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. […]

What it means to have passion

Passion. We say the word and envision sparks, desire, an all-consuming burning love for something. We picture drama and fireworks. True, sometimes passion can be like that. It’s all over the movies, so it must happen sometimes, right? But what does it mean to be passionate about something? What does it mean to be passionate […]

The Sunday Hug: Slightly Belated

Today’s edition of the Sunday Hug is a little belated as I’ve spent the whole day in the studio, working feverishly to finish the paintings for my application to study in France. Fingers crossed I’ll have it done by Friday. So this is just a quick hug, and a hug I don’t quite have the […]

The Sunday Hug: Motivation

The Sunday Hug

Because sometimes, life is hard and you just need a hug. This is the Inaugural Sunday Hug. I thought of it at 7am this morning and fell in love with it. Yes, you can now come here every Sunday and get a hug. Rock on. I was feeling a teensy* bit discouraged yesterday. *That is […]

Meaning, love notes & ornery assholes

Yellow Rose, © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2010. 16"x20" acrylic on canvas, framed.

Let me tell you a story about a very naive, young artist… Once upon a time, my art felt incredibly meaningful. I felt like I was going to change the world, to connect with people, to help people. I was watching how my art healed me and I knew, with a fierce pride, that my […]

Falling in love.

Actually falling in love again, to be exact. I’m not sure if this happens to other artists, but do you ever create something, finish it and then instantly hate it? Because the finished product looks absolutely nothing like the vision you had in your head? Yeah, this painting was one of those for me: I […]