Wednesday, September 30, 2015

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 25

I had forgotten about the page I did for this week until I got Dana's email.

2x2 sketchbook, 2x2, #2x2sketchbook, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera
Dana (l), Anne (r)

I was inspired by the vintage embroidery that hangs in my studio. I almost never use colored pencils, although I have quite a few of them, and it was fun to them with a micron pen to create this design. It was also fun to open up my email this week and see Dana's page next to mine.

2x2 sketchbook, 2x2, #2x2sketchbook, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera
Dana (l), Anne (r)

Both pages have a child-like joy to them and I think they say a lot about the two of us as artists. Mine is delicate and careful and Dana's is bold and exuberant. And the two work well together.

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

4 comments:

  1. They both work so well together!

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    1. Thank you, Simone! I think they do, too!

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  2. Oh, they look so cute and vintage (yet surprisingly fresh). Love the bright blues and greens.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Blues and greens are my favorite colors. They always play well together!

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