#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

Hey everyone! I recently hosted an alphabet a day challenge in January on instagram. I wanted to share some amazing series of alphabets with you all- along with the makers behind them! All the artists featured have their own distinctive and unique style- that’s what art is all about, right? There are quite a few artists in this series and I’ll be sharing their words and art with four in each volume. Grab a hot drink because there’s a lot of reading and scrolling the alphabet series here 🙂 I’m always inspired by an artist’s process and what motivates them. In no particular order, let’s meet them one by one! 

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 

Meet Blair of Squid and Birch

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

1/Please tell me a little bit about yourself and your creative hobbies.

I’m Blair Cobbett and I’m a Kansas City native. I went to culinary school and worked as a chef and pastry baker for twelve years, a profession that allowed me to live all over the world and be creative everyday. These days I’m a full time mother to the two daughters I share with my supportive husband. I started lettering in October 2016 as a way to unwind and engage with my artistic side. My other creative pursuits include singing and playing instruments, sewing and quilting, and writing fiction. I love books, folk and rock music, Netflix, camping and hiking, plant foods, beer, chocolate, and black coffee.

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

2/Why did you think of taking up the #surelysimple alphabet challenge and did you have a theme/plan in mind at the beginning? Or was it spontaneous and you experimented with different mediums?

I was inspired by some friends in the Instagram lettering community to give it a try. I knew I wanted to do the whole alphabet in a consistent style and since I’ve never considered myself a person who could draw, I thought it would be fun to incorporate botanical colored pencil drawings in order to challenge myself. I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted the letters to look like until I sat down to work on the letter A; I liked what I’d made, so I stuck with it.

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

Which letter you made was your favourite out of the whole lot?

It’s impossible to pick just one favorite; I feel like they are all my children! D, P, S & Z are certainly at the top.

How do you feel after completing it?

On the final day, just after I’d posted my video of the whole alphabet, I felt a tremendous adrenaline rush from the sense of accomplishment! It was a big investment of my time and energy and I’m proud of what I created.

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

3/What are your favourite art tools and supplies at the moment?

Micron pens and colored pencils are my favorites, and they are the tools I used for my alphabet. I also love Tombow dual brush pens and fudenosukes, Signo white gel pens, and kraft paper. I very recently started experimenting with watercolor — something I never thought I’d get into — and I can tell it is going to be quite a love affair.

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

4/What’s on your wishlist for art supplies?

I dream of owning all the Tombow colors, as I currently only have 26. The only paintbrushes I have are from the dollar store, so I’d love to see what it would be like to paint with really nice brushes. Ecoline watercolors, a pointed pen and inks… I could go on and on!

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

5/Three words to describe you and three other words to describe your art!

Me: Introverted, Curious, Content

My Art: Experimental, Colorful, Cheeky

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

6/What are some art techniques/ styles you’re currently good at and what are some art themes you plan to work on next?

I enjoy creating different fonts and letterforms and I believe I’m good at making compositions. I’m decent at brush pen lettering and colored pencil drawing. I want to continue to challenge myself by working more on watercolor, paintbrush lettering, and pointed pen calligraphy.

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

7/How does instagram affect your daily creativity? What’s next in your creative journey?

Instagram has been instrumental in keeping me creative. I started posting my work there to keep myself accountable and in the process I met so many talented and encouraging friends who have inspired and supported me in my creative journey. I would not be where I am without them.

Next for me: I’ve been busy doing custom work, such as logos, wedding invitations, and envelope calligraphy. I’m currently in the process of setting up a Society6 shop where I will offer prints of some favorite pieces and the letters of my alphabet will be available on phone skins, pencil cases, and more. Along with some friends I started a group Instagram account @theletteringtribe where we will offer weekly challenges, tips, and support in the lettering community.

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

Just for fun: What’s your favourite book, movie, food item and color?

Book: Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut

Movie: True Romance

Food: Artichokes

Color: Teal

Alphabet guide: a: apple blossom, b: bachelor button, c: calla lily, d: dahlia, e: echinacea, f: fern, g: gerber daisy, h: honeysuckle, i: iris, j: jack-in-the-pulpit, k: kafir lily, l: lobelia, m: magnolia, n: night phlox, o: orchid, p: peony, q: quince, r: ranunculus, s: succulent, t: tiger lily, u: ugli fruit, v: viola, w: wake-robin, x: xanthosoma, y: yew, z: zinnia, &: greenery (the “ands” of floral arrangements) — eucalyptus, leather leaf, lemon leaves

CONNECT WITH BLAIR: @squid.and.birch

 

Meet Pooja of By The Lakeside

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

 

1/ Please tell me about yourself!

