4 juli 2016


Dear readers,


Today I worked on a piece of ‘lifting’ paper: the paper that I used a while ago to lift paint from a painting.

To the left you see the lifting paper, to the right you see it with crayons on it.


Still busy before the holidays start, and this was a really nice way to keep on creating without getting my hands dirty and without opening the bottles of paint and without rinsing the brushes 😉


have a nice day and thanks for visiting!



  1. Dotty Seiter

    I subscribed to Nicholas Wilton’s blog a few weeks ago after your frequent mention of him, and I enjoyed his post this week about starting again after time away.

    When I return to painting or sketching tomorrow—and I will—I know I will be filled with all that has transpired in the past five days with family, as well as with bits of reading and youtube segments I’ve taken in. For sure I have vacated (emptied ) all my usual routines. When I go to create tomorrow, as on any day in fact, I will interact with circumstances and environment and see what comes forth.

    Will you be away for several weeks, or on holiday at home? What is the school vacation for your children?

    I’m eager to exchange a few emails with you soon. I’ve been doing some new reading I’d like to share with you, and I’ve had a few art adventures I’d like to share.

    • Simone Nijboer

      Yes, that sounds good! We’ll meet!

  2. Simone Nijboer

    I like how you put it: ‘Our home has been filled with the blessing of your family!’
    I think daily creativity is important, but being there with your granddaughters might be a tiny bit more important 😉

    And I am sure you will get back to daily painting with new inspiration after they had left the house.

    Nicholas Wilton writes a blog about that, this week. About coming back after a while not painting: http://www.nicholaswilton.com/2016/07/03/how-to-start-after-you-have-stopped/

    It comes down to simply start doing small creative things again.

    I probably will be stopping for weeks after this week.

    Isn’t it true that the word ‘vacation’ comes from the latin ‘vacare’? Becoming empty? To be filled up afterward again…?

    Wish you a lot of happiness with your family!

  3. Dotty Seiter

    Hi Simone, I like seeing both your lifting paper and its transformation. I like your crayon markings. I also continue to value your ongoing discussion of creating art when unusually busy with other activities. Our home has been filled with the blessing of family since Thursday which of course tosses all usual routines, responsibilities, and activities out the window. I have posted at my blog but have created nothing new since Thursday morning; I don’t even have a studio—I had to pack it up to make space for my granddaughters to sleep!


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