Saturday, December 30, 2017

Kicking 2017 to the Curb Fill-Ins & Art

2017 has been a crappy year for a lot of people. I say goodbye, good riddance and don't let the door hit you on the way out. This is the last of my official art posts on Caturday. I may be posting some art as part of my blog hopping on Friday. Today I'll be offering my fill-in answers too since I had an important post yesterday which pre-empted all the usual fanfare. I thought yesterday's lead image was pretty arty if I do say so myself.

Kicking 2017 to the Curb Fill-Ins & Art

I made a New Year's card from this week's art. The stars remind me of New Year's. I'm looking to the future.

Kicking 2017 to the Curb Fill-Ins & Art

This art speaks to me. It tells a story. I'm as much a star as those background stars. The background might be a curtain. I'm standing in front of that curtain looking out into a wildly-screaming audience … squinting way up to the cheap seats. The gels on the lights have me bathed in gentle blues and pinks and purples. I'm taking in the love of my fans. Thank you! Thank you! You are too kind!

I'm sending a big shout out to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty who hosts the Caturday Art Blog Hop. Stop by and see art created using different online apps, Photoshop or artistically drawn. We have some talented kitties in the CB. Feel free to participate next week. Athena and her mum would love if you do.

Kicking 2017 to the Curb Fill-Ins & Art

The Friendly Fill-Ins are hosted each and every week by 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader. They make up the fill-ins and I make up the answers. TW may answer the fill-ins differently and sometimes today I share a couple of TW's answers along with my own.

1. On New Year's Eve, the peeps will wait until midnight when they can look out the window and see the fireworks display over Central Park in NYC. Of course, once the new building gets built, they will lose that view. TW used to be a party animal on NYE. For years she'd go to her fave club, Maxwells, to see the bands—usually the Feelies or Yo La Tengo but one year they had Soul Asylum. The last couple of years that she went out, she went into New York to see the Patti Smith Group at the Bowery Ballroom rock in the New Year.

2. One goal I have for 2018 is to help homeless kitties find their forever homes any way I can. I also plan to stay healthy and continue to live in our condo. Our condo was just reassessed for twice the value so we're hoping our taxes won't double. If they do, we'll be applying for a room at the senior place which is something none of us want. Pop just prepaid our 2018 taxes so we can get credit for it on our income taxes before the new Make the Rich Richer tax bill goes into effect.

3. In 2017, I accomplished the bare minimum thanks to TW. I didn't become an internet sensation nor did I start making mucho dinero from the blog. And that Instagram account TW promised me? Never happened. Pop managed to keep his job even though his boss was axed but TW accomplished nothing except sucking oxygen.

4. I helped less fortunate kitties in 2017. After the BlogPaws' conference, I was able to make food donations to UCFCC as well as donating to PAWS of Norwalk. TW also fed a bunch of homeless kitties. I hope I helped kitties find their forever homes by sharing. Still we have to do more in 2018.

25 comments:

  1. C.K. you had a busy 2017 and you're already looking forward to a successful 2018. I admire your positive catitude!

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  2. You've had a really good 2017, CK - I don't think anybody ever accomplishes everything they want to! I know 2018 will be even better for you.

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  3. Those were wonderful fill-ins CK and you look stunning!

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  4. I didn't think it possible, but the blues and pinks make you even more stunning. I hope you and your family have a great 2018.
    I shall be glad to see the back of 2017. It started with bad news for my health early in January and went downhill from there. The worst was losing Flynn in May. Hopefully things are turning around now.

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  5. 2017 sounds like a busy year for you, CK ! We hope you have a great 2018 ! Purrs

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  6. You are stunning in 2017 and will be even more so in 2018! We are purring 2018 will be a more kinder gentler year, our Mom could certainly use that for a change.

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  7. I said the same thing about 2017 to my hubby yesterday. Very pretty art, so appropriate being that you are a star. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. You always do a wonderful job helping kitties in need and I know you will continue to. I hope your taxes don't double either. Here's to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018! XO

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  8. You ARE an internet sensation!!! We will be glad to see 2017 leave...it was a horrible year.

    The Florida Furkids

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  9. Pretty much the same for us too, CK. Mostly down days than up.

    We wish you and your family a better, healthier and happier New Year xx

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  10. Happy Mew Year! Stars always remind me of Mew Years too. Purring dats 2018 be much betters! Purrz from Chiquita and the Katie Katz.

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  11. oh how you made me laugh but I am NOT laughing at the possibility of you having to have a room at the "senior place", praying that is NOT the case. We are with you on 2017 being crappy....you also made me laugh about what you accomplished in 2017 cause I am right there with you! Guess what one of my "intentions" is for 2018? To BLOG LESS...seriously!!! And...to return to the reason that we began blogging in the first place and to quit focusing on numbers.........in the big picture...they mean NOTHING. Love your artwork and we LOVE YOU AND YOUR HONESTY! YOU ALWAYS ROCK! HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  12. What a great picture,CK ! Happy New Year !

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  13. Love your art. You look so dreamy!
    We wish you a happy, healthy, and safe new year!

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  14. My golly girl, you are magnificent!! Your art is out of this world.


    Haha...love the fill=ins. Wish we could furever home all the furries. They need love, warm and food.

    Loves,

    Shoko

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  15. We're going to miss your Caturday Art, CK! Wishing you all a wonderful 2018.

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  16. Love the idea of kicking 2017 to the curb! Happy NY to a beautiful artistic kitty and mom. We love your starry purply dreamy effect and, with you, look forward to 2018!

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  17. Anytime you can help the homeless kitties why that's a win for sure BFGF. 2017 was actually a very good year for me and TKS and Mom L and Dad P. This is the year we all found our permanent home forever and forever. We are not moving again!! Even though getting our home trashed all our saved green papers, I would not want to undo our decision. Warm paw pats to you and TW

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  18. Have a spectacular New Year!

    Noodle and crew

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  19. CK, you know I, Marvelous had an extra wonderful year once I can to Vancouver. But my poor Mommy did not. the last half of the year for her was the pits. We are looking forward to 2018. We may not blog as much but we will do what we want, when we want to and live our life to the fullest!
    Purrs and Love
    Marv and Mom

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    1. I forgot to tell you how much we loved your art this week! Fabulishious! Mommy is inspired!
      Purrs
      Marv

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  20. Such dreamy artwork of you, CK! We think you, TW and Pop did lots of good in 2017. If you ever need reminding, just think of all the cats you helped this year -- including the PAWS kitties. You are great friends to us all, and we love you! Happy New Year. Let's hope for a 2018 full of peace, love and joy!

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  21. Love the New Year's art! Here's to looking forward to a wonderful 2018!

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  22. The new year started off with a bang. So, I am catching up, now.
    Nice artwork! The fill-ins...I cannot think of Patti Smith without thinking of Gilda Radner. I adored her.
    I am sure you make a difference with your deeds, etc. Best wishes for a really good year! Hugs!

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