Circle Of Artists: Vol. 4 – A month of Disney!

One more volume for Disney! On Instagram, I host a daily challenge which combines art and lettering (@SurelySimpleChallenge.) In March, there was a Disney theme and here are two more artists who worked on adding some Disney to their daily routine.  Meet Agnes and Myda for this circle of artists: vol. 4 – A month of Disney!SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

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SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

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SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com
SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

AGNES

I know I have artistic genes in me. My mum loves to crochet and her colouring is very neat. My dad’s coloring is very messy. I inherited my dad’s messy coloring. And I have my mum’s nimble fingers cos I love to cross stitch.
 
10 years ago, I chanced upon digital scrapbooking. I dabbled in it for a year before I converted to paper-scrapbooking. It lasted a year before I returned to digital scrapbooking. And I am still at it. With digital scrapbooking, I discovered that I have a flair with words. I love playing with words. 
 
Fast forward to 2013. I knew of a digital designer who happens to be a letterer. And I love the way she beautify the words. And since I love playing with words, why not learn to beautify them myself. So I attended her free online beginner’s class. Then I ventured into Instagram. Then I became aware of the monthly prompts/challenges posted in Instagram. 
 
One thing lead to another. And I found #surelysimplelettering challenge. I started with the Feb 2016 challenge. But I did not complete it. So when Aaria started the Disney theme for the March 2016 challenge, I just had to do it. There are times I doubted I can complete it. Cos I wanted to do it in one specific manner = drawing + lettering. And some of the Disney characters are not easy to draw. To me ie. But I persisted in it and whola!!! I reached the finishing line!! It was a super duper great feeling when I go through everything and realized that I was the creator behind all those art and lettering. And I couldn’t be more proud of myself.
 
What’s next in my lettering / art journey? Recently I started on a watercolor journey. With this, I realized that I am not a neat artist. By being neat and near-perfect, it kills the joy in my artsy process. So I’m changing direction towards the messy style. I’m also trying to loosen up a bit where my art & lettering is concerned. Besides that is how I found my digital scrapbooking style. So yeah I wanna bring that over to my art & lettering.
 
Agnes’ IG: @purlz76
 

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

SurelySimple Circle of Artists; A Month of Disney Features via the instagram challenge @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimpleblog- www.surelysimple.com

MYDA

Well, I’ve always loved art since I can remember. I took an art class in junior high and had fun but didn’t really take it seriously. I would sketch faces in junior and high school and hand letter names or whatever they wanted on my friend’s book covers (remember those brown paper bag book covers?!) I enjoyed doing this for my friends.

For some reason I never even thought of going to college for arts. I wish I had. Everything I’ve learned up to this point has just been from classes here and there and youtube and the internet.

Back in November I somehow took a stronger interest in lettering via Instagram posts from people on the search page. I truly cannot remember how I came across #surelysimplelettering or Aaria’s Instagram but I know I made a few friends through it. I started lettering with the Tombows I already had that I was using for my art journey. I immediately got addicted and have been purchasing different markers and pens along the way. I figured I should do Aaria’s challenge so I can start growing and improving my hand lettering and also to connect with others along the way.

I feel great when I look back and see my growth with my lettering journey and doing Aaria’s challenges. I can see the improvement for sure. I say anyone can do this with practice for sure! I don’t do them every day but when I do get a chance to participate in the challenge it feels good! I feel the community is amazing. So much support and encouragement. That is one of the things that attracted me to Aaria’s challenges is her interaction with her followers. She is amazing yet she doesn’t ignore you and she encourages you and helps you. Her positive comments and likes are refreshing.

I would love to set up my Etsy store and sell prints along with art. I wish to continue growing in my lettering journey and plan to continue doing challenges. I would love to help others and teach them what I’ve learned so far and I think I will be focusing on doing How To videos more on my Instagram. I also plan on going to meet ups to meet fellow letterers and grow friendships with more people like myself who want to help others and just have fun while creating!

Myda’s IG: @mydastouchletters

Thank you for sharing, ladies! xo, Aaria

PS- Check out June’s challenge and join in the fun- plenty of learning! #SimpleAlphabets Find me @surelysimpleblog and the challenge @surelysimplechallenge. Click on the image to be taken to where the chllange is happening- different lettering artists will be sharing an alphabet too everyday! If you want an opportunity to practice legit abcs, this is the time! 🙂

Lettering Challenge for June on instagram @surelysimpleblog and @surelysimplechallenge. An alphabet a day and then some! JOIN IN THE FUN!

PPS- read the circle of artists vol. 1, vol. 2 and the other Disney feature vol. 3.