Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Last Day In Paris, France Tomorrow!

Today was my last day in Paris!
Tomorrow we'll start our tour of the Northern French cost. the group and I will go to Mont Saint Michel tommorrow for a day then on to Normandy, then on to Bayeux. As much as I'll miss this incredible city the promise of new vistas is tempting. While here I haven't been able to sketch or make art much due to the site seeing. My plan is to soak it all up, t
hen come home and let the inspiration flow onto the canvas. However, the day after I arrive home to Washington state, my family and i are jumping into a U-Haul for our move to Texas. The paintings will have to wait a little long!! Oh, the suffering of an artist!! :)

Today we went to Notra Dam and the jail where Marie antonette stayed. I( prefered Notra Dam. It was gorgouse! I have never been in such awe inside a building let alone a church before. It had magnificent stained glass, strong powerful arches, and graceful murals. Inside on hidden speakers a beautiful solo choir song was being played on loop, adding to the heavenly atmosphere.

Here are some photos and a few sketches I managed to jot down over the week.

Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Life in Paris

I know that I've been in Paris France for 4 whole days and haven't blogged,
but when life moves fast you don't have time to stop and write about it!! Sure Hemingway wrote a novel about Africa while riding an elephant in Africa, but hey, I'm no Hemingway! That said, Paris is the greatest city on earth. period. The people here are honest, say what they think, but also are very polite. I will never say another word against the French. When I go back to the states my manners will be vastly improved from this experience.

Hahah, just outside the apartment window a native french women sneezed with such intensity! Even their sneezes sound French! Honestly!

The streets here are clean, with many alleys where pedestrians walk down the center of the road peeking in on shops as they stroll. The window displays are beutiful, bakeries, jewlery, art, clothes and especialy the shoe stores are my favorite to look in on. Maybe I'll buy a pare of cloth boots I've been coventing since we arrved...

There is so much to write about here, but not enough time to get it down!

So far I've seen the Lourve, Musee d'orangerie and my very very very very favorite.. Musee D'Orsay! It had Monet, Manet, Renoir, Georges Seurat, Edward Burn Jones, Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Rodin, Whistler, Paul Gauguin, Pizarro and many many more. I saw so many of these artists' great works including Van Gogh's self portrait, workers sleeping in the hay and so much more! Renoir's Bal du Moulin de la Galette!! The paintings are so ALIVE, and full of light in person!!! I can't believe it! I also saw Monet's Water Lilies. I cried the second I saw them. I couldn't help it. Seeing the colors, the emotional gestures of paint, the murky water depths and the light playing on the surface touched me to the core. I cried, and I'm so thankful for this blessing of a trip.

Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monsters Inc Cookies

Today I went to a cookie decorating party with a few close friends. After playing bad mitten and swaying dangerously in a canoe, I made this cookie portrait of Sully and Mike.


Stay Artsy,

~Sarah Bosserman

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Falling Stars and Life's Twist

Sometimes being an artist is like being a therapist.

When painting my mind is completely relaxed and my feelings will spill directly onto the canvas uncensored. Without even realizing it I'll subconsciously be working through something. It isn't until my hands are covered in paint and my eyes sore that I'll stand back and say.. "oh, I guess I was mad (sad, happy.. etc.) today." Then it all comes into focus and the feelings will be realized, but only after I'm done painting. Today I had this happen to me. After hours of concentrated painting I stood back and felt my heart twist. In the near future some huge things are going to rock my world.. for the better, but rock it none the less. In less than 13 days I'll be on a plane to Paris for two weeks, then the biggest challenge comes. Yes, something huger than going to Paris is messing with my head right now... and I'm trying to work it out on my canvas.

My moon is melting and my stars are falling into another position, for the better, but still falling.

acrylic paint on watercolor paper

Life is still good, but it's about to take a twist.

Stay Artsy,

~Sarah Bosserman

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fly Got Your Tongue?

All day I was sanding and repainting the trim around my house and the car port.

I'm sore and worn out but at least I know I'll feel better than this poor guy tomorrow!

Stay Artsy,

~Sarah Bosserman

Friday, June 3, 2011

Birthday Card

For my mother's birthday I threw together this card using Sharpie's and nerdy renditions of my family.

Happy Birthday Mom!

You keeps us cool, or you at least try!!

Stay Artsy,

~Sarah Bosserman