Introducing the Painted Houses Project!
If you've been to The Swelle Life before you've surely noticed things look a little different around here! This is a very visual, colourful blog and I wanted to present it in a way that makes the most of that look and feel while giving profile and easy access to my favourite features, many of which are new as you can see in the far sidebar.
One of these new features is the Painted Houses Project. It's a collaborative project that relies on your submissions, so I'm calling on fellow colour lovers to send in photos of beautiful, out of the ordinary hues in their world, whether it be in your neighbourhood or from your travels. It can include houses, doors, buildings, shops, cars, whatever you may find outside in a public place that has been made special with extraordinary colour.
Colour is not something to be afraid of, it's to be celebrated!
My new banner image is based on a photo I took in Bristol last April, shown below. I played with the hues to get the pinks, blues and purples. And yes, I know, it's very colourful! You know how I love my blues. Following are other photos taken around Bristol, a vibrant, beautiful city with so many gorgeous pastel painted houses in the Clifton area. I posted most of these last year but am including them again to kick off this project.
To submit your photo to the Painted Houses Project you can email me by clicking the Contact button in the banner menu, and be sure to tell us where in the world it is! Original photos are preferred and they will be posted as they come in.
Feel free to spread the word so we can put a great collection of 'street colour' together!
What a difference a little bit of pink can make on a street!
Pretty painted doors are wonderful!
What a difference this bold red door (in Bath) makes on this very old stone building:
An adorably bright restaurant or boutique counts for the project!
Seing an old car with a perfect retro paint job in the street will brighten anyone's day: