Author Archives : Aaria Baid

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…

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,…

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.…

Circle of Artists: Meet these talented lettering artists!


Hello everyone! Today, I’ll be featuring a group of lettering artists from the #surelysimplelettering challenge going on in Instagram. These talented ladies sure do love lettering! Meet Katrina, Amy, Kristine and Krista, and check out their work below. Oh, and be sure to give them a follow on instagram 🙂 -Aaria …. KATRINA I like Katrina’s work because she uses…

Recap: Nov Lettering Challenge on Instagram


Hello everyone! I have been a little bit busy and hence, this space feels a bit neglected! However, I’m back now. I thought I’d recount with a little challenge I created over on instagram (@surelysimpleblog). It’s a lettering challenge – search #surelysimplelettering to see how it went. Initially, I created this little challenge purely for me to practice lettering- but…

DIY Stone Jewelry Display


Hi everyone. Sorry, I’ve been a little inactive on the blog, but here’s to getting back in the game. Today, we’ve got a lovely guest post from Zoe of ZRA Designs. She whipped up this gorgeous DIY stone jewelry display holder, and it’s so reminiscent of the seaside- mixed with a dash of gold. It’s always nice to have a nice display…

Restyle it! DIY Marble Clipboard


Hello all! Today, I’ve got a quick Restyle it! DIY for you. Take an old clipboard and make it new again- with a marbled look! Restyle it! DIY Marble Clipboard You need: -Marble paper (you can also use contact paper- which is much easier as it comes with a sticky adhesive backing. However, I’m using regular marbled patterned paper) -Mod…

4 Assorted Colourful Fall Pumpkin Ideas


Hello friends! I’m posting this a bit late, I know- with Thanksgiving / National Pumpkin Day (yes! if you haven’t heard of that- it was on Oct 26th!) but I don’t leave my pumpkin decorating! I was a bit busy with a couple of photography assignments (not related to the blog, but for a new handmade designed fabrics co!) so…

5 food photography blogs that tell a story


Food photography is just so beautiful to look at. Here are 5 food photography blogs that tell a story- all accompanied by the most gorgeous shots of recipe processes, integrating life, and just the look of a freshly prepared meal. Enjoy.Via CallmecupcakeVia La Buena Vida By David Lebovitz Via Local MilkVia Joy the Baker Enjoy looking at these beautiful food blogs! xx, Aaria