Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 53

I love the colors in this week's pages.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)
And Dana's florals always make me happy.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

I remember that when I did my page for this week I had gotten to the point where I felt like I was just rehashing the same things. Micron sketches. Patchwork. I hadn't done much painting and so I got out my acrylics and simply played with color. Sometimes that's just what I need to clear out my head.

Dana's sweet page of flowers is a fun compliment.

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

4 comments:

  1. A lovely echo between the two pages! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Simone. I love the way our pages echo each other in one way or another. :)

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  2. Wonderful colors for an April day :)

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! I do love these colors and I love the fact that our April days are beginning to feel like April days. Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

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