Dona Nobis Pacem — #Blog4Peace 2015

Last year I didn’t hear about #BlogBlast4Peace until the very day. This year, I am prepared. According to the #Blog4Peace Facebook page, BlogBlast For Peace™ was founded by Mimi Lenox in October 2006 as Dona Nobis Pacem in the blogosphere. It was the first internet presence to ask bloggers to post on the same subject on the same day. November 4 is the annual day designated as BlogBlast4Peace™ aka Blog4Peace™

You can read more about the event on their website.

#blog4peace globe and quoteWishing for peace today and everyday.

Christy Paws

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Do You Have to Perform Tricks for Treats?

Happy Halloween - Do you have to perform tricks for treats?

Good morning friends, and Happy Halloween to those who celebrate it. Mom was looking through my posts to see what I did for Halloween last year and realized I did NOTHING! That’s right, nothing. But it’s not my fault. Mom was still down in Southern California finishing up some medical stuff and moving the rest of our belongings to our new home here in Northern California. Even if I could type, she had the computer with her. Of course, she did HER favorite thing last year. She created this artsy banner for my Facebook page.

Halloween Banner - tricks for treats?

Tricks for Treats

We live in too rural an area now to have trick or treaters, but we had bazillions when we lived in Southern California. … Continue reading

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Caturday Art: Flaming Colors of Fall

Caturday Art: Flaming Fall, digitally manipulated photo of a beautiful sunset and a cat

Fall is mom’s favorite season and I’m pretty fond of it too. It’s cool enough that the doors and windows are open most of the time but there’s still plenty of nice, warm sunpuddles. Mom loves the warm colors of fall.

Although this week’s Caturday Art might look like a scene from our recent Butte Fire, it is just one of our very spectacular sunsets. Mom did so much tweaking to this piece that I don’t even know where to begin and you probably don’t want to know those boring details anyway!

Caturday Art: Flaming Colors of Fall, digitally manipulated photo of a beautiful sunset and a cat. www.christypaws.com

Here are the original photos of the sunset and of me.

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The Traveling Bikini in Caturday Art

Christy posing in the traveling bikini

The Traveling Bikini arrived here mid-September while we were evacuated from the fire. It was waiting at the Post Office when we got back home. Phoebe's Traveling Bikini BadgeMom apologizes for holding it hostage for so long but has been dealing with a lot of things, mostly computer issues since the fire, and hasn’t been able to write my posts for me much. It’s not very practical to write blog posts from an iPhone. At least that’s what mom says.

Do you know about the Traveling Bikini? Back in May, Phoebe of 15andmeowing had the (fun?) idea to send a bikini around to her friends for them to take photos in, and so began The Kittyhood of the Traveling Bikini. The first kitties to get it after Phoebe were … Continue reading

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Caturday Art: Dreaming of Traveling with Izzy and Tristy

Mom cheated a little bit on today’s Caturday Art. She didn’t do a whole lot to the original photo – she just applied the posterize filter with pretty minimal settings.

Here’s the original photo.

Caturday Art: Dreaming of Traveling with Izzy and Tristy - original photo

Then she used the cutout tool on photos from the Lionesses on the Prowl post and added them.

She added additional layers to create the mat and frame.

Caturday Art: Dreaming of Traveling with Izzy and TristyAnd there I am, traveling with flat cats Izzy and Tristy in my dreams.

Have a dreamy day.

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Caturday Art: More than Sleepy

When we started on this week’s Caturday Art project, we thought we would see if the topic for #52Snapshots over at The Lazy Pit Bull was something we could incorporate. Boy, did we get lucky this week. How much more purrfect could this week’s topic be: sleepy. The only thing that could make it better is if it was “sleeping.” Since that is what I’m best at, mom had no trouble finding a recent, less than perfect, photo of me doing just that.

Mom started out in Photoshop Elements with her usual multiple layers then started applying different filters to each one then different blending modes. In the final version, the bottom photo layer has the glowing edges filter applied. The next layer the accented edges filter with the blending mode set to overlay. A third layer of the photo has the middle cut out leaving just a … Continue reading

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Cowcat UP!

Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout

No, this is not a post about a black and white kitty. This is about a cowkitty of a different color.

I am proud to announce that I recently became a Cat Scout. Many of you know about Cat Scouts but for those who don’t, it is a place for cats of the blogosphere to have fun, learn and do service projects. I’ve been wanting to join for a while but mom kept saying she couldn’t keep up with all my STUFF as it was without adding Scouts. Finally, thank catness, when they started the traveling flat cats, I begged and she couldn’t resist anymore.

You may remember that mom made a flat of me to take to BlogPaws. We still have that one but it is so large (life size) that it would … Continue reading

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Caturday Art: Headshot

Caturday Art

Today’s Caturday Art project was created in Photoshop Elements. When mom applied the poster edges filter to this photo, I told her she had used this effect before, but she likes it so much I couldn’t get her to change it. Here’s the original photo. I’m sitting in my favorite window where I have the best view of BirdTV. (Tabbies, just read that SquirrelTV.)

Caturday Art original photo

This is the older project she did (one of our first projects for Caturday Art) using this filter. She liked that one so much she even used it for my Christmas card last year.

Christy Paws Christmas Card front - ©ChristyPaws.comAnd here’s this … Continue reading

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