Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 19

I love this week's pages.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

My patchwork collage was a fun combination of colors, patterns and images. I really enjoyed putting it together. When I saw that this week Dana had painted a bouquet to go with it, I was thrilled by the way her page coordinated with mine. Her flowers are just so happy.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

And the colors are delicious. What more can I say? These pages radiate joy for me.

Don't forget to check out 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. It does feel very cheery even though I wish I had done some things differently. :)

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    1. We're always the harshest critics of our own work. The fact that you were feeling rushed probably didn't help with that. I wouldn't have thought I'd like the background color you used, but to me, it just seems to work and is a nice contrast to the bright flowers.

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  2. I love patchwork, combining patterns, images & colours - the resulting bouquet is a beautiful take on the patchwork inspiration. It is wonderful doing collaborative art/creating/writing - it can bring such joy!
    Kat xx

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    1. Thanks, Kat! I think this has been such a great collaboration. Such fun, so challenging and constantly surprising! And you're right, definitely brings me joy!

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