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…

Photo Diaries | Birds Flying


I photographed this flight of pigeons while on holiday in Rajasthan, India. It was even more beautiful to watch- I managed to snap these and hopefully they reflect the beauty of the moment. I always think that you should carry around a camera especially when you’re on holiday- it’s on those special days, which aren’t your regular routine- that you…

Fresh Corn Summer Salad Snack


Hello! I’ve been thinking lately about..snacks. I’m a big fan of snacking and I bet you are too. However, the only catch is, I really like yummy snacks. And most of what’s yummy, doesn’t really classify as ‘easy’ and ‘quick to make’ all the time. I mean, some people call a piece of toast or biscuits as a ‘good’ snack…

Mini Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes


Hello! Weekends are for baking sweet treats. It’s funny though, these mini coffee chocolate cupcakes all started with me wanting to have a nice cup of coffee and a chocolate cake. However, since I’d just drank tea, I decided a coffee right after it might be too much. That still left the cake part, though. And when I started making…

Be Your Own Best Friend


Hello! I am starting a series of essays, which you will see here on Surely Simple- in the Positive Living Column. I think it’s extremely important to focus on positivity. Today I’m talking about a topic which is of the most prime importance. Be your own best friend.  Now, you may be wondering, why is this even important? Well, I’m…

A Brush Lettering Giveaway! (CLOSED)


     Hello! I’m excited to have a little giveaway on Surely Simple! If you’ve been reading along, you might have noticed some brush lettering tutorials here recently. If not, check them out here: pt 1, pt 2 and pt 3. Well, this got me thinking about learning more about brush lettering- and Jo of Zuer Designs (check out her…

Nutty Chocolate Truffles


I think that chocolate is probably the most universal food item there is. I mean, since they discovered the cocoa bean (or cacao, whichever one you prefer) people have just been gaga over chocolate. Am I right? So, when one has to make an easy dessert- the answer to that is always one where chocolate is the main ingredient! That’s…