2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 51

I had totally forgotten about the page I did for this week. I know, I say that frequently. But I really did.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

I used a part of a map as the base of my page and the little triangles are cut from watercolor paintings. My intention was for my page to be a version of a flying geese quilt.

The map is of the top of Lake Michigan (it's a bit hard to read) and I LOVE that Dana chose to write names of places from the map, including Beaver Island. I used this chunk of the map for my page because Beaver Island was on it. We have family friends with a vacation house there and it truly is bliss.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

Dana's page makes me think of a vacation scrap book or sketch book. Little watercolor paintings sketched while sitting on the beach. It makes me want to take a trip somewhere.

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


  1. Wonderful! You are both so very imaginative and creative :-)

    1. Thanks so much, Simone! It's been such a fun project. And next week marks a year of us sharing our pages!

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