The “Hey guys! I’m moving!” art auction

Welsh Fields I (Rhuddlan Castle), 11"x14" oil on canvas, unframed, $395. © Sarah Marie Lacy 2012

I have an extra special announcement to make today. I’m moving to Ottawa next month to start a new adventure in the capital city! *confetti* There’s just one concern: I don’t think some of my paintings can survive another move. I’ve moved a lot over the last 5 years, and every time I pack those […]

Mistakes, cheap tricks and magic bullets.


Note: I originally sent this to my newsletter list and it got a very strong response. Several people requested that I post it to the blog so that they could share it, so here it is! If you’d like to sign up to my newsletter list, you can do so by clicking here. During my […]

Secrets of the Sea: A new drawing


It was Canada Day here on Tuesday, and also the beginning of the second half of the year. That felt significant to me – like a fresh start, a half-way-New-Years, if you will. The first half of the year was all-wedding-madness-all-the-time. There was also a lot of settling into life as a non-nomad (still getting […]

2013: The year of lightness

The view from my kitchen window in rural France

Every year, I pick a word or theme for the coming months. I’m not into goals and resolutions because those are generally forgotten before the first week of February. But I love the idea of a theme for the year, something to put in the back of your mind and mull over gently for the […]

What 1096 hours can do.


Proof that every penny I’ve spent has been worth it. (Studying at Studio Escalier, 2011 – 2012) Find out how to get some art of your own and how that helps me stay in school by clicking right here.

The latest work from France


After 6 months away at school in France, painting and drawing my little heart out, these are the latest pieces. (My favourite is the very last one!) It’s been a year of breakthroughs and light bulbs going on. After 14 months of pushing and studying and practicing, the pins began to drop into place and […]

Making peace with “failure”

“In life, as in baseball, getting on base can be just as important as hitting a home run.” As my Sunday deadline looms closer & closer, my anxiety levels keep climbing. I am still $3,650 short of my tuition payment on Sunday. Despite raising over $6,700 in 4 weeks, I’m still not quite there. Hello, […]

The vulnerability of your dreams

Welsh Fields III (Rhuddlan Castle) 11"x14" oil on canvas, unframed, $395. © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012

It can feel so vulnerable dreaming big. To have a vision that feels so huge that some days it can make you feel tiny. To fiercely believe in the purity, power and beauty of your dream and yet… Yet to not be so attached to your dream that you shut yourself off from possibility or […]

Brave Enough

I leave for France a week today. (WHEEEE!)) In 6 days, I have to pay my second tuition payment for the year. The first program is almost paid for, but now I have to pay for the second program. I need another $5,400, to cover tuition, rent & food for at least the first few […]

ME/CFS Awareness Day: 11 things of gratitude for 11 years of illness

The River Cam I, 11"x14" oil on canvas, $395. ©Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012

Today is International ME/CFS Awareness Day. I’ve written a lot about my experiences living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed at 12, and the first 5 years were the toughest of my life. Back in 2010, I wrote another post for ME/CFS Awareness Day about how art helped me find purpose in […]