2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 39

We seem to be on a floral roll in these sketchbooks lately.

sketchbooks, floral patterns, watercolor, patchwork, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera
Dana (l), Anne (r)
This week's pages are so bright and colorful. Such a contrast to the snow outside.

sketchbooks, floral patterns, watercolor, patchwork, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera

And Dana's floral pattern makes me so happy. I can definitely picture it on a dress like the one from last week's page. Or, thinking back to Dana's thoughts on this week's pages, I can see it as pretty patterned sheets. Mmmm, just imagine climbing into bed beneath those sheets and pulling up that watercolor patchwork quilt. So cozy. And what pretty floral dreams you'd have.

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


  1. Beautiful colour palettes! I can imagine a reversible duvet cover with Dana's floral print on one side and your pastel geometric pattern on the other!!! How lovely would that be? :-)

    1. Thank you, Simone! Oooh, I double sided duvet would be perfect! :)

  2. Dreamy.
    Love the idea of this lovely combo done up in bedding...please make mine flannel!

  3. Oh my, I can't help but smile at this beautiful combination. They really would make a beautiful bed set. xo ~ Nancy

    1. Thanks, Nancy! I'm so glad to have brightened your day and given you something to smile about.



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