My project is turquoise.
Making time to do creative projects, specifically art-related projects. And art-messing-around.
Here's how I answered the questions.
How do I want to feel as I'm working on my project?
Grounded, and calm. I have a feeling that all kinds of panic are going to come up when I start to unwrap this project.
So, grounded and calm.
A sense of possibility.
A sense that, yes, this is right for me now.
What do I already know about my project?
It's about permission to use the time that's already available to me.
It's about permission to be unself-conscious in my art-making.
It's not just about permission to make art, but also to fill up on the stuff that feeds the art, even when it seems barely related.
Time for exercising curiosity.
What do I know? I know that I need this.
I know that in some ways I'm already doing it -- making time for art-ish-ness -- like allowing myself to stop and take photos when something captivates me. Or stopping and adding to a drawing when I happen to see it.
I know that no one's standing in my way. Indeed, no one cares how I spend my time.
What color is my project?
When I visualize my project as a color, I see something between a jade green and a turquoise, an optimistic color for me, going back to early childhood.
I have happy associations with
turquoise. It feels like my color.
That says to me that this project is essential to me right now.
(Aside: this morning, rearranging a closet shelf, I came across the beautiful set of jade chopsticks that my dear friend Kris gave me, reinforcing that feeling of optimism.)
How would you answer these questions?