Wednesday, December 23, 2015

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 37

My page this week was one of my favorites when I was initially filling up the sketchbook. It's so fun to cover a page with drawings of plants.

2x2 Sketchbook, sketchbooks, orchids, cut paper, black and white, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera
Dana (l), Anne (r)
Dana's cut paper looks lovely beside my page. The combination is both fun and elegant.

2x2 Sketchbook, sketchbooks, orchids, cut paper, black and white, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera
Dana (l), Anne (r)

And I love the simplicity of the black and white, too.

Don't forget to check out Dana's blog for her take on this week's pages!

If you celebrate Christmas (and even if you don't), I wish you a beautiful, peaceful, joyful day. I'm taking Friday off from my blog, but I'll be back on Monday.

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 is always good you never stop creating and making art!
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Laura!

      Hope your Christmas was wonderful!!!

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  2. Lovely work as usual Anne. Sorry I didn't get to wish you a Happy Christmas before the day itself - but belated Christmas wishes to you and your loved ones. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Simone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!!

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  3. A charming juxtaposition of pots of flowers, Anne. I hope you enjoyed a peaceful, joyous Christmas. xo ~ Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! I hope your first Christmas in your sweet, joyful cottage was peaceful, beautiful and full of love!

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