Kitty Camouflage

cat on patterned background
Kitty Camouflage!
calico cat on calico couch
Where is Nikka?!

Something I’ve wanted to do for years with this photo of Nikka. She is so well camouflaged on the flowered background that I decided to use the Cutout filter in PhotoShop to make it really look like camouflage. I think I may need to rescan it too, to lose those bitmappy edges.

Someday I’ll get around to telling Nikka’s story. She was Fawn‘s sister and was adopted, but at a certain point I had to go and take her back. Someday, I’ll tell that one.

Just for reference, here’s the reference photo.


To see more daily photos go to “Daily Images” in the menu and choose “All Photos” or any other category.

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in purchasing one as a print, or to use in a print or internet publication.



From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

7 thoughts on “Kitty Camouflage

  • Pingback: The Creative Cat - Rescue Story: “My First Litter”, Part Two

  • May 23, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I look forward to hearing Nikka’s story (if I recall, she WAS Natasha). Boris and Genghis provided such joy and their mama Phurson was truly special. You’ve written about the fourth litter mate, Fawn (Gavotte), so it’s time to hear all about Nikka.

    • May 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      Amby, I’ve been waiting for myself to get a painting of her done that I’ve planned for years before I tell her story, but I shouldn’t wait for that…I to remember she was Natasha! It’s difficult because when she came back she really tortured Fawn. But Fawn’s name was Fawn from the beginning–she was the only one who didn’t have an east European or “Khan” linked name. She shredded papers and so was named for Fawn Hall, Oliver North’s secretary!

    • May 22, 2012 at 12:02 am

      Thanks, Savannah! That’s been waiting more than a decade to be done! I’m glad to finally see it.

    • May 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Franny, thanks for visiting! I go back and forth with that, sometimes I like the roughness. If I make it larger, though–picture a placemat?–the bitmappy edges would also get bigger and then they might be distracting.

      And don’t tell me you’re no artist! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish now that you’ve settled in.


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: