22 januari 2016


Lieve mensen,


Vandaag heb ik een volle agenda, daarom alleen een collage. Wederom volgens het proces dat Jane Davies heeft beschreven. Nu met zwart als ondergrond.

Het bijzondere van collage vind ik dat je opeens met een heel andere blik naar de werkelijkheid gaat kijken. Elke papiersnipper krijgt potentiële waarde. Oude mislukte schilderijen of 5-minute-paintings blijken opeens een bron van nieuw werk. Op zich leuk, maar mijn lades beginnen nu wel uit te puilen van allerlei snippers en resten;-)

een fijne dag!


Dear readers,


Today I have a full agenda, therefore I only made a collage. Again according to the process described by Jane Davies. Now with black as the basic colour.

What is special about collage is that I  suddenly look very differently at reality. Every scrap of paper gets potential value. Old  paintings or fiveminute-paintings become a source of new work. That’s nice, but my drawers start to become very full of all kinds of scraps and remnants (is that a word?)

Thanks for visiting this blog and have a nice day!



  1. Sheila Delgado

    Love it! The strokes thru the black are very nice. and I almost see a caricature with the circles and black scribbles… a bird? A man? It is a cool trick of the mind, makes me continue to look. Is it, isn’t it? Love the blue, the yellow and red at the top… it’s all wonderful 🙂

    • Simone Nijboer

      I also saw the ‘creature’ afterward. Made my think about an article that I read a while ago, that children see faces everywhere: In houses with two windows they see two eyes, In trees they see a mouth, a nose and two eyes etcetera. It seems to be rooted in our systems, maybe for ‘survive-reasons’ that we see creatures everywhere!
      thanks for your visit!

  2. Bobbie

    I like your work. It draws me in everyday that I see a new piece. I also have taken a look at Jane Davis site because of you and Dotty. Thank you.

    • Simone Nijboer

      Hi Bobbie,
      Thank you! Isn’t it nice, that we can inspire each other and send each other to interesting places! I really like the idea of a network of artists of any sort that are connected through the same journey through creativity and art.
      good luck with your own journey!

  3. Dotty Seiter

    Simone, I am repeatedly in awe of the way Jane Davies can put collage on a substrate and then moments later paint over most of it, add some more collage, and cover it up with something else—it makes me realize how quickly I get “attached” to one thing or another—but I am beginning to learn through both you and her the gift of layers, the gift of things half-seen, the gift of hints of more than meets the eye. That’s what I am drawn to in this piece you’ve done—all the story and mystery and invitation of everything peeking out from behind the black, the yellow in the upper right and lower left especially.

    I laughed out loud at your mention of how every scrap of paper has potential value. I TOTALLY identify!!! I used to be very alert to such things when I had my artwarmers business 1998-2005 (I still need to share that story with you), saving all sorts of everything, and now I am back to doing that again. Storing it all becomes a challenge and entertainment!

    And, yes, remnants is not only a word but an apt word above!


    • Simone Nijboer

      Yes, it is a nice idea that we can also cover up what we don’t like. Sometimes I see myself painting lots of black over things, when I just am sick of it!
      And sometimes that turns out okay, and sometimes I just spoil everything. But even that can be a fase to something better.

      You make me really curious about the artwarmer thing. What an earth is an artwarmer?

      And I actually really like the fact that every little thing becomes an universe of its own. In practical sense a bit tirening and complicated, and probably I just have to throw a lot away at a moment. But the idea is so nice: that nothing is boring, and nothing gets ever lost. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…


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