2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 43

Week 44

Dana (l)/Anne (r)


I think I have another favorite spread this week. I’m loving the fresh green and orange combo on Anne’s lovely painting. It makes such a good match to my textured page.
Week 44 Detail
Make sure to visit Anne’s blog for her post.

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2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 42

Week 43

Dana (l)/Anne (r)


A fun, cheerful post this week. It makes me think of my kids and summer and lots of playing. I’m really longing for that right about now.
Week 43 Detail
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2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 42

Dana (l)/ Anne (r)

Dana (l)/ Anne (r)


What a fun spread this week don’t you think? I love that Anne took my little rainbow pattern and put it onto sneakers. You can’t help but smile when you look at these.
Week 42 Detail
Make sure you stop by Anne’s blog to see her post for this week.
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2×2: 2 artists, 2 sketchbooks, 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 left-hand 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 intention.

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2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 41

Dana (l)/Anne (r)

Dana (l)/Anne (r)


When I saw Anne’s sketch the looping lines and swirls made me think of the cursive letters that my daughter has been practicing in third grade. I’ve been sitting with her practicing as well since over the years my cursive has become rushed and messy. It’s relaxing to do. And so maybe it doesn’t tie in with Anne’s cute snail leaving a trail precisely but it was fun do anyway.
Week 41 Detail

Stop by Anne’s blog for her post.

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2×2: 2 artists, 2 sketchbooks, 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 left-hand 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 intention.

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2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 40

Week 40

Dana (l)/Anne(r)

I totally love this color combo. Those pretty clear blues with the pops of orange are so perfect together. My marker drawing feels so child like.  Again Anne’s collage has a very quilt like feel to it. Maybe she should make a quilt. :)

Week 40 Detail
Make sure to visit Anne’s blog for her weekly post.

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2×2: 2 artists, 2 sketchbooks, 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 left-hand 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 intention.

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2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 39

Week 39

Dana (l)/Anne (r)

A similar palette to last week and a same summery feel. It’s a nice warm antidote to these cold January days. I like to picture Anne’s watercolor collage as a quilt block and my floral painting as the sheet on the bed.
Week 39 Detail
Stop by Anne’s blog and see her post for the week.
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2×2: 2 artists, 2 sketchbooks, 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 left-hand 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 intention.

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2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 38

Week 38
Flowers. What a nice thing to see when out the window there is only white and grey. I love the top Anne mocked up for her page this week. Wouldn’t you love to have one? I would.
Week 38 Detail
I painted my flowers while taking the watercolor class with Yao Cheng on Creativebug. Mine are super messy but it’s okay.
Make sure you stop my Anne’s blog for her post.
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2×2: 2 artists, 2 sketchbooks, 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 left-hand 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 intention.

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