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Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– April 8

The inspiration for today’s #daily365 came late, and from watching LA Ink. There was a woman getting a lotus and a koi tattoo (2 of the more traditional Asian symbols used in tattooing, I’d imagine), and a thought that, since I really like both images, I’d try for a Lotus. It’s not great, it was done in about 10 minutes, but overall I think it’s an ok start. Enjoy.

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Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– April 7

Real quick. I have a splitting headache right now, probably– as Ant0nio Banderas (as the Nasonex bee) is prone to say– as a result of seasonal allergy congestion (now, try saying “seasonal allergy congestion” from now on and not think of the Nasonex bee commercials). Debating on whether I should take something. My choices right now:

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And there you have today’s #daily365. Enjoy!

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Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– April 6

Today, while enjoying the outdoors for a bit (read: doing yard work), the word “cucubano” came to mind, and with it a song (of the same name) popularized by Tony Croatto (and, if I’m not mistaken, covered by Menudo as well). In case you’re wondering what a cucubano is, the wiki entry (found here) sheds some light, and the blog “Speaking Boricua” has a short and sweet explanation on Tony Croatto here.

I always thought cucubanos were fireflies. It appears I was wrong about that. Anyway, today’s CSED was inspired by the song’s title and part of the lyrics, which translate as follows:

I am a star of the night
in the mountains as well as the plains

Enjoy! As always, your thoughts and feedback are most welcome.

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Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– April 5

Trying to get the creative cranial engine re-cranked. March got away from me– mostly because I set a rather specific theme for the month (which turned out to be a lot harder to pull off without resorting to dubious image pinching), and, not wanting to visually repeat myself, I got lazy about it. I concluded that having a theme for theme’s sake wasn’t going to work for me.

But now we’re a couple of days into a new month, and I’m rededicating myself. I came across a quote yesterday (can’t remember where, or by whom, for that matter). It paraphrased into something along the lines of every time you feel you fail, you get up, dust yourself off and try again. Well, at least that’s how I interpreted it. So, I’m picking myself up, dusting myself off, and looking at this new month as a clean slate. No themes, no set plans for the day, unless something comes along that really motivates me. I’m sure the ratio of gems-to-junk will vary. So be it.

With that long exposition and explanation aside, some thoughts on last night’s piece:

Today’s CSED:

After working on some packaging related projects, I was feeling mentally drained, so I put what was in my head (or wasn’t, for that matter) down on pixels. Even though I was really tired, I had the presence of mind to “post label” it, knowing I wouldn’t get around to posting till today…

brain's drained ©2010 rafael armstrong

Enjoy.

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Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– April 4

I won’t clog today with lengthy expositions and explanations (I’ll leave that for tomorrow). I’ll leave you with today’s CSED and three simple words.

Happy Easter, everyone!

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