Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 43

I think I was grasping at straws a bit when I did this page in my sketchbook. There was a page in the Anthropologie catalog with a kite and so I drew some kites.

I love that Dana filled her page with a pattern of bright, cheerful colors.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

Her page reminds me of woven rugs or embroidery.

Such a happy combination. And such movement in both pages.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

The more I look at them, the more I love it.

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

6 comments:

  1. The pages work very well together. I like how all your kites are different Anne. I will have the yellow floral if you please! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Simone! Wish it were kite weather (we had a blizzard this week). I think the yellow floral is my favorite, too. That and the green dots. :)

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  2. Love these pages, Anne! They complement each other beautifully! Really love those kites!!

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    1. Thank you, Judy. :) Sure makes me yearn for spring!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this, Anne! You're right about Dana's page looking like a woven rug. I could see this as a rag rug on my loom. And your kites as a quilt to go with it. I adore the colors and patterns. I'm using this quiet Sunday morning to catch up on all your posts I've missed. Enjoying them each one, my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. I'm so happy to know that you're inspired by our pages and that you're finding joy catching up with my posts. I love the thought of Dana's page as a rug (oh, your beautiful rag rugs!) and my kites decorating a quilt. Such a lovely, cheerful thought! Thanks for that, Nancy!

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