Kitties! How good to see you! This cat is feeling trippy today. I prolly should have done some St. Patrick's Day art but compromised by wearing this cool hat. I can't wait to tell you more about the art I created this week. For Christmas, my furrend Tiny Pearl Cat from Twitter sent me a bag of her special Buzz Nip and I've been hitting it a bit hard the past few days. I'm seeing pink cats and flying squirrels.
I promised you that I was going to create some art in Photoshop and I did. I'm trying to recall my artistic secrets. I used an image that you're gonna see later this week on St. Paddy's Day.
First I played around with the levels to change the original colors a bit. Then I added some little speckles with a texture at a low opacity and finally went wild with an abstract psychedelic overlay. I wanted to make an effect similar to a Dreamscope filter. Here's what I came up with.
I wondered what would happen if I actually used Dreamscope on my already abstract image. I couldn't quite find the effect I wanted so I just grabbed a Monet one. Not the best choice.
Then I brought the original PS image into another app and tried a painting effect which brought out some shamrocks as well as brightened the other colors. How do you like my fuchsia furs?
It's all about experimenting with
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This week's photo challenges.
Living in a concrete jungle where there isn't much nature, I decided to show the volatile side of Ma Nature. The first pic you've seen before. This was taken on the drive to Blogpaws in Nashville. As we were driving, a tornado was forming off to our right. Scary stuff!
The second was taken last week. NYC is being swallowed by a storm. I added a filter to this one but left the tornado pic as it was. The tops of some of the buildings are in the storm clouds.
I did not participate in this week's Pet Photography Challenge because the theme was The Other End of the Leash. I realize that some cats like Summer Samba and Binga love walking on a leash but I consider the theme speciesism and I told them that. Many of the upcoming themes are dog-centric. I have a feeling that maybe they don't want cats taking part in the challenge. They said we could use a wand toy rather than a leash but I decided to register a silent protest by not participating. I give them the Back of Disrespect.
Ma Nature must be having hot and cold flashes; either that or she's off her meds. One day we had 60F/15C and the next 30F/-1C and snow. I must say for how hard it snowed yesterday, it didn't stick on the streets or sidewalks. The coming week is going to stay cold with possibly a major snow event on Monday night. Is anybuddy else having a bipolar winter?