Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 11

My page for this week's sketchbook was one that I really enjoyed creating. It was very intricate, done in various sizes of micron pens, one of which was tiny. There snow on the ground when I created the page; taking a little imaginary trip to an herb garden was a nice escape.

When I opened Dana's email I was delighted by how her page coordinated with mine.

2x2, #2x2Sketchbook, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera, Sketchbooks, b&w, bees, herbs
Dana (l), Anne (r)

Her painted bee and BUZZ are dramatic companions for my delicate sketches.

2x2, #2x2Sketchbook, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera, Sketchbooks, b&w, bees, herbs
Dana (l), Anne (r)

Don't forget to stop by Dana's blog for 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

6 comments:

  1. That's wonderful Anne! Dana's big bee contrast so well with your delicate pen strokes.

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    1. Thank you, Simone! This one makes me happy!

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  2. Love the bees. Inspired by your sketchbook project, daughter Lindsey and I have started sending a sketchbook back and forth in the mail. xo

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    1. Oh, that's wonderful, Karen. So glad to know we inspired you to your own project. Really makes me so happy!!

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  3. This project is so fun! Love the bees in both of your drawings.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! The bees make me happy! In my garden, too. I've seen lots more honey bees than I remember seeing last year.

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