Think of a house or an apartment you lived in – either where you grew up or one that comes to you most strongly: a place that seems most pertinent or the place you want to discover more about.
Use a pen or pencil and draw a blueprint of the house or apartment.
Sketch the floor plan, include doors (front, back, side), stairs, and each room within the house. Let your hand and mind be the guides. Don’t worry about getting it exactly correct.
Use color to explore
When you feel done with the blueprint, use color to explore the house/apartment and your feelings.
Color the rooms, or outline the rooms, using the actual or basic color of the walls, the rugs and furniture.
When you feel done with coloring, write whatever comes up.
The house was yellow I hated that color. It made me think of . . .
The red front door stood out like . . .
My pink/blue room was a sanctuary. I could . . .
I liked the green kitchen best. This is where I . . .
You can also write opposites:
The house was yellow. I loved that color. I never realized until now . . .
The red front door blended in. I never thought . . .
My pink/blue room was hellish. I could never . . .
I disliked the green kitchen the most. This is where I didn’t . . .
Go where your mind wants to go. Just write.