Archive for February, 2013


Life Iz Colorful Book Update


July 25, 2014

Book link

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March 25, 2014


LIFE IZ COLORFUL book available on Blurb at:     

Or just go to, book store and search Life iz Colorful in fine arts.

Available in both hardcover and e-book for iPad.








March 12, 2014

At last, the book is complete in hard cover.  I am waiting

to receive the first copy.  Once we can inspect it than we

will be creating the e-book version for ipad.  It won’t be long

now so stay tuned.  The hyperlink will be placed on this update

so you can purchase the book from


October 19, 2013

We should be finishing proofing by the end of October.  It has been a long  journey but I’m looking forward to reporting the availability of the book soon.

Like my page on Facebook,  Life iz Colorful.

In the meantime put lots of colors in your life!







August 3, 2013

Hey there.  Would you believe I’m still editing the book.  I have two readers other than myself; this is a lengthy process.  However, with more prayer we should be ready for print by demand within the next thirty days.  Will keep you posted on this journey.







June 4, 2013

We are moving right along with the book project.  This has taken far longer than I thought but I want it right.  We have done four layout edits so far and have several more in addition to final editing from outside parties.

I have a new appreciation for the process in creating a book from inception to completion.

Will continue to keep you posted!






February 14, 2013

What it’s all about…!

We launched on Kickstarter March1, 2013.

Our goal is to raise $55,000.

Our pledge period is March 1-March 30th.

You cannot pledge prior to March 1st.

We will post the pledge link to our campaign on this website March 1st.

You can pledge between $5-$2500.

It’s a gift exchange at each level of financial pledging.

The specific gift categories will be listed on the Kickstarter website 3-1-2013.

It’s an all or nothing proposition.  We must raise a minimum of $55,000 or we get nothing.

We will keep you updated and ask that you pledge this project and encourage your contacts to do the same.

Thank you for your consideration and support.


MAY 23,2013

We did not make our Kickstarter goal and therefore moved to plan B which we believe is the A plan for Life Iz Colorful book.

We are in the process of laying out the book for print by demand and pdf files.  We should be complete with the lay-out and editing by the end of July.  Upon completion we will upload the files to Blurb so that you can order the book on line.  We will keep you posted.

The book Life Iz Colorful is a seven yer endeavor by artist Barbara Kendall Reed that captures reflections and moments in life through art and poetry.

The project is being launched through the marketing platform, Kickstarter, an international website to help approved creative projects raise the funding needed for their project(s).

The goal of this project is $55,000 in 30 days.  The program is set up to be a gift exchange that encourages you to pledge.

The pledge period for Life Iz Colorful Book project is March 1-March 30.

Pledges range from $5-$2500.

The details of the pledge categories will be on the kickstarter website on March 1.

We are asking that you pledge on March 1st to propel this project.  You cannot pledge prior to March 1st.

This fund raising project is all or nothing!  If the minimum goal of $55,000 is not raised then no pledges will be charged/collected.

On March 1st we will send the pledge link to our contacts and post it on this website.

Progress reports will appear on this website and be sent to our contacts.

Barbara’s team is excited for her and we know you are as well, so let’s kick our gears in drive and help bring this project to fruition.

The next update will be on the project details.  Please send this information to your email and Facebook contacts and encourage them to financially pledge this project.

Thank you for your support!

The Color Red

As a child, I loved to watch my mother get dressed up.  I particularly enjoyed the ceremonious way she prepared for cocktail parties with my dad.  She always would lay her garments on the bed and the accessory possibilities beside the dresses.  Of course she had a wardrobe of elegant evening shoes to go with each outfit.  Then, she would begin the selection task and ask my sister and me to give our approvals.  Dressing for the event would go smoothly with the last addition being her ruby red lipstick that she would meticulously blot on with a tissue.  Picture perfect was Cinderella as she went to the ball.

Days later when mom was not around I would go into her closet and do my own dress rehearsal.  I was about twelve when I began practicing, dressing like mom.  I followed her routine but I would have to stuff additional clothing in her dresses so they wouldn’t fall down.  I was especially fond of her dangling earrings and would always choose the largest ones I could find.  Like mom,the finishing touch was her ruby red lipstick that no matter how hard I tried I could not get straight on my lips.  I only wish I had pictures of my attempts to be mom!  To this day I am very fond of red lipstick and where this love came from.

What are your thoughts and or memories about the color red?