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COLOURlikers: There's Just Too Much L<span>ove</span>!

COLOURlikers: There's Just Too Much Love!


When I first started this site 7 years ago, it was a quick and easy decision to call it COLOURlovers: It was all about color for people who loved it. But now with 1.5M members from around the world who have loved, err, liked more than 10,000,000 pieces of shared content... I think we can all agree, that's just too much love!

It's also worth noting that in the current state of the world with ongoing wars, political tension, financial implosions... What the world really doesn't need is more love. That's why I'm super excited to share with you the new & waaaay better COLOURlikers!

It's just like the old COLOURlovers, but now without any of the love. What has love ever done anyway?! You're all probably used to liking things on Facebook anyway, so this should be an easy transition.

Start Sharing the Like!

So go check out the profiles of other likers. Go like some palettes or patterns. Share the like!

Don't worry, we're kidding. Happy April Fools. We still love you.

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Remembering & Honoring a Friend: Sunmeadow

Remembering & Honoring a Friend: Sunmeadow


Life is a fragile thing and it always hurts the heart when somebody passes well before their time. We're deeply saddened by the loss of one of our active, loving, creative & supportive members; sunmeadow. She leaves many friends here in our community and we're incredibly honored to have the privilege to continue hosting & sharing her creations with the world. We may have 1.5 million members now, but every single one is important to me and is greatly appreciated. We love you sunmeadow and thank you for all you shared with us and all the inspiration you will continue to share.

A close friend of hers let me know of the sad news. They also noted that she was a very private person and that she would appreciate her personal details not be shared here. I will respect her wishes and ask you to do the same.

Her last palette randomly created was entitled "Wings To Fly" and I believe she has them now. I can't possibly honor all that she shared here with us in one post, but I'll share some of her most popular creations below... and please feel free to share yours in the comments.

Sunmeadow: Colors | Palettes | Patterns | Templates

Singing_Angels Winters_Glow

In_Silence_I_Grieve Be_Yourself

Forever_Young Sweetest_Goodbye

Wings_To_Fly The_Way_You_Love_Me

If_We_Should_Meet The_Power_to_Move_Me

Sneaking_Up_on_You Wishes_Come_True

Sunmeadow also created hundreds of beautiful pattern templates. Here are just some of them:

Dulce_Aroma Colo_Red_Cluster

Echo_of_the_Sun A_Game_of_Love

wish_hearts must_say_pretty

Thank you Sunmeadow. Rest in peace.

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COLOURlovers Community Roundup: Week 1

COLOURlovers Community Roundup: Week 1


Welcome to the Community Roundup! Each week I will be pulling some great stuff from the nooks and crannies of COLOURlovers to feature here on the community forefront - the blog. You can expect everything from member-hosted games and contests to some fun finds you might otherwise miss. So let's dig up what's happening.

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Member-Hosted Contests

We are lucky to have some very motivated COLOURlovers in our community. Here are a couple of great contests going on with plenty of time to join up and play.

If you are new to COLOURlovers, pattern templates are designed by members using Seamless Studio (Mac/PC desktop) or Seamless Lite (free / web version). If you have questions about Seamless you can contact me or your fellow COLOURlovers.


Carnival Template Contest hosted by Sunmeadow :: NOW until Feb. 21st 2012

The festive and colorful season of Carnival is now in full swing. Carnival is celebrated by over 10 million people worldwide from New Orleans (Mardi Gras) to Carnival in Rio de Janiero, Brazil and all through the carribean Islands. Group leader, sunmeadow, is hosting a Carnival Template Challenge. All are welcome to partcipate, from beginning template makers to seasoned pros. The challenge started this week and closes on February 21st, when five winners will be announced and featured on the COLOURlovers blog and Facebook page.

Reference Tag: CTC-1

Shamrock Template Challenge hosted by o2bqueen & rubyvillasenor :: NOW until March 16th 2012

With the month of March approaching, we have St. Patricks Day fast approaching! The challenge is to design a template that includes a shamrock shape. This challenge has already started and ends March 16th 2012. The top five designs will be featured on COLOURlovers blog and Facebook page.

