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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…

#SurelySimple Wreath Theme Winners | Dec 8-15 via surelysimple.com

#SurelySimple Wreath Theme Winners | Dec 8-15


Hey everyone! The fourth weekly theme for this challenge was Wreath!  Here are the Weekly Top 4 winners, along with my comments on their work.  The weekly art competition at @surelysimplechallenge works on the premise of democracy- 1 like= 1 vote. YOU have voted for your favourites- and here they are!  Here are the 4 weekly winners with their final likes tallied- 1st…

#SurelySimple Christmas Tree Theme Winners | Dec 1-7


Hey everyone! The third theme for this challenge was Christmas Tree 🎄! The entries that came in were all varied, interesting and imaginative. Check the tag #SurelySimpleHolidaySpirit for all of them. Here are the Weekly Top 4 winners, along with my comments on their work.  The weekly art competition at @surelysimplechallenge works on the premise of democracy- 1 like= 1 vote. YOU have voted for…

Studio Space / A Creative Home..with Artist Michelle Fleur in Perth, Australia // Surelysimple.com

A Creative Home..with Artist Michelle Fleur in Perth, Australia


Excited to have Michelle Fleur on the column, A Creative Home, today! I found Michelle’s work on instagram (where else?) and let me tell you, she is an amazing artist. I really respect artists who take one subject and dissect it thoroughly, exploring every facet, every small detail. What’s Michelle enthusiastic about? Whales! 200 of them, in fact. She actually illustrated 200…

#SurelySimple Pencil Theme Winners | Nov 23-29 via A creative Weekly Art Challenge www.surelysimple.com

#SurelySimple Pencil Theme Winners | Nov 23-29


Hey everyone! The second theme for this challenge was PENCIL. Now, a pencil is a very versatile tool and the entries showed it too. Here are the Weekly Top 4 winners, along with my comments on their work.  The weekly art competition at @surelysimplechallenge works on the premise of democracy- 1 like= 1 vote. YOU have voted for your favourites-…

#SurelySimple Feather Theme | Nov 15-21 - A Weekly Creative Challenge by Surelysimple.com

#SurelySimple Feather Theme Winners | Nov 15-21


Starting off the weekly art challenges with a bang! The theme for the very first week was FEATHER. I originally intended to shortlist 14 entries (2 for each day of the week) but there was some amazing talent so I posted 40! The weekly art competition at @surelysimplechallenge works on the premise of democracy- 1 like= 1 vote. YOU have…

Four Festive Thank You Cards Free Download! (For any occasion!) via surelysimple.com

Four Festive Thank You Cards Free Download! (For any occasion!)


Hey everyone! If you follow me on instagram @surelysimpleblog, you might know- I love making cards! I think there’s something extra special about a handmade card. A unique touch that no expensive store bought card can match. I think it’s about the time, effort and sheer love that goes into it. It doesn’t matter if the handmade card took 2…

A Creative Home..With Calligrapher Jen Sweeney


I’m so excited to start a new column on the blog! ‘A Creative Home’ aims at exploring the facets of living a creative lifestyle. One thing that I’ve been interested in for a while now is how creative folks live and work. Whenever I visit anyone’s house, you can call me super-fascinated (or maybe a little nosey haha!) but I always…