Saturday, December 20, 2014

Honing My Craft

I had to think long and hard about this week's PhotoHunt challenge. It was so challenging that the lady who runs the hunt couldn’t get it right. She jumped straight to January’s words. MOL! She’s a crafty one!

This certainly was a tough one for a blogging cat but I refuse to back down! Even though Aunt Pauline bought me that adorable hand-crafted ornament the other day, I’m not going to repost it so soon. We have lots of artsy-craftsy stuff in the condo—too much in fact—but nothing I’d permit shown on this blog.


My craft is as a deejay and it’s something I do well. I’d naturally be posed by a turntable. My next gig is the 9th Annual #CatmasEve pawty hosted by the HotMBC cats and @GeorgeTheDuck to benefit Black Cat Rescue. I’m working the 9-10 pm EST shift so TW better make sure all my tunes are ready to play. You can RSVP here and be eligible to win an Amazon gift card. It’s a great idea so that no one has to be alone on Catmas Eve. All religions are welcome.

I'm participating in the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena and Marie again this week. Blogging cats get the opportunity to show their artistic, creative, boho side. If you click on the link above, you can see some other artistic pieces. They’re worth perusing. I’ll be showcasing my Christmas cards from 2012 and 2013.


In 2012, I figured we’d do something simple. I wanted a Christmas photo of myself and we found this one. My message: "The kitteh was nestled, all snug in her bed, as visions of World Domination danced in her head." The gold basket was one Pop had brought home from work. Vendors send baskets of goodies this time of year. His boss gave him the blankie I’m laying on. That might have been the only time I ever slept in that basket.


I’m embarrassed to say that I sent this card last year. It’s cute but I could have done better. I used the same poem I used on my ecards. “Angels on treetops and tinsel so shiny porcelain Santas and reindeer quite tiny. Low-hanging ornaments, popcorn on strings. Say goodbye to your favorite things.” It made sense on the ecards but not on these. *hangs head* I know some will say they like it but I know you’re just being kind.


The peeps’ card last year was better. I erased their names to protect the guilty. Heh heh. I kinda look drunk the way my hat is on. Both cards were templates from some online site but I forget which one. I’m thinking Imikimi.

I feel bad that I couldn’t send snail-mail cards to everyone who I received cards from this year. TW only got me a certain amount and they finished quickly. Thanks to everyone who’s sent cards. I appreciate it. The peeps have been getting cards too—from the condo association, Pop's banker, real estate people they don’t know, etc. HAH! Have you been getting more cards than your peeps too?

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29 comments:

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

Truffles has definitely gotten more cards than me by a landslide!!! You look so adorable in that basket :)

GLOGIRLY said...

Glogirly & Gloman have received some of those special cards... the accountant, the dry cleaner, the car insurance man. Really exciting stuff. In fact Gloman's response was, "yeah but the dry cleaning card had a coupon in it!"

; ) Katie

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

CK, I think you are a very crafty girl! My human got a card from the housekeeping service she uses. Fun fun fun!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Of course I have gotten far moore CATmas cards than my humans :)
Could I please have your CATmas card too ?
My hopeless mom-person forgot to put me on the CB E-card list :(

XOXO

Molly TheWally said...

LOL our humans score is well rubbish. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Mollly

Laila and Minchie said...

Hey, CK, we finally figured out that you are our Secret Paw! Thank you so much! Mom won't let us open up the package until Christmas Eve, but in the meantime we get to enjoy that cute Hello Kitty tape. And Laila says you could be a sister of hers from another mother.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Wishing you a happy Caturday :)

Brian said...

You are always the best at whatever you do CK!

Simba said...

That is a great craft you have, being a DJ. And we are enjoying seeing your Christmas Cards from years past.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I have plenty of ornaments on our tree. Some hand craft and others even I picked up at Thrift stores.
Coffee is on

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

You are very talented CK!

Marie Symeou said...

We love them! Especially the Meowy Christmas one :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Anonymous said...

Those awe gweat cawds CK. Mommy dusn't get cawds unless sumpawdy adds her to ours. :) But mommy dusn't care. She's just glad weez gettin' sum extwa luv duwin' Christmas.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

laura brown said...

Great cards!

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season...

Noodle and crew

Marty the Manx said...

Love your cards CK :) Happy Caturday!
Marty

Derby, Ducky said...

We better make sure we are at the party when you are the DJ!

The Swiss Cats said...

Of course we got far more cards than our humans ! But we're like you CK : we had a certain amount of snail mail cards, and we couldn't send to everyone ! Purrs

Flynn said...

I like all your cards CK, but they are sure to be good with you on it. Mum let me sniff your fur again today. She says I can only inhale when she is there so I don't try to eat it again.

Tamago said...

Love your craft photos. Purrfect for DJ CK!
Your Christmas cards are very pretty. You look very cute in the basket :-)

The Island Cats said...

Nice take on craft, CK! And we like your cards. We're getting way more cards than the peeps. Until today, they only had 2...from the financial planner guy and the car dealer guy. Today they actually got a couple more from family. Imagine that.

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy can't get over the fact that you have a TURNTABLE!

Gattina said...

That's the cutest DJ I have ever seen !!

The Indulged Furries said...

You have so many talents: music, art, world domination!

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

You know I think talent is your middle name BFGF. I try to come round to visit when Mom L can manage getting some words to go together to make a sentence. Her knee is really owie

meowmeowmans said...

You are very crafty, indeed, CK! And we are whapping the humans into the next time zone on the Catmas card count. MOL!

Moosey, Gracie and Zoe

Clooney said...

Yep, we agree with everykitty...you are very talented! We really like your past Catmas cards.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

This year is the very first year I have actually made my own cards through a program online. I usually just buy them, but I love how mine turned out, so I will definitely be doing it again next year!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Seriously, the humans get cards from the dry cleaners?? The humans' score is sooooooo lame. We were so sorry to see the whole #CatmasEve debacle. Purring for Marjorie....

Kitties Blue said...

We really like all your past cards. This was the first year we had our own card. Mom says that it's not the best thing she's ever created, but we are still grateful we had something to snail and e-mail our furiends. Meowy Christmas. Ho, ho, ho, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo