Wednesday, March 9, 2016

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 48

Yesterday the robins and red-winged blackbirds returned. Spring is on its way.

This week's sketchbook pages feel so spring-like to me.

2x2, 2x2 Sketchbook, sketchbooks, artist collaborations, Anne Butera, Dana Barbieri
Dana (l), Anne (r)

Lilies aren't spring flowers, but it's the color palette that speaks of spring to me. The yellow of bulbs, green of new growth, grey of rainy skies and brown of mud.

I've been on pattern-making kick this month for Spoonflower's Design a Day Challenge (you can see my designs on Instagram and I'll be blogging about the challenge next week) and so although I had a bunch of ideas of what to do to accompany Dana's lilies, I ended up creating a plaid page with her color palette. It was fun to do and I think the resulting pattern feels especially spring-like.

2x2, 2x2 Sketchbook, sketchbooks, artist collaborations, Anne Butera, Dana Barbieri
Dana (l), Anne (r)

Makes me think of spring-y outfits and makes me want to do some sewing (I always seem to get the sewing bug in springtime).

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.

4 comments:

  1. I see that plaid as a tablecloth and yellow flowers in a vase! Not long for spring now. :-)

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    1. Yes, the plaid would be a lovely tablecloth and (of course) the flowers would look sweet in a vase.

      Spring is definitely on its way!!

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  2. Those colors and your subjects say spring to me too! I'm really into daffodil yellow and green right now. Best of luck with the Spoonflower challenge Anne :)

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    1. Thank you, Sharon!

      Daffodil yellow and any shade of green are perfect colors for this time of year. Hope you're finding lots of signs of spring in your neck of the woods. :)

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