Reference Tag: STC12

Learn About Tags & Tagging Here

Along with posting on the blog, I will actually post each template in their fully colored state (as those are more exciting than a grayscale template). So make sure to include a nice colored version with your submissions.

Please feel free to contact me (mollybermea) if you have an organized challenge you would like posted to this community announcement.

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Be My Valentine, Color + Group Feature: Valentine Template Challenge

Be My Valentine, Color + Group Feature: Valentine Template Challenge


Happy Valentines Day! Our community has created and named millions of user-named colors that help us create, innovate, and celebrate the joy of color itself.

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Some of the “most loved” include ""dutch_teal"
Color by COLOURlovers" target="_blank">Dutch Teal" by Skyblue2u, "Haunted milk" by alpen, "Vitamin C" by GreenLantern, "Chartreuse" by oeln, and "Juicy Pink" by MetteBB. It is almost too obvious to say that WE LOVE COLOR!

Color is infused into every aspect of our lives, especially those in our color bubble, so we thought it was time to devote a big Valentine to Color itself! Although we couldn’t include all the colors in the rainbow, here are some colors that really touch our hearts on Valentine’s Day.

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Happy Huesday: Announcing The COLOURlovers Tuesday Newsletter

Happy Huesday: Announcing The COLOURlovers Tuesday Newsletter


Your email registered on COLOURlovers will receive a mighty delicious treat today! That's right! Today we sent out the very first newsletter in the history of COLOURlovers. From now forward, you will know every Tuesday as - Huesday!

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You can expect to receive this beautiful Huesday newsletter each week to get your fill of colorful ideas, inspiration and special goodies (aka giveaways, contests, announcements and the like) sometimes only available in the weekly Huesday mailing.

patterns featured this Huesday: The Dark Snow | Dulce Aroma | santa came to town

As you might know, we currently hand pick colors, palettes, patterns for daily Facebook and Twitter features (you are notified if your creation was featured). Now, Huesday will be another excellent platform for member creations to be featured because there are so many fantastic patterns, palettes and shapes to know about. We will include most popular as well as some hand-picked.

more patterns featured this Huesday: it's raining! | Duckling's Splash | sight

Don't miss out on getting some great inspiration, awesome announcements and must know COLOURlovin news each and every colorful Huesday.


Templates to the featured patterns:

Corolla_Borealis_-_βsunmeadow.656Merry_Old_SantaClausit_rainsSuper_Messescaping!

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Lover Feature: Designer, Shawna Crouch aka "sec9586"

Lover Feature: Designer, Shawna Crouch aka "sec9586"


Some of you may already know our own sec9586, some of you may have just heard of her as the designer of the Betabrand plaid pattern, "Betabrand2" in our contest, "Color a Plaid Shirt Contest by Betabrand + COLOURlovers". Either way, we're featuring her today so you can get to know her even better!

Shawna Crouch, aka "sec9586", is the owner / operator of CrouchDesign. She attended Murray State University, where she graduated with a BS in Studio Art/Graphic Design in 2009, and specializes primarily in print design. Along with her designing day job, she runs a small shop on Zazzle as CrouchDesign, where she offers freelance design services. She also has an Etsy shop,  AquaNetNightmare, set to reopen September 1st, 2011 which will offer jewelry, cards, invitations, stationary and drawings.


Monster11Monster3TeenyBop
Shawna continually uses COLOURlovers in every which way for both work and fun. Let's take a peek at how she does it...

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Seamless Studio for Mac/PC ~ Pattern Power!

Seamless Studio for Mac/PC ~ Pattern Power!


What we love more than anything is helping people share their ideas & inspirations. A couple years ago we added the ability for members to color in 100 preset pattern templates and we saw your creativity flourish, but we also saw an even greater opportunity... To give you all the power to design your own pattern templates!

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And without being able to save your work, import your own custom shapes, work only in grayscale... and with only our simple web version of Seamless, in the past 12 months our awesome members created more than 80,000 original seamless patterns.

So it's with great excitement for the amazing creations that will be shared that we release the more powerful desktop version of Seamless Studio!


