Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 56

I had so much fun with this week's page.

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

My first thought was to do five strips of cut paper designs, but then I decided I'd rather do a full page. I didn't have any plain colored paper, so I painted a sheet with gouache. My inspiration was those beautiful Mexican cut paper flags (papel picado).

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Dana (l), Anne (r)

Looking at my finished design laid out on the white page, though, reminds me more of a Hawaiian appliqu├ęd quilt.

I love it beside Dana's drawn borders. Here's another week that would make a lovely quilt and bed sheet combination.

Don't forget to check out Dana's blog for her take on this week's pages!


About the project (get the full story on the 2x2 web page):

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.

2 comments:

  1. It's so fun and so different!

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    1. It is. It was fun to do and it's fun to look at. :)

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