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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…

Lettering Giveaway Results + A Little Surprise


The brush lettering giveaway results are here! First of all, I want to thank all of you who participated! It’s been fun! The winners are: (Drum roll, please) a Rafflecopter giveaway The three of you will be receiving your brush lettering workbook soon, so get your pens and ink (and printer) ready!  All the others who participated, don’t worry, we’ve got…

Paint a Quick Expressive Watercolour Portrait


Hello! Everyone loves a good custom portrait, don’t they? But you know the best part about a great portrait illustration? One that you paint yourself! On that note, I’m glad to have Leach sharing a tutorial on how to paint a quick watercolour portrait! She’s an artist and a mom who makes some pretty art over at her etsy shop.…

5 Watercolour Exercises to Try and Enjoy


Hello! Today, I’m talking about watercolours. I’m a big fan of watercolour- and I hope you are, too! And if you’re not a fan yet, well, then maybe you should try it sometime. It’s amazing.  What I’ve noticed in all artists (including myself) is that we are all so obsessed with the result. We want whatever we make to come…

Brush Lettering in Different Media (with Videos!)


Hello! I’m happy to welcome back Jo of Zuer Designs on Surely Simple. This time, she’s illuminating us on brush lettering with different media- watercolour, gouache and sumi ink.  Take it away, Jo! Brush lettering can be done with a variety of mediums, so long as you use a brush. That means that you can incorporate paints and various inks,…