Author Archives : Aaria Baid

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1


Hey everyone! I recently hosted an alphabet a day challenge in January on instagram. I wanted to share some amazing series of alphabets with you all- along with the makers behind them! All the artists featured have their own distinctive and unique style- that’s what art is all about, right? There are quite a few artists in this series and I’ll be sharing…

Creating Original Characters with the Scrawlr Box Challenge via Surely Simple

Creating Original Characters with the Scrawlr Box Challenge


Hey! I tried out the Scrawlr Box challenge and it was a great experience. Check out my video (I filmed this in small snippets and wips): What is the Scrawlr Box challenge, exactly, you might ask? Well, it’s a subscription box that gives you a small set of art supplies and some nice paper too, and a specific theme to create…

CACTUS WINNERS // #SurelySimple Cactus Theme Winners | a weekly instagram art contest via Surelysimple.com

#SurelySimple Cactus Theme Winners | Jan 29- Feb 4


Hey everyone! The weekly art/lettering theme was 🌵CACTUS 🌵 and there were some awesome entries! Stay tuned for the next theme announcement on instagram. Let’s look at the winners for this awesome and versatile theme! #SurelySimple Cactus Theme Winners You all know how it works, 1 like = 1 vote. The top four winners are listed below along with my thoughts on…

BAMBOO SLATE REVIEW AND VALENTINE’S DAY FREE COLORING SHEET via SurelySimple.com

Bamboo Slate Review + Valentine’s Day Instagram Giveaway!


Hey everyone! I’m excited to team up with Bamboo to celebrate Valentine’s Day! They sent me some products- a Bamboo Slate for me to demonstrate with and one for me to give away (to you! One lucky winner gets it- happening on instagram- @surelysimpleblog and @surelysimplechallenge- in a bit!). Let’s talk about the Bamboo Slate and then make some Valentine’s day…

Doodling dinosaurs, banners and florals (+ video)


Hey! A lot of people ask me about the tools I use to make doodles on the videos I share on my instagram @surelysimpleblog, along with requests to see the finished product. From now on, after I make a video, I shall also share photos and details- starting with this dino post-doodling dinosaurs, banners and florals! What do you call…

DIY Polaroid Clips Marble Display - via surelysimple.com

DIY Marble Polaroid Clips Display


Hi everyone! I’m happy to have Jessica from Jemstory sharing a lovely DIY project today! Read on to get all the details on how to make this DIY polaroid display board! Take it away, Jessica! DIY Polaroid Clips Marble Display 📷✂️💕 by Jessica  During our stay in Canada I had seen a little Polaroid display that I liked but as I said, it…

Meet Karin of iPad Lettering! A creative interview about lettering artists via surelysimple.com

Meet Karin of iPad Lettering


Hello folks. You’ll be meeting different lettering / calligraphy artists as a part of the ‘meet the teachers’ series on @surelysimplechallenge. Read on to find out more about each letterer’s creative process, how they discovered their own distinct style, the tools they use and more.. Today, on the blog, we have Karin from iPad Lettering! Karin’s whole account is a…

Giveaway: Win The Complete Textures and Patterns Collection! (graphic bundle) via surelysimple.com

Giveaway: Win The Complete Textures and Patterns Collection! (graphic bundle)


Giveaway time! I’ve partnered with Design Cuts again- this time, they’re offering The Complete Textures and Patterns Collection as the prize! Two lucky winners will get it- a whole bundle filled with some great graphics (originally priced at $2340!) to use in their creative projects! Take a look at what they have to offer! The giveaway is international- for every aspiring designer…

milk and cereal - What Does The Word 'Resolution' Mean in 2017? Lifestyle essay article via surelysimple.com - tips for the New Year

What Does The Word ‘Resolution’ Mean in 2017?


Hi everyone! It’s a brand new year with brand new thoughts, goals, and the R-word, err, Resolutions! Do you make resolutions? Do you keep ’em? Or do you make a big fat resolution only to forget it five minutes later? Resolutions are tricky. We talk about goals and we manage to work on them, but I don’t know- I’ve never…

Free Brush Lettering Worksheet Download (in lowercase!) via SurelySimple.com

Free Brush Lettering Worksheet Download (in lowercase!)


Hey everyone! Happy new year! It’s january 1 and we come to the end of a cycle (see ya, 2016), and on to a brand new year- with creative things to do and what better than to start practicing brush lettering directly on the very first day of the year? First impressions are important. So make yourself feel all prepped…