Hello! My name is Pooja and I am a Software Engineer with a Master’s degree in Information Management by qualification and played a Product Manager by profession in my last IT job (sounds boring, right?). But I prefer to be identified as an (amateur) artist by heart. After working for 5-6 years in the IT industry It was eventually the heart that won over my soul and mind. I finally decided to quit my 9 to 5 ‘job’ and decided to take on with a dream to do something my heart loves – ART. What followed was a long, arduous journey that led to a beautiful outcome – By The Lakeside. A manifestation of my passion and love for making handmade candles, candle making art is my attempt to blend my fondness for lights, fragrances and colors.

About By The Lakeside Candles: A soothing flame of a candle lit in any corner of the house can uplift moods, calm senses and certainly add to the décor. ‘By The Lakeside’ is a manifestation of the fascination with this elementary form of illumination. Going beyond the traditional idea of candle as a utility, the hand-crafted bespoke candles can be used as décor items.

How do I run By The Lakeside: By The Lakeside as a little candle company is totally a one woman show. Right from the incubation of the idea to actually making every candle in my kitchen setup to sketch and design labels to bubble wrapping every piece to post order boxes in the USPS. It is all done by me and challenges me to learn every aspect of running a tiny business. It was indeed a dream come true when I opened my first online shop through ETSY and actually tell the world that I own a shop. By The Lakeside’s first identity has been as a handmade candle making business.

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview seriesBy The Lakeside as an ART PROFILE: Since past few months, I have been creatively hungry and wanted to explore other aspects of art since candle making limited my scope to making candles and selling them. I craved to draw and paint something on a daily basis. That is when I decided to devote time to pursue painting. As a kid, I have seen my mother being deeply involved with art and she has always been the first teacher at home when it came to learning art. And that is how I got back to doodling and painting. More specifically, I decided to focus on Watercolor Painting which was neglected when I was growing up. I played a lot with Acrylic colors but watercolors for some reason was an unexplored territory. It was during my stay in the US few months back that I could explore it by devoting ample time and self teach myself the various techniques – out of which I would say I have learnt only a few. There is still a lot to learn!

I feel extremely liberated when I doodle and paint. It gives immense satisfaction to have something let out on paper which your mind was trying to perceive. It is no less than magic that an idea enters your head to draw something and then you translate it onto paper! I feel, each of us is gifted with this magic, it is only up to us how and when to execute the magic wand!

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

2/ Why did you think of taking up the #surelysimple alphabet challenge and did you have a theme/plan in mind at the beginning? Or was it spontaneous and you experimented with different mediums? Which letter you made was your favourite out of the whole lot? How do you feel after completing it? 

I have been following @SurelySimpleChallenge profile since quite a few months and I am totally inspired by all sorts of featured artists and of course your work. I wanted to take up a big challenge that would ask me to be disciplined and devote time to finish the challenge and then see for myself whether I could complete it or not. That is when you posted about the alphabet challenge. The other reason was also to start practicing lettering which I had been procrastinating a lot.

When I started with the challenge on a daily basis, I decided to go with the flow without any particular theme in my mind. I wanted to try various lettering and doodle styles and hence decided to design every letter in a unique way which would make me attempt various art skills. I used various mediums like fine tip pens, watercolors, brush pens, grainy handmade paper, smooth paper, etc.

Few of my favorite letters that made me do something different were C, L, P, N and O.

Upon finishing the challenge I felt good about myself – taking up a dedicated task for full 26 days and sticking by it till the end. It so happens that you start a lot of paintings together and not able to finish them all. Half done paintings often leave you heart broken. It would happen to me when I couldn’t finish my art work. It bothers me when I don’t put an end to a task I had begun. So finishing this one was indeed a special feeling!

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

3/What are your favourite art tools and supplies at the moment?

At the moment am thoroughly enjoying trying out different types of paper for watercolors. I have been trying my hands on a cold pressed handmade paper with grainy surface that I found in India. Other than that I have been obsessed with my Winsor and Newton Cotman 24 Full Pan color set. And the new addition to my art kit are the brush pens. I had absolutely no idea how beautifully they could be used in trying out modern calligraphy! I have also been trying out a variety of fine tip pens but missing out on certain brands that are not available easily in India.

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

4/What’s on your wishlist for art supplies?

