Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love is All Around


Love is the appropriate theme of this week’s 52 Snapshots of Life photo challenge. This challenge is hosted by TLPB and open to anyone on social media. It’s a coincidence that I have more Valentine’s mock-ups or art pieces that any other holiday except maybe Christmas. This is odd cos I’m a confirmed bachelorette. I have many mancats and love them all.

Over the years, I’ve received Valentines from my favorite mancats: Buzz Lucas, Parker S. Kat and Spitty. They’re all special to me. They’re all cherished, which is the theme of the other PhotoHunt. Can you read the message Buzz wrote on the first heart?

Above all, I have a special relationship with my Pop. He’ll always be my favorite guy. Shortly after I moved in, he had major, major, major back surgery (his surgeon’s exact words). We bonded once he got released from hospital. Even though I wouldn’t let him touch me, he talked softly to me during the six weeks he was recuperating. I learned to love him and his voice. He’s the only one who can pick me up.


For the Caturday Art Blog Hop, I’m using the very first Valentine’s art image I ever made back on 2/11/10. It’s probably the first art image I ever made. Unfortunately, the online photo editor I used is no longer in existence. Blingeasy was great because it had an entire tab for just those sugar message hearts that they sell in stores. This is still my favorite among all the images we’ve created. Another of my favorite images for the Anipal Olympics was also created in Blingeasy.


Back then, I didn’t have PhotoShop and I didn’t know the difference between a jpg and a png file, which is why TW had to delete all the white around the hearts. I didn’t quite know what a gif was but Blingeasy did it for me. I was so young and innocent. HAH!


I don’t often use pics that are in focus and keepers for my art but I made this new art image by using the Desire sketch action in PhotoShop. Then I went to PicMonkey to add a pink tint to the background and a pink scalloped frame. This pic was taken the night before the image above. TW had to do two separate photo shoots cos the evening one was a little dark.


Happy Sweeties Day to everybuddy. I’m sending a big, sloppy kiss to all the male cats and a little kiss on the cheek to the ladies. I’ll be waiting at the mailbox to collect this year’s cards and gifts.

41 comments:

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

Happy Valentine's Day, CK! Love all the pink on that last one, and the special relationship you have with your Pop.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Happy Valentine's Day, CK! I'm spending the day at the cat show, trying to make judges kiss me!

The Swiss Cats said...

Nice art work ! Happy Valentine's Day ! Purrs

Vanessa Morgan said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tamago said...

Aw that photo of you and your pop is one of my favorites! You are so sweet together!
The art images are pawsome! I still haven't used png file or gif. I love the pink frame and tint in the last image. Very pretty :-) Have a happy Valentine's Day!

Brian said...

THat was such a terrific post CK! Happy Valentines Day from all of us!

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Valentine's Day, CK! Love the photo with you and your Pop!

Deb Barnes said...

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Happy Meowy-tine’s Day – Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

GLOGIRLY said...

Happy Valentines Day, CK!!!
You and your Pop always make us smile. There's just something about a CatDaddy and his girl.
xoxo

love, Katie

Simba said...

Wishing you and your peeps a very happy Valentine's Day, CK. Those are great images! And an awesome picture with your Pop.

Molly TheWally said...

Happy Valentines to you. Have a super Saturday and we hope some good things come your way.
Best wishes Molly

Marie Symeou said...

Aww... what a sweet story about you and your pop!

Happy Valentine's Day:)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you all. That's a very sweet picture of you and your Pop.
xxoo
Maggie, Tommie, and Mickey Mouser

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

You always lookstunning, and we are sending sweet kitty kisses to your Pop ( we don't have one, so we think he is special). Oh, and lovely ladycat headbumpies to all!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Valentines Day! That's great artwork! We're all spending extra special time with Dad while he's recuperating too.

The Florida Furkids

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

We know your mancats who gave you Valentinys - we love our Twitter bud, Buzz Lucas!
And Allie says there's NOTHING like a Cat Daddy.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Purrs and headbonks,
Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

Caren Gittleman said...

Those are great CK!!!!! Happy Happy Valentine's Day! Love, Cody

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

CK you always make the best graphics!
Happy Valentines Day
~Annabelle, Boo, Jinx & Ping

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Valentine's Day!! I love all your graphics and the photo with your Pops. I still don't know how the difference between a jpg and anything :)

Kelsie McKenzie said...

Love the graphics! Happy Valentine's Day :)

Flynn said...

Happy Valentine's Day CK. That is a lovely pic with your Pop.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Happy Valentine's Day , CK !
My dad-person is my favorite to cuddle with too :)

XOXO

The Island Cats said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

LP said...

Happy Valentine's Day. We love all your art! We love the little hearts with sayings on them too. And that is a sweet photo of you with your Pop! :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Patty Woodland said...

Happy Valentine's Day CK. Pricilla maaaas her hello to you, TW and Pop

meowmeowmans said...

Wishing you a super special Valentine's Day, CK. We hope it was filled with love, laughter and happiness. That picture of you and Pop is beautiful!

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

CK - Yous a grrl cat after mine own heart! Happy Valentines Day to yous and may yous be filled with lives!
Kisses
Nellie

Marty the Manx said...

Pawsome photos as always C.K.!!! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day!!!
Luvs
Marty

Clooney said...

Love that photo of you and your Pop, purrfect for love! Happy Valentine's Day, dear CK, cool art this week!

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Gattina said...

Very nicely done !

Anonymous said...

Sweet photo of you and your Pop............I think we all wind up having one MOST SPECIAL human....others are special but only one "MOST"............have a special Valentine's Day CK..........

Hugs, Sammy

The Indulged Furries said...

Happy Valentine's Day CK. I'm a daddy's girl too and it's wonderful. I love your first valentines image. It's simple, but very creative.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

A belated Happy Heart Day - our beans celebrated by going out of town yesterday!

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Austin Towers said...

TW sure moves around in alot in all the different photo doobreys! Nice work! A belated Happy Valentine's to you CK. I like to spread the lurve too, but the human scuppered my day yesterday by having more humans come to the house so I had my work cut out sucking up!!!

Janet Keefe said...

You are a popular lady, but it is very nice that your Dad is #1 in your heart. I love the photos and the artwork...very nice job!

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

You are so fortunate, I didn't get one single card or gift...guess I better 'send' some next year, na'mean?

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Wooowooooo! Hoep you had a fab V Day my kitty furrriend!
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Amy Boyer said...

I'm so impressed by your photo editing. Love the photo with your daddy too. His patience was rewarded!

Emma said...

You are a very pretty kitty! My cat bro Bert says he might like to get to know you. I would avoid him, though, as he is trouble!

Kitties Blue said...

C.K., What beautiful art, both new and old. Happy belated Valentine's Day. Hope you gave and received lots of love. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo