Tag Archives : create

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…

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-…

Draw + Paint a Daisy in Watercolour


So flowers are basically one of my favourite things to paint! (Aren’t they one of yours too?) And over on instagram, the January edition of #surelysimpleart and #surelysimplelettering is going on- with one of the prompts : Daisies. When I was painting this, it just occurred to me that it might be helpful to make a small tutorial for it.…

Recap: Nov Lettering Challenge on Instagram


Hello everyone! I have been a little bit busy and hence, this space feels a bit neglected! However, I’m back now. I thought I’d recount with a little challenge I created over on instagram (@surelysimpleblog). It’s a lettering challenge – search #surelysimplelettering to see how it went. Initially, I created this little challenge purely for me to practice lettering- but…

Practicing Creativity on a Regular Basis


Hi everyone. Today, I thought I’d just write a quick post on practicing creativity on a regular basis. Creativity means different things to different people. For some, it means cooking some amazing meals, some like weaving or writing, and some people (like me )like painting, drawing and lettering. Basically, art.  I think it’s so important to stay in that zone- where…

Paint Freehand Watercolour Floral Art


Florals are my topic of choice these days. If you’re following me and my art adventures on instagram (@surelysimpleblog), you’ll know about it- my feed has been all about florals and fresh flowers and flowery thoughts- yes, they’re all pretty much the same thing: FLORALS! So this is a post all about painting florals too.  You see that picture above- I’m…

Watercolour Fall Floral Cake Topper DIY


Autumn. Wind blowing, leaves crackling, pumpkins glowing, the season showing- us its colours. Almost a poem, there. What can I say? Fall brings out a change in the air. So, naturally, it’s time for a fall-inspired project.  Somehow, I never seem to have any lack of projects to do- they just seem to find me. Take for instance, this particular project.…

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…