Saturday, April 30, 2016

Let the Tabbies Have Their Day (if we must)

Let the Tabbies Have Their Day (if we must)

Greetings and welcome to my studio. What do you think of my new beret? I've just finished work on some new masterworks honoring tabby cats cos today is National Tabby Day. I don't consider myself a tabby but I do have tabby stripes on my tailio and legs. Somewhere my cat mom must have had an affair with a tabby. I wonder if it was Tuna.

I don't know how many times I tell TW that people click on this blog to see ME and not the cats who came before me. Every time I feature one of them, my numbers fall through the roof. So what does she do? she tells me that today would be a great time to feature the two tabbies who have graced her life: Chizzy and Nicky. Both pieces were done in Photoshop with two different digital drawing actions. They kinda remind me more of cartoons than drawings but to me those cats are cartoon characters.

Let the Tabbies Have Their Day (if we must)
Big Tym aka Chizzy

Let the Tabbies Have Their Day (if we must)
Nicky

I told TW it looks like Nicky's either blowing a big wad of bubble gum or has a big, pink clown's nose on but she said it's the ear of his shmousy toy. If you say so, Woman. What do you think?

Thanks to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty for hosting the Caturday Art Blog Hop so I can mess around with Photoshop and all the cool online apps that are so easy a cat can do them.




27 comments:

Ann Staub said...

Lovely CK! I must say that I also thought the bubble gum thing before I read your comment on it. Callie has some tabby markings on her too in her orange patches. She's a little bit of everything... a Calico Tortie Tabby Tuxedo cat. I feel like I'm missing something there but I think that's it!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I think it is awesome to feature the kitties who came before. My human is sad that she does not have that many photos of the cat before Sparkle, so I can't share much about her.

Tamago said...

Such great art works! It's lovely to see Chizzy and Nicky. I agree, it does look Nicky was blowing bubble gum :-)

Brian said...

Those were terrific CK and you know us tabbies love you!

Anonymous said...

You are a master in artwork, CK..must be all in the baret if you ask me :D I think Nicky has a binky....no, no, not me, but the other one...in her mouse..th as she looks like a baby :) Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend :) <3

Marie Symeou said...

Beautiful art and tabbies!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Jans Funny Farm said...

You don't really mind sharing a post now and then with those who came before, do you? :)

Katie Kat said...

CK, how did you get those painting on the wall to looks so real? You am a furry goods painter... Happy Tabby Day! We posted already and didn't know about Tabby Day soo Joey and Maxie gets to do Selfies tomorrow!

Purrz and Pawkisses from Katie Kitty Too

Marty the Manx said...

CK you are a Tabby too you know with your stripes :) Love seeing the Tabbies that came before! Happy Tabby Cat Day!
Luvs
Marty and Ralphie

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Tabby Cat Day (even if it is your tailio and legs) We like seeing those who came before.

The Florida Furkids

GLOGIRLY said...

Sorry, CK... but we love seeing the cats that came before you. Just as long as you're here too!
Now let's get some kind of Tuxedo Appreciation Day on the calendar, ok?
-Katie

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

They were very pretty kitties. I can see the mouse in the photo. And you look nice in your beret.

Anonymous said...

On behalf of Tabbies may I thank you CK for dedicating a post to us - however I do believe if you have a tailio and leg stripies you definitely have some Tab in you my friend!!! Thanks for showing us the "before CK" kitties - they are beautifully striped. LOVE your red beret - it's your color!

Hugs, Sammy

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

CK I think that was really nice of you to share your blog today with the kitties you came before!!! Happy Tabby Day to all tabbies!

Jean Neilson said...

Wow, Nicky is smart. Imagine he can blow bubbles oh right that was his toy. You shouldn't have told us, we would have thought he was so clever. You share nicely CK.

Striking Shoko

The Swiss Cats said...

Nice to meet the cats who came before you. Happy Tabby Cat Day to your angels ! Purrs

Three Chatty Cats said...

What cuties! That's very nice of you to share your time with them, CK.

Fran said...

My kitty is not artfully treated but she is arty. Look carefully in my studio area to see her.

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

It's so nice of you to share your blog with Chizzy and Nicky today, CK! Every Cat Matters!

Dash Kitten said...

Happy Tabby Day CK. We love your post!

Kitties Blue said...

C.K., sometimes you just have to indulge the peeps. Even though your two tabby predecessors were featured, you (in your stylish beret) were front and center presenting them. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

The Island Cats said...

It's one day, CK. Us tabby cats have been waiting eons for a day to pay tribute to us. ~Wally

Mr Puddy said...

Paw up for you, Miss C.K. !
Me is not Tabby but me can do Tap Dance for you...tee..heh
Happy Sunday
xox

Jobi Harris said...

Happy Tabby Cat Day to those who live in our hearts, and those who live in our lives now, and those who just want to be a Tabby today even if they are Tuxedo. Party on!

Austin Towers said...

I think it is definitely bubble gum, CK!! Happy day after Tabby Cat Day for the bits of you it applies to!! xoxox

meowmeowmans said...

How awesome taht you featured Chizzy and Nicky in your artwork, CK! Happy Tabby Cat Day! :)

NatureFootstep said...

smiling :) Love your work today :)