 

Special COLOURlovers Member Price

And as a special thank you to all our supportive members here at COLOURlovers, we're giving you a $20 discount on the regular price of $49, just for being a member. Thanks for Sharing the Love!


 

A Showcase of Amazing Seamless Patterns

It truly is magical what you all are able to create using simple shapes and only 5 colors... Check out the Showcase to see some examples of the wonderful patterns being created with Seamless Studio. Or check it out for yourself, Download a FREE 15 Day Trial of Seamless Studio...


 

Beautiful, Easy to Use & Affordable

Existing pattern design tools & software were expensive, hard to use & not much fun to play with. So as part of our mission to make design super easy and accessible to everyone, we made a beautiful, user friendly & affordable vector pattern design app. These are just some of the features we packed into Seamless Studio:

Import Custom Shapes
Open SVGs from other editors to use in your patterns.

Export to Other Formats
Save your pattern as a SVG, PNG, or JPG image.

Layers / Groups
Organize and rearrange shapes simply.

Save / Open
Create projects and come back to them later.

Easy Upload
Upload your patterns straight to COLOURlovers.com.

Line Tool
Create wavy, sawtooth, straight, dashed, and dotted lines.

Infinitely Scalable
Export SVGs that scale beautifully to any resolution.

& More...
 

Start Sharing Your Patterns with the World!

Not only can you publish your patterns right to COLOURlovers.com from the app, you can also export your patterns as high res files to use in your own creative projects. Upload them to Spoonflower to get custom fabric! Print them out and sell them as part of a craft pack on Etsy! Turn a pattern into beautiful wall art with Imagekind! ...Woohoo!

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A Book of Color Inspirations: 3,000 Innovative Palettes from the COLOURlovers Community

A Book of Color Inspirations: 3,000 Innovative Palettes from the COLOURlovers Community


Ever since the first palettes were shared on COLOURlovers I've wanted to see their awesomeness in print... And a few years ago I got in contact with the fine folks at HOW books who also wanted to help make it happen. We're stoked and honored to be able to share 3,000 amazing color palettes from our community in a printed book with readers in real life.

Color Inspirations is on Pre-order at Amazon. Check it out!

Palette Galleries

3,000 palettes to be exact have been selected and organized by hue into a printed inspiration gallery. Each palette proudly displaying its name as well as the name of the member who created it and the HEX, RGB & CMYK values for the colors in the palette. The index of the book has each palette name, creator and a link to its page here on COLOURlovers... so new offline lovers can connect to the community online.




Inspiration & Information

Along with the 3,000 color palettes there are 10 inspirational and informational color articles.
Thanks to Dave, our long time blog writer, for help putting it all together!


A Who's Who of Awesome Palette Makers!

We gathered the palettes for Color Inspirations 2 years ago, so unfortunately we're missing some of our wonderful new members creations in the book... but we still managed to share 1,000+ member's palettes. We've been honored to showcase your work here on COLOURlovers and give you some recognition in the physical world too!. All the members who have a palette in the book are listed below:

