Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Stunning Cat in the Straw Hat

The Stunning Cat in the Straw Hat

Welcome to another Caturday Artsy Fartsy Day. You might notice I don't have my beret on today cos tomorrow is Straw Hat Day. Being a multi-tasker, I decided to combine them into one fabulous post. And if that's not enough, I'll also add a straw hat selfie, a few black and white sketches and do some electioneering. Count it: that will be three blog hops and two special days celebrated as one! Can you ax for anything more one kitteh!

First we'll have some art celebrating both Straw Hat Day and the upcoming elections. I know most of you have had your primaries already but we haven't so we still feeling the bern. This little ghetto kitteh is a rebel with sharp claws. MOL! Traditionally, election time was when politicians would put on their straw boater aka skimmer hats filled with political buttons. I have done this artsily™—note: I have coined a word and this will be trademarked—by using first a watercolor filter, then an abstract art filter.

The Stunning Cat in the Straw Hat

OK, some of you aren't political or aren't even U.S. citizens—although those overseas should really care about our election this year—so for those cats I've done some Straw Hat Day non-political "selfie" art using the same filters as above. Of course this isn't a real selfie since TW took it and then Photoshopped the hat on me but who's gonna call me on it.

The Stunning Cat in the Straw Hat

Finally, my black and white sketches. I like how old-timey they look.

The Stunning Cat in the Straw Hat

There's a little something for everyone here. Lemme know what kind of hat you'll be wearing for Straw Hat Day. Will they be 'shopped on or will you be required to actually wear it?

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.

Thanks also to The Cat on My Head for hosting the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop and to Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever for hosting the Black and White Sunday blog hop for pets.

34 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I have a cat show this weekend, so I'm not sure if I'll have time to pull out a straw hat (I've actually got a couple!).

Tamago said...

Such lovely art images, CK, and you wear hats so beautifully! I especially love your look in the pink hat. You look very pretty and elegant!

Brian said...

You do look stunning in your hats CK!

modern nomad said...

We love the hat...and you in it!
Have a wonderful weekend...

Noodle and crew

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

YOU sure a purrty in your straw hats CK!
Happy Caturday.

Marie Symeou said...

You look great in those hats. Love the art too!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Katie Kat said...

Me loves the pink straw hat CK. You looks meowravalous in it. The mom doesn't haz any hats fur me too really wears... pooh. And all we gots is Picture It. It don'ts fits hats on furry goods.

-Katie Kitty Too.

The Swiss Cats said...

Your pink straw hat is our favorite. Purrs

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

So cute and timely. We forgot this year so will share an old pic on Fb.

Anonymous said...

Straw hat day huh? Me totally furgot all 'bout it. You look luvvly in your hats CK. And yous right, da whole world needs to care 'bout this election.

Luv ya'

Dezi

Ann Staub said...

You always look fabulous in hats CK. I do especially like that pink and green one though.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Thanks for the reminder of hat day, I need to do a photo shoot tonight. I love all your hats, very pretty CK.

Jean Neilson said...

Another thank you for the reminder CK. I like you in all the hats. My favourite for you is your beret. It cries out...'I'M CK....I'm stylish!' (and you aren't)...sorry couldn't help but add my 2 cents worth. MOL

Shoko

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

YAY New Jersey...your state will be helping my guy reach 1237 ;)

Patty Woodland said...

You are a great advocate for Bernie. You look great in your straw hat

The Florida Furkids said...

We're most definitely "shopped" for straw hat day!

The Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

You look great in your straw hats, CK. I'll be sportin' one tomorrow for my selfie...thank cod it's a virtual one. I'm not much on wearing stuff for reals. ~Ernie

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

"Actually wearing them"???? Not a chance, my sweet girl, not a chance. The Human would not survive the blood loss, nor I the shame of it. But there'll be a virtual straw hat and a virtual location too ;-)

The Menagerie Mom said...

My goodness, CK, you sure are a multi-tasking pro, fitting all of that into one post. Great job!

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

You look fabulous in your straw hats, and your art work is great!

Three Chatty Cats said...

I love ALL of your hats, CK.

meowmeowmans said...

We're loving all your photos today, CK. You look great in those straw hats, in color, artsy, and in black and white. :)

Thank Cod when it comes to hats, meowmeowmans goes the Photoshop route with us.

Hugs!

Gracie and Zoe

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Sooo CUTE :-) and your are pretty good in posing. we reviewed a cat book Fancy Tiny Hats - Maxwell is famous on IG check it out :-) Golden Woofs SUGAR

Anonymous said...

Trulee Stunnin CK!!!!
***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

Erin the Cat said...

Have a lovely Straw Hat day! The pink and green is definitely our (my) favorite! purrs ERin

Photo Cache said...

Look at you Keisha, you are truly stunning.

Emma and Buster

Paws for Reflection said...

Pawsome photographs, Keisha. You are in all flavors and textures. Photoshop is so fun. You look great, no matter what the angle.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

That pink picture (the one without all the artsy, scratchy stuff) is so beauteous I can hardly stand it! It brings out your most adorable feminine side, don't you think? I think you need some kissies, my sweet. XOXOXOXO

Jeanne Foguth said...

Very cute. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Marty the Manx said...

CK you look absolutely gorgeous in hats! We agree with Sir Spitty on our favorite. Have a fabulous week!
Marty and the Gang

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

everything about you is always STUNNING! I missed straw hat day. We loved doing one time. Maybe next year Mom L will be more in tune with the cat universe

Gattina said...

Really stunning !

Anonymous said...

You did a great job on the straw hat, Selfie Caturday Art. We loved it! Pawkisses :) <3

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Sigh, we missed straw hat day. We loved doing it last year. We shudda bought the CWB calendar