Caturday Abstracted Art

I, Marvelous, LOVE pawticipating in Athena the Cat Goddess’ Caturday Art Blog Hop! Mommy and me have been really having loads of fun seeing what we can create!

This week we tried something Abstract but recognizable at the same time.

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What do you think?

You can see all the other great pet art on Athena’s Blog!
Please click her badge to go and see the other pawticipants!

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I, Marvelous had a horrible traumatic time last night and first thing this morning.

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See these 2 wind hounds (Sestra the black one and Wayward, the brindle)! They and their Daddy came to visit at my townhouse Thursday. Sestra has been to the townhouse many times. She knew Queen Penelope. Wayward (who is her brother) was furry nice to me, but Sestra chased me and barked at me and her Daddy could not get her to stop–both last night AND when she saw me at 6 this morning! Everybody (except maybe Sestra) hope that she will be nicer on their next visit.

Purrs

Marv

 

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Tired on Thursday

Mommy!

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I, Marvelous am so very thankful you are home and you have quit puttering around the townhouse and are finally on the sofa and I can sit on your lap.
Why do you not lie down so we can watch Jeopardy together?

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Ah! This is wonderful!
I have been waiting for this all day!

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You are so warm, so soft, so comfy!!!!!!!
Don’t move (flexes claws)…

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Prrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

Wake me up when its time to go to bed.

I am participating in Mr Brian’s Thankful Thursday, he too is thankful for Peace, Harmony and Favorite Spaces.

! I am so very thankful for my new home in Canada!

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Please click his graphic to see all the other pawticipants!

Purrs
Marv

 

 

 

Sparks

Grief is the deepest emotion I have ever felt; a combination of devastation, despair, powerlessness, and existential fear. But it was not all bad, for in that dark time I still found moments of light: the beautiful memories that remained of her life. I wanted to hold the memories. I wanted to touch them. I wanted them to materialize.

I was overcome with an immeasurable desire to tell and retell to everyone who would listen about every moment I could remember spending with her. I saw this happening to our family and friends. We desperately needed to keep her memories alive. Memories were all we had left of her.

But I encountered a conundrum that many others did not. I realized that much of what we were sharing as memories had probably never happened. They were imaginative figments placed on the ephemeral pages of the interweb. But during the summer, a SPARK of light appeared. It was MARVELOUS!

I think McGuffy’s Reader‘s Sparks idea is fabulishious!

When I knew that Queen Penelope’s days were numbered, we shared a daily gift. I have asked her if she will share a weekly SPARK with you and she has agreed. Look for Nellie’s Sparks on Marvelous is Marvelous, starting next Monday!

Today I leave you with one of her previous gifts!

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Love Barb

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Selfie Sunday with Laundry

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I, Marvelous, was lying on my bed contemplating…

When Mommy came in and dumped all the clothes from the dryer on the bed.

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Oh! WoW! This is WARM!!!!

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Good…Mommy is busy cleaning my box….

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Squirm…writhe…twist…worm….wiggle….
snort…grunt…puff….

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Bite…rip…rend….I was having a most wonderful time killing the bed monster when I heard…

MARVELOUS! What ARE you doing! Mommy bellowed.

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Me?
I…I…I…um…
I was…um…killing the…um…
killing the bed monster!
You know…the one that Kozmo told me about. Yes, the Bed monster! And Kozmo said they must be killed before they multiply!!!!

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I bet you guys play in the the nice warm sheets too…don’t you?

I am participating in The Cat On My Head’s Selfie Sunday!

Please click their badge to go to their blog and see all the other participants!

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Purrs

Marv

Its Caturday and I am Artsy!

I, Marvelous have not had the opportunity to share my thoughts with you this week. My Mommy tells me that because Monday was a holiday, all 5 days work for the week has to get done in the 4 days that are left in the week. So it means that she is very busy and can not help me.

I do not understand any of that…all I know is that I, Marvelous had to watch Mommy work on her work computer every night and I could not dictate to he what I should have on my blog.

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But today is Caturday and I demanded that a pictures of me be artified! I chewed  (gently of course) on Mommy’s fingers until she took a photo and she got out her home laptop.  She sat in her chair and I took my blog supervision spot.

We took some pictures of me and I picked one! And this is the result!

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We went to Photo505 and chose the Composition Natural Art filter. I think I look very Braqueish!

You can see all the other great pet art on Athena’s Blog!
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Purrs

Marvelous

 

Selfie Sunday # 7 Happy Thanksgiving!

I, Marvelous was having a snooze in my cube.

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Mommy asked me if she could take my Sunday Selfies!

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I jumped up on the coffee table. And took a pose.

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Mommy complemented me on my nice lean waist, but said people would like to see my beauteous face, could I turn around please, so I did.

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How’s this Mommy?

And can you please bring back some turkey from Thanksgiving Dinner at auntie Laurie’s?

I am participating in The Cat On My Head’s Selfie Sunday!

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Artsy Thanksgiving Caturday!

We are looking forward to Thanksgiving up here! Plus Mommy gets an extra day off (Monday). She is (sort of) caught up at work and does not have to do any this weekend (Bonus!!!) Caturday…we are going to sleep in!!!

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You can see all the other great pet art on Athena’s Blog!
Please click her badge to go and see the other pawticipants!

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Purrs

Marvelous

How we did this picture:

This week, we took a big blurry picture and played around with it in Photoshop.

First we ran it through a sharpen filter.

Then we cropped it. down to just Marv’s face.

We adjusted the color levels, then we duplicated it so we had 3 layers.

We turned off the top layer.

The bottom layer (Background) we left alone. The next layer, we used SUMI and then turned the layer into an overlay.

We turned on the top layer and applied paint daubs (sparkly) then turned on dissolve.

We wanted a thanksgiving frame, but could not find one we liked so we went to BigHuge Labs and put the picture on a Canadian stamp with the date for Thanksgiving on the frank.

Lastly, we brought the stamp back into Photoshop and added Happy Thanksgiving!

We did experiment (alot) and had a lot of fun!