2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 13

This week's spread is so bright and summery.

2x2, #2x2Sketchbook, Sketchbooks, Collaborations, painting, collage, patchwork, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera
Dana (l), Anne (r)
Dana's painted nasturtiums are sweet companions for my patchwork collage, don't you think? Makes me think of staring up at summer-blue skies, picking flowers and hanging quilts on the line to dry. 

I created my page in the depths of winter, but my mind was elsewhere when I was working on it as the notes I kept prove. I wrote: "I had spring and gardens on my mind and simply had fun playing with color."

2x2, #2x2Sketchbook, Sketchbooks, Collaborations, painting, collage, patchwork, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera
Dana (l), Anne (r)
These colors really make me happy and I like the colors that Dana pulled out to create her page, light and bright and happy!

Don't forget to stop by Dana's blog for her take on this week's spread.

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


  1. Dana's page really complements your patchwork collage Anne. The yellow and sky blue tie it all together! :-)

    1. Thank you, Simone. I think so, too. Such a pretty, summery spread this week!

  2. It really feels like summer Anne. :)


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