Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 40

I knew what I wanted to do for this week's page weeks before it was my turn to create it. Maybe it was because this week's collage was lodged in the back of my mind, or maybe it was thanks to all the collages Dana had been creating in her daily sketchbook a few weeks back (like this one) or maybe it was just the colors of Dana's page that called for me to find matching bits and pieces.

Whatever it was, the process was just what I needed.

2x2 Sketchbook, sketchbooks, collaboration, collage, flowers, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera
Dana (l), Anne (r)

Scrap papers and paint chips. Colorful patterns and photographs. A little square of map.

2x2 Sketchbook, sketchbooks, collaboration, collage, flowers, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera
Dana (l), Anne (r)

It was so much fun to do.

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.

8 comments:

  1. I spy some Liberty fabric in that lovely collage. Such a fun foil to Dana's pretty flowers.

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    1. :) Thanks, Karen. Collage can be so fun. Especially when there are pretty patterns to play with. The little scraps of Liberty print were from a calendar that I couldn't part with.

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  2. Collage is such a relaxing way to play with color, isn't it? Well done, both of you :)

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    1. Thank you, Sharon!
      Collage is relaxing and inspiring and fun! :)

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  3. I love how the colours on the two pages tie together.

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    1. Thank you, Simone. It's fun to play with color like that.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! It was fun to do and I love these colors!

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