Being disciplined and remembering to play with words has allowed me to write four novels. The same applies to art. I’m at the canvas daily, where I focus on the joy of painting. Visions of kids painting skies green, giving cows five legs, and coloring outside the lines is my guide – especially when I start getting too careful.
We were all born to paint, to write, to make music … to create. But somewhere along our path we are taught that we are no longer worthy to use these talents – that we have become too old – that this part of our life has passed us by. The idea of picking up a paintbrush or pen or guitar leaves visions of mistakes playing around in our heads. But mistakes are a creator’s best friend. Mistakes are the parts of art that are so catching. We must get back to having fun playing around with words or musical notes or paints. Only then – when we embrace the fun and the mistakes – can we go back in time to where we were born to paint, to make music, to write … to create. It is our gift to create for others, and we all have our own unique voice – a voice that comes out of those mistakes!
Relais & Châteaux: my painting
This painting hangs in the main lobby of the Relais & Chateaux Homestead Inn, which also has Les Grandes Tables du Monde Restaurant, Thomas Henkelmann.
Short Biography about other work by Sarah
Before the original abstracts and unique animal art, there were the novels.
I used to be a novelist. I was born in Athens, Georgia, and have lived up and down the east coast of America, as well as in Paris, France. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis discovered my first novel; however, Jamie Raab (the former publisher of Grand Central Publishing – originally Warner Books – and now the publisher of Celadon Books) was the editor who snagged it… but only after the book first landed on a sport’s editor’s desk. That editor went to lunch with Jamie, laughing at how an agent could be stupid enough to send a sport’s editor a book called Hairdo. Et Voilà.