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July 25, 2014

Book link  http://blur.by/1njnV8i

15% discount through August 31, 2014.  Put discount code in box  at online checkout–SUMMERSAVINGS



March 25, 2014


LIFE IZ COLORFUL book available on Blurb at:  http://blur.by/1njnV8i     

Or just go to Blurb.com, 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 blurb.com.


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.

Project 1 – Life Iz Colorful Book

 July 25, 2014

Book link for hardcover and ebook for ipad:  http://blur.by/1njnV8i

15% discount code through August 31, 2014:  SUMMERSAVINGS.

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


July 1, 2014

Life iz Colorful book link:  http://blur.by/1njnV8i

Available in hardcover and ebook for ipad


March 25, 2014


Life iz Colorful book available on:  Blurb.com,

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 blurb.com

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  lifeizcolorful@gmail.com.




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.

Life Iz Colorful Update

 July 25, 2014

Online book link:  http://blur.by/1njnV8i

15% discount code at online checkout:  SUMMERSAVINGS

Discount code good through August 31, 2014.



July 1, 2014

Life iz Colorful book link:  http://blur.by/1njnV8i

Available in hardcover and ebook for ipad


March 25, 2014


Life iz Colorful book available on Blurb.com, bookstore,

Fine Arts, search Life iz Colorful.



March 12, 2014

Book complete and ready for purchase

in both hard cover and e-book for ipad

within the next 30 days.  Stay tuned!


October 19, 2013

Proofing is almost complete.  Once completed, we will be uploading online so you can purchase the hardback copy and or PDF file through Blurb.  Watch for the notice!

February 5th, 2013. 

Preparing for the second book launch and art party at the Mattress Factory Lofts, 300 MLK Jr. Dr. SE, Atlanta, Georgia  30312.

February 8, 2013  7-9.pm.  Street parking available.  Come to call box and put 000 in box and someone will let you in the complex.  Come to loft #126 for the event.


The Soul, by B. Kendall copyrighted 2010

the soul






Signing off,



June 21, 2013


We are very immersed in the details of the book.  We finally have everything in place to know that the kick-off will be March 1, 2013.  We will be marketing and keeping you informed on what to expect and where we are on this journey.  Exciting doesn’t begin to describe this process and our feelings about this book.

Stay posted!

Signing off,



May 13, 2012

Good Morning!  We’re waiting for the instruments to the song Life Iz Colorful.  The song is part of the video for the book launch.  Our vision and determination are big so stand by for updated information.

Signing off,





April 12, 2012

Hey there,

We are getting ready to record the music for the book launch.  Many details remain but we are still on schedule for the end of May.  I remain excited about sharing my purpose with you.

Keep you posted.

Signing off!




April 7,2012


We have made amazing progress towards our launch of the book.  It looks like it will definitely be by the end of May.  They say the “devil is in the details” but I’m claiming God’s presence in the details because that is what I’m doing.

It’s an exciting process and I know you will enjoy the final product.  Will do a better job with keeping you informed.

Signing Off,



A quick up date on the book.   The book Life Iz Colorful is now complete as of January 1, 2011. We are officially copyrighted with our IBSN.  The next phase is fund raising for publication.

This is getting exciting and yet surreal.  It’s been four years in the making and the process has been amazing.

Signing off!


October 6,2011

Good morning all. Making progress on the book. We will have the costs identified with the printing and marketing materials within the next two weeks. Can’t wait to share some of my reflective thoughts and visions captured in poetry and visual art.

Stay tuned!

Signing off Barbara


October 22,2011

Some of the marketing materials have arrived and they look amazing.
I can’t wait to share them with you. We are still identifying all of the costs related to marketing and selling this book. It won’t be a long as it has been.

Stay tuned!

Signing off Barbara


November 24, 2011

Hello everyone.  We are running behind schedule on the book.  It has turned out to be much more work than anticipated.  With many prayers, it will be published both in print and e-book in 2012.   Will continue to keep you posted.

Signing off,



November 27, 2011

At last we have wrapped our arms around both the cost and the marketing of this book and are preparing our presentation to start the process of fundraising.   Please keep us in your prayers.



January 13, 2012

We are getting closer to launching the book project.  Kickstarter has accepted the project and we are working out the details needed to create success!

Will continue to keep you posted.

Signing off,