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3tips
7Zippyy
a peace of mind
a.mar.illo
aajewelry
Aaris
AberNat
Absolian
accebe
achtungarch
actionhalo
adgrapho
Ae
aemelia
afro_kid
afrodusa
agia
ah-68
aimeex
aja
ajeanne
ajoyfulheart
ajvelasco
Ak
akiraakira
albegrafic
Albiniaera
aleja2306
alemc
alexpapillon
AlicjaCz
alicupcake
alisa-beata
alisgilbert
alitasea
Alonis
alpen
alraceiram
Alska
alullaby
alumina
alwaysflyaway
alyssa
amarieh.2010
amasian
ambu1959
amdillon
Amo
amour_aérien
amphetamiiine.
amy
amyjanejane
ancANC
Ancasta
aNdii O.o
Andrew
andrirose
angela.schippers
angelafaye
anglepoiselamp
animesh1978
Anitra
anL
anna.titrektaszade
annajak
Annie39
ANOTHERmixtape
anycolourilike
apestoarayos
Apollonia the Red
aquamarina_x
Arachnakid
Arala
arcele
ardienne
ARDIS
Arelyn530
arieleartist
arsmephisto
Arsmundi
artmama
artnsoul3
artsiefartsietjitsie
ArtWench
asphaltandair
atzimbatm
audumbla
aujus
aurorafirst
autopsyturvy
avilluk
axl
Azure
b_oliveira
babaloo1991
BadBubble
balibina
BangBang
barnicesvalentine
bashfulgrl19
basketcase
batspit
BatteryLow
Bbbbb1
be_nice
Beaumont
Beautiful Disaster
BeaVeryWell
becbecx3
beccafly
beekman
belicop
bellelle
bemyescape
BerryBiscuit
bertiemasson
bethmallory
BetsyB
big orange
bijouloveshues
bimms
bitterstrawberries
Bizarrote
bkendall
Bleacheuse
blocparty
blondie1111
bloodoftrees
blooyelaw
bluefields
bluefrog
bluejaykt
BlueLou
bobthemole
BobWestbrook
Bolstar Jabricruds
bonafilia
boofus
bookluvr7
bradhaan
brainwash-ed
BrandoBlue
brittneywong
broadway_junkie
brockfrench
Bryony
bubukatagz
bunga_kampus
bunigrl33
burbuia
burning.room
bzfxerly
C-√¢me
c2009
ca_mara
caff
calvio
cameo
cameobrio
Canada is a hoser
candycrack
caori
Captain Amazing
Cardboardcat
cardgazer
carlascribbles
carloscarlos
carolcarol123
Carolhue
carolinajewel
CarolinaSantos
carolreine
Cascion Davi
caucaxican
CeEmLee
Ceisdein
ceya
chancho
chaosjewels
CHAR!
charcal
chavelonni
chelles~snail
chelly2012cheer
Cherry Choc
CherryHamilton
cherylsart
cheshirecat
Chi
chiffonblues
chippedpolish
Chiu Keung 超強
chopsuey
ChristineFelicity
Cinnamon415
Cinnamon6
circeus
circuscarnival
cityfivethousand
clairyfairy
clarise49
Claudio Zeiger
claymare
clearquietmind
clemlou
cloacina discordia
cloudyblue
cn283
codename_gimmick
cogani
cokaine
colore
Colorful Rose
colorgasm
ColorGrrrl
Colorguru
coloristica
colorli(f)e
colormemilk
colorserenity
COLOURlover
comicalchaos
compulsiveboy
consonant
Continents
cookii
Couchy
Couleur-Rouille
courtz.x3
cperez
criscj
criscrasp
Cristian
Cristoba
cross
Crystalhorse
cstallions
Cucutor
cursive
Cyber Oink
Czova
dammar
DandaLuna
DaniCalifornia
danielgroot
danTIME
Darc Joan
darkmotion
DarkStar
DarlingFloy
DauphineAline
dawn-in-nz
daydream_analysis
dayna_beck
daynw
DayStarArts
dc_larien
death—of—design
Deco24
deekajane
dejapew
dekadence
deliops
deliquescence
delphian
Deltakatachre
dennisthemenace
Derfell
desaturainbow
DESIGNJUNKEE
despise
DevilsApricot
dhruv
Dia
DianaNotacat
DillPickle
Dimitris
dinsdale
