I've been thinking about how much I've really enjoyed the color week projects. It's fun to have an "assignment" around something that you find purely enjoyable or interesting. It's also fun to do it with other people, people you don't know (the first color week I participated in) or with someone you do know (the second color week focusing on purple, just completed). Part of the fun is the doing of the actual project of course, and part of the fun is connecting with other people who like what you like, seeing what they come up with and also seeing what the collective results look like once you're done. Because it's always different than what you would (or could) have done on your own. I love that. Truly.
Thanks to all the technology (blogs, shared servers like typepad or youTube, websites, the internet, cellphones, instant messaging) we have lot's of great ways to let strangers from all over the world and friends alike know that it would be fun to do something together at the same moment or make something based on the same "assignment" or modify something that everyone can contribute to. Sites like learning to love you more and 1000 journals project to name just a couple of the many, many ways to collectively create. Which bodes well for the world, I think. The optimist in me hopes that all this global creativity might help counteract all the divisiveness in the world. Seeing how many people have dust bunnies and one shoe under their bed, reminds me that there is lot's of regular stuff we share. Probably niave on my part, but wishing it were so, doesn't hurt.