Saturday, August 20, 2016

In My Art Studio With 3 Furrends on International Homeless Animal Day

In My Art Studio With 3 Furrends on International Homeless Animal Day

Hola!! As you as see I'm giving a tour of my art studio to a few homeless kittehs on International Homeless Animals Day*. They have all their belongings in that little backpack. These kitties are lucky cos they have their ears tipped which means that someone cared enough to have them fixed. I'm showing them how I create the art you see every Caturday on the Caturday Art Blog Hop, hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. Won't you join me as I continue my lecture. After the lecture, there will be refreshments.

So after hearing all the scuttlebutt about how the images we create on Prisma and some of the other online photo editors may become the property of said photo editor to do as they see fit, I decided to use good old Photoshop today. Frankly, all this copyright stuff scares me as well as anyone who wants to retain rights to their own art.

As you can see, this image taken with the ipawd at the middle of the night is not exactly usable.

In My Art Studio With 3 Furrends on International Homeless Animal Day

First we lightened it and then used a simple paint action. This is the one I'm showing my guests up top but it didn't add much to the original except to lighten it.

In My Art Studio With 3 Furrends on International Homeless Animal Day

To make it look more like an image created in Prisma, Superphoto, or DreamScope, We tried a few actions but they didn't translate really well when we shrank the image for publication. Finally, we played with the levels and abracadabra, this is the final result.

In My Art Studio With 3 Furrends on International Homeless Animal Day

I coulda played with this all day to see the color combinations, etc, but TW had to go out. Yeah, she always finds a way to spoil my fun. Anyway, I bet this is how those online editors come up with their different filters. What say you?

*International Homeless Animals Day® was created by the International Society for Animal Rights™ (ISAR). The first one was in 1992. To quote their website: "The first Homeless Animals’ Day and Candlelight Vigils were a beginning. ISAR is solemnly dedicated to keeping the issue of dog and cat overpopulation before the public until victory is achieved and humane societies can return to their purpose of preventing suffering instead of being exhausted by ceaseless killing."—Helen Jones, ISAR Founder, 8/15/92

Most of us were there at one time in our lives. Kudos to my many readers that are involved with shelters, TNR rescues, fosters, etc. You make a difference and are the change of animals all year around.




31 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I didn't know it was International Homeless Animal Day! But it's a good day to reflect on.

The Florida Furkids said...

How nice to share your artwork with those homeless kitties. We sure wish all homeless kitties had someone to watch over them. Better yet....we wish there were NO homeless kitties.

The Florida Furkids

The Menagerie Mom said...

Thank you for bringing attention to International Homeless Animal Day, CK! What an important day and effort. Also, I love your art for today! It shows off your big, beautiful eyes, and there's nothing better than that.

Pawesome Cats said...

Bonjour - what beautiful artwork. We didn't know it was International Homeless Animals Day - so thanks for reminding us.

Amy Boyer said...

Keisha you had me at refreshments. Thank for bringing attention to copyright issues and even more for the plight of homeless cats. Their rescuers are wonderful. Your pal, Toby

Brian said...

That turned out wonderfully CK! We hope there won't be a need for this special day at some point.

Patty Woodland said...

You are so nice to talk about homeless cats. PUmpkin, Stinky and Harry were homeless until they weren't.

Austin Towers said...

That is a lovely gesture, CK. Many of us were homeless at one stage and we will never forget what it was like to be cold and hungry and alone! Four paws up to all the lovely shelters that make such a difference!! xx

Marie Symeou said...

Excellent art! Very creative. Well done!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

robin lorraine williamson said...

love your art has always the beret is very cute on you have a great week

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

CK you always have such great art!!!

Kitties Blue said...

We really like how your art made your beautiful eyes the focus of the photo. Praying for all homeless animals today. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

The Swiss Cats said...

Great art ! And thanks for the reminder about International Homeless Animals Day. Purrs

Jean Neilson said...

You always give me a chuckle CK...you have the expression on your face that I get when something I just don't believe has just happened to me. Like mom giving me a pill for example.

Shoko

Tamago said...

What a great art! I love the effect that made the image sort of swirly :-) Looks pretty and playful!
We are thankful for everyone who helps homeless animals xoxo

Anonymous said...

You are extremely super cute in your picture as well as in your artwork, CK. We know the feeling that you cannot stop once you begin with the artwork :D Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend and extra Good Luck Pawkisses for all the homeless kitties :) <3

Mariodacat said...

Loved what you did with your art again this week. M and I like to play around too, but didn't get around to is this week. Maybe next week.

Flynn said...

Your art is lovely as always. I like the way it makes your eyebrows stand out.

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

You have the cutest friends, CK! I bet they really enjoyed your tour, and I love that their belongings are in that cute little backpack :)

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very nice art CK. And thank you for telling us about International homeless
Animal day.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Excellent art entry!

Toby Ayne said...

Very nice of you to show off your studio - and your talent!

The Island Cats said...

Wow, you made that picture great, CK!

Caren Gittleman said...

CK I LOVE YOUR ARTWORK and I LOVE that once again, as you said "great minds think alike!!!!!" (((hugs)))) catchatwithcarenandcody

Nellie Kowalik said...

Wow! CK That is totally RAD! And wes didnot know that those onlne apps could steal your art becase you did something cool with their filters...but them we don't use them a whole lot...playing with Photoshop is so much fun!
Kisses Grrl Furrend
Nellie

Andrea Priebe said...

Well aren't you the talented artist and I love your cause. You seem to know by experience that being homeless is difficult and there surely are many out there who would enjoy the antics and the purrfect loving of a homeless cat. My cats came from a homeless mother who we rescued and took to get fixed and were told "nope, can't do it, she's about to have kitties." So they were born in my closet ... what fun was that. Now Mom and the three boys are in safe homes. I wish everyone could have a good rescue cat story ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

meowmeowmans said...

Nice one, CK! We always love your artwork, and how you explain which effects you use. Thanks for all you do, and for always advocating for homeless animals, dear pal. Hugs!

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

We didn't know it was International Homeless Animals Day, CK, thanks for pointing a spotlight on it!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

You look all cute & curly in that final version! You're *always* cute...but not often curly XOXOXOXO

Marty the Manx said...

Your art is very pretty CK, we like you all curly whorly!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sometimes all I have is the iPad around and it doesn't take very good pictures. I should try a Photoshop filter with some of them. Those kitties are so cute with their backpack.