Wednesday, February 17, 2016

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 45

I had completely forgotten about the page I did for this week and so it was a fun surprise when Dana sent me the photos.

I loved how my little watercolor squares looked like tiny landscapes.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

Dana's leaves go so well with the variety of greens on my page. Ah, these greens.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)
This week is a new favorite. I can't stop looking at the photos of these pages and the colors make me yearn for the greens of spring and summer.

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

10 comments:

  1. Yup.
    As soon as I saw it I thought THIS ONE IS MY VERY FAVORITE OF ALL TIME!
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Karen. :)

      I love that I've said that again and again. And that Dana has, too. AND that our blog readers and fans have, too. Always the chance for a new favorite.

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  2. I love this one, too!! So calming and soothing - really uplifting! Thanks for sharing! xo

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    1. :) Thank you, Judy! Those greens feel so good to me. Guess I'm yearning for spring more than I thought.

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  3. I am loving all the greens - fresh and uplifting! I hope you are well Anne. Sorry I haven't been around much lately.

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    1. Thank you, Simone! There is something about green, isn't there?

      I haven't been around much, either so don't sweat it.

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  4. Great selection of colours.lovely work. Big hugs to you

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  5. Hi Anne. These are restful, beautiful colors. I love and have pinned them. They'd work perfectly in our bedroom. xo

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    1. Hi, Nancy! Glad you liked todays pages. These greens. Maybe it's winter that makes them feel extra appealing! I think they'd be lovely in a bedroom.

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