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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2018!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Details for Art-a-Day show

Chell Design,
11 S Benton St, Suite A,
Kennewick, WA 99336

Thank you for joining us in making art!  Thank you for joining in making a show!

Deliver your work: to Chell Design, Tuesday, March 1st, 4 – 8pm.  Have it hanger-ready. Call if you need other arrangements

Make information cards for your work: include your name, price (or NFS), name of piece, materials and anything else that feels appropriate. Business card size or larger,

Include an inventory: of all items including name of piece, price, your name and contact information.

Leave your work up all month if you’d like!  Chell Design does not currently have regular business hours but there will be classes every Saturday and other activities during the month. 

No Commission:  Michelle is generously not collecting any commission on sales (except to cover credit card fees if any). 

Invite! your friends, family, teachers, co-workers, massage therapists, church folk, business associates, and everyone else you can think of.   Fun for all and supports our wonderful  host, Chell Design.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Nearly Finished!

It's finally all coming together, and with one day before it hangs in the gallery!!
This morning I blasted my Mumford and Sons Pandora radio and painted while poorly singing and dancing along to that crazy banjo music! Haha, I'm keeping it eclectic at the Bosserman household, and hey, whatever helps the job go faster. Whistle while you work!
(Please excuse the creepy Mel Gibson looking on..)

More work needs to be done, but now I believe it will be finished on time!
If you'd like to be at the Art Walk Gallery show, here's the address,

3rd Annual Art-a-Day Show!
Thursday, March 3rd,5 – 9pm
First Thursday Art Walk in Historic Downtown Kennewick
Chell Design,11 S Benton St, Suite A,Kennewick, WA 99336

I hope to see you,
Stay Artsy,

~Sarah Bosserman

Saturday, February 26, 2011

"Something" Ella

Here is something I have been working on off and on for a year or 2. Can't come up with a name.. Morganella, Broomella......... Whose Wine What Wine Ella

Thursday, February 24, 2011

This is a strange coincidence. I went out with the 509 Sketchers a few weeks back and did the Clover Island Lighthouse, top picture was my drawing that morning. Then I set up a design that is going to made into a pin and he wanted the Lighthouse on it. With the Cable Bridge behind it. So I did just a vector drawing in Corel Draw. Just straight on, I didn't make it 3d or rounded. Figuring it's going on a pin less than 3/4 inch high. The thing is , I lost the photographs I took that day on my desktop computer that crashed that weekend. So I got out my sketch pad, found that drawing and then made a computer one. Neat coincidence. :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ashby has Blog now

I am not much of a grandstander, but I created my own blog. It is here:
Ashnmyst Blog

Like everything else I do online... it's a slow building process

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blogging group featured on the Art Walk flier for March 2011

Our blogging group is fortunate to be featured on the upcoming Art Walk flier (click the image for a larger printable map/flier). Though we would have loved to feature all the artists who participated, we only had space for 5 images. Please plan to attend and bring your friends. Make sure you deliver your artwork to Chell Design for the show... #8 on the flier, located at 11 S Benton St, Suite A. See Bobi's previous post for more information regarding the show. I'm planning to leave my own blog items at my studio for the evening, so you'll have to travel a bit a few blocks to see them. I'm #1 on the list and located at 17 N Auburn St. See you at Art Walk!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A New Project!

I'm diving into a whole new art project. It's called Art Journaling, and because I'm feeling to lazy to copy and paste my whole story onto Art-A-Day, you can read about it Here.

haha, next time I'll write more! I promise!
Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Friday, February 18, 2011

Perspective With Floss

Yes, I'm tweaking the Green House painting again.
I wanted to do correct perspective, so, naturally I used floss to map out the lines. Floss. Yes, I used floss. I couldn't find my chalk sticks and it was the closest thing at hand.
I don't know how my dentist would feel about this, but hey, it worked!

Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wild Thing, Finished

The Wild Thing is finished! cold, not so much.
This was so much fun to make! Color, pattern and pure uninhibited imagination!
Is it part cow? dog? goat? Lion? duck..?
I'll let you decide what exactly he is.. but his name is Arty, or Arthur.

I used sharpie, and water color pencils
Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Wild Thing

Oh, dear
I'm sick again. Theraflu, cough-drops and humidifiers surround me as I write.
All I get motivate myself to do was grab a handful of sharpies and sketch pad.
Here's what came out.. my own version of a "Wild Thing".

