Podcast: Painting and the Purpose of your Life

Art as inner journey, Podcast

Dear reader,


The topic of today’s podcast is: ‘Painting and the Purpose of your Life’.


Sometimes I can get really serious about the role of painting in my life. Is painting my Life Purpose? Should I become a fulltime artist, and earn my living with it? Call it my profession?’  And very often, when I ask myself these questions, I can get constricted into all sorts of internal dialogues, sounding like this:

  • Am I a real painter?
  • Should I have gone to art school?
  • I should have started earlier in my life!
  • Do I have all the qualities that it takes to give painting such an essential role in my life?


Today, I want to approach this topic about painting and the purpose of your life in a very light way.

Listen to it here, and have fun!



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


You can find the link to my online course about collage making here.

Podcast: Painting and the Purpose of Your Life


  1. Simone Nijboer

    Thanks, Dotty! I need to hear these truths also over and over again. I liked the length too! I’m going to experiment more with this length: you don’t need heaps of times to listen to them.

  2. Dotty Seiter

    Simone, this podcast is WONDERFUL and comes to me at a time when I had to dismantle my little in-house studio space to make a room for house guests, and I have not been painting for over a week with our house full of family. Now, I am stepping back into re-establishing my studio and preparing to paint again—and I find myself with questions about the purpose of my painting. Thank you for bringing a light touch and essential truth to my inner dialogue!

    I really liked the length of this podcast. You made a clear point and didn’t overwork it—perfect!

    Thank you.


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