November 1st has arrived and I am ready to answer a question!
(To learn more about my adapted NaNoWriMo project, click here, and do consider asking me a question!)
QUESTION: What is your favorite color right now and what does that say about you?
Right now, I am drawn to colors in the RED family. Maroon, burgundy, magenta, crimson, brick, clay, cardinal, and scarlet.
I’ve always been fond of red, but right now I seem to be drawn to it, compelled to wear it, paint with it, and surround myself with it in my environment. My latest paintings, for example, are saturated with reds:
For me, red is about passion, creativity, fiery energy, and life force energy. I am going through an artistic flourishing right now and certainly feel the passion for the creative process. I am also inspired by nature — the way the leaves are turning fiery red this autumn. I love the whole spectrum of yellows to oranges to reds, but the reds call to me as if they are saying, “I know it’s cool outside, but our color will keep you warm.”
Red is cozy, warm, womb-like.
Red is bold and brazen.
Red is a risk-taker.
From a chakra perspective, red is the color of the root chakra, which is all about sustenance, groundedness, and having your material needs met. I am certainly in a stage of my life right now where getting my foundation secure is of great importance. The root chakra’s element is earth, not fire, interestingly. My favorite place in the world is Maui, Hawaii and the red volcanic earth is rich and gritty. I love walking barefoot on the island’s red dirt and dyeing my feet in tropical clay.
In all, red ignites me, inspires me, and fuels my passion for creativity. Too much red, though, can be over-stimulating for me, so I take “red breaks” for solace.
Now I ask YOU the same question I was asked: what is YOUR favorite color right now and what does it say about YOU?
with crimson crow calls,