Starting is the most important step when playing. How I start doesn’t matter and this video proves it!
I started with warm colors then went a completely different direction under the sea thanks to a color O.O.P.S! I had no idea what the fish were for…until I was writing up the post for this week’s Let’s Play!
What is Let’s Play? It’s all about rediscovering the ability to play and each month I share a specific strategy that helped me recapture the freedom and fun of play. This month’s theme is just start. You can see more of the Let’s Play series here. Be sure to get entered in the $50 Dick Blick giveaway by leaving a comment.
Watch Playing in my art journal without a plan on YouTube.
Watch the video of how this page was started as I dealt with my art supply hoarding issues here.
This page was full of muted colors and ample white space when I started. It was shouting to me to add the rainbow.
This temple became playful thanks to the vibrant colors of All Purpose Inks and Fantastix. The warm colors were setting the tone of the page, for the moment.
Then there was the green paint O.O.P.S- it was such an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly. Without that I never would have stenciled the fish.
The amount of joy I felt when I realized I could use the spotter brush was off the charts. Why? Well, a spotter is the world’s finest paintbrush which has about 4 short bristles on it. And I ordered it by mistake. An OOPS and it was ideal to make the little fish eyes on the stenciled school of fish!
When I grabbed the fish, it didn’t make a bit of sense to me why fish. What do fish have to do with anything? It turns out a lot. As I was putting this post together. The aged Greek temples and fish. What else could it be other than Atlantis!
What will I do on the next layer? Something definitely related to Atlantis!
Here are the supplies I used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and you are helping me keep this blog and my videos ad free! Thank you- I don’t like ads any more than you do!
Now you’ve seen my play, let’s see yours! Share what you’re creating with us all in the Facebook group and be inspired by what others are creating! And be sure to leave a comment here to get entered in the monthly $50 gift certificate giveaway!
Want to see more Let’s Play videos? You can find all the weekly posts here.
Sharing your play: I, and a whole bunch of others, would love to see what you’re creating! We’re sharing it in the Facebook group called A Colorful Place to Play. Why Facebook? I’ve listened to your feedback about how and where you’d like to share your play instead of the link parties.
Monthly giveaways: Leave comment on any (and all for more chances) of the weekly Let’s Play blog posts to be entered and one winner each month will be chosen by random.org. Want more chances to win a $50 gift certificate to DickBlick.com? Pin any of the images from the page or share about it on Facebook- then come back and leave a comment telling me what you did and you can have more chances to win! Giveaway closes the Sunday, December 4th at 11 pm EST and the winner will announced on the blog the following Monday.
Congrats to Ann, last month’s winner!