Skein + Paint

April 14 Skein + Paint640

Maegan (l)/Dana (r)

Skein + Paint is a collaboration between two friends who share a love of color, texture, and art. Their idea was simple: that the crossing and mixing of various art forms would inspire something more. By using each other’s work as inspiration, they would stretch within their own work, gain insight into how others view that work, and inspire themselves and others toward future work. Creating in their respective mediums, each week one of them will have provided an image as a prompt and the other will have interpreted that prompt. Dana will be bringing images to life by hand with pencils, paints, pens, etc. Maegan will be working with yarn coupled with photography. The image that was the prompt will be featured on the left and the image that was the interpreted response will be on the right.

Happy Monday! For this weeks Skein + Paint I was drawn to Maegan’s color palette and pattern. Isn’t it pretty?
I used watercolor and gouache on paper for this piece. Have a great day!

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A little of this and that

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I have a coffee brewing and a quiet house. A time to write. Side note: Do people still read blogs? Do you? I have noticed that the big blogs aren’t getting as many comments as they used to. I don’t read as many myself. Curious.
The days are getting warmer here. The sun has been shining a bit more. Flowers are blooming. What is happening where you are?
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I have been playing with paper and paint and knitting. I hope to share some pics soon. I two projects on my needles and once they are done I think I am going to try socks. eek.
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I made these brownies two times now and I love them. If you like fudgie brownies that aren’t super sweet you need to make them too.
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Oh, and I was so excited to win this adorable bunny from Sharon at the teacup incident.
My daughter named her Sophia. :)

I love reading books (have a good one? share please) and recently I bought my first audio book. And just like with podcasts (love them too) it is so great to be able to knit, do dishes, cook dinner, walk, etc. while listening to the author read to you. I bought this one and really enjoyed it.

The coffee is ready and this was a pretty big mash up so I hope you don’t mind. xoxo

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Skein + Paint

April 7 Skein + Paint

Dana (l)/Maegan (r)

Skein + Paint is a collaboration between two friends who share a love of color, texture, and art. Their idea was simple: that the crossing and mixing of various art forms would inspire something more. By using each other’s work as inspiration, they would stretch within their own work, gain insight into how others view that work, and inspire themselves and others toward future work. Creating in their respective mediums, each week one of them will have provided an image as a prompt and the other will have interpreted that prompt. Dana will be bringing images to life by hand with pencils, paints, pens, etc. Maegan will be working with yarn coupled with photography. The image that was the prompt will be featured on the left and the image that was the interpreted response will be on the right.

Happy Monday. I love this fresh pairing of floral and knit. It makes me excited for the warm weather.

P.S. I realize this space has only been a posting spot for S+P lately and I hope to post some other things soon. xo

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Skein + Paint

Skein + Paint March 31

Maegan (l)/Dana (r)

This week Maegan’s pretty blue yarn inspired me to paint a pretty blue chair. :)

Skein + Paint is a collaboration between two friends who share a love of color, texture, and art. Their idea was simple: that the crossing and mixing of various art forms would inspire something more. By using each other’s work as inspiration, they would stretch within their own work, gain insight into how others view that work, and inspire themselves and others toward future work. Creating in their respective mediums, each week one of them will have provided an image as a prompt and the other will have interpreted that prompt. Dana will be bringing images to life by hand with pencils, paints, pens, etc. Maegan will be working with yarn coupled with photography. The image that was the prompt will be featured on the left and the image that was the interpreted response will be on the right.

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Skein + Paint

March 24 s+p

Dana (l)/Maegan (r)

Every other week when I open the email from Maegan I am always so pleasantly surprised with what she has chosen to accompany my art. It is so fun to see how she interprets the prompt. This week I love the textures and color combo that she laid out. It is inspiring to imagine what could be created. I highly recommend collaborating with someone in whatever way you see fit. Happy Monday.

Skein + Paint is a collaboration between two friends who share a love of color, texture, and art. Their idea was simple: that the crossing and mixing of various art forms would inspire something more. By using each other’s work as inspiration, they would stretch within their own work, gain insight into how others view that work, and inspire themselves and others toward future work. Creating in their respective mediums, each week one of them will have provided an image as a prompt and the other will have interpreted that prompt. Dana will be bringing images to life by hand with pencils, paints, pens, etc. Maegan will be working with yarn coupled with photography. The image that was the prompt will be featured on the left and the image that was the interpreted response will be on the right.

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Skein + Paint

Skein + Paint March 17

Maegan (l)/Dana (r)

The big balls of yarn inspired me to paint big dots of watery color. Happy Monday friends. xo

Skein + Paint is a collaboration between two friends who share a love of color, texture, and art. Their idea was simple: that the crossing and mixing of various art forms would inspire something more. By using each other’s work as inspiration, they would stretch within their own work, gain insight into how others view that work, and inspire themselves and others toward future work. Creating in their respective mediums, each week one of them will have provided an image as a prompt and the other will have interpreted that prompt. Dana will be bringing images to life by hand with pencils, paints, pens, etc. Maegan will be working with yarn coupled with photography. The image that was the prompt will be featured on the left and the image that was the interpreted response will be on the right.

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Skein + Paint

Skein + Paint March 10

Dana (l)/ Maegan (r)

Hi friends. It’s Monday and time for Skein + Paint. I created this painting because I was longing for warmer weather and all that it brings. When I opened this pairing that Maegan sent me my heart leaped. I love the colors and the way the skeins of yarn and stripes in the fabric mimic the fuchsia. It makes me want to create something and reminds me that warmer days are coming. Wishing you a wonderful start to the week. xo

Skein + Paint is a collaboration between two friends who share a love of color, texture, and art. Their idea was simple: that the crossing and mixing of various art forms would inspire something more. By using each other’s work as inspiration, they would stretch within their own work, gain insight into how others view that work, and inspire themselves and others toward future work. Creating in their respective mediums, each week one of them will have provided an image as a prompt and the other will have interpreted that prompt. Dana will be bringing images to life by hand with pencils, paints, pens, etc. Maegan will be working with yarn coupled with photography. The image that was the prompt will be featured on the left and the image that was the interpreted response will be on the right.

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