2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 30

I wasn't feeling very creative or daring this week when I did my page. I decided to simply create a plaid pattern in a circle to echo Dana's.

2x2, 2x2 Sketchbook, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera, Sketchbooks, patterns, plaid
Dana (l), Anne (r)

I used watercolor paint that was already on my palette and painted strips of color in a similar configuration to Dana's.

2x2, 2x2 Sketchbook, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera, Sketchbooks, patterns, plaid
Dana (l), Anne (r)

Even though it wasn't exactly imaginative, it was very fun to do! Our colorful plaids seem perfect for fall, don't you think?

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.


  1. Again, you have both done a great job. Interesting to form the design within a circle too! :-)

    1. Thank you, Simone! This one was really fun. I like the circle, too. :)


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