Fun’s Allowed

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I never get the flu, said I the other day. Well. Apparently I do – sniffle. I’ve done all the zooming around town I need to do, so now I can lurk here at my computer with a blankie and a good excuse for several hot toddies. I’ve just seen on my last post that it got ninety odd likes – wow! That’s because of Don Charisma reblogging it to his incredible fans, and the fact that he genuinely is a nice man means that he is loved by a lot of fans. There’s a lot of power in being loved by many, and it’s rare to find such power being shared with just plain old kindness. So – blown away a bit.

The funny thing about doing that crazy doodle was how incredibly liberating it was. For a minute I thought about my pile of work waiting for me to do, and how much of a tool I generally am at all things IT, but then I had a go, and it took me straight back to the days before I had to be an adult – those days without deadlines and responsibilities. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed any sort of sketch that much before. It didn’t take very long to do, but the whole process was pure and simple fun – without any expectations for the end result. I’m still grinning just thinking about it, and insignificant as it may appear, I reckon it’s changed the way I’ve been thinking lately. It’s not good to be serious about every little thing that you do, and taking time out to do something just for the hell of it, or the sheer pleasure, I’m thinking now, is just as important as anything else in life.

Check out the other participants artworks at Don Charisma’s blog – I reckon they’re all just gorgeous! In the spirit of free spirit I’ll share my favourite wallpaper – again – I know.

Funny-Birds-Wallpaper

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52 thoughts on “Fun’s Allowed

    freehugs3 said:
    April 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Reblogged this on a3maal اعمال.

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    Charles Yallowitz said:
    April 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Hope you feel better soon.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 22, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Thanks Charles – it’s just started now, so I’m thinking I should eat a lot of chocolate and stuff before the taste and smell goes. 😀

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    The Story Reading Ape said:
    April 22, 2014 at 11:57 am

    GET WELL SOON JO – it’s always WAAAAY too quiet when you’re not online 😀 😀 😀

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 22, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      LMAO! Thank you Chris! I’ll still zoom around – just quietly – and a bit sniffy. Ha haaaa! 😀 😈

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    Celebrating Vef said:
    April 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I’ve also started sniffling. Winter is on it’s way downunder and I don’t like it 😦

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      LOL! Winter’s starting here too – frozen kneecaps now. Sorry for your sniffles. 😦 I really thought I wouldn’t get a cold again and it sucks. I’ve taken about 3000mg of Vit C now – maybe that will zap it. 😀

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    Sherri said:
    April 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Hope you feel better Jo! And yes, we should have more fun, and isn’t it amazing how something like this can really shift our focus, for the better? Love the photo too 🙂 Hugs and love to you dear friend and take care of yourself… 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 25, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Thank you my gorgeous Sherri! I’m much better today – catching up on a bit of painting I have to do, and loving it too. 🙂 I hope you’re having a lovely happy week too my friend. LOVE and HUGS to you! 🙂 ❤ XXXXXXXX

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    Lawrence Grodecki said:
    April 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    How nice for you Jo, the art. Now you know why I more often say that I’m playing with a picture rather than working on it! 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 24, 2014 at 7:01 am

      Aaah Lawrence – your art is amazing – the way you make it come alive and glow. Now that you put it that way though 💡 I feel that way with my scribbling – it’s fun, but my painting is coming slowly and I’m thinking of it as work! You’re a genius! That’s why it’s slow – it should be fun! Dr Grodecki. 🙂 X

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        Lawrence Grodecki said:
        April 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm

        You are so funny Jo – so impatient! When you find that patience you will find a kind of rhythm and it won’t feel like work. A lot of my pictures look pretty simple and some people think it’s almost instant because it’s “digital” painting.

        The truth is most of the pictures took 50 -100 hours each to make. More often than not I’m kind of sad when they’re done as I think to myself, “Damn, done already?”

        Have a wonderful day and thanks for the compliments.

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          April 25, 2014 at 11:43 am

          LOL! You’re right too! That’s why I’m always zooming around trying to overtake time itself – and generally ending up bum over belfry. 😀 Wow – 50 – 100 hours is LONG! I should try to be more patient maybe – I will…. You deserve the compliments Lawrence, and a wonderful day to you my friend. 🙂

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    Don Charisma said:
    April 22, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Hey Jo, now that’s Charismatic, do it, write about, and put a photo … love your style, please please show other blogger’s what’s possible on my upcoming challenges it’s really helpful 🙂 warm regards Don Charisma

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 24, 2014 at 6:57 am

      Cool Don! Thank you! 🙂 I’m loving your challenges – they seem quite simple on the surface, but they’re definitely making me a much happier bunny altogether. HUGS 🙂

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    sondasmcschatter said:
    April 22, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    HOPE YA FEEL LIKE DANCING REAL SOON— & SCARE THAT FLU BUG AWAY!!!!!!! 🙂

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    M T McGuire said:
    April 23, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Hot toddies,a spearing and ol as oil on everything to help you breathe, that’s my cure… Unfortunately, Mrs Poldark’s Gnissoids are wish fulfilment on my part but here’s a virtual set anyway.

