April Fashion Art and Lettering Challenge Prompts on Instagram!


HELLO! ✒️The April Challenge is here!  I’ve always loved fashion, both in illustration and shopping. So I decided to combine these two- and voila! – here’s à la mode April (or Avril- by the French title)! I’ve chosen mostly high brands- because a girl can dream, right? 👠👗😊 in fact, the only down to earth brands here (comparatively) are top…

Daily Sketchbook Drawings/ 1-7


Hey everyone! I’m working on a personal sketchbook challenge- 365 drawings- basically, a drawing every day! Here’s my first week’s output: 1 Cactus Party 2 Girl with Potted Plant 3 Abstract Watercolour Pattern 4 Mountain Camping Scene 5 Cacti Party 2 6 Tropical Camping 7 A comfortable bookworm I post process videos too #surelysimplevideos and #aaria_art, so be sure to…

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…

Tube Quilling Earrings


I’m a total fan of anything crafty and custom made. I absolutely love the thought and effort that goes behind anything that falls into the ‘handmade’ category. Making jewelry is also fun and rewarding when you get an accessory to wear after all the effort- of organizing all the different elements, designing them and assembling it for the final result. Also, I’ve been…

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…

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,…