Saturday, August 19, 2017

Clear the Shelters Day Art

Today is Clear the Shelters Day and you know I'm all about helping cats find their forever homes and castles. I notice there are a lot of animals available at my old alma mater that need homes. I was kinda saddened to see Helen, a cat I shared on Facebook last year is still available for adoption. I invited her over to innerduce this week's art. Helen might be a little shortsighted but she can still appreciate great art. I wanted to show her a painting I made of her.

Clear the Shelters Day Art

I usually don't frame my art until some fool somebody buys them but I made an exception for these paintings. Don't you think this painting of Helen will look good in her new forever home?

Clear the Shelters Day Art

Of course I had to show a painting of myself.

Clear the Shelters Day Art

I used a Photoshop action on the painting above, then added a canvas texture.

Clear the Shelters Day Art

No, I couldn't leave well enough alone. I thought WWKBD? What would the Kitties Blue do? They would add on to make my stunningness even more pawsome. I added bokeh and used the darken mode and, you know, I like it! As always you can biggify the art images by clicking on them.

Now that you've ogled my art, I wanted to give you the 411 on Helen. She's a pretty female calico who lost most of her sight to an eye infection but she can see shapes within a few feet. She's skittish in unfamiliar places but once she's comfortable she loves to be petted and scratched. She gets along with other cats, although she's so eager to make friends other cats tend to get defensive. The tough hand she was dealt doesn't bring her down; in fact, she sleeps at the top of the cat condo. In spite of her disability she gets along fine once she learns her surroundings. She deserves a forever family who accepts her and loves her.

Clear the Shelters Day Art

Learn more about Clear the Shelters Day and see the adoptable pets in your area. Wouldn't it be pawsome if every animal found a home today? Over 50,000 pets found their homes during last year's event. Thanks to NBCUniversal, VIP Petcare and Petco for helping to draw attention to homeless pets and helping to make their futures brighter.

If you liked my art—or even if you didn't—you can see more feline and pet art by checking out Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty for all the creative links to the Caturday Art Blog Hop. Athena and her mum would love to have you visit.

21 comments:

  1. I think the painting will look just purrfect in Helen's new furrever home, CK. You did a great job on all of your artwork and to bring notice on the shelters too. Good Luck to all the animals to find a furrever home soon :) Pawkisses for a wonderful Caturday :) <3

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  2. I really, really hope that today is Helen's lucky day!

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  3. Your art is lovely and we just shared Helen :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  4. Yes, beautiful artwork indeed. I sure hope every one of us who needs homes gets them some day soon. I lucked out, but there are way too many who don't. Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. I am always a sucker for bokeh, so I think you art is terrific! Your painting of Helen is lovely too. Poor girl, to wait so long for a home. Maybe this weekend she'll meet her special someone. :)

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  6. Your art and your models are wonderful CK and we hope many shelters get cleared out!

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  7. Love your art CK. The Kitties Blue would add on and make the picture even more gorgeous...just like you did.

    Kali and Shoko

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  8. Purrs and prayers for Helen and all of the animals who need homes. Great post CK and we love your art!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  9. Beautiful art of you and Helen. I like the bokeh effect. I hope thus beauty gets her forever home today. How sad she has been at the shelter for so long. XO

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  10. Helen is so sweet and beautiful. I can't believe she's still waiting for her forever home :(

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  11. Loving the art! And I really hope Helen gets picked up soon <3

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  12. Beautiful artworks of you and Helen. I especially love the last one.
    Helen is such a beautiful girl. I hope she finds the forever home she so deserves! xo

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  13. Purrs to Helen that she gets her furever home !

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  14. Helen's beautiful, CK. Thank you for featuring her in your artwork. We hope she found her forever home today.

    And BTW, the artwork of you is awesome!

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  15. We love the art and hope that Helen gets a home soon.
    Have a wonderful weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  16. Nice art, CK! And we sure hope a lot of shelters were cleared today.

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  17. I hope Helen finds a perfect home. It saddens me that she's been in the shelter for so long. Her vision issues really shouldn't be a problem for anyone who knows that these special kitties are adaptable and make wonderful companions.

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  18. If Helen is as beautiful as your artwork, I hope that she will get her furrever Home mewally soon. I feel sad that she has been in the shelter so long.
    Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com

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  19. Helen looks lovely and I hope she doesn't have to wait much longer for her home. Your artwork is lovely too.

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  20. Dear Ms CK, your art is wonderful! Ms Helen is furry beautiful! I am surprised that she does not have a forever home. Finding a forever home is very difficult. I thought I would spend the rest of my days in a small barren room, but now I have a townhouse (and siblings). I am very happy (except for the horrible dog!)
    Yes I bite HARD!!! my Mommy, who has lots of cats who have bitten, says I bite the hardest, I leave deep wounds and bruises and she has gone through a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and I am getting more aggressive. It is something we are going to have to work on.
    بسیاری از خواسته های خوب
    Purrs
    Marv

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  21. I heard that the shelter I foster for had a terrific Saturday. Haven't heard about the Sunday numbers yet, but what a great promotion!

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