More to come on the Green House painting when I get better, but while I'm taking it
easy this little monster will occupy my art time.
Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Green House Progress and a Bit of Alice

I got so much work done on my Green House painting today.
With my music blasting and pallet in hand I hashed out the beginning layers of the sky. Later I'll add more blue low lights and orange-ish highlights to give the rolling space clouds more definition. After I finish the sky I can move on to the metal casing of the green houses and the tree silhouettes.

After working on my painting and with my students, I came home to a surprise Valentines Day package from my sweet Aunt Kristina. Inside I found Dove Chocolates (Does she know me or what?) and an Alice in Wonderland Liv Doll! I was so happy to get a doll, I haven't received one since age 8, and after all.. are you truly ever to old to have one? I plan to keep it on my shelf next to my copies of Alice in Wonderland. For years I have loved the classic story. So full of rich description and imagination, I collect old editions and modern ones for the beautiful illustrations. Lewis Carroll's tale has been a huge source of inspiration for my art. You can see some of my "Alice" inspired art here and here.

She's beautiful!!
Thanks Aunt Kristina!!
Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Image created by me, quote, Charles Shultz

I hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day.
I spent mine stewing over the Green House painting, and how I've got to finish it within two weeks because there is a slight possibility of it hanging in a gallery for First Thursday. I'm crossing my fingers and using every iota of spare time to get it finished! One of the things I deal with a lot as a painter is trying to long and hard to make the painting be just like the one in my head. It's not like I'll think poorly of myself if it doesn't come out perfect, but I will go on for months until it does come out right. I have trouble letting good enough be good enough!
Anyways, here's a little peek at the work I put into the "beast" today.

Unfortunately, much of my work is lost in the pixelation of photography.
Yikes, this has been a bit of a downer post.. I think that box of truffles, and chocolate chia
that came in the mail via Grandma (how I love you so) is calling me... Lucy knew what she was talking about.
Ah, the ups-and-downs of a painter!

Stay Artsy, and Happy Valentines Day,
~Sarah Bosserman

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ivy and Cat Naps

Today was so lovely out! A warm 60 degrees and clear skies!
The whole of my town was out enjoying the break from winter weather.
In fact my family was so thrilled, we grabbed a tiny TV and spent the day watching European soccer matches and sunbathing on our back deck. At one point I actually fell asleep in the warm sunshine. hmmm.. it was a break we all needed.
Taken with the taste of coming spring I began to work on this sharpie drawing of Ivy.
I so enjoyed feeling out the organic leaflets, curves and sprouts!

Tonight as I watch the Grammys I plan to fill up the whole page. I'm starting to think small objects caught up in the web of vines would be interesting. Tea cups, keys, feathers, small bugs.. etc. It feels so good to just jump right in with little forethought on the whole picture. This Monday I plan to re-focus on my attention on the Green House Painting. That blasted huge monster! As with every big piece I create it's a joy and a pain to paint. Hopefully the end result will pay off. until then,
Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Crazy Cactus

In the art classes I co-teach, the project for our kindergartners is "Crazy Cactuses".
We're teaching the kids about line, pattern and color. To make it fun my boss decided to have them apply these elements to cactuses. Of course the students are having a marvelous time exaggerating this botanical specimen to the limits. Some of them are hardly recognizable, but all the better for the bursts of color and random pattern!
I was so inspired by my students that I couldn't help but try my hand at the project!
Here is my "Crazy Cactus"!

My cactus before the water is added
The first step is to draw the body and branches outline with black sharpie. Then, add loads of pattern with colored sharpies. Next, color over the patterns with watercolor pencils. Later, add water with a paintbrush and presto! A Crazy Cactus to grace your fridge or mantel!

After the watercolor pencils have been activated

Next week the students (and I) will add the stickers/pokers with cutout colored construction paper. Like a few of my students, I added wolfish grin. After all, cactuses aren't exactly cuddly are they?

Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Thursday, February 10, 2011

* * It's all about art - it's all about fun! * *

Please join us for the

3rd Annual Art-a-Day Show!
Thursday, March 3rd
5 - 9pm

 First Thursday Art Walk 
Historic Downtown Kennewick


Chell Design
11 S. Benton St., Suite A
Kennewick, WA 99336

Art-a-Day Show - info.

Art-a-Day show, March 3rd!

Thank you everyone for the wonderful Art-a-Day experience this month.  Now join us for the show!  Whatever you worked on in January is eligible and you have all of February to finish, frame, or prep it.

People love the show experience and are asking if we're doing it again!  Others love experiencing the process and creation of art - nearly as much as we do! It is truly one of the funnest shows around.

Send me a note if you plan to participate so I can send you details.

