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This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. She receives creative input from the Real Cats and clerical assistance from She of Little Talent (old SoLT, a.k.a. Roby Sweet). Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to old SoLt (Ms. Sweet). Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Caturday Art: Jaguar

Today we join Athena's Caturday Art blog hop with this really neat thing old SoLT picked up while she was in Myrtle Beach for BlogPaws. It is a hand-crafted jaguar mask, and as you can see, it is a work of art in itself:

Jaguar mask

But old SoLT could not leave well enough alone and decided to have a little fun. First she went into PicMonkey and applied a whole bunch of filters and textures (Sepia, Boards, Crackle & Ooze, Dark Edges, Daguerreotype Frame) to make the mask look like it was illustrated in an old archaeology journal:

Next, she took the original photo to Dreamscope, where she applied the Swirl effect. After adding a frame in PicMonkey, she got this:

Cool, right? The mask came from a shop called Yours and Mayan at Broadway at the Beach. Yours and Mayan is a fair-trade company that supports Mayan Indians in Guatemala. They have masks in different styles, as well as things like jewelry, bags, and wood carvings.

Old SoLT didn't think to take any pictures while she was there (figures), but you can see some photos on the shop's Facebook page. You can also find them on the Broadway at the Beach site. We recommend stopping in if  ever you are in Myrtle Beach!

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  1. That's a really cool mask. Yours and Mayan, haha, I love punny store names.

  2. Great artwork!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  3. Whoa! TW was at BlogPaws but doesn't believe she met your human. She's glad they spent time on the beach while there.