With the encouragement from her family her entire life, Sarah has been drawing and painting since a very young age. In awe of insects and small flowers, Sarah’s love of tiny things has only grown over the years. During her time as a graduate student she began painting tiny original scenes, writing an encouraging quote on the back, and leaving them for others to find at whatever coffee shop she would be at to study. She wants her art to be a source of encouragement and hope for others. With this goal in mind, Sarah completed her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy in 2017, which gave her a solid foundation of training that combines skills and techniques of creating art and caring for people. She aims to one day create a retreat location and program for caregivers and helping professionals in order to prevent burnout and provide needed support to those who give their lives to helping others. Sarah continues to create tiny watercolor scenes and will still occasionally leave them behind to be found at local coffee shops.
No matter how small, our actions matter. Making tiny art reminds me that even the smallest things in this life can influence anyone in a positive way. It also brings me to think outside of myself, that perhaps someone’s day will be brighter just because they found a tiny treasure – this brings me joy. I believe that art is quite important and I am honoured to be a part of bringing light and hope to others through the avenue of art.