Creation #91. Cherry Blossoms Patchwork.


Today I’m thinking about the first day of my first daily design challenge. It was April 1st 2010 and I successfully completed my mission on March 31st of 2011 with an unfiltered version of the illustration I am using in today’s design.

Here I created a patchwork grid with various filter effects applied in the nine sections. The diversity in filters creates a randomness that symbolizes the random array of images that accumulate when one designs something, anything, every day for one year. The underlying illustration maintains its general structure despite the randomness. This structure symbolizes the goal purpose of the daily design challenge – to stick with it and create 365 consecutive designs.

creation 91 cherry blossoms patchworkI have been distracted with other projects at times during Circadian Creative 2012 more-so than during my last challenge. Therefore this challenge is more difficult for me to stick with but today’s creation and analysis of it has helped me to restore my focus and continue on.

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Creation #83. Bumbly Bee.


Today a dear friend of Circadian Creative has passed away. This friend is Juliet of The Grannies. Juliet is a 22 year old cat and when she and her sister Kate were rescued from a shelter in 2010 things were about to change for senior pets everywhere.

The very kind person who rescued Juliet and Kate decided to publish their story on Facebook. Their page quickly grew in popularity as so many people were warmed by Juliet and Kate’s sad story. Today the page has over 5000 fans. During the past year and half their story has translated into a community of people working to save abandoned senior cats and dogs from certain death as so many seem to be given up by their owners and put into shelters that will eventually euthanize them. The person who rescued and cared for Juliet and Kate in their final months has founded an organization dedicated to the cause of abandoned pets, and seniors in particular. A year ago we mourned the loss of Kate on March 25th 2011. Juliet passed away earlier today, March 24th 2012. Since this is a Leap Year they passed away exactly one year apart.

During Circadian Creative 2010-11. I designed a logo for the Grannies Facebook page and ever since I’ve been following Juliet and Kate and the cause for abandoned senior pets. One thing that Juliet loved was sitting at the window and gazing out into the yard at the garden. In particular she loved the bumble bees that buzzed around the flowers. This was a trade mark of Juliet and was often the topic of her daily posts. So in honor of Juliet and the difference she has made in the world I offer this Bumbly Bee as today’s daily design. Rest in peace Juliet.

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18,000 Thank Yous!


18000 thank yous
I just want to post a quick message to everyone who has visited, commented and shared their own creative projects over the past several days. I also want to thank WordPress for featuring me on Freshly Pressed last week. I have received nearly 18,000 page views since Friday morning, April 1st., and that’s no joke! I am really honored and grateful for the exposure. I am also very grateful to have many of you subscribing to the blog, as well as following along on Facebook and Twitter. Many of you have projects of your own and I am so happy to be aware of them now and I look forward to checking in on them regularly. To all you 365ers out there, keep it up!

The 365 project takes a lot out of you, but it is well worth the effort. For now, I have been taking a break in between reading and replying to comments. I’ll be back though. I also want to  let you know that I will be posting projects and perhaps sharing the work of other artists, designers and creatives soon. Stay tuned and look for the Best and Worst of Circadian Creative in a few days. After that who knows what I’ll get into but what ever it is I will post it here!

Thanks again to everyone and I will be back again very soon!
~Seán

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Daily Design #359.


Daily Design #359. For today’s design I guess I’m thinking about going to sleep. The crescent moon has always made me think of the feeling you have just before settling in for the night. It’s been a long day and you are just ready for peaceful, restful sleep.

Tonight as I was creating this image I was informed by Colleen that something very sad had been announced. Remember The Grannies logo, and the TEAM GRANNIES design from last weekend? The designs were created for two elderly cats who have had a tough lot in life recently until they were adopted by a loving person and given a forever home. These two have been a hot item on Facebook recently. They have hundreds of fans and are an inspiration for the cause of adopting senior pets. Their names are Juliet and Kate, and I am very sad to report that Kate passed away today after being ill for several days. I would like to dedicate this design to Kate the cat, who with her sister Juliet is inspiring senior pet lovers all over the country. Rest in peace Kate. See you all tomorrow. ~Sean.

daily design 359 for Kate the cat

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Daily Design #346. Happy Birthday Aggie!


Daily Design #346. Today’s design is for my beloved Calico, Agatha. She turns ten today and it has been a crazy decade for us both. I am so thankful to have had Agatha with me through it all! See you all tomorrow. ~Sean.

daily dsign 346. happy birthday agatha

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Daily Design #312. Happy 100th Birthday Ronald Reagan.


Daily Design #312. A personal hero of mine is President Ronald Wilson Reagan. Before I knew, or cared, of anything political, the image of Reagan instilled in me a feeling of safety and security. That, in Reagan’s view, was the first and foremost responsibility of any government to it’s citizenry. For a Government to attempt to extend it’s responsibilities much further than the safety and security of it’s citizens would inevitably result in a failure to itself and it’s people. Like the founders of the United States, Reagan believed that the individual was more than capable of administering their own personal destiny and that a government that attempted to interfere in that individual liberty was nothing less that tyrannical. This is the system of government that each of us as American’s has inherited, and often takes for granted, and it is our responsibility to be sure that the gift of individual liberty is paid forward to our children and grandchildren.

I leave you all with the closing words form a 1974 speech by Ronald Wilson Reagan. See you all tomorrow. ~Sean.

daily design 312 happy 100th birthday ronald reagan“We cannot escape our destiny, nor should we try to do so. The leadership of the free world was thrust upon us two centuries ago in that little hall of Philadelphia. In the days following World War II, when the economic strength and power of America was all that stood between the world and the return to the dark ages, Pope Pius XII said, ‘The American people have a great genius for splendid and unselfish actions. Into the hands of America God has placed the destinies of an afflicted mankind.’

We are indeed, and we are today, the last best hope of man on earth.”

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Daily Design #270. Happy Birthday Arline!


Daily Design #270. Happy Birthday wishes to Colleen’s mother, Arline. Have a great day Arline! See  you all tomorrow with another design! ~Sean.

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Wacom Tablet, Day 28. Happy Anniversary Darling!


Wacom tablet, day 28. Today is my 6 year anniversary with my lovely Colleen. Thank you for the best 6 years of my life Colleen. I love you. See you all tomorrow. ~Sean.

wacom tablet day 28

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