Saturday, December 8, 2018

An Unexpected Caturday Christmas Collage

Guess what, friends? My scanner is still a no-go. Luckily, I really do think it should be up and running again today, because this less than tech savvy human here believes she finally knows what she needs to do to make it work again. In the meantime, though, because I didn't plan ahead for this sort of disaster, I don't have any new doodles to show you today. Well, I have new doodles, they're just not currently able to be scanned and therefore shared. This makes me feel a tad bit frustrated and anxious, because it's the day of Athena's Caturday Art blog hop, one of my favorite days to share new art. But, alas, here I am without new art to show you.

That all being said, though, I did use some of my art to sort of create something to share. I went to the website known as Fotor, and for the first time ever I tried making art using a photo editor online. I picked at least one of my Christmas doodles from each of the past three years and compiled bits and pieces of them into a collage. I quite honestly had no idea what I was doing, because anything digital is simply not my forte. But, at the same time, I kind of had fun doing it.

I hope you all don't mind seeing these doodles from the past couple of years recycled today. Our usual daily doodles should be able to resume tomorrow, as long as my scanner cooperates with my technologically challenged mind. I have to give kudos to all of you who edit photos in any sort of digital manner, because I, personally, find it thoroughly daunting and requiring some seriously technological know-how.

A merry day to all!

Our Tip of the Day:

Did you know that poinsettias are not as deadly for your furbaby as is often believed? Of course that's not to say you should be feeding poinsettias to your furbabies as an afternoon snack, as they can indeed cause irritation of the mouth and stomach. But, poinsettias are in actuality not the most dangerous of Christmas decorations. It's festive plants such as mistletoe and holly of which you should be even more cautious. Mistletoe can cause issues such as vomiting, diarrhea, decreased heart rate, and difficulty breathing. Holly can also cause vomiting and diarrhea, and sometimes lethargy or even death. Needless to say, always be cognizant of what plants and other decorations are in your home. To be safe, it is likely best to simply keep your home free of Christmas plants.


Pam and Teddy said...

Well I think this is absolutely WONDERFUL - very beautifully done - I'm not familiar with Fotor but looks like a place to get very creative which you did.

Happy Saturday!
Pam and Teddy too

Marg said...

We think that combo doodle is terrific. We like that a lot. You all have a fantastic day.

World of Animals, Inc said...

We hope the scanner is up and running by today for you. We don't mind at all seeing a beautiful combo of past doodles all put together. Thanks for sharing the great holiday tip of the day. Have a wonderful weekend.
World of Animals

Eastside Cats said...

It's always hard to work around something that you are used to using! Great collage!

Catscue Catmom said...

I like the doodle, lot's of eye candy!

messymimi said...

Our plants all live on the porch or on top of a bookshelf the cats do not get on top of. They are only on the bookshelf when the overnight temps would freeze them, they go back out when it’s warm.

That is beautiful art, and no one would know it’s not fresh, new stuff if you didn’t tell them i bet.

As for the scanning, have you ever thought of taking a picture of your art with your phone and emailing it to yourself, then saving it on the computer? It sounds complicated and like a round-about way, but i’m such a tech dunce i end up doing things that sort of way, and it works.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That looks amazing! Sometimes those photo editing sites are just fun to play with and see what you come up with :)

pilch92 said...

I love your collage, that came out great. Sorry about the scanner troubles. Excellent tips, we have an artificial mistletoe and never get poinsettias.

Cathy Keisha said...

And we who use photo editing apps wish we had your talent to draw oriiginal stuff. That looks great!

meowmeowmans said...

We love this collage! And no, we do not mind seeing a collage of your past drawings. Not one iota.

Paws crossed that your scanner issues get resolved soon!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Wow... that came out great!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

The Island Cats said...

We love this collage of your doodles.