Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year everyone! 2014 Was a crazy, wonderful year for me. Lots of stressful, scary things happened, but other things happened too that were more wonderful and unexpected than I could have ever hoped for. So I have only gratitude and not a single regret for last year, as well as a much firmer belief that many of the things that happen in our lives are most definitely not random.

Online I’ve had a ball, meeting new friends, entrenching old friendships, and meeting new friends that instantly became old friends. Life’s funny fantastic like that sometimes. I’ve learned a lot, and grown a lot, and am a little more comfortable in my skin now than I was for a while. For my goals for 2015 I definitely plan on firstly being careful with treating myself like a new recruit in the army and piling on the pressure, as is my way. One thing I’m definitely planning on doing is spending a bit more time with my art and photography. I’ve wanted to write and illustrate a children’s book for ages now, so that’s definitely in the works for this year, and some of the designs I’ve been playing with I might start selling as one off premade ebook cover art too. Shadow People two and three, a few more short stories, Princesses Africolonial Cuisine tongue in cheek recipe book needs to be finished, and a couple mainstream books are all in the pipeline, so I’m looking forward to it all.

I want to thank all of you for sharing your worlds with me, and allowing me to share mine, but mostly for being the awesome friends that you are. You’ve taught me, made me happy, made me sad sometimes, and made me laugh. Your support and friendship means the world to me, and I wish you only joy and success in all that you do – I’m happy and grateful to be with you for the ride.  Here’s some crazy doodle memories of my 2014.

Nosy Neighbour (2) Cropped

Seeing my neighbour over the wall having a stroll in his banana hammock Ghost Doodle Cropped (2)Finding out that there’s ghostly guest Sneezing Doodle Cropped (2) Getting sneezed on in an epic manner Meltdown Doodle Cropped (2) Dealing with stress Hit a Happy Medium Learning how to hit a happy medium cooltext1860214350

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74 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

    Sue Vincent said:
    January 1, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Happy new year, Jo.

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    sondasmcschatter said:
    January 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR JO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    mgill0627 said:
    January 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Here’s to 2015, Jo. Love the doodles. Ha Ha, banana hammock must have been something to see.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thank you, and I hope yours is fabulous! It was good fun – he was a short portly guy poking a fire with a stick. 😀

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    drewdog2060drewdog2060 said:
    January 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Happy new year and may it be a good one for you Jo. Kindest regards. Kevin

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Kevin, and I wish only the best for you and Trigger! ❤

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    January 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I love New Year’s Day posts as they are full of hope and expectations for the coming year. Expect to see a few reblogged today. Here is one from my lovely friend Jo Robinson with some delightfully quirky illustrations. Look out later for my review on her latest book Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight that I read over Christmas…

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    mommycookforme said:
    January 1, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Happy New Year, Jo! Wishing you all the best in the New Year and always! 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Thank you lovely friend, and here’s to lovely food and lovely things too! ❤

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    philipparees said:
    January 1, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Great drawings. And a HNY to you Jo!

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    Jack Eason said:
    January 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I hope 2015 is a good one for you Jo 🙂 x

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    Jack Eason said:
    January 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    From Jo to you all. 🙂

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    The Story Reading Ape said:
    January 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Have a STUPENDOUS 2015 Jo 😀 XXXXX

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    Charles Yallowitz said:
    January 1, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Happy 2015. Are you attacking a kangaroo mystic with a frying pan?

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Thanks Charles! My favourite psychic is Laurie, who is also an awesome photographer of kangaroos, so that just happened. 😀

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    merrildsmith said:
    January 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Happy New Year! Love “the doodles!” 🙂

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    ajoobacats said:
    January 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Happy New Year, Jo!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Thanks Babs! I hope it’s a wonderful one for you too. ❤

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    Victo Dolore said:
    January 1, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Happy 2015! 🙂

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    geraldine said:
    January 1, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Happy New Year, Jo. Loved your witty drawings!

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    Sue Dreamwalker said:
    January 1, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Happy new Year to you also Jo.. and likewise its been so good reading your posts.. Enjoy 2015…. Special Hugs your way

    Sue ❤ x

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Thank you my dear Sue – I hope that 2015 will be a wonderful year of light for you! HUGS! ❤ XX

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    deutschtrailers said:
    January 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Happy New Year….💗💗💗

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    sknicholls said:
    January 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Happiest New Year, Jo!

