Life iz Colorful
Art and Reflective Poetry
by Barbara Kendall Reed
About the Book
Life iz Colorful is a visual recording of personal moments and life lessons expressed through art and poetry.
The book is organized into nine color chapters. Each chapter portrays my life experiences and emotions, starting with Hope and ending with Enlightenment. No matter the subject, experience, or emotion, spirit always triumphs!
It is a unique book that speaks to the various dimensions and encounters in life, distinguished by color.
I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised on a military base in Dugway, Utah until age 18. My passion for freedom and exploring new frontiers came from spending hours at a time in the barren desert surrounding our home. I became particularly fascinated with the transformation of cocoons into beautiful butterflies. That curiosity continues to show up in my life choices and observations! Pursuing art was natural for me since I was always drawing and creating. I received my BFA from Xavier University, in New Orleans, Louisiana and art history courses at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. After college I joined a major corporation and remained for seventeen years. My inner voice kept telling me to go back to art. So without thought, I took the leap of faith and secured my ticket for the journey of an artist. That transition was twenty plus years ago. The book Life iz Colorful represents one of the stops on my journey that I wanted to share with you!