24 December 2006

Winter White

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely perfect and beautiful Cat. Merry Christmas to you.

Anonymous said...

It's snowing for Christmas! Beautiful! Tralala ... it's 5pm on the 25th here Cat :) Have a wonderful day!!

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's possible to love this any more than I do! Thanks for posting such a great illo :)

Anonymous said...

Nice! These are the birds that I see from my window!

Anonymous said...

Snow-White.

iamnasra said...

What lovely image..Hope you had great X-mas

tekentijger said...

Very lovely! Merry christmas!

Anonymous said...

Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so beautiful that I can't stand it! Just adorable :)

Merry Xmas, Cat :)

isay said...

beutiful! i like it a lot!

merlinprincesse said...

Wonderful image! I love what you have done here.... It's not snowing up North because Anon has stolen all my snow... :P

Sandy said...

Thank you for sending this to me, Cat. We are cold in Texas and now I have some snow to go with it.

Love it!

S

ValGalArt said...

Incredible! I love this so much! I am always struck by the beauty of bare branches and your peice illustrates that feeling so perfectly!
I hope your transitioon is going well and that your days are filled with inspiration and love. Have a beautiful holiday!

Stephen "Steve" said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for stopping in on our Blog every now and then.

How did you find us? we really enjoy your illustrations! Keep it up.

SB said...

This is SO beautiful! I would love to post it at Watermark -- credited & linked, of course.

Would you mind?

Anonymous said...

I skipped over from Andrea's, probably because the "cat" word caught me. And here I find not only cats, but poetry, profound insights and a determination to restore balance. Thankyou.

SB said...

Poetry & cats -- it's a natural congruence.

Thanks for letting me post this!

tlc illustration said...

Very nice piece. Thanks for visiting my blog.

I took a mini-roadtrip to Missoula last May and absolutely loved it there. Who would have though such a cute little town would be stuck out in the middle-of-nowhere Montana? (Best find - "Chocolat" gourmet chocolates. Amazing!)

I hope things will be good for you back at home. Merry Christmas.

LDahl said...

Snow birds.....
Peace in your heart.
Happiest of New Years!
Thank you for being part of my blogging family this last year!

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful. pardon my ignorance of things technical, but how does one do that?

the enigma said...

ah, thanks for this wonderful image! i'll save this.

Pat Paulk said...

Merry Christmas--a day late...

Caroline said...

Glorious snow picture - I love it!

Random York said...

Oh, wow! Good job. I can taste the snow!

Catnapping said...

Thank you, all. I hope everyone's holy days are coming along nicely, and that everyone we love is safe and warm.

Joji: There's a software program called Animation Shop 3. Essentially, what I did was to make the original image, and then copy it twice. I then used my PSP program to sprinkle "snow" on each copy by expanding the tip to the full 500px, and putting it on the lowest density. One click on each copy and voila - itty bitty white dots. 3 images, identical except for the placement of the white dots...makes it look like snow, sorta. The animation software connects the 3 images, and "plays" them over and over.

Jasc is the company, but I think Corel might also make it nowadays.

TechnoBlogger said...

Beautiful picture! And thanks for letting me know about the unavailable video on my site! I've found a replacement, and it should play fine now. I had a very Merry Merry! I hope you did also!

Anonymous said...

Love these birds. I hope the new year brings you all your biggest wishes. :-)

Anonymous said...

thanks for giving me a my white christmas this is fantastic stuff

Janet said...

Wow! This is perfect, Cat! I hope you had a great Christmas and that all is well in your new home.

Tony LaRocca said...

Ah, the camouflaged birds are hiding in the snowstorm, waiting for a car to park beneath...

sage said...

nice picture, hope your Christmas was just as special.

carla said...

This is soooo lovely! The delicate snowfall is such a perfect touch, and I love the shape of the birds on the bar branches. I hope you had a very happy holiday...and best wishes for the New Year:>

andrea said...

I love this!

Anonymous said...

Love the simple serenity. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow, truly awe inspirng! The snow, the birds, everything! Thanks for sharing!

claudine hellmuth said...

wonderful! I love the simple elegance and the animation! wow!

violetismycolor said...

way cute, and seems so serene.

Hattie said...

Darling! It made me all shivery in a nice way, even over here in Hawaii.

raim said...

I like the lovely drawing... and the snowing efect...
Happy Holidays
:0)

Anonymous said...

very effective
thanks for the comments

Brine Blank said...

Apparently I am a bit late to this party...but I would like to state that if you are working as an RN your talents are underutilized...nice work...as for whatever unfortunate circumstances you find yourself...keep you chin up!

airikshin1ng said...

Thanks for dropping and leaving generous comment, winter is indeed cold but white is beautiful...Happy New Year to you and thanks for posting .

Anonymous said...

i can hear the jingle bells as the snow falls. How festive!

Anonymous said...

Marvellous! That's great!

Happy New Year to you!

Trevor Pitt said...

This is serene. I wonder what percentage of that falling white stuff is actually bird crap (?). That reminds me, I've gotta stop eating bird-seed so late at night. :P

PS: Stop hoarding all of that snow out west! I think Ohio is the only friggin' state in the Union not getting any. Oh wait, maybe that's just Global Warming. In that case; are you interested in any future beach front properties close to Lake Erie?

Avery's mom said...

thanks for the well wishes. your art is so peaceful, you're great for sharing.
best to you for the upcoming year

Memphis Steve said...

I must confess, I've never seen a blog quite like yours.

I like this picture.

Lori Witzel said...

OMG sweet!!! Thanks so very much for stopping by and commenting on my random "will you draw me" post.

And I hope you have a brilliant, creative new year!

Would you mind if I linked to you, so I won't miss coming by?

You can email me and let me know...

lwitzel (at) austin (dot) rr (dot) com

Anonymous said...

nice! i love winter!

Catnapping said...

woah! my apologies to all whose nicks turned "anonymous." when i was FORCED to switch to blogger2 it really screwed things up around here, and i only just noticed the names that are missing from this thread. i thought that glitch only hurt entries posted closer in time to the switch...guess not.

i think blogger should have waited till blogger2 was out of beta, before forcing some of us to switch.