Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hazy Shade of Winter



I know I’ve bored you enough with Snowmageddon but snow or no snow, Winter has reared it’s ugly head. As luck would have it, Winter is week five’s theme for 52 Snapshots of Life hosted by TLPB. I thought I’d have some new images but the weather failed to cooperate although we’re expecting a “major snow event” Sunday night into Monday. Sure it’s gotten very, very cold but you really can’t take pics of cold except maybe some humans bundled up. I try to limit human exposure on this blog. The less pink, the better.


The snapshot above does show cold as the window is totally iced up and there’s snow on the ground. You can definitely tell it’s Winter, even if it’s not this winter. Can you tell I was Photoshopped into the shot? I feel sorry for all the cat colonies out there without a nice warm condo like I have. I make TW go out in the cold to feed them although some days she doesn’t cooperate.

I’m also participating in the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena and Marie. It’s a way for blogging anipals to show our artistic, creative, boho side. If you click on the link above, you can see some other artistic pieces.

We could use the lead photo as our art work but we’re gonna give you a bonus submission this week. TW dressed me up as one of her first PhotoShop projects so it’s a bit, er, rough. I recently finished the painting that you see behind me. Heh! I wish!

TW is excited cos she just downloaded a new batch of PhotoShop actions and she loves using those actions. These are called Digital Drawing actions and the one she used on my closeup/“selfie" is Desire. Then we added a little heart frame to add some color. Gotta remember this combination—desire and heart frame—since it’s appropriate for Valentine’s Day. I think I give it my stamp of approval. Hope you like it too.

Biggify to get the entire effect.
Here’s the original selfie that’s been lightened a whole lot for my entry in the Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. Boy was that camera heavy for my dainty little paws. Gotta get an i-bone.


Three more days to enter my giveaway for the pawsome toys filled with nip, silvervine, valerian and honeysuckle from Catnip Confections. You can get extra entries every day by tweeting about the giveaway.

43 comments:

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We love that first pic of you and that hat. You are workin it, CK!
Happy CAturday!
XOXO

Katnip Lounge said...

First off: Happy Gotchaversary...LATE!!! Blame our worthless Mommy. Go ahead, bite her.

ALSO, we want to know where to obtain such a fashionable fur chapeau.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I think you've got all the art and selfie stuff covered today, CK! Whether the weather cooperates or not.

Molly TheWally said...

Love your hat CK. We have like about three minutes snow this morning with rain and that is about it so far. Stay warm and cosy. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

L. E. Mastilock said...

Glad you're keeping warm in that awesome hat! And very nice art as well ~Rascal and Rocco

Austin Towers said...

That first pic looks like a book cover on a book about a stunning grey tuxie who lives in Siberia! Cathy Carenina?

Brian said...

That sure is beautious CK!

Marie Symeou said...

We love your pics!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Gattina said...

I am freezing looking at the first picture ! Nice creations for the others !

Janet Keefe said...

I love all of these photos, but that first one just really made me smile!!
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

laura brown said...

Wow! That is some hat!
Nice warm head...

Noodle and crew

Flynn said...

Desire, hearts? You have made my heart go pitter patter CK.

Mariodacat said...

Love that photo at the top ck. Tw is really getting good at this picture stuff.

Anonymous said...

Love the hat and scarf.....you're definitely "in the pink" (sorry about that). It's definitely WAY WAY too cold for cats and dogs to be wandering - we're lucky to be inside aren't we?

Hugs, Sammy

Tamago said...

The image is very lovely with desire effect! And fits beautifully in the heart frame. It sure is purrfect combination for upcoming Valentine's Day :-)

Sweet Purrfections said...

Great photos and editing work for all of the themes this weekend. Try and stay warm.

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

You create the most beautiful artwork, CK. You actually make me want to drain my brain and learn PhotoShop LOL!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Great art and I love you in that hat :)

Caren Gittleman said...

fantastic photos CK!! Oh, we are supposed to get that same "major event" starting tonight! I made a GIANT pot of chili so we are all set! Come on over!

Anonymous said...

Well CK weez fink yous always look gawjus no matter da fotoshoppin' app. Dat's also a gweat lookin' camewa. Yous can get sum gweat fotos wiff dat we bet. Stay safe and warm. Weez worry so 'bout da outside kitties too. sumtimes we feel a bit guilty bein' inside all cuddled up and warm while they be out there fureezin' and hungwy.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

The Island Cats said...

Cool pics, CK! You always come up with the coolest effects. We're supposed to get that major snow event starting tonight and into tomorrow. The mom did her weekly grocery shopping today and the store was nutso! People were clearing off the shelves. Seriously...we live in Michigan...for cod's sake!

Cathy Keisha said...

We love making people smile. That makes our day.

Clooney said...

Aw we love your Zhivago look CK, it's darling! Love your selfie too, so cute and that effect is very cool! Hope the weather is better for you than what is forecasted!

Pawesome Cats said...

Great photos and art CK!

The Swiss Cats said...

Great art work CK ! Purrs

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Glad you are warm , CK !
Pawsome artworks TW has made for you !

XOXO

Dolly theDoxie said...

Goodness, you are way more clever than mom with that Photoshop thingy she has. We are having the same winter storm as you and I am thankful to have a warm keyboard to lay on. Purrs, Rhette

Kathleen Mueller said...

We must be near each other, because we're having the same storm patterns as you. The last one plopped 34 inches on us, and I had to keep the cats in for the last several days, especially yesterday with the cold and wind. Today, I've let them out this morning for a "breather" between storms. They'll be stuck indoors again for a few more days. Great photos! And I love the artwork -- I need to learn how to do that!

Christy Paws said...

Love the first photo even if your dress up is "rough." Mom is going to have to look into downloading some more PhotoShop stuff - we really like the heart and desire piece.

Mollie said...

Just popped by'z to wizh youz a belated Happy'z New Year. Wez back and
wez got'z a competition'z going'z. so pop'z by.
Big'z hug'z xxoxxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Ann Staub said...

CK - I couldn't tell you were photoshopped until you said something. I LOVE the drawing effect and the digital camera photo. They look awesome!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

CK we thought you had gone a little russian on us there or a moment. Happy Sunday!

M. K. Clinton said...

These are super fun effects! I love them all!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely and cute Selfies :D Pawkisses :) <3

Emma said...

You look like a Russian kitty in your winter pic. I love the selfie in the camera.

Marty the Manx said...

Four times Fantastic!!! We got the bonus Stunning post!!!! Love them all CK!!!! You are the perfect Muse :)
Luvs
Marty

Kelsie McKenzie said...

Whoa, what amazing pictures!!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

We hafta say, we do love ourselves that big ol' warm and fuzzy hat you wear, miss CK!

Kitties Blue said...

C.K., we love your selfie and the artwork. Your eyes look incredibly amazing in both. Thanks so much for joining and supporting our blog hop. Hope to see you next Sunday. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet of you to think about all the kitties who aren't as fortunate as you in the cold weather. It may be winter, but you have a truly warm heart.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Love that Dr Zhivago look!
xxoo
Maggie

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

at first I was gonna tell you I luvluvluv the first photo best of all. Then we did click to bigify the selfie and WOW! It just jumped off the screen!! Gorgeous

Kim Thomas said...

Ugh! Ice is no fun! Did you get the snow? We're in the midwest, we got it big-time over the weekend. Stay warm and comfy!