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.…

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor!


Polaroids. Probably one of the trendiest things right now. But, I can honestly say, though- that I liked them way, way back before when they weren’t given so much importance. In fact, let me tell you a true little story: when I was going to turn ten years, I begged and begged to get a polaroid camera for my birthday. And…

Singapore Snaps Part 2


Just a couple of pictures taken in the city. Singapore Snaps Part 2 Mornings. Greenery in a colourful neighbourhood. Perspective. Art installation. Buildings popping up on the skyline. The glimmer of glass and corporate tones. Art installation no 2. Sleek silver. More snaps of Raffles coming up! Check out more photos here and sightseeing details day 1 of the trip.

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,…

Sightseeing in Singapore Day 1


Time for another edition of Travel Diaries! This was my first time on a cable car and I was super excited! Starting point: Keppel Bay Tower The cable car journey started from the central station on the cable connecting Mount Faber to Sentosa Island.  1st stop: We decided to go toward the scenic beauty of mount faber first.  Mount Faber…