2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 7

I was thrilled when I opened the email from Dana with photos of this week's pages. My page from last week inspired her to include a bit of fiber on her page and that makes me so happy.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)
I love that we are constantly inspiring each other, pushing each other to the next idea.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)
One experiment leading to another.

This spread is really fun, don't you think?

Be sure to visit Dana's blog for her take on this week's collaboration.

*photos in this post by Dana Barbieri

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.


  1. Lots of fun in this one! I love how all the colours work together. :-)

    1. Thanks, Simone! I like this one, too. Makes me want to crochet and sew something. Dana did a nice job choosing colors for her crocheted piece. They make me happy!

  2. Anne...you give me so much inspiration!!!
    If only I had more time.... ;)

    1. Thank you, Laura! We could all use a little more time!


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