skein + paint {v.29}…

left: Dana / right: Maegan

Happy Skein + Paint Monday, friends!

Do Dana’s paintings make anyone else want to dig out their paints and play? I think I know what I’ll be doing later today!

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.

summer in black and white…

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The black and white truth is that this summer has been exceptional. I’m over at The Creative Mama today comparing our summer to a perfectly composed, beautifully truthful, black and white photograph. But I can tell you here that this summer has been all about doing, less about analyzing. This summer has been all about the quality and frugal with the quantity. This summer has deepened relationships, rekindled old ones, and fostered new ones. This summer has been about building exactly the kind of days, exactly the kind of patterns, and exactly the kind of living that we really, really want. In a word, it has been intentional.

I know things have been super quiet here, but I’m “speaking” a bit more over here these days. I’m also at The Creative Mama twice a month. I really hope your summer has been exceptional as well!

skein + paint {v.28}…

left: Maegan / right: Dana

I always love seeing what Dana will pick out or focus on to interpret my photographic prompts!

Happy Monday, friends!

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.

skein + paint {v.27}…

left: Dana / right: Maegan

Dana’s image was so pretty and botanical this week! I wanted my image to complement its sweet nature. This is a shawl I just finished up…it’s a pattern called Driftwood and I used the super luxurious Madelinetosh Pashmina for it. It’s just perfect for those chilly summer evenings sitting out with a book on the patio!

 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.

skein + paint {v.26}…

left: Maegan / right: Dana

Twenty-six weeks…that’s half a year, right?! I love how this project has taken on it’s very own beautiful, little shape…one so much better than Dana and I could have ever planned from the beginning. It is so much fun and so inspiring! I can’t wait for the next 26 weeks!

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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