    Cheers

    MTM

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 24, 2014 at 6:55 am

      LOLOLOL! Is a spearing what I think it is? 😀 I’m taking those virtual Mrs Poldark’s Gnissoids! With your epicness I know they’re going to work. 😀 X

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        M T McGuire said:
        April 24, 2014 at 8:53 am

        Only if you suck one every four hours for weeks… sadly a spearing and ol as oil is my stupid, sodding iPad’s version of a sprinkling of olbas oil. I’m sure that’s very much more boring than you thought it was. Thank you for calling me epic. 😉

        Cheers

        MTM

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          April 25, 2014 at 11:47 am

          HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA! Oh bugger – I’m laughing so hard I think I could die!!!! LOLOLOLOLOL! Oh dear – you are the most awesomely EPIC person I’ve ever met in my life MTM! Ow, ow – everything’s hurting now. 😀 😀 😀 😀

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    Sue Dreamwalker said:
    April 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I hope you are feeling better Jo.. and Doodling is Fun… take care of you. xox Sue

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 24, 2014 at 6:52 am

      Thank you Sue! It’s amazing how one fun simple thing can teach you about the way you’re operating. I’m definitely going to be doing more of lifes doodles. HUGS 🙂 XXXX

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    Forget the Viagra...Pass me a Carrot! said:
    April 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I hope the sniffles did not develop – at least you have feathered nurses in attendance. X

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 24, 2014 at 6:49 am

      Got sniffles – red nose – red eyeballs – LOL – the Full Monty. 😀 My horde have been taking advantage when I nod off and weaving stuff into my hair. 😀 XX

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        Forget the Viagra...Pass me a Carrot! said:
        April 24, 2014 at 6:50 am

        Sounds like time for a Selfie – feathers are the next new thing in hairstyling. Be better soon. XX

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          April 24, 2014 at 7:05 am

          Ack, ack – LOL! Me posting a selfie right now would have everyone running for the hills. 😀 They don’t do many feathers though, the little buggers use bits of plastic, and then rip bits of paper and shove those in too. HUGS XXXX

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    cicampbell2013 said:
    April 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Agree…good to have fun. There’s enough serious stuff to deal with. It should be pleasure on here.
    Sorry about your flu…hope your flu flies fast x

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 24, 2014 at 6:47 am

      True, true. 🙂 Thank you Christine – it’s not too bad now – got about ten litres of soup on the go as an excuse. 😀

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    Cynthia Reyes said:
    April 24, 2014 at 7:03 am

    I still find it remarkable that when our winter ends, your spring begins. But then again, I still don’t believe that airplanes really fly…..

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      Cynthia Reyes said:
      April 24, 2014 at 7:04 am

      I still find it remarkable that when our winter ends, your WINTER begins. But then again, I still don’t believe that airplanes really fly….

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 24, 2014 at 7:15 am

      Ha haaaa! I love these writerly quirks – I’m not keen on flying these days – I spotted some of the artwork from Denver Airport on a blog site the other day, and I’m pretty SURE that I won’t be flying from there. I hope you’re having a wonderful day today my lovely Cynthia. 🙂 XX

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        Cynthia Reyes said:
        April 24, 2014 at 7:44 am

        Denver, eh? BTW, did they find that Air Malaysia plane yet?

        p.s. I also find it remarkable that when it’s daytime for you, it’s 3 in the morning for me! Yikes – maybe I should go try to sleep….

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    jorobinson176 responded:
    April 24, 2014 at 8:02 am

    They’ve got murals of dead people in coffins, and some crazed terrorist, and all sort of other stuff I’m thinking wouldn’t make you a happy flyer – LOL – actually, it’s a bit weird – they’ve got statues of an apocalyptic horse and a really ugly gargoyle in a suitcase. 😀 They haven’t found that poor plane yet – who’d have thought that a whole plane full of souls could just disappear like that? Is it 3am there? That’s my normal wake up time. 🙂

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    melanietoye said:
    April 24, 2014 at 9:55 am

    “It’s not good to be serious about every little thing” said you. Yes, I believe I fall into this sometimes. Allowing the seriousness of work, writing, earning and living take over. When really, the passion and imagination and creativity is what I love most about my work. Thanks for the reminder. x

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 25, 2014 at 11:45 am

      My pleasure Melanie! We are our own worst critics and taskmasters, and being mostly sensitive souls end up feeling guilty about things we shouldn’t. You’re doing awesomely in my eyes – so yes – have a little fun now and then my friend. 😉

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        melanietoye said:
        April 26, 2014 at 11:15 am

        Thank you so much Jo, you are really very lovely. Have a wonderful day and I hope you receive much success from your writing.

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          April 28, 2014 at 5:43 am

          What a lovely thing to say! You are truly lovely yourself Melanie, both inside and out, and you deserve all the success in the world. 🙂 X

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    Forget the Viagra...Pass me a Carrot! said:
    April 26, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
    One of my favourite bloggers, Jo Robinson has birds that roam free and help out in the office – she also brings them in as characters and if you have not yet read her book African Me + Satellite TV then it is available on Amazon and a great read. http://www.amazon.com/African-Me-Satellite-TV-Robinson-ebook/dp/B00F5640UK/ref=la_B009JB6IAW_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398503782&sr=1-1

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    sara33ia said:
    April 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Reblogged this on sara33ia.

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