Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks Week 3

I didn't think I'd like this week's spread as much as I liked last week's (those kitties!), but there's just something about the combination of Dana's swirls of paint and my whirling cyclamen flowers that makes me happy.

sketchbooks, #2x2sketchbook, 2x2, black and white, Anne Butera, Dana Barbieri
Dana (l), Anne (r)

Sketching with a black micron is one of my favorite things to do in my sketchbook (and in truth I feared that it would be boring).

2x2, #2x2sketchbook, sketchbooks, black and white, Anne Butera, Dana Barbieri
Dana (l), Anne (r)

There's nothing boring about this spread, though. Simple. Lovely. And nothing I would ever have expected.

Be sure to stop by Dana's blog to get her take on this week's pages.

About the project:

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks is a collaboration between artists Dana Barbieri and Anne Butera. Dana and Anne met in an online painting class. Although they have never met in person, they have become friends through regular visits to each others' blogs. It was through this connection that this project began. Wanting to move from friendship to collaboration, each spent two months filling one half of a sketchbook before mailing it off to the other. Dana worked on the lefthand pages and Anne on the right. Each will be responding to the other's work on the adjacent sketchbook pages over the coming year. Watch weekly as they reveal another page of their story.

About the artists:
Dana is an artist and crafter living in the foothills of the Catskill mountains two hours north of New York City with her husband, two children and little kitty. She is passionate about painting, knitting, crochet, color, pattern and design.

Anne is an artist, writer and crafter who finds inspiration and joy in the beauty of her garden and the magic of nature. Dissatisfied with and disheartened by the pace and lifestyle of the city, she and her husband (with their two rescued greyhounds and an aging Siamese) relocated to a small town in the beautiful Driftless region in southwest Wisconsin with the goal of living a slower, simpler, more intentional life.

*Photos in this post by Dana Barbieri

8 comments:

  1. They look great together! Love the juxtaposition of loose and tight drawings.

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    1. Thank you Sparkleaplenty! I think so, too. It's been such a fun collaboration!

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  2. Which sketch was done first Anne? The loose swirls really complement the Cyclamen! :-)

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    1. Hi, Simone. Sorry to leave you hanging. I thought I'd answered this, but I guess not. My cyclamen was done first. All of the posts that are photos taken by Dana will be the spreads where my art was done first. All of the photos taken by me will be the ones where Dana's art is inspiring mine.

      And I totally agree that Dana's loose swirls are lovely beside the cyclamen! She totally delighted me with this one!

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  3. sometimes black and white is all one needs, eh?

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  4. I love it! I love the combination of two and I love black and white :)

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    1. Thanks, Aga! I couldn't agree more!

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