Podcast: Planning your painting ahead or not?

Blog & Business, Developing an art practice, Personal stories, Podcast


  1. Dotty Seiter

    Simone, what a terrific podcast and what a wonderful undertaking you’ve set in motion for yourself with your plan for a live pop-up exhibition mid-December!

    I often wrestle with the pros and cons of planning vs. not planning—with painting, with living each day. I tend to be a planner, someone who lives fairly intentionally. Yet, there are times when intuition knocks loudly and I follow an impulse without planning. There are gifts in each approach. When I had my artwarmers business, I pretty much just dove in, set the wheels in motion by declaring I had a business, and then worked out the details as I went along. I think the times when I have done such a thing have been times when something deep inside knows the time is right even if I don’t know the details.

    For sure, I will follow with great interest over the next months, with no attachment to outcome! From where I sit, no matter what, what you are choosing to pursue is compelling.

    Goede reis!

    • Simone Nijboer

      Thanks for your sweet and enthusiastic comments! I was even nervous to open the comments to this podcast-blog. Indeed, we’ll see how the ‘goede reis’ will go! It feels also good not to hang on too much to exact dates and so on. I have postponed my date for the launch of my online course for the fourth time right now. It is at it is, and it is all perfect as it goes ;-)!


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