Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 47

My doodled drawing this week was inspired by the design on the vintage fabric covering a pillow in my studio. I colored it with colored pencils, another medium I don't normally use. It was fun to step out of my usual style and do something a little silly.

Dana painted a colorful, joyful bouquet of flowers on her page. 


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Dana (l), Anne (r)

I love how happy and spring-like the spread feels.


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Dana (l), Anne (r)

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. so bright and cheerful! it is a pretty sight as we have snow, sleet, wind and freezing rain here in vermont today. thanks for the peek at spring. xo

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    1. Yes, we got another round of snow after having experienced a taste of spring. Not my favorite time of year as spring and winter bicker, but I know eventually spring will win!

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  2. Both lovely art work! They look like folk art to me and I love how the bright colours bounce off the pages! :-)

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  3. love, love love both pictures. How wonderful to do something silly! Happy colors!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Judy! It IS fun to do something silly! :)

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