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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…

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…

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-…

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…

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…