Did you think I forgot something today?

Does the blog look a little different?  A little off?  A little unusual?

Can you guess?


It’s gone.


I’m donating it today for a worthy cause.

Normally this paint palette would be full of paint.

Reds and blues and greens and yellows and grays.

But not today.

Today it’s all being donated.  Today I’m partnering with Sherwin-Williams to help promote National Painting Week.  I know you’ve seen other projects I’ve done with them.  Like this one.  And this one.  And this one.  But today is different.  Today, I’m donating all the digital color from the blog.

And guess what?

Sherwin-Williams is donating it right back in square feet of paint for communities across North America.

Sound like fun?

You can donate your digital color for a good cause, too.

And I’m in the middle of a project for one of those communities, working on a loft space that used to look like this.

I know, right?

You can say it with me.


I’m caulking and rolling and priming and painting and transforming the space to create a haven for local cancer survivors to have a place to tell their story.  A place where they can work with a local artist to transform their journal pages into multi-media works of art for the mural at the new cancer center that’s opening this summer in our local community.

I can’t wait to show you the entire reveal next week, but for now….

….here’s a sneak peek.

I know you can’t see it, but that’s turquoise on a sliding barn door.

This before and after is one of my most favorite that I’ve ever done and I’m so excited to show you the finished room next week.

Until then?

I’m saving all my color….

…just for you. 🙂

disclosure:  This post is sponsored by and written in collaboration with Sherwin-Williams.

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  1. Image for Ellen Ellen

    A beautiful gift from a beautiful Giver!! I can't imagine a better project than your present endeavor. You are an inspiration to everyone to get involved with the needs of our communities. I am anticipating this reveal next week,it's sure to be amazing - just like YOU!! Thank-you for this sneak peek on your always delightful blog.

  2. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    What a wonderful idea for that artist space, those cancer survivors and our new cancer center. So glad you are giving back to all of them and supporting that great cause! Well done, rock star! On to check out how to help a friend out...

  3. Image for june june

    What a wonderful project. You always warm my heart Miss Karianne❤ My dear friend of over 50 years is battling pancreatic cancer?

  4. Image for NormaJean NormaJean

    Is it possible for you to bottle some of your energy to share with the rest of us? You are amazing girl, and I love that you donate some of your time to projects that help your community. BTW, I love Sherwin-Williams paint!

  5. Image for Stephanie Ray Brown Stephanie Ray Brown

    Oh my sometimes my heart is just tickled as our lives have many common themes. Not the same for sure but did Cameron's graduation announcements in black and white on one side. Other side in color with his black and white prom attire. Oh my lady bug hugs in advance in the years to come when your sweet ones are seniors. But as this was the first thing that popped in my mind reading your post I soon ️️starting thinking of many blessings to send out such announcements. So many parents have lost their child and so many children have lost their parents due to that horrible disease cancer. God bless you for being the good! Shining your light! And yes for making me cancel my feel ️sorry for me pity party as my baby boy grew up Into a graduate. Blessed I am to be able to watch him with Terry achieve this accompolishment surrounded by my mother and daughter in attendance too! Pity party over! Praises for good health and ️prayers for those battling this terrible monster and their families who suffer watching this war the ️loved ones are fighting. God bless you friend!

  6. Image for Marian@CMShawStudios Marian@CMShawStudios

    You always find the best things to do with your talents. Can't wait to see the reveal! BTW did you discontinue the subscription to your blog? I am not getting your posts in my in box anymore. It's very sad. Have a colorful colorless day, The Other Marian

  7. Image for Maggie Nelson Maggie Nelson

    I like when you let us know about a "project" that you are working on. I can't wait the final results. I love your style and I know that you will do a good job.

  8. Image for Sue Sue

    My husband was just diagnosed with cancer, and I am already thinking of him as a survivor!!! Thank you for what you are doing. It will be a wonderful place for all of those survivors to share their stories. Bless your heart, KariAnne!

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