Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Looking Back To Go Forward?

I've been thinking a lot this last week or so about going to university. I did get a place to study at art college after I finished school at 18 but at the last minute I didn't go and got a proper job instead. A job which made me miserable as it happens. Did I do the wrong thing? Probably.

Now I'm older and hopefully wiser, I've been thinking about doing a fine art degree at university, giving it another go. I've got some soul searching to do in the next few months.

So I've had my old school sketch books out just to look back at the last time I studied art. Is this what I want to do again?

So I'm sharing a few pictures here from back in the day. 1998-2003

















By the way, I'm not saying Liverpool is rubbish. Just that they have bright purple wheelie bins which I thought was cool! I've got a thing about how wheelie bins change colour in different parts of the country (my weird thing). They have red and brown ones in Stirling you know :)











Racing Sue





Bored, Bored




Sarah





Self Portrait





Othello















4 comments:

Ina said...

You know, I'm pretty much in the same situation myself when it comes to job/school and have "stayed away" (not really on purpose though) from both since I was 16. It's really hard to know where to go from here, and I don't envy you for trying to figure out what to do right now. But I do know that you're very talented in your field - and many others too - and when you're ready to move on with your life I'm absolutely convinced that you'll do it with bravur.

Laura Scarlett said...

Thanks Ina! What a lovely comment. Made me feel a lot better so thanks for your kind thoughts x

cate said...

I went back to school in the late 1990s for a master's degree in writing and found it a very mixed experience. I'm glad I did it, but it was rough going for the middle bit when doubts crept in and I think about quitting. Like anything else -- try it, if works for you keep at it, if it doesn't be grateful for the learning and move on.

Laura Scarlett said...

Thank you Cate. You're right about being grateful for experinces whatever happens. Looking for the positive in situations. I'm trying to do this more. Even with the job I mentioned I can now see many benefits I got from that. So as you say, give things a go, try them and then move on. And always be grateful for the experiences.