Favourite Thing On A Friday - Painting - Bliss List # 7

For the past few months, my art journal has become a kind of magical place for me. When I open it up and sit down with my pens, I have no idea what's going to find it's way onto the page. Then as I sit there, I get a sense of something and start drawing and writing. My breathing slows down, my worries lift, and I go to the magical place I used to spend a lot of time when I was little... My imagination.

I haven't drawn like this since I was a child. And it's amazing to me to discover it feels exactly the same to me now as it did then.

My Favourite Thing On a Friday this week is getting lost in doodlings and my imagination again.  Making myself smile by drawing what was in my mind when I was little and is still there!


Little Bliss List #7

  • Lying on the sofa in my conservatory, reading a book, and falling asleep in the sun.
  • Waking up to find a dove had wandered into the conservatory and was sitting on the sofa too.
  • Having a moment of thinking exactly the same thing as a dove, at exactly the same second... "Good Gordon, what the...?"  
  • Finding myself in a wildlife situation I had never anticipated before.
  • Realising with some disappointment that I wasn't a dove whisperer.
  • Helping the dove find freedom by putting a blanket over it and lifting it gently into the garden.
  • Watching the dove fly off, as relieved as me.
  • Seeing the dove in my garden again this morning, totally undamaged by his close encounter with a startled woman.

I'm linking up with Live Lane again today.  Pop by and read all the bliss lists, it will make your heart sing. If you want to link up with Favourite Thing On a Friday, just add your blog post to the link tool below. I'll leave it open till Sunday evening!

I hope you're wearing your best stripey tights and smiling the biggest of smiles.

Sending love,


  1. I love your art journal creations - so bright and beautifully done! Have a great weekend!

  2. Love this, Emma. Maybe the dove was a sign. Time for you to fly too. :)

  3. Love this, Emma. Maybe the dove was a sign. Time for you to fly too. :)

  4. I love your drawings...so bright and fun!
    Love the story of your little visitor too,very sweet.
    Have a happy weekend!

  5. Emma, that drawing is just gorgeous. Makes me smile really BIG! "Dove whisperer"... hilarious. Have a lovely weekend!

  6. How wonderful to have a conservatory! Bless you Emma, you are very talented.

  7. Love your journal entry, so happily inspiring. Are we going to see a dove whisperer entry soon? : )

  8. Oh dear, the comment gremlins feasted on my words but that does not discourage me from trying again. I LOVE the stripey tights. Such a happy way to start the morning! Especially after putting your brave on for Missy Dove.

  9. I love your journal page. It made me smile especially after a pair of my stripey tights bit the dust this week.

  10. Pigeon fancier vs Dove whisperer - which is better? There's only one way to find out...FIGHT!

    Have a great weekend

  11. Oh what bright beautiful art, a nap and a close encounter with a dove...what an exciting and blissful week for you!!!

  12. Dove whisperer. Haha this really made me smile! I've seen some nice birds too last week, they make me so happy! I love your artwork also, The colors are gorgeous :)
    Have a wonderful weekend xxx

  13. Yay, I'm able to leave you a comment :0) !!

    Just love those stripey tights!

    Have joined in with Favourite Things.

    Have fun.

    Jumbleberries xx

  14. Testing your new comment section.

  15. Hello Hello...just checking your new comment thingie. : )

  16. Hi Emma. Wow! I just love your newest creation with the stipey tights!

  17. your art is enchanting:)
    and your dove encounter....
    grateful for the blissful
    flood of relief!
    seems like such a beautiful sign:)

  18. Awww, What a lovely bliss list :) That's a beautiful memory.

  19. I adore your stripy tights piece. I have a pair of stripy tights and they definitely put a spring in my step. Such a lovely experience with the dove. I love how you wrote it. May this week treat you just as well!

  20. love this page set up. I'm glad you have a blog! When I get more time I'll be checking it out!!


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