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 […]

Remembering to dream

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Three years ago, I moved out of my parents’ home and across the country. Last week, I came back home to stay for a bit before I go to France. It’s been 2 years since I set foot in my old bedroom. As I lay in bed the first night, I was deeply struck by […]

Tiny Gem Tuesday: Peeking poppies

Study: Poppies 5"x7" oil on unstretched canvas © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012

Lately, I feel called small – called to the humble, beautiful, gentle things. These are the simple, significant, lovely parts of our lives. I want to paint those things – our food; our little objects, idols and items; our intimate moments. I want to paint the things that feel like pauses in our day. I […]

The balance between art & biz: A schedule-making process

Sarah Marie Lacy in the studio

I don’t know about the rest of you creative folks out there, but finding a balance between art-making, marketing and admin is sometimes the hardest job of all. I love making the art, but without the marketing and the admin, it’ll never go out the door. I get torn between love of one thing and […]

Tiny Gem Tuesday! A sweet little pepper

Study: Red Pepper © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012. 5"x7" oil on canvas board, 2012

So I’ve decided to just go with my instinct and celebrate how much I love making tiny paintings. They’re so sweet! And colourful! And fun! I feel called small – called to the humble, beautiful, gentle things. These are the simple, significant, lovely parts of our lives. I want to paint those things – our […]

A journey of love, not fear.

Jesse, a work in progress (detail) © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012. Pencil on paper.

I am 3 days and $900 away from paying my tuition + rent to return to France. Of the total almost $7000 I thought I’d have to pay, having $900 left feels like something akin to a miracle. Between scholarships, sponsorships and generous donations, I am thisclose to officially being able to start my journey. […]