O.O.P.S. was a word said more than once on this art journal page and near the end, that word was coming fast and furious. O.O.P.S. isn’t a mistake, quite the opposite, since it means an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly.
In the video, you’ll see how I get myself into a quandary with the very first step and how that turns out to be an opportunity in the end. O.O.P.S!
Watch Journey of a 1,000 OOPSies in my art journal on YouTube.
The play started thanks to a gorgeous full moon where I could actually see the Man in the Moon while walking my dogs who were quite irritated that I kept stopping and just gazing upward.
This Stampa Rosa rubber stamp is proof that I can predict the future. Purchased around 1999, it hasn’t been used much at all but it is the absolutely perfect image for what I was capturing in my journal. I must have known 15 years ago that I would really need that today!
Staying with the theme of the round moon, like mini itty bitty moons, paint was added to the Circles Layer Me stencil with a regular flat paint brush creating a very loose and mixed media feel to the pattern. After all, nothing on this page was precise.
The smaller circles on the Circles Layer Me stencil became little polka dots of moons around another moon.
The phrase, Once in a Lifetime, which has been touted on the news describing this moon and quite a few others this year, was the title this page needed. But I am not a huge fan of my handwriting, so I used a stencil to help me out.
Even though life and time were 2 words on the Are We There Yet stencil, it didn’t take a Dr. Frankenstein to meld them into one word.
So how does O.O.P.S. help me play? It keeps me from taking myself too seriously. Every O.O.P.S. used to be considered a mistake, a blunder, and a failure which killed my creative spirit and put the brakes on any play I was having. I’m not performing brain surgery, I’m playing. Plus, it’s mixed media so if I don’t like it, I can say O.O.P.S. and just add another layer.
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!
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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.
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