You seem very adaptable to the things that other contestants and judges say to you. What do you feel like the largest lesson was for you?
Wow. The largest lesson for me has always been to have a strong center and reflect and ruminate on what goes on around me. "Know your Truth" and then everything else is simply nurturing for the garden of your Self. You can only take in what will serve the best in you, everything should simply be allowed to drift away. Afterall, Project Runway was my personal vision quest.
There is an inherent belief in the essence of materials in many cultures including my own. As an artist and and a fashion designer I have intuitively and consciously used materials to imbue my works with these essences and symbolism. "Spit marking" the points of my clients or my own designs was a symbolic way of situating them in time and space and bonding them to me as a conduit for good intentions.
The marks are tiny, they fade, as do we. It was an innocent intuition of taking the temporal and making it corporeal. I have also used oils and herbs for same purpose. It definitely seemed to freak people out.