disenchanted[me]
divineresilience
division
DK_Assasin_Indy
dkvision
dmercer
dontbeshy
dr.afaf
dr.brontosaurus
dr.girlfriend
DrA
dragonballzCZ
Drama
dramatique
Dreamagent 2
dreamer80
DreamsComeTrue
Dreamsphiire
drumma
duluoz
dviant2
dz
dztronic
eajahn
Earth
easter
echo1
eclipsed_by_night
edelineedz
egege
egenerica
Eimii
eine-der-guten
electragiselle
electrikmonk
Electrohallaca
electroluv
electroniclove
elephantshoe
EliteSupreme
elpasa01
elsie432
Elukka
em-tastic
emblakeslee
emi emi emi
emilymas
emmalaiho
Emmett
EnaBean
Ennuidemme
enrica
enviee
equinorev
eraserqueen
ericaspooner
erin19
erinblue_eyes
erushh
Esquire
essexed_girl
etherealmccoy
etoiletpapillon
euthanasia
evad
Eve
evelyn
evolutioneve
ezytiger
F_l_a_g
fADed
faded jeans
Faeleia
Faerenach
faeriewhisper
fairy tales
falcifer
Farron
fashionfuchsia
fayemarie
fazai38
felicityflowers
ferrumaeternum
Feyd
Fidgety
FinnDesign
firecracked
FireLilyAMG
firstlove
Flauntvida
FlavouredArt
fleshy
fleur148
flip_n_twist23
florayfauna
flyaway330
forgetful
foSho
fr34k3d 0ut
franklinsoler
FranzKamikaze
free88eluv
free88eluv2
freeskier89
Frozen.
fttr
fucknozzle
Funky Diva
FunkyFreshFox
g l e e *
G.G.
Gabinete Curiosidade
gagavida
GamehenGraphics
gardengirl
GD@Bundah
geeksmakemehot
gemmatone
gentlefall
gerbert
ghighi
gibbygirl
gillianmarie
gillymr
girlgonexgrey
gisforgretchen
glalalamour
Glitz
GlueStudio
goldheart
goldpolkadots
Gordie
Gosh
gosling
gracie_gracers
GrannyAnny
granola
graphicjam
greatwhiteshark
greenie
GreenMyEyes
Gretis
Grey Lord
Griphin
groutboy
gservo
Gsill
guttterglittter
Hachi
haelii
Hailey2005
Haleigh
halex12
hamudi
hana*
Haneari
Hanka
Hanyb
happyprince
HartnSoul
hatta
hawkarrow32
heartbeat
heavyteeth
HeckyesBree
hedvajz
hellebore
helloeien
hemingwaycafe
hey_hey_hello
heykelley
Highwireart
hikariblue
himu
hino
hiver
hodero
hollowdoll
holybloodyhead
honestiago
huckleberry finn
hueific
husimoto
iambu
iamgavin_
ibereborges
IcyLeopard
ieatrulers
ignisium
iheartbeatles
ikan
ikidomari
il morto
ildardo
illumina
Ilmerlo
iloveyourguts
imaginatif
imawesam
inbetween
indiethought
indigoliime
infragilis
inger
Inna*
insitu
inskidahv
interhuss
into_thesea
iona
Irishdancer92
IronMAN
Isadóra
isamucci
IshakPasha
ishkabibble
isotope.151
Itseh
itzme
jablanc
jacky t
jambalaya
Jana_M
janeaeroplane
janiejones
januarysun
jasminedragon
JasonJ
jayanth
Jazzzi
jbarton5
Jejune Ennui
jeki14
Jelly Wren
Jemi_26
jemimapuddleduck
jenb
jennijee
jennyariane
jennyhelmbold
jeremycole
jessa
jessicabrown
jfo333
Jhi-Yong Kim
jikama
jilbert
jimjim421
jimmyjames
jinxykb
jkangasroo
jkschlitz
joabear
Joaneh
JoAnneWare
jody
jodybethw
Joelle
jono-renton
jordan7485
jordanne
joshw
joy_of_summer
joyseline
juanjosecastillejo
Julee
Junecat
JZAV
kaaa
kaihellyeah
kalindy
Kannard
Karabou
Karmaverick
katastrophexlove
kate_sfd
katela
katemasen
katemess
katiekat013
katies651
katinasunrise
katrinawitch
katry
katszp
Katyloux
kay sizzle
Kay-lii-Kay
kayaak
kaycee
kcolours
kelliot
Kels
kerickson66
Kevindeed
kevinrcurtin
kfarm
