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 […]

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. […]

Tiny Gem Tuesday! Carrots ‘n things

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

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Tiny Gem Tuesday! 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 […]

And so the journey begins…

The Waterseller of Seville, Velasquez

This painting changed my life. I was 16 when I saw it for the first time, in Sister Wendy’s 1000 Masterpieces. (Amaaazing book.) I saw it, and every part of my heart and soul yearned towards it and whispered, “I want to do that.” Last year, I spent 6 months learning how to do that. […]