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Daily Sketchbook Drawings/ 1-7

Hey everyone! I'm working on a personal sketchbook challenge- 365 drawings- basically, a drawing every day! Here's my first week's output: 1 Cactus Party 2 Girl with Potted Plant 3 Abstract Watercolour Pattern 4 Mountain Camping Scene 5 Cacti Party 2 6 Tropical Camping 7 A comfortable bookworm I post process videos too #surelysimplevideos and #aaria_art, so be sure to follow along on instagram! Find me here: @surelysimpleblog! Cheers 🙂 ...
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The Basics Of Ikebana

Hello everyone! Today, we have Caroline from FTD, sharing a bit about the ancient art of ikebana!  Flowers have a way of brightening up a space. And each flower is so intricate that it hardly needs a full bouquet to bring out its beauty. Often, minimalist arrangements are the best way to showcase the beauty of individual flowers. One method of minimalist arranging, ikebana, uses flowers to create and preserve ...
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March 2016 Lettering Prompts!

The ✨magical✨ March challenge is here! And I just had to make it about something I love- DISNEY! ☺️💕 The rules are simple enough: 1- follow me over on instagram @surelysimpleblog 2- letter/ draw a prompt for its particular day and tag: #surelysimplelettering #surelysimpleart depending on if you choose to letter or doodle (or both) 3- enjoy the process and also tell us a little fact about you and your Disney ...
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Tube Quilling Earrings

I'm a total fan of anything crafty and custom made. I absolutely love the thought and effort that goes behind anything that falls into the 'handmade' category. Making jewelry is also fun and rewarding when you get an accessory to wear after all the effort- of organizing all the different elements, designing them and assembling it for the final result. Also, I've been getting back to one of my old hobbies- quilling (the ...
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Watercolour Process Video // MONSTERA

Work in progress of a monstera plant I'm working on. Nothing too complicated- just simple and more edged towards minimal tones.  I used watercolours and I decided to 'wing' it so each leaf is painted differently! Just having fun with art. ...
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Cupid’s Arrow Cake Pops

Hello everyone! For Valentine's day, if you're looking for something sweet + simple to make, then you'll like these cupid's arrow cake pops. However, you can make these cake pops anytime. Valentine's Day is just an excuse. Of course, I had to dress them up with some love because of the occasion 🙂 The cake pops are just yum (and i'm not biased.) As you may all know by now, ...
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February Lettering Challenge Day 1 | I Love Lettering

Hey everyone. On instagram, for February, I've started fill in lettering prompts for you to letter and fill in whatever answer you like! (if you haven't seen it, it's at the end of the post). So, anyways, I thought I'd write a little bit about my thoughts and process for every prompt I do, here as well! So here goes- The first prompt for Feb is I LOVE ________ I ...
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Circle of Artists: Meet these talented lettering artists! VOL. 2

And it's time for a second volume of the Surely Simple Circle! If you're new to this, visit vol 1. I'm so pleased to be sharing Diana's and Dusty's lettering and their inputs for #surelysimplelettering for the month of November (and some from December '15)! Here they are, in no particular order: DIANA I like Diana's crisp and sophisticated lettering style. She also plays around with different media, backgrounds, effects and ...
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Fresh Bruschetta + 4 Easy Toppings

When it comes to appetizers, I pretty much always prefer something fresh. Not only does it prep you up, and get you looking forward to the main meal, it's just easier to prepare too. Which brings me to these bruschettas- I loove italian food! Probably the best thing about italian is- it's fresh, delicious and extremely simple to make (well, most of the time).  So on to this recipe. I ...
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Draw + Paint a Daisy in Watercolour

So flowers are basically one of my favourite things to paint! (Aren't they one of yours too?) And over on instagram, the January edition of #surelysimpleart and #surelysimplelettering is going on- with one of the prompts : Daisies. When I was painting this, it just occurred to me that it might be helpful to make a small tutorial for it. So here we go! Stuff you need: | watercolour paper ...
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