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.