Sunday, February 01, 2015

the art of collaboration

If I am being honest, I am a bit of a "creative lone wolf"- I prefer to make art by myself and I typically don't collaborate or pull others into my process. But collaborating with my husband Andy has really opened my eyes to how wonderful it is to come together with another artist and make something really special. We are so different in a million ways (some of those ways create a lot of challenges in our marriage) but somehow when we make art together our differences are the best part of the process. If you haven't tried collaborating with another artist I want to encourage you to give it a try at least once! It is a wonderful way to push yourself in new and different ways.

face by Andy, pattern and color by Alisa



check out more of our collaborations HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

29 comments:

Megan P. said...

This is so beautiful! Everything about it is wonderful. I think I know what you mean about collaborating--there's something different and refreshing about working with (or even just alongside!) other artists.

Kimberly said...

Since my art is clothing design, it's so much fun to collaborate outfits with other designers. Your work is just BEAUTIFUL!!

hdrapetis said...

Beautiful collaboration! Evanthia

Virginia said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

azknitnj said...

What kind of paints were you using in this project? I love the packaging. I also really love your art and I love Lucy!!!

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

Amazing ! too awesome..

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Eke said...

Just beautiful!

Elisabetta Brustio said...

Anche io preferisco fare le cose in solitaria... ma le tue collaborazioni con Andy fanno davvero la differenza!!! Bellissimo, come sempre!!!

I also prefer to do things alone ... but your collaborations with Andy really make a difference !!! Beautiful, as always !!!
Eli

Ariadne said...

She is gorgeous!AriadnefromGreece!

sumo said...

Stunning! You should sell a print. And do more!

nadya said...

Wow! Beautiful.

JackieP Neal said...

What a fabulous collaboration!! Outstanding!

Michelle P said...

This is gorgeous! You two make beautiful art together!

nefertiti said...

Wow!!!! great collaboration and gorgeous project!!!!
Sylvie

Jen Letts said...

You two collaborate well. :-) She's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Really very beautiful. I think it's my favourite of your collaboration pieces. I think the kind of artist you are is what allows you to be such a good teacher too. Your approach has made a world of difference to me.

KnightMare said...

This is fantastic. such depth in the face and a brilliantly intricate exterior...

maeve said...

Absolutely out of this world gorgeous! Beautiful art, the collaboration is great! Love visiting your site, there is always something new and lovely, along with your happy little girl, Lucy. My favorite blog!

Silvia said...

Wow, wow! This is just brilliant & gorgeous

Beth Reese said...

I love this, it is beautiful. My husband paints landscapes and I keep threatening to use one for a background of a mixed media collage. You have inspired me with your collaboration, as well as all of your posts. Thanks for sharing your art and life with us.

EMMA LAMBERT said...

Marvellous art collaboration !!!

iwillbloom said...

So beautiful.

studioGypsy said...

just gorgeous.. both of ur styles blend together so beautifully and become absolutely stunning.. xo

moongirl said...

Wow! What a wonderful collaboration! I should try this with my husband. :)

Kathryn - Collage Diva said...

This is stunning! My husband and I are both creative types and we find ways to collaborate. It isn't always easy to collaborate with a spouse, but when it works, it is so meaningful. Just yesterday we collaborated on a beautiful dream catcher. We wove our dreams together into this project. You and your husband are so very talented. I love how your contrasting styles come together beautifully!

J Boss said...

Absolutely amazing... I love the colour madness and the crisp vivid details of the face! Stunning as always!

Hunter said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love your collaborative pieces. I wish that we could still purchase them!

Indigo Blue said...

I also have those little round paints and the colours are great. Ideal for travelling. I wish I could draw faces like that, it looks like a photograph .

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