Ah! Trust me if I decide to answer this one, it will take up the maximum space! But the top three I have been craving to try out are the following

  1. Silver Brush Black Velvet brush
  1. Sennelier Water Color Pans
  1. A variety of different paper grades for watercolor

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

5/Three words to describe you and three other words to describe your art!

The three words that best describe me are:

  1. Dreamer 2. Hardworking 3. Impatient

3 words that describe my art:

  1. Heartfelt 2. Devoted 3. Easy

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

6/What are some art techniques/ styles you’re currently good at and what are some art themes you plan to work on next?

I have been really working hard on trying out various doodle patterns and polishing my ink work with more carved out and confident lines. My recent doodles and mandalas are certainly showing a good progress. I am also liking the way my water color techniques are showing a sign of growth.

I have started working on some art themes like – bird series, tropical leaf series. I also plan to do theme based doodles.

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

 

7/How does instagram affect your daily creativity? What’s next in your creative journey?

Instagram is one of the most powerful social media platforms that not only allows to showcase your artwork but also get inspired from thousands of artists all around the world. If only I could surf Instagram all day long to see work of such beautiful people creating master work every second around the globe. It simply motivates me to practice more and more and display quality content for others to see. My recent high was when a couple of other artists used my work as inspiration to create their own version. Instagram is a give and take community for artists from all departments!

The next thing in my creative journey is to try out digitizing my artwork and make prints available for selling. I think it has a lot of potential and I want to see how I succeed in that area. And of course, my candle experiments will continue after this short break away from candles!

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

8/Just for fun: What’s your favourite book, movie, food item and color?

Recent Favorite Books: P G Wodehouse series, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, I AM MALALA, City of Djinns by William Dalrymple

Favorite Movie: I am a total Bollywood (Indian Movies) buff but my husband made me try a couple of Irani movies and I realized language is not a barrier to explore movies, of course as long as there are captions 😊

Favorite Food items: Anything Spicy!!

Favorite Color: The Purple Lake shade from the Winsor Newton Cotman Palette

CONNECT WITH POOJA:  @by_the_lakeside 

Meet Fraulein Austen

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

1/ Please tell me a little bit about yourself and your creative hobbies.

I’ve loved language as long as I can remember: reading literature, learning and teaching languages, writing pretty letters. I work as a teacher, and in addition to gymnastics and reading, my hobbies also include doing calligraphy and handlettering. After I got my first set of Caran d’Ache brush pens about a year ago, learning how to use the pens and create various styles of calligraphy and lettering with them became one of my favourite ways to relax. I moved from brush calligraphy to faux calligraphy – a lettering style which I love for the precision and detail that can be included – and am hoping to learn pointed pen as well. Though I myself still have a lot to learn, I like to post little videos now and then to help others on their calligraphy journey, too, and it’s just amazing to hear that they help or inspire some people.

Teacher Takeover! Faux + brush calligraphy and embellishments 🌸🌿▶️Hi there, I'm @FrauleinAusten! I started my lettering journey on Instagram last March with the goal of improving my brush calligraphy skills by joining some of the amazing monthly challenges on here. Since then, I've also fallen in love with faux calligraphy, and I like to play with different variations – two of which I'm demonstrating in this video! As you can see, faux calligraphy is based on the thin upstrokes and thicker downstrokes of brush calligraphy. For these flowery styles, you draw the faux calligraphy letters in pencil and then either fill the downstrokes completely with floral elements (lower case B), or simply add some flowers that will protrude from the letter (upper case B), before erasing your pencil guidelines. ✏️✨🌸🌿 Whether you work with brush pens, pencil, Microns or pointed pen – a tip I would always give you is to use a guide sheet with horizontal and slanted lines under your paper (or to draw the lines, if you use thick paper). This way, your letters are consistent in height and slant, and don't drop or rise at the end of a line! . Join in the fun! 🎉 (you might get featured!) upload a photo/ video of the letter 🅱️ and tag it with: ▶️#surelysimple ▶️#surelysimple_b ▶️and tag me @surelysimpleblog @surelysimplechallenge in the caption so I see it! . Let's learn and share our practice- because lettering is more fun when done together, right? 😊 and check out my other accounts: @surelysimpleblog, @opinion9 and @patternvilla … Tag a friend (or two) and leave a friendly comment if you feel inspired 💖

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#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

 

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

2/ Why did you think of taking up the #surelysimple alphabet challenge and did you have a theme/plan in mind at the beginning? Or was it spontaneous and you experimented with different mediums? Which letter you made was your favourite out of the whole lot? How do you feel after completing it?

