This is a tiny, unreadable, purple book I made in my non-CFA class, Arts and the Community. The class is on community arts initiatives and, last week, the professor made the point that we hadn’t actually made any art in this class, gave us a bunch of art supplies, and let us go wild with a very loose prompt of “a mind map book.” Without even thinking about it, I started cutting up pages of an old book that she put in the pile of supplies and collecting every random purple item I could find: purple paper, purple thread, purple wooden hexagons, purple buttons, purple images from magazines, purple colored pencils, purple watercolor paint, and more. I got really positive feedback from my classmates. Greg, the 60-something-year-old classically trained painter said it was beautiful. Sometimes the book is just purple.