New artwork and announcement

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Hello all! Here I am once again sharing my latest painting. I used oil pastel, acrylic, and glass beads gel for this piece. I'm still having trouble naming my pieces. I'm just not into that.

So I have great news. Well.... I decided to apply for art school. *Throws e-confetti*

I realize that I've been kidding myself and that working in an office just doesn't satisfy my soul. With that said, since I don't have a background in art, I enrolled in a non for profit school of painting and will start sessions next week. I figured that's the best way for me to work on my portfolio.  So yes I'm really doing this. I'm very nervous about it because I don't have a BFA thus I have no idea if I'll be able to get into a MFA program. I don't know. We'll see what happens.

I finally feel like I'm being on purpose...it just feels so natural

8 comments:

Brandiss said...

Congrats! Im happy for you. Im currently enrolled in a visual arts program now. I have changed my major so many times because I wanted to fit into the mold that my parents and grandparents thought I should fit. But now that Im doing what I want to do it feels great! And I currently have a full time office job, that Im about to ditch shortly. It sucks being stuck in a cubicle all day looking at a computer screen. lol

T'arr.a Lu said...

Thank you! Believe me I completely understand. My family wanted me to fit a mold as well. I went along with it and got my B.A in legal studies and although I don't regret my college education, I just always knew deep down that it wasn't my path. Sitting in a windowless cubicle is not the business. I feel trap and like a prisoner with a 9-5 job 30 mins break. Not for me lol. I'm glad you realized your true calling!

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

Same here I pursued Real Estate and a couple of years ago as you may know the industry collapsed right under me. Basically back to square one.....

This inspires me to take that reiki course i have been meaning to get into.....

Don't put too much mind into it. Enjoy it for what it's worth and you will see how all will manifest. I'm so happy for ya!

T'arr.a Lu said...

@HellNotesforBeauty: Thanks so much! I definitely think you should take that reiki course. You're a natural healer and inspirational. I can already tell you'll do well in reiki...

Bri said...

Love the painting!
And Congrats!
I never finished my B.A. in Literature...I changed it three times before I realised I just didn't want to be doing that. It bored me.

But it's fantastic that you're jumping in...your heart's there so don't fear :)

Love,
bri

T'arr.a Lu said...

Thanks so much Bri!

Jaleesa said...

I'm joining in offering the congrats! I will admit that when you first said you were going to art school, I got scared. The first thing that popped up in my mind was for-profit schools and I was going, "Oh no, that debt," but then I read the rest of the post and relaxed.

This seems like this is an amazing opportunity, and I'm wishing you the best! Good luck and happy painting!

T'arr.a Lu said...

@Jaleesa: Thank you! I'm actually applying to a for profit school but hoping I'll get scholarships and grants...Just taking one class with a mentor in order to work on my portfolio...