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Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art.

This week the flashback comes from April 2012 and is called:

The Scary Intruder.


Eric: We were in the field happily nomming on grass,

When suddenly I spied something that shouldn't be there.

I had to have a second look! An introoder had dared to come into our field!

I will sneak around from the side and catch him unawares. He will be scared when he sees me puffed up.


Huh? Who put that plastic bag in our field?

Of course I knew all along it was just a bag. How dare mum question my mancatliness and call me a scaredy cat. I was only practicing puffing up for when introoders do introod.

For my Caturday Art this week I have made 2 versions of the third photo. I always seem to use the darker more autumnal colours lately so have tried some different layers this week.

#1 still has a lot of the darker greens but not the browns.
I started with Fairy at 35%, then Tattoo also at 35% and finished with Quirky at 25%.

#2 is very different to the colours I usually look for.
I started with Beauty at 50%, then Floating at 20% finishing with Fantasy at 55%. Which is your favourite?


You can find more Caturday Art by visiting Athena, The Cat Goddess.

Of course I also have a puzzle so click on the small picture to do it.
preview99 pieceCaturday Art 1 08.12.18

36 comments:

Comedy Plus said...

Practice makes purrfect. What a wonderful flashback and art.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

messymimi said...

Besides, you always have to make sure the bag isn’t being used as a disguse by some nefarious someone or something.

Katie Isabella said...

You darling boys. THE most mancatly there are ever was!~

The Whiskeratti said...

Ohhhh bags... just can't trust 'em. Those boys were wise.

William’s Kith & Kin said...

We would have been terrified seeing Eric all puffed up like that! We love the art this week.

Summer said...

MOL, fluffing up over a plastic bag! Poor Eric, that was not one of his more fabulous moments.

Mark Muller said...

good that you found that intruder... maybe the bag wanted to be with you because it wanted a cat inside?

Pam and Teddy said...

Well Eric was right to show that plastic bag who's boss! Plastic bags are sneaky especially when caught by the wind. We like #1 photo the best with the fall-ish colors but both of them are wonderful - any photos of those handsome guys are wonderful!

Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)

Marg said...


That was such a good job that you did even if it was a plastic bag. It could have been something very dangerous. We really like the art pictures. Love the colors. You all have a great day.





Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Ha, anything smaller and it would have been lunch. Love your card of the boys xo

Brian said...

You can't be too careful with introoders! The art is two boy fabulous!!!

Three Chatty Cats said...

You can never be too careful. And plastic bags can be scary! So it’s best to always be on guard.

stevebethere said...

Nooo never trust a bag they are bad news I like seeing their past shenanigans heheh!

Have and adventuretastic weekend :-)

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

You have such wonderful photos of Eric and Flynn! It's a good thing he found that scary plastic bag! Happy Holidays to all of you.

My Mind's Eye said...

Hello to you two handsome ginger Angels....
Your duties as grounds keepers was taken very seriously. I'm surprised any introoooder made it into your yard.
Hugs Cecilia

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It seems that we both had introoders in our yards:) We would love to send you a Christmas Card. If you are OK with sharing it, can you send us your email addy: theoppackATgmailDOTcom? Thanks.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Eastside Cats said...

That jigsaw puzzle was HARD! Took us elebenty minutes to finish it!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Practicing to puff up ... hahahahaha.

The Island Cats said...

You showed that plastic bag...even if it was just practice. ;)

Caren Gittleman said...

I love your artwork because they always look like paintings xoxo

Cathy Keisha said...

I love the first one best and I agree with Caren. We got your card today. Thank you! I haven't mailed mine yet.

Cleo said...

Yet another wonderful flashback. Hey boys, you never know if that bag might've been a scary creature. Always better to be cautious. Both versions of the photo are creative, and though dad has always been a fan of the darker hues he's found lately that he likes the fantasy setting most. Happy weekend to you.

Katie Isabella said...

Mom Jackie, I, Katie would be so happies to be included in the hop. Fanks you.

y12beta6 at gmail dot com

💗

Kitties Blue said...

It is always impawtant to check our "puffing up" abilities. You have to make certain they work when you need them. We like both versions of your art, especially when blown up to full screen. The colors and textures are gorgeous. Happy Caturday. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

The J-Cats said...

It's furry hard to decide. We love both versions of your art. Well - maybe just a slight preference for #2.

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

I bet your peeps always felt safe with you boys on guard!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That was a cute flashback. Thank you for the puzzle. XO

John Bellen said...

Eric was right: plastic bags are a terrible intrusion. Into the rubbish bin with it. Well done, Eric.

meowmeowmans said...

Awesome flashback! Nothing wrong with puffing up at that plastic bag ... it clearly did not beling in your field, Eric and Flynn!

Catio Tales said...

Those bags are Bad News. Äiti was doing a happy dance when she read your comment, and I shall be on postman-watch! And no one cares what times are on jigsaws - it is the pleasure of doing them - the longer it takes, the more pleasure it is!

The Swiss Cats said...

Great flashback, and lovely art ! Purrs

Marie Symeou said...

Those came out great!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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copy N paste said letz give it a go
wanna say HI & leeve a good werd
de food gurlz werkz a big bass terd
we hope this findz ewe doin swell
santaz comin ring de Christmas bell
sorree we haz ta uze copee N paste
we gotta sneekz a round with out haste
happee week if we due knot get bak
N joy two day N eatz a snak ♥♥☺☺☺

yur Christmas page ROCKS ♥♥♥

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

One never knows what vishus evil can lurk in plastic bags!

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Those bags sure can cause a lot of troubles.MOL!

We like the first art picture the best.Petcretary wishes she had more time to try out the puzzle...maybe someday:)

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

don't you worry! We know you are brave--plastic bags are frightening!