Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 42

I had such fun with this week.

Something about Dana's colorful rainbows made me think of shoes. At first just shoelaces. Rainbow shoelaces. Maybe I had some when I was a kid?

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

So I drew shoes.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

I couldn't find a grey marker anywhere in my studio, so I left the grey out of the rainbows (which was just as well because it wouldn't have fit so easily) and instead used a grey crayon to color the inside of the shoes. I don't love how that turned out, but the shoes sure brighten my day. (And I hope they brighten yours, too!).

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.

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