If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen I’ve teamed up with P&O Ferries to help you make your holiday memories last a little bit longer! We are running a competition and seven lucky people will win an original watercolour painting based on their favourite holiday snap. So far there there have been three winners. I am enjoying this competition so much. It’s so exciting to see who P&O Ferries have picked every day! There’s still time to to enter just, upload your favourite holiday photo to Instagram, tag @poferries and use the hashtag #POFerriesXEmmaBlock. You’ve got until the 16th October to enter. I can’t wait to see all your lovely holiday pictures! Find out more details here.
At the beginning of the year Viktorija from AndSmile Studio and I started meeting up regularly around London to draw, chat and drink excessive amount of coffee. Recently we’ve been thinking about how we could share this lovely experience with more people. So next month we are hosting our first ever London Drawing Club! It’s not a formal class or a workshop, but an informal meeting of people over a nice drawing & painting session. A place for people to come and meet fellow creatives, flex some creative muscles, exchange experience but most importantly experiment and have fun! It’s happening at the gorgeous Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch. It’s on the 23rd of November from 7 – 9pm and tickets are selling fast! Get yours here.
Recently creative jewellers Savvy+Sand got in touch me and asked me if I’d like to share my love story as part of a project with them. I’ve always drawn key moments of my relationship with Alex, it’s just natural to record my life with illustrations. The very first Valentines present I ever gave him was a portrait of the two of us, which is still framed on our living room wall.
We first met when I was still in university. Alex was playing football in the park with our mutual friends. I was watching with a pot of tea and a packet of biscuits (yes, I brought a whole tea pot to the park), and he came over to hello.A big milestone in our relationship was moving in together and having our own little flat. It was so good for both of us! We both work from home so having that extra space gave us room to grown our business and our relationship.A big step in our relationship was our first proper holiday together, not least because Alex had never been on a plane before! Our week in Morocco was a whirlwind of colour and magic.Last year we spent two weeks travelling across America together. It was a big test of our relationship as being together 24 hours a day for two weeks was really intense, but also really amazing. We felt like such a team, even when we had to deal with minor disasters like booking a flight on the wrong day!Four months ago was the biggest milestones stone of our relationship yet, we got married! I just love the tradition of throwing confetti, it perfectly captures how I felt on our wedding day, being completely in the moment and showered in love.As part of our collaboration we had the opportunity to have a photoshoot together. I was pretty excited about this as we didn’t do an engagement shoot. My husband was a lot less excited by the idea but ultimately agreeable. I picked the Wallace Collection as the location because it’s one of my favourite places in London. Going to art galleries and drinking coffee are our two favourite things to do together.Savvy+Sand are a creative jewellers, which means every ring they make is driven by a creative and innovative approach, ultimately inspired by stories of love in order to create their beautiful collections. I think it’s such a lovely idea that the brand recognises that each love story is unique and whatever your story, they will bring it to life. Share a photo that captures your own love story for a chance to win £250 to spend with Savvy+Sand. Remember to follow @savvyandsand and #sharehowyoumet.