My Valentines, Art Space and Goodies

Hello everyone! Isn't it beautiful outside? Unless you're on the east coast, in which case I hope you'll de-frost soon, and have a cup of cocoa. Right, So remember how yesterday I made Valentines but my silly computer didn't want to upload them? Well, today the sun is shining and my computer is feeling generous!

Here it is! I drew, painted and glittered to the point that it might have been unhealthy. Blast the consequences though, what other holiday lets you O.D. on pink??

I picked out little "gifts" for the recipient.
A cookie ( I nibbled on) a cup cake and a Trader Joe's sticker

For this project I dug deep and found my art desk! Although rummaging through papers, boxes and bags of craft supplies took awhile, I'm glad to have my art space and inspiration wall back.

I hope you all will have a happy Valentines Day, whether it's hanging out with friends, family, that special someone or even your cats!
Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines & More to Come

Today I sat down and worked on a heart-shaped valentine, and I put a lot of work into it which is why I'm so sad. I can't share it with all of you right away, because my computer has decide to go on strike and won't upload photos! Oh, how cruel technology can be. Since I cant put mine up, I'll show you some of the pictures I used as inspiration.

I didn't make these, but aren't they brilliant?

I love living in a world full of creative people.

Tomorrow I'll post a picture of my Valentine,

Stay Artsy

~Sarah Bosserman

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Jules!

Today is Jule Verne's 183rd birthday, so in honour of the Ten Thousand Leagues Under the Sea author I water colored my submarine drawing from yesterday. You can see it without color here.

To get create the illusion of the the submarine coming forward I used one point perspective, also known as linear perspective.

In my version of Ten Thousand Leagues, the Kraken is friendly.

Happy birthday Jules!
Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

Here are the couple of watercolors I've been working on the last week or so. One is my first attempt to show misty mountains - need to work on having the fog/mist separate the mountains more. The other is from a photo I took years ago of the Rock of Gibraltar at sunrise - it's a fairly faithful representation though I need to work on my water depiction.....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Quote Monday, Octopuse and Warhol

Ah, Andy, what a character.
As brilliantly insane as he was (and I love him for it) this quote sums up exactly what an artist is to me. People are always asking "where do you get your ideas, how did you come up with that?" and as cliche as it is, I reply time and time again that inspiration is everywhere. Walking down the street, pouring a bowl of cereal, fog on a mirror, the world is full of clues that artists use to piece together paintings and sculpture. You just have to "see it".
Tonight in my art class we reviewed one point perspective. After going over the lesson and figuring the technique out (it had been awhile) I was excited to apply it to more interesting things than boxes. Once I got home I whipped out my sketch book, trusty black sharpie and got to work on this marine scene.

Later I'll add some watercolor paints to really bring it to life, but until then,
Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

"My Wife ala Modigliani"

It looks so empty here in the Art-A-Day blog that I decided to drop in and post my latest.

Truth be known, this image took on the look of my wife almost accidentally.

But when I showed it to her, she said, "Is that me?" And that's exactly what I wanted to know when she saw it - if she saw herself in it like I did. Cool.

So, I have been thinking more and more about doing some contemporary images done in Modigliani's style, and if you read this blog, you know that.

I've actually done a few. This one is my favorite though because of how it turned out. Ok, accidental or not, I like it, alot!!

8x10 acrylic paper (terrible stuff, too), acrylics

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Bit of Nerd..

I was always one of those "overly creative" kids who went all out when it came to dioramas for Literature classes. Using reflective surfaces, Christmas lights, mini trees, and hours of careful painting I once made a three foot by two foot flat diorama of the book White Fang by Jack London. I created an ice river with under lighting from Christmas lights and an entire light up village. I love the challenge of re-creating something with nothing but cardboard, paint, a bit of light and your imagination.
With these memories tumbling through my mind I had the overwhelming urge to try and re-create something again. I already had a light source available for use an 11" can-foorlamp I bought at a yard sale for 25 cents was begging for an interesting outer shell. So I thought about what I could build around it to make a neat pop-artish Andy Warhol sort of statement. A soup can? A box of cereal? A cartoon character?..
Then it hit me!
My family and I are hooked on a BBC television show called Dr. Who. It's been around since 1963, and it's about a 900 year old alien who owns a space and time machine. Don't you just love the British and their crazy imaginations??
What better to re-create than the time machine, also known as the TARDIS.
The TARDIS is in the shape of a 1950's public call police box from London.
Here's what it looks like..

..and here is how far I 've gone.

It's not going to be easy, but that's part of the fun of it!
I'll keep you all posted about the sporadic progress, and till then,
Stay Artsy
~Sarah Bosserman