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    T Ibara Photo said:
    January 1, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Happy New Year (again)! 🙂
    Here’s to a wonderful year for all of us ❤

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 10:49 am

      LOL Takami! Many, many, many Happy New Year’s to us! 🙂 ❤ XX

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    davidprosser said:
    January 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    No dawdling now Jo, on with the child’s book.It’s a good time for new ventures.
    We’re going to have a ball this year, starting now.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx and an even bigger Happy New Year.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Thank you David! I think you’re right – this year has a good feel to it, so we shall proceed at once with the ball having! That sounds a bit funny, but never mind. Thank you for my Gigantic Hugs and sending you more XXX Massive Hugs XXX and MWAH! ❤

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    Meredith said:
    January 1, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    keep on writing, reading and doodling

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Thank you Meredith! Have a wonderful year! ❤

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    danniehill said:
    January 1, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Happy New Year, pretty lady!

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    Hugh's Views and News said:
    January 1, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Happy New Year, Jo. I love your drawings. They really made me laugh. I think you should publish a whole book of just them.

    Oh, I haven’t forgotten about the blog tour for your book either. I’ll be publishing it over the next few days. I’ve enjoyed a little bit of a rest from Planet Blog, but can’t wait to get back.

    Wishing you much writing (and drawing) success in 2015.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Thank you Hugh! I love that idea! I could spend more time getting neater versions, and then try and see if I can tickle my funny bone for a short story to go with them. You’re a genius! Much love to you Hugh, and all you wish for this year. ❤

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    teagan geneviene said:
    January 1, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Happy New Year, Jo. What a great greeting. Loved the artwork too. And a kangaroo medium? Your imagination is boundless. I’ve no doubt that children’s book would be wonderful. Here’s wishing we get everything we want in 2015. Mega-hugs.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 11:18 am

      Thank you Teagan! I like that wish – bring on everything we want this year, universe, that’s an order! 😀 Here’s to a truly happy one. MEGA-HUGS! ❤ XXXX

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    Trish said:
    January 1, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Happy New Year, Jo!!! Have a GREAT 2015!!!

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    coldhandboyack said:
    January 1, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Wishing you the best 2015. Love the doodles, by the way.

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    Leyla said:
    January 1, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Happy New Year my friend ❤

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    7128788elf said:
    January 1, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Hi Jo, what a wonderful piece of writing, and hope you will achieve all that you want, I liked your art work a lot too, so have a great and happy year, best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Thank you Charles! ❤ Here's to a beautiful year for you in beautiful Cape Town – love and blessings to you. ❤

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    María said:
    January 2, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    My best wishes for this New Year, Jo. X

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 2, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Thank you my dear friend – I hope your year is filled with beautiful things and happiness. ❤ XX

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    theowllady said:
    January 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

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    Let's CUT the Crap! said:
    January 2, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Happy New Year to you, Jo. Love your drawings. The hair says so much! 😀 😀 😀

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    Aquileana said:
    January 3, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Such a great post Jo… Sending you all my best wishes for 2015!. Aquileana ⭐

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    inavukic said:
    January 3, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Happy New Year!

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    mihrank said:
    January 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Happy New Year Jo -with much more success and prosperous!

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    Equipping The Saints said:
    January 23, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Thank you for your like of my post, ” “57,762,169 MISSING! WHERE ARE THEY?” You are very kind.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you very much! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. 🙂

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        Equipping The Saints said:
        January 28, 2015 at 3:42 pm

        Please let me add this note, as it relates to the week. The Day Of Preparation (John 19:31) begins at sunset on Thursday and ends on sunset on Friday, when the Sabbath begins. It is a day that I have come to appreciate. My church meets on Saturdays at noon. There is no legalistic reason; only that is a good day for us. I place a lot of emphasis on both days (Preparation and Sabbath). When I was a child, people used to spend Saturday getting ready for church on Sunday. I wake up each Friday before while it is still dark. and begin enjoying that day, I appreciate the arrival of daylight, the coming of dusk, when Sabbath arrives, and then darkness. God really did a great job in His creation. Please have a blessed day.

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    Vashti Quiroz-Vega said:
    January 27, 2015 at 1:38 am

    I know I’m a bit late but there are still 11 more months to go. So . . . Happy New Year! 😀 Did you do those cartoons yourself? I loved them.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      I’m a bit late for everything. 😀 😀 Thanks Vashti! I did do them myself – I’m thinking at some stage of doing something similar to illustrate a book. I’ll polish them a bit better though. Happy New Year my friend! X

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