Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cheap Skate Wedding Plans

As you can see, the painting continues to develop, more work needs to be done everywhere, but at least I'm
satisfied with the hair to the right. An artist is only as good as the time they're willing to commit.

On a different note, while out with my mom I found the exact bouquet I want for my wedding!!
Of course, that's years away, but when you find that perfect bit you've gotta share it with someone.
Anyways, I've got the dress, I inherited from my grandmother, why not start planning?

Want to know that best part of this bouquet?
It's from Costco!
I'm such a cheap date!

Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gnomes Cloud Hunting

Gnomes In Their Natural Habitat:
An article by Sarah Bosserman, Gnome Expert

 Often times the rural Gnome can be found cloud hunting. Cloud hunting gnome-style consist of 1 net, and hours of kicking, flinging and giggling fun. Many a time they have been known to climb tall hills and leap wildly for a particularly fluffy cloud. Once caught, the little creatures display the pink, yellow and white clouds on fire place mantles, eager to rouse the jealousy of a neighbor. Gnomes are a very competitive species.
Here are some sketches I drew while observing them in their natural environment.

On another note, a large crow convention consisting of thousands of our feathered friends was spotted on the edge of a sky way.

Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Friday, August 26, 2011

My painting is coming along nicely thanks to my inspiration above (Florench Welch) and my Dad's encouragement. Everybody likes red heads right? This bohemian hippy girl is in acrylic on a huge 3'x3' canvas courtesy of Dad. Isn't he great? To thrive an artist needs encouragement, whether it's from family, friends or fans. If you know someone who aspires to be an artist, be there for them! Even if all you can find to praise is their ability to erase, artists are emotional creatures, and need to be loved.

Ok, lesson time is over!
Now it's adventure time!

Today, my mom and I drove our Mustang all the way to downtownish Dallas. Our goal, er, my goal was a pair of soft grey high heels I had spotted at H&M on our last trip. Everything went along smoothly, I bought my heels, put them on immediately, and browsed "a la mother-daughter" style in the ritzy mall.

When we spotted a Ferrari in the Mall garage we were tempted to go all Ferris Bueller on it.

Finally, I live in a city with bizarre art for the masses!!

Like I said, everything was going just swell... then, our adventure really started.
Suddenly while we were stalking a parking spot for an estate sale near by (Old people have the coolest stuff!) I realized that smoke was coming out of the Stang's hood. We parked, the car groaned and spewed out lime green cooling fluid all over the road. It had over heated. The Stang is a picky creature. We drove carefully for an auto zone for more cooling fluid, then the heat gage forced us to pull over. From there we walked a few blocks in the sweltering Texas heat, I in my heels, my mother with her battle face on. We were determined not to call and pester my Dad. We were grown women, we could take care of it!
Holy crap it was hot though!

Eventually we consoled the car which in turn gave us one last heave and we drove all the way home without air conditioning (Stang wasn't quite well yet) and our adventure came to a close. We were a bit stressed, but while driving we received a divine bit of comedy for our pains.

Apparently a guy who owns a strip mall also has a sense of humor.

Caskets R Us is next door to Boxes 2 Go.

We laughed our butts off all the way home.

Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thunder, Pool Side, Red Head

It's nearing fall, and in most states that implies a drop in temperature.
Not so in Dallas TX, 108, 106, 107 degree weather keeps marching on!
This morning we woke to a classic Texas thunderstorm, with rumbling rolls so loud you can feel them in your bones. my mom and I grabbed cups of coffee and waited it out in complete awe.

So, until the weather recognizes the authority of the calender, we'll be hanging poolside.

Here's my latest painting in progress. I'm using vivid colors. Bright reds electric orange, and a bright turquoise.
Then I might layer on Rembrantish warm brown hues for a contrast.. but I'm not sure yet. It's still to far in the experiment phase to make any hard decisions yet.

Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Sunday, August 21, 2011

It's Birthday Time!

 On August 19th I turned 19!
Although it was a little sad being away from all my friends in Washington (STATE)
my family pulled double time to make it special. My mom took me shopping at the biggest flipping mall I've ever seen. When they say Texas big they mean it! I bought a necklace pocket watch that really works, a ruby red lace dress, an Apache inspired scarf a pair of soft skinny jeans and a red tulle skirt. ahhhhh.. for me shopping is a sport. The seeking, spotting, then pouncing on the half price rack to grab the holy grail of finds to wave in the air all the way to the cash register. The thrill of the hunt. 

After a day of hunting ( shopping) in my favorite store H&M and Forever21 we surprised my dad (his birthday is two days before mine) and took him out to a Hibachi grill where they cook your food at your table! IT was incredible! They threw eggs in the air, caught them in their hats, made 5 foot towers of fire and performed dangerous knife tricks! I think the table next to us lost some face hair when their cook got a little carried away with the fire. 

So over all it was a lovely birthday and my family really pulled through. 
 I really love those guys!

Here's how Liam my nerdy friend is coming along, and below him are some after birthday photos.
Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

My dad bought me the special edition 758 page Vogue and my favorite dark chocolate.
What a great guy huh??

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fishy Business

Whenever I see a visually striking movie I have an uncontrollable erg to draw when I get home.
After I saw Pirates of the Caribbean 4 I sat down on my blow up mattress (our furniture is still in Washington from the move) grabbed a sharpie, box of crayons and went to work. Half an hour later this mermaid showed up. I think she is pretty good for working from memory.

Anyways, it was a good excuse to draw something fairy-tale-ish.

Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Horizons, Bishop Street

How's your weekend going?

We've been searching high and low for cool artsy neighborhoods in the Dallas Fort Worth area. After moving from Washington (STATE) to Texas we suddenly realized "Wait, people with huge beards, odd coffee houses and bizarre art isn't normal?". It was a bit of a shock. However, my family and I found a cute place called Bishop Street near downtown Dallas. It has specialty chocolate shops, vintage clothing, locally made clothing, funky art galleries, fantastic restaurants and best of all... not a rhinestoned pink cowgirl hat in sight!

Here are a few pictures of bishop street, and other bit of coolness we discovered.

My Sister and I playing in the shallows of a lake.

Stay Artsy,

~Sarah Bosserman

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Head Inventor

Happy Saturday!

This is my new painting, his name is Liam and he is head inventor at Togles & Co.

I was inspired to make this goggle wearing genius after spotting someone int he background of a youtube video. He was wearing goggles. At Walmart.


Stay Artsy
~Sarah Bosserman

Monday, August 1, 2011

King Eddy and His Many Feathers

Hello All!
I'm finally back to posting and making art!
We still don't have Internet connection at our new apartment though.
What a pity... so off to Starbucks we go!
This is a half finished but new painting I'm working on.
This regally yet bright bird is none other than King Edward of Lonely Isles. He is the soul
ruler of his 4 island country (all shown in picture). His kingdom is positioned somewhere in the southern Hemisphere between Sierra Leone and Venezuela. The eccentric ruler bides his time by
sending letters (via bottles) to his numerous pen pals around the globe. he is also avid in collecting many pretty strings, jewels and bobbles to decorate his fanciful plumage from the odd sailor that may visit his island kingdom, as payment to cross his bit of sea of course.

Since I have left all my art contacts and buyers in Washington State since moving to Texas, I'm now offering my art to buy straight from this blog. After a piece is finished, I'll post the price, size, medium and my e-mail address for any who are in the slight interested.
Stay Artsy, More is to come in this illustrated mind set of art :)
~Sarah Bosserman