Daily Painting: Be Here

Daily painting

Dear reader,


Today another small painting – I could rather call it a cut-out: It’s a piece of an old painting (a family member of the other paintings of the last few days). I only added small dots to it.

Painting gives me the possibility to ‘Be Here’, and to practice being here, whatever happens. More and more I recognize: happiness is an inside job. I can let myself thrown apart by my inner dialogue of how terrible things are or how stupid I am, but I can also recognize this as mindless mind activity and keep on celebrating life!



Simone Nijboer, Dutch abstract artist, online art teacher, daily painter, creativity accelerator


  1. Dotty Seiter

    Simone, I especially love the small composition you isolated for the photo at the top of the page, with its nuanced layered effect and its glimpse into the vastness of the universe. I like the way it complements your words, which resonate beautifully in my heart.

    • Simone Nijboer

      Thank you, Dotty! I have to keep learning this, again and again.


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