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. […]

Doing it for me

River Dee IV © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2010. 24"x30" oil on canvas.

I had a realization this morning. A really obvious one actually, but I can be dense sometimes. When I do something for me and my own reasons, I succeed. When I do something to prove myself, or get approval, or from a sense of guilt, I never get anywhere. Really simple, but it explains a […]

Success & Failure – Take 2

So I feel like I need to return to this subject and make a few clarifying points. Because I’m afraid I’ve been misunderstood. Lisa Call left this comment on my blog yesterday: I think this post is interesting in that it demonstrates that there are definitely some very negative ways to interpret the words success […]

Success & failure

Two very loaded words, I know. And they’re tossed around so much that we don’t even pay them that much attention anymore. We just assume that they’re Important. The thing is though – what do they mean? What is success? What is failure? They’re tricky questions to answer. Is success making hundreds of thousands of […]

On my own terms.

I was writing in my journal this morning about success, a topic that I continually struggle with. I’ve been trying to reframe it, into something I can grasp. I think part of my problem is that I see success as so far away, so distant that I can’t figure out what I want because I […]

I'm not giving up.

So there. There is a part of me that, having been raised in a world where dreams don’t matter and don’t count, thinks I need to give up this silly artist game already and just go home. Let it go. Give it up. It thinks I’ve failed. In it’s eyes, I tried a whole bunch […]