Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 57

I love this week's pages.

sketchbook, 2x2 Sketchbook, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera, collaboration, butterflies, mixed media, embroidery, drawing
Dana (l), Anne (r)

Both pages make me happy. I love to fill a page with butterflies. Drawing them. Painting them. And I wish I could fill a page with embroidery, too. Embroidery and I just don't get along... I always end up stabbing my fingers with the needle. Seeing Dana's layered pieces of fabric (and even an embroidery hoop!) makes me want to try again, though.

sketchbook, 2x2 Sketchbook, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera, collaboration, butterflies, mixed media, embroidery, drawing
Dana (l), Anne (r)

Such fun!

I have a feeling that these last weeks will be especially creative as we wind the project down.

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.

*photos in this post by Dana Barbieri

2 comments:

  1. Beautifu. My embroidery skills aren't the greatest either but I do keep trying. :)

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! The only way we can improve our skills is to keep practicing them. Thanks for the reminder! :)

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