About Sarah Day Arts
Hi! 👋 i'm Sarah Day. I'm a self-taught illustrator originally from Encinitas, with a heart that holds pieces of Melbourne, Memphis, and Santa Cruz inside. Right now I live with my partner Nick and our dog, Santi, in Seattle, WA.
I never really intended to become a full-time artist... I was originally on a fast-track out of college to start rabbinical school, but somewhere along the way my body intervened & the hyper-fast-paced career I had been gunning for became completely out of my reach. Turns out that was okay. Turns out I think I was meant to be here 💝 and turns out that art has given me so so so many unexpected gifts and community.
My artistic interests have evolved over the years quite a bit...I began in 2015 with hand lettering (that was a great entry point for me because it helped me learn how to recognize shapes, gain some fine motor control, and break down new subject matter into manageable chunks). I moved on to drawing small illustrations & as I transitioned into working in the cannabis industry (and, uh, consuming a lot of cannabis) my subject matter broadened & my work got weirder, and my brand "sarah day arts" was born.
Finally in 2018, when I moved to Memphis with my partner Nick, I took the biz mostly-full-time (with some synagogue gig-teaching on the side, because i can't help myself). I've never really stopped following my gut & chasing what makes me hungry to draw.
In some ways this business has gotten wildly more professional & tightly-operated (because now i actually live off this!), but in other ways I'm still just figuring it out day by day, year by year. I’m so thankful you're here. If there's anything else you want to know about me, please feel free to ask! 🌸