Worthybit explores the beautiful elements of humanity through words and art.
Tara grew up with art as a backdrop to her daily life. Her father majored in Painting and Printmaking. Her mother in Fashion Design; both graduates of Virginia Commonwealth University. They immersed her in ballet as a three-year-old. Tara continued to dance until she was 20 and still carries the discipline of ballet with her in every aspect of her life.
She played in her father’s art studio and loved the chalky feel of pastels on her fingers. The smell of oil paint is as familiar to her as the aromas of garlic and onions sauteing in a pan on the kitchen stove. She studied the way her mom threaded a needle. And the finesse of feeding fabric through a sewing machine. One of her favorite forms of art has always been sculpture. Movable sculpture to be precise.
“I remember this studio we use to frequent in Chicago where I grew up as a young child. There were these metal sculptures with pendulums. I think they were of animals placed in some sort of city-scape. All I know, I loved to be able to move them. You were never allowed to touch the art in galleries and museums, but these you could touch. It was their purpose.”
Her mother encouraged her to write as well. She wrote stories for school projects. One of those stories won a young authors award in third grade. She still has the book. Words captivate her mind. Always with a book in hand and a dictionary in the other, she found magic in Marguerite Henry’s books about the horses of Chincoteague Island.
Tara has a Bachelor’s Degree from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where she studied at the Page Pitt School of Journalism. She found media law to be quite interesting and later earned an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. She currently resides in a small coastal town just north of Jacksonville where she raises her two boys and two dogs. She is a wife of 11 years to her high-school sweetheart and lives life to the fullest exploring all of humanity’s beauty with yoga as a guide.
Worthybit is her knowledgeable piece of information gathered by too many years of experience. She welcomes you to explore the upside of humanity through her eyes.