kiboo
Kikiriki
kilizman
kimberlybird
Kiras
kirei
kitkitsee
KittnChopz
kixo
klip
koala988
kokorophotography
konikae
Kool Kreations
koraih
KRepage
krishafish
krritika
ksantipa
kudelka
Kyloriq
KyotoCutie
la_noisette
Lacey
lacieface
lacura
Lady Beth
Lady Manderley
ladysuean
lagunabeach
laleh1979
laquimera
laSilvi
latenebreux
lauren-laughs
Laurennnn88
lauruce
Lauz
LBL1
lconrad1
leadwhite
leah81
leahforester
leahmariephoto
leahollow
leapingwaters
LeatherSofa
leaxharris
leephi
leezadee
leliophelia
Lemonhoney
lenders88
Lentil
Lerner
lesaint
leslie
lhlins
Libbywalters
Liberated-Llama
lickety split
liddle_r
liekejansbeken
lifeisbutadream
lightningmccarl
lightupthesky
lilivy
Lillium
Lilsis
LilyJade
Linsomnia
Lirael_Ellimere
lis-sa
LittleMissChaos
Livielle
liz_loves_lemons
lizcrimson
LizElsewhere
ljoobitza
lllara
lluscious
LMJ
LMVancheri
loesje
logochic
Lolig
lomuelle
lopezcem
Lorelai
loveless.butterfly
lovelyfailed
LovelyLena
lovelyrita
lovemycolors15
lovenoxmom
loveSKE
lovestruck
LTSVN
LUCIFUGE ROFOCALE
Lucy88
luffly
lukecho
lukeyg
Lulu 05
lulu*
lulujones
lunalein
lutterlagkage
m0ddie
ma_
mabills
maccise
mache
macika
madda
madmod001
maeeileenii
magz
Mahala74
mahonai
maigi
Maire Wolf
MaisieMartin
Maitê
malchickiwick
malijova
Maly
Man Oil
manekineko
Maneko
mangobee
mansi
manton
Marco Antonio
margareto
marialovescolour
marijo27
markee
marrael
marwapattern
mastash
matanuska
matildonia
mattmorrison84
MattyD
maxlair
maxx101
mbwebdesign
mckinley
meesha
melanieee
MELIN
melissaliveslikethis
melissophobia
Meowler
merc12
Meskalin23
Mesmerize
metaphorical beast
Method264
Miaka
Michael Edgerley
Midoriko
mierlagypsy
miho
miice
mikalababieeeeee
mili*
milkbubbles
Miller
millieyay
mimì2
mimès
mimo
mimossito
mint
mirindziakova
misat*
misatakashino
Miss_Anthropy
MissManda
missprivate
MiszJasmeileen
mitten
mixtape
mklaman
mllemartini
mm184nomore
modmoxie
mofaha
Mokoon
MollyCupCake
MollyT
monicamo
MonkeyMan504
Monokai
Monster!
Moody
Moofins
moonbear
moonielove
mooshe
moosmutzelchen
morganantoinette
morganlaine
mostlyabsent
mothball
mousyaesthete
mr.white
mravka
mrjeff
mrs. numerical
mrsantoine
ms
Msranoona
MsSmart
muchtarka
mujuuryoku
multicolorshade
Munzi
muppifluffit
Murat Zaki
museful
MushroomFunGuyRipley
mutechaos
My Fantasy Realm
MyEnemyLover
mymerope
mzcora
mzones
n.v
Nacreous
nancrawford
nancythequilt
nanshan25
Narcissaa
Natalie310776
nathi !
Natural Gal
nauthentic
nav nav
nekoyo
NESOULAH
nevfeniel
newbieintheVI
Nic Star
Nice Autumn
nice.sandwich
nickelcurry
nighthawk327
nikadomi
nila
ninabmay
ninak
nocturne
noirmyst
nolwe
nonvita
normaltrouble
northoftheborder
Northstar
norwegia
not.an.am.person
novanen
nozomi
nstudio
nurse mop
nyos
o0omandao0o
o2bqueen
oddjewel
oftimesovast
OhhMykalanne
ohlaaax
ohlove_Jamie
ohyeah
OMGitsclara
onbrokenwingz
onebreath
onelittleblock
onlyalice
onlysolo
onmyhonour
ontolograph
orandagold
Orangina
ordet
Oread
Orphan Annie
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A Note on Palette Sourcing

