Archive for August, 2012

Project 1 – Life Iz Colorful Book

 July 25, 2014

Book link for hardcover and ebook for ipad:

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Put this code is the box when you checkout to buy online.


July 1, 2014

Life iz Colorful book link:

Available in hardcover and ebook for ipad


March 25, 2014


Life iz Colorful book available on:,

bookstore, Fine Arts, search Life iz Colorful.






March 12, 2014

In spite of all the challenges the book is complete in

hard cover and will be available through

within the next 30 days.  The hyperlink will be posted

on this website.  Stay tuned!



October 19, 2013

Great book launches for Kickstarter.  I think I was so excited about the launches that I fell from a ladder and injured my arm and hand which set back the books timeline.  However, I am back on track and Life iz Colorful will definitely be available online by the end of 2013.

Will keep you posted!



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Pictures from the recent book Launch Party held at the Mattress Factory Lofts.

Approximately 75 people joined the celebration and are getting ready for the next party on February, 8th, 2013 at the Mattress Factory Lofts.







The book Life Iz Colorful is a visual recording of moments and lessons learned in life, expressed through art and poetry.  The manuscript is approximately 160 pages filled with colorful images from original works of art and reflective poetry.  You can expect to read poetry that expresses many emotions and experiences that human beings share—love, joy, anger, betrayal, confusion, choices, craziness, emptiness, self-discovery, freedom, and more.

This book project has been  approved with  Kickstarter, an international platform to help creative people raise money for creative  projects.  Our target date for the Life Iz Colorful Book fund raising campaign with Kickstarter is March 1, 2013.  We have created some great gifts as exchanges for those who pledge funds to this project.  Please refer to the Kickstarter Gift Exchange Tab to see some of the gifts.

  We are on target with a  March 1, 2013 launch.  Follow our progress on this blog or Facebook under Barbara Kendall Reed or Life Iz Colorful Fan Page!

Please check out our Color Bloggers page for a lively discussion on color influences in our lives.

Life Iz Colorful Book

Life Iz Colorful Book

Project 2 – My Art

July 1, 2014


Midnight Over My Georgia Pines by B. Kendall





Midnight Over My Georgia Pines

diptych–48″x 24″


Midnight Over My Georgia Pines has been selected to hang in the executive offices at the State Capitol as part of the “Art of Georgia” exhibit.  The show will hang from August 8th through January 2015.

For more information about this work of art please contact




October 19, 2013


I am actually going to start looking for a gallery to show my body of work.  I have been playing catch up but it’s time to see who will be presenting my work.  Will keep you posted!

At the same time I started writing the poetry that ultimately became the Life Iz Colorful book; I was painting works of art that mirrored some of the words in the poems.  I hope to have 50-60 original works for a gallery show in fall 2013.  Some of these pieces will not be in the book.

I will keep you posted on my progress.  This has been a major undertaking.


Project 3 – And the Children Marched

October 19, 2013


And the Children Marched is a project dedicated to the 1963 children’s march in Birmingham, Alabama.  The project consist of a 12’ mural and a video interviewing Reverend C.T. Vivian, of the Southern Christian Leadership Council , one of the organizers of this famous march and an executive assistance to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is a multi-media project involving other artist and artisans.

There were many generous contributors to this wonderful project and the objective is to find a final home for the mural and the video.

We are working through some of the technical challenges with the video but should be in a position by fall of 2012 to begin the search for an adoption.  Our vision is to gift the project to a museum or like entity. We will keep you informed and by all means let us know if you have an institution you would like to recommend.

For additional information on this project please go to the multi-media Projects tab on this website.