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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…

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…

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)


Hello everyone. This post actually started off as a little challenge. A lot of people are so intimidated by drawing roses. A lot of people I know can’t even fathom drawing one because of the fear of failure- which is pretty bad. I mean, roses are gorgeous! It’s like an insult not to draw them. So, here I was, with…

Practicing Creativity on a Regular Basis


Hi everyone. Today, I thought I’d just write a quick post on practicing creativity on a regular basis. Creativity means different things to different people. For some, it means cooking some amazing meals, some like weaving or writing, and some people (like me )like painting, drawing and lettering. Basically, art.  I think it’s so important to stay in that zone- where…

Paint Freehand Watercolour Floral Art


Florals are my topic of choice these days. If you’re following me and my art adventures on instagram (@surelysimpleblog), you’ll know about it- my feed has been all about florals and fresh flowers and flowery thoughts- yes, they’re all pretty much the same thing: FLORALS! So this is a post all about painting florals too.  You see that picture above- I’m…

Watercolour Fall Floral Cake Topper DIY


Autumn. Wind blowing, leaves crackling, pumpkins glowing, the season showing- us its colours. Almost a poem, there. What can I say? Fall brings out a change in the air. So, naturally, it’s time for a fall-inspired project.  Somehow, I never seem to have any lack of projects to do- they just seem to find me. Take for instance, this particular project.…

3 Quick Home Flower Arrangements


When it comes to arranging flowers, I like to (usually) keep it simple. There’s something very alluring about a full bouquet, but one thing I don’t like about it is- there are too many details! A few get missed each time you admire the arrangement, because there obviously is a bigger focal point (larger blooms, more foliage).  So, today, I…

Inspired Watercolour Abstract Art


Hello! Let’s welcome back Leach, who created this amazing abstract art- purely because she had to. Inspiration can strike anytime! Necessity is the mother of invention- Plato This quote totally alludes to Leach’s moment when she was cleaning her watercolour porcelain dish covered with leftover paint, and she realized she didn’t want to waste it. So, she got out her…