I joined the challenge because I was asked to do so as a teacher, which was a huge honour. I got to demonstrate one of my favourite letters of the alphabet (B, because it’s beautiful) in a short video and I decided to also join in with black-and-white, embellished versions of all other letters. I ended up trying out lots of different styles but they were always done with a Micron pen and often include flourishes and floral elements.

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series #SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

3/ What are your favourite art tools and supplies at the moment?

I started out with brush pens, and I still love them (especially Pentel). Lately, I also often use Micron pens for more detailed pieces and I am trying to learn how to use the pointed pen.

4/ What’s on your wishlist for art supplies?

Since I got my first set a few weeks ago, I really want more (all!) of the beautiful, sparkly Finetec watercolours. Also, I think the right paper is really important and am just wishing for some paper-fairy to deliver all the correct choices and material to me!

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

5/ Three words to describe you and three other words to describe your art!

Me: patient, a bit nerdy, and a bit sarcastic

My art: simple, precise, and playful

#SurelySimple Alphabet Challenge Artists vol.1 via SurelySimple.com - An interview series

6/ What are some art techniques/ styles you’re currently good at and what are some art themes you plan to work on next?

 I’m currently doing a lot of embellished faux calligraphy and plan to carry on with this because there are so many options (colour, pattern, motif). And as I said, I’d like to master the pointed pen sometime.

7/ How does instagram affect your daily creativity? What’s next in your creative journey?

It’s a huge and, I think, positive influence. There’s a never-ending and incredible flood of inspiration and such a well of knowledge! I am so grateful for the new “saving” function; it means I don’t have to screenshot everything anymore! On my own journey, I hope to be able to contribute to that inspiring community and help others along.

 

8/ Just for fun: What’s your favourite book, movie, food item and color?

Just one of each?! Phew, that’s a toughie… Book: Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter. Movie: You’ve Got Mail and Marvel films. Food: Chocolate, Skittles, tea. Colour: Purple. (See, I couldn’t do it. 😊)

 CONNECT WITH FrauleinAusten : @frauleinausten 

Meet Danielle 

1/ Please tell me a little bit about yourself and your creative hobbies.

Hi, I’m Danielle, I’m from a little place called Liverpool, England.

I’m 27, a single working mum to Sonny-Grace (life can be a little hectic at times).

2/ Why did you think of taking up the #surelysimple alphabet challenge and did you have a theme/plan in mind at the beginning? Or was it spontaneous and you experimented with different mediums? Which letter you made was your favourite out of the whole lot? How do you feel after completing it?

I was just randomly scrolling through instagram one day when I saw the #surelysimple alphabet challenge. I was hesitant at first, there’s some amazing artists out there, right! Then I thought ‘why not’ so I gathered my stuff and got to work! I didn’t really have a theme in mind, although there was one or two designs I really liked and had to try out again. Letter C has to be my favourite! Completing the challenge was rewarding in itself, taking an hour or so a day to do something I enjoy is not easy with a 2 year old at foot!

3/ What are your favourite art tools and supplies at the moment?

I’m really into watercolour at the minute, my go to’s are a small set of paints and a set of brush pens.

4/ What’s on your wishlist for art supplies?

I can’t go into an art store without wanting to buy everything (I’m sure all artists have this problem) but at the top of my wish list is a set of Tombow brush pens.

5/ Three words to describe you and three other words to describe your art!

Describing myself is like describing my art it goes hand in hand with eachother, so three words I’d use to describe both would be spontaneous,

colourful and full of love.

6/ What are some art techniques/ styles you’re currently good at and what are some art themes you plan to work on next?

I wouldn’t really say I was ‘good’ at a particular style/technique. I’m enjoying using lettering in my current works. I’d like to work on more realistic/lifelike watercolour.

7/ How does instagram affect your daily creativity? What’s next in your creative journey?

Instagram helps my daily creativity, it gives me ideas on things I can work on, or if I’m feeling a little lost it can give me a push in the right direction. I think the next thing on my to do list is to find my own style, I like mixing and matching with different mediums and styles, but I am yet to find my own.

8/ Just for fun: What’s your favourite book, movie, food item and color?

Just for fun. One of my favourite films/book’s is Peter Pan. ‘To live is an awfully big adventure’.

CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: @artlover.dm

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Thanks for sharing! Again, you can find these artists on instagram here: Blair: @squid.and.birch , Pooja @by_the_lakeside , FrauleinAusten @frauleinausten and Danielle @artlover.dm

Stay tuned with the challenges and fun stuff happening here at @surelysimpleblog and @surelysimplechallenge! -Aaria