Hi there, I'm Darrah.
I'm currently a Fine Arts college student in Los Angeles. I created Try MY T in 2014 and my Try MY T story is simple: I needed money as a college student!
A couple of years ago, my aunt gave me my favorite iced tea recipe and told me to go do something with it. “Everybody likes a good iced tea and people will buy from you. All you have to do is smile.” What did I have to lose? I saw this opportunity as a fun and flexible way to offset some of my college tuition and living expenses. After all, my parents kept telling me to get out of their pockets!
I began to sample and sell my iced tea at events, festivals and in my community. I would ask everyone passing by my table, even little kids, “Will you Try MY T?”
The answer was always “Sure!” This is how the name “Try MY T” came about. The reaction and response has been overwhelming. Many of the people who sampled would sip, turn around and ask, “What is this?” or say
“THIS IS SO GOOD, SO DIFFERENT AND SO REFRESHING!”
Then they would buy and ask where they could buy more! Small kids would nod when asked by a parent if they liked it. It makes me so happy that when people Try My T they love it like I do. This story of Try MY T began with a need. The rest of my story is history in the making.
This is me in my element!
This project was for a final exam in my sculpture class. We were told to use plaster. I made an installation of 50 different World War I helmets which depicts a different injury suffered by the soldier and plastered the floor to give the helmets an environment of a snow-like battlefield.