Before we had a chance to announce the book, some members found it and posted some concerns about how we sourced the palettes. Members were also surprised it had never been mentioned... Our bad. We should have done a better job keeping you all informed.
As for rights, no worries. You still own the rights to all the creations you share here on COLOURlovers, but you also extend us the right to share your work commercially, like here on this website and in promotional projects like this book.

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Group Feature: HAIKU- Where Poets Create with Colors and Words

Group Feature: HAIKU- Where Poets Create with Colors and Words


Of the many word-based games played on ColourLovers, one of the newest is HAIKU PALETTES & POETIC PATTERNS where Lovers create palettes and poems at the same time from the words in the color names. The group began in January 2011 and quickly grew to 20 members in its first few days. Membership has more than doubled in less than the three to four months since the group was launched.

The Autumn Queen HPP

by Luna Rose

Upon rainbow throne
Bright and bold - The Autumn Queen
A sight to behold


April is National Poetry Month - A note from the editor

The month of April has many national celebrations, one of those being National Poetry Month. Before we draw this month to a close, we want to feature one of our most recent, popular groups, the HPP, managed by ketisse, a COLOURlover who is very passionate about writing and poetry. I personally think that it is amazing how she has invented a way for COLOURlovers to work with color, pattern and palettes to create poetry - the process is truly intriguing!

Today, the group currently boasts:

  • 178 COLORS
  • 179 PALETTES
  • 184 PATTERNS
  • 67 LOVERS

I hope you enjoy learning about the group itself and learning how to create a Haiku through palettes. ketisse has put together a very through guest post about her group and the creation process.

- Molly Bermea / Community Curator & Blog Editor

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More Webby Love: Best Community Nominee x5!

More Webby Love: Best Community Nominee x5!


Can you believe it? COLOURlovers is up for a Best Community nomination AGAIN! This makes 5-years running, a record for Webby Nominations (pending confirmation from the Webby people). The Webby Awards are billed as the Oscars of the internet, and being nominated this many years in a row just keeps emphasizing how much love we get from our community. You are all truly great lovers!

We Need Your Vote + Love!

The Webby website can be a little overwhelming so don't turn tail and run the first moment you check out where to vote! Plus, you are allowed ONLY ONE VOTE per category (i.e. can only pick one community to win).

Step 1: Register to Vote

Yep, to vote you must be a registered voter. It's pretty quick and painless: www.webby.aol.com

 

Step 2: Find COLOURlovers Under the COMMUNITY Category

From the main menu hover over WEBSITES and find the COMMUNITY category. Remember to be logged in as a REGISTERED USER.

 

Step 3: The Ballot

When you get to the COMMUNITY page, you'll notice a bunch of categories above and below it. Of course ignore those and get straight to your vote! HERE IS A DIRECT LINK TO THE BALLOT

 

Bonus Step: Tell Them Why We Rock!

Chances are we won't win a popularity contest with Twitter, which has more than 200 Million users... But we can show them how passionate and supportive our smaller community is by leaving a comment of what you love about COLOURlovers. Once you've cast your vote, you can click the COLOURlovers name to view our entry page... and at the bottom is the comment area for you to share the love.

 

Help Spread the COLOURlove

We will be tweeting and facebooking this DAILY, so Re-Tweets, Shares and more will be much appreciated - You can TWEET or SHARE this article on your Twitter/Facebook too!

Tell your friends and family, leave fliers on cars at your local grocers, facebook it, Twitter it, rent a billboard to shout it to the world! You can also add a nifty little badge to your blog and/or website and anywhere else that accepts an HTML badge.

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Vote for COLOURlovers for the Webby Awards!

Vote for COLOURlovers for the Webby Awards!

 

An Awesomely Supportive Community - That's You!

We love our color community and appreciate all the support you give us day in and day out. COLOURlovers is ever growing in numbers and functionality. We wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for each and every lover on COLOURlovers. What once was a whim, a weekend idea from our uber-cool founder Darius (aka COLOURlover), is now a thriving, loving community. You just don't see this much passion in other communities. So thank you times a million and stay awesome!

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