gorgeeuss Shimshi.
So much kewl artwerk~~BellaSita Mum lovess Flower foto best. Mee lovess Water filtur foto best!!!
See you soon.....
~~head rubss~~BellaDharma~~ an <3 an {{hugss}} BellaSita Mum

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shimshi! I like the Scribble effect the best.

catladymac said...

Happy Day Shimshi ! And many more !

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Birthday Shimshi! The evil crony virus isn't over for us since TW is immunocompromised we still have to be careful. An aunt and cousin are just getting over it. I like the colorful 3rd one best.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shimshi!

I like the third and last art the best.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

DOOD !!!!! a most HAPPEEE bee lated gotcha day two ewe buddy; we hope yur day total lee rocked, waz awesum lee grate, ya had FUN, ya cauzed trubull bee coz ewe could, N heerz two a yeer a head filled with happeez N healtheez N salmon mousse everee day ♥♥♥♥♥ fave thiz week iz de last ☺☺☺ hope ewe all haza grate week a head ♥♥3

M Dawson said...

I am impressed by your filter fun portraits, and the dolls!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shimshi! You are so handsome!

Erin the Cat Princess said...

The WATER inmage has our vote, but it was a close call. Second place would be jointly SCRIBBLE and YARN.
Any ways, have a wonderful and very happy Gotch Day party!
Celebratory purrs
ERin

Linda said...

My fave is the Scribble one.

Cleo said...

Oh my gosh, a very belated Happy 8th Gotcha Day, sweet Shimshi! Here's to the next 8!!

Little Binky and Granny said...

Sorry for being to late for your Pawty, Shimsi, but we sure hope you had a wonderful 8th Gotcha Day😺Extra 8 Pawkisses just for you🐾😽💞