Friday, 25 November 2016

Caturday Art: Dreaming of a White Christmas

HAPPY CATURDAY!

Mum created this photo art today using a mix of PicMonkey and BeFunky. She's been really stressed lately and says this is the only thing she could come up with for Caturday Art this week as when she's stressed she can't get motivated enough into doing anything she normally enjoys doing. 

So, I purred alot on her lap and kept close by for extra kisses and cuddles. The love shared between human and animal is the best cure for any sadness, or at least it makes it more manageable. I'm sure I don't need to tell any of you that. If only people that aren't animal lovers or pet guardians knew that too. Mum has had enough of trying to make them understand. There's a lot of unenlightened ones like that in her life, and she knows they judge her for being 'different' - basically for not being a sheep and following the herd. Actually, she is like a cat - independent and free-spirited and no-one can tell her what to do. Anyway, frankly, she wishes she could keep her distance from people like that.

As you can imagine, Christmas is a stressful time for sensitive souls like my mum. The only thing she likes about it is that it's winter and we can be cosy together and hopefully it'll snow a bit. Highly unlikely these days, but maybe it will. You never know with this crazy weather.

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Also sharing this video again to inject some fun into this post. If you haven't seen it before it's of me playing with Mr Catnip Mousie (remember him?) Mum created a special cartoon filtered version of it for a past Caturday Art post. I thought it would be fun to post it again.



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20 comments:

  1. I think your art this week is absolutely adorable. I always love your art but this is one of my all-time favorites. I hope your mom feels better. I feel the same way sometimes with people in my life but I try not to let it bother me. I'd rather be with my cat than them anyways! I guess that's why I feel closer to my online friends...they "get" me.

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. That's why I feel closer to my online friends too, especially the animal lovers. And yes, I'd rather be with my furbaby than most people any day! I think I'd like to move to an island with just cats for company :)

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  2. Beautiful art Athena. I am sorry this is a stressful time for your Mum, make sure you give her lots of cuddles and purrs.

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    1. Thank you. Athena always knows when I need the most cuddles and purrs.Just pure unconditional love - and no judgement :)

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  3. That's a very cute and festive picture, Athena! I love the cartoonized video too - it looks awesome!

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  4. Athena! Mes loves them both! Your Mommy is so furry creative. Wes LOVES the work she does! And wes understands stress. Our Mommy sends your Mommy a virtual hug and a cup of tea. Wes is stressed around here too and a little blue. (Cinnamon, Jo Jo and Kozmo will bes going back home this week).
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. Thank you, Nellie. I can feel the hug and already feel better! A cup of tea sounds nice for later but it's morning here and I just woke up so right now I'm drinking coffee. As a Brit I do love my tea though :)

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  5. I think this is beautiful, Athena! We love winter and Christmastime, and so we think this is just purrfect. And I know exactly what your mom is talking about, Athena, when she says how certain people are sadly so unenlightened these days. You just keep on cuddling and purring for your mom, Athena, and let her know that those peoples' opinions don't matter one bit. All of us here are here for her!

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  6. Your art is purrfectly as ever, Athena and we do so love your video. It's like a real cartoon and with that music it earns a place on cat tv :D Well said, Athena! We are cats too ;) Here are some Healing Pawkisses to make you feel better :) <3

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  7. Such a beautiful picture, and so wintry! It makes me long for a cup of hot cocoa. I know how your Mum feels, Athena. Sometimes the world is a harsh place for sensitive souls. But please remind her that it's the sensitive souls who bring a lot of love and happiness and beauty to the world. Sending her lots of hugs and purrs!

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  8. Well, I think your art today is cute. TW gets depressed when the weather gets colder.

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  9. That's a lovely winter work of art, Athena! You look like you are having pleasant dreams!

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  10. love your art as always if people don't understand I always tell them frankie is my other child and here's a haiku I wrote I don't care what you say get a grip and go a way sending lots of zen hugs and purrrs your way

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  11. That's a lovely artwork of you, Athena. Mum did a very nice job! :)

    We are sorry things have been stressful for her. People are oftentimes not very nice to sensitive and loving souls such as your Mum. Please give her lots of snuggles and let her know we understand, okay?

    Love to you both.

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  12. OH Athena you look lovely in your cap and those snowflakes are so pretty. As pretty as you! We send big purrs too to your Mom, we know that there are a lot of two leggers who don't get it about us furry kids. Mom says we always give her all of our unconditional love and she knows we would never turn our backs on her like two leggers have. *hugs*

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  13. Oh stress ... yes, I know that feeling. In fact I too am feeling stressed for many reasons, not the least of which, we brought a new kitty into our fold and our old kitties are very unhappy ... how to solve this one, I am not sure. But I will say that we all have our hair standing on end trying to get through it ... so in this case the kitty lovin' isn't doing the trick. Let's see where we are next week at this time ... fingers crossed it will improve :) As for Christmas, love your little Christmas hat on Athena. I am not much into Christmas this year either ... hope that changes soon or it will be past. Oh my ... I love having someone to commisorate with ... misory loves company as they say :) Hope things pick up for you and I know Athena will be Purfectly good for what ails you :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  14. We hope your Mom feels better soon. The holidays are often stressful for the humans.

    The Florida Furkids

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  15. You look very festive, Athena ! Nice art ! Purrs

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  16. Lovely art, Athena. I hope your mom feels better soon! Continue to give her lots of purrs and cuddles. Love the video and effects, too.

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Purrs xx
Athena and Marie