Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Rose By Another Name


A Rose by any other name is this week’s PhotoHunt theme or challenge, as I like to call them. I often talk about the garden the peeps used to have before they moved to the condo life we have now. They had a huge yard and one of the flowers they grew were roses. There were pink ones, yellow ones and red ones. TW never did find any black ones or they would have had those too; although she did find and plant black tulips.

Conversely, one of her favorite bands of the mid-‘90s were a group from NYC called Madder Rose. TW reviewed their second CD when she wrote for Forum. As I like to think of this as a musical blog where I can share tunes with you, here are Madder Rose with one of their mellower songs, Panic On.


Once again Athena and Marie have their Caturday Art Blog Hop in full swing mode and you’ll find my entry below. Click the link to see all the entries or to participate.

My first thought was to stay with the theme and go with a rose frame or something like that. Then I decided to put TW to work. Heh heh. First we found a suitably blurry photo which given TW’s lack of photography skills isn’t hard to do. This is one of the only photos of me inside one of the Catty Stacks that I won at Blogpaws 2013.


I ordered TW to take it into Photoshop and experiment. In the middle image, she applied the Ink Outlines filter. For the next image, she posterized it and made it glow. You can bigify the collage for a better look-see.

Finally, we took it into my fave online program and used the cartooned paint effect. Seriously, you can get this effect with any online program. I think I like it. I got curly furs! You certainly can’t tell the original was blurry.


What’s the verdict? Do you like it or did I overdo the effects?

31 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

No we think it is cool CK and shows off all your stunningness. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Mr Puddy said...

Good Effect, Miss CK !
In some how...you look like have curly fur !!!
Have a great weekend
xxo

Brian said...

We think you look way cool CK!!!

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

We love the cartoon effects...so cool!

And those roses were almost as stunning as you!

Christy Paws said...

Not overdone! We really like the curly effect.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Coco kicks the curls, fur real...but you are lookin' quite exotic with those effects!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a beautiful rose garden CK! We loved your caturday art! You look great in curls! MOL

Grace said...

I like it but I would have gone one step further and enhanced the eye color...Just sayin' It is marvelous...

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I think the more effects the merrier!

Ann Staub said...

Hmmm black roses would be cool! We have lots of interesting ones here. Ones that are white and red mixed together, or pink and yellow... I think your photos look cool and it's a pretty cool idea to do it with a blurry photo.

Patty Woodland said...

You could never overdo CK

The Cat From Hell said...

CK! Yous STUNNING!!!!
Kisses
Nellie

Katie and Glogirly said...

VERY curly!!!
We love it! : )


Thanks so much for visiting during Glogirly's vacation!
~Katie & Waffles

Flynn said...

I think you look lovely with curls CK. I think you look lovely all the time too.
My mum said she hasn't heard of Madder Rose, but she has read Rose Madder by Stephen King.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

you got a perm!!! BFGF how cute!!

The Indulged Furries said...

That's a cool image and I think it's very creative applying multiple effects. Hopefully my mom will learn how to do that.

Katie Isabella said...

YOU look COOL! CK my girl, you never disappoint. xxoo

Anonymous said...

Yous look gweat CK. Pawsum job.

Luv ya'

Dezi

The Island Cats said...

That's a cool effect, CK. And it does look like you have curly furs.

meowmeowmans said...

You totally look curly, CK. We think that's a neat effect!

And meowmeowmans remembers Madder Rose, by the way!

Katnip Lounge said...

Panic On, CK...Panic On!

We think you look like Mommy's crinkle tie-dye.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Well, I always like you best au naturel of course, but the effects are fun and it's an=musing to see you with all that curly-furs!

Sorry to be scarce--the Human is sulking and says the tiny Chromebook gives her a headache. Sigh.

The Indulged Furries said...

You commented on my blog about using blurry photos. I took a couple really blury selfies that I might share. There's a bit crazy though.

Kitties Blue said...

We LOVE it! That is so artistic and looks like a lot of talent was needed to create it. Hope you will join us tomorrow for our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Clooney said...

We really like it, very cool! And beautiful roses that TW and Pop grew. We would really like to see black tulips...we didn't hear of them before.

Tamago said...

The garden your peeps had before condo life is very lovely. The roses are beautiful!
I love the effect on your image. You look very pretty with curly fur :-)

www.shelter-cats.com said...

I like this wild image. It looks very mysterious. Is CK coming through an outer space worm hole or maybe a bagel?
xxoo
Maggie

Caren Gittleman said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE black roses and black tulips!

laura brown said...

A rose is a rose is a rose...I forget who said that!

Noodle and crew

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Woah! Love that last photo!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Marie Symeou said...

Great effects!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie