Daily Painting: A postcard arising from unhappiness

Daily painting

Dear reader,


This postcard was made very quickly. I didn’t feel like painting this morning – I wasn’t in a very happy mood. Then I decided: okay, let’s paint anyway! Only two colors – I kept it simple.

And I started with writing down my unhappy thoughts and feelings with a black marker, adding a layer of opaque and translucent paint, adding more writing (now with a white marker), adding crayon marks, more paint, more marks.

And in the end – something appeared…


 Here’s the result:





  1. Dotty Seiter

    Yes indeed—something appeared! Something very appealing to my eye! Your postcard reminds me of the glories of a limited palette. The ‘image’ in the center of your postcard evokes thoughts of gritted teeth, perhaps signifying the ‘not very happy mood’ in which you began painting; the overall feeling of the postcard as a whole, though, for me is one of healthy release and catharsis. Keep painting!

    • Simone Nijboer

      Thanks, Dotty, that’s what I really need today – keep painting (literally with paint, or metaphorically with my life). Stay in the flow, keep showing up, and let unfold what arises in the moment.
      Thanks again for your encouragement!


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