How a Work of Art turned into a Community Project

I’ll never forget the time in my life that I designed The Love Necklace. I was just trying to heal myself from an abusive situation. I had no idea where that simple design would lead me, but here we are, 10 strong mentors coupled with 10 girls who needed a dose of empowerment.

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Empower Her is in Motion

I'm excited to announce that first ever Love Necklace Campaign: Empower Her Sessions are in full swing, and we are moving along with powerful grace. The mission of this program is to diminish domestic violence through education and empowerment.

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A note about the recipient of The Love Necklace

I want to thank everyone who is a part of The Love Necklace Community. There is a woman who is healing from domestic abuse who is wearing the Love Necklace that was gifted to her through the purchase of a Love Necklace. I wish you could have been there when she received it so you could have seen how grateful she was... how much she smiled.

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Why San Pedro?

I started writing ‘Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist’ after I lost my dream job to paint a 140 foot mural on the side of a prominent hotel, after to a sexual harassment scandal broke me down to the point that I couldn’t take it anymore. I wrote a novel to navigate through the pain.

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This is Where We Live

I’m writing openly and vulnerably about the realities of life on a small Caribbean island, and my journey as I use three mediums (watercolor, writing, and jewelry design) to build a social impact brand that supports women’s health, safety, and dignity, and how I am learning to use mindfulness and spirituality to guide me through the deepest struggles and most trying times.

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Let's Rise Together

Did you know that 1 in 3 women in Belize report incidents of domestic violence? However, according to a domestic abuse report in Belize, victims drastically under report these incidents, and there are indications that the rate of domestic violence in Belize is much higher.

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The Art of Gifting

I know that the messages that I put out on social media may often seem unrelated... sometimes I post about my paintings, other times, it's my book, a new jewelry design, or the LOVE Necklace Campaign. In this short story, I tell the story about how relevant each medium I work in is to the overall story about a journey toward light, in the wake of trauma...

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Believe Her

I have been vocal about a sexual harassment, and abuse, experience that ultimately led to the creation of the LOVE Necklace Campaign, but what I don’t often share, is that I was sexually assaulted several years prior. Because of what is happening in our country right now, I want to share my experience of what happened when I filed a police report, in hopes of offering a glimpse of what we endure when we make the choice to report a sexual assault. It is a painful process, and it deserves respect and compassion.

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Down to the Banana Republics

Down to the Banana Republics, down to the tropical sun…  Every time I gaze upon the banana leaves that shade my San Pablo backyard, the calypso beat and steel drum rhythms that accompany Jimmy Buffett’s twangy tenor vocals, play on repeat, through my mind.

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Change is on the Horizon

This feeling is all too familiar.  I remember the last time I felt it, I couldn't run from it.  I had to ride a wave of uncertainty until things settled down, and when I had a chance to lift my head above water and catch my breath, I was navigating through a different city, making new friends, and watching the previous chapter of my life dissipate into a foggy haze.

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The Power of Creative Connection

It wouldn't have crossed my mind to illustrate and African inspired watercolor quadryptich, or paint a portrait of Saint Lucy, or to capture the sweet innocence of a jungle-themed nursery, but over the past year, the work that I've been commissioned to paint for my clients has become a hugely important component in my body of work.

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Relax your Mind


I approached the crude structure and pulled aside a piece of madras fabric that had been fashioned into an entrance.  Incense smoke twisted and curled through the air in a thick haze.  As my eyes adjusted to the dimly lit, smoke filled room, they fixated upon a Nefertiti-esque woman. 

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Coconuts Falling on a Hot Tin Roof

I arrived in San Pedro town on Tuesday evening, after a long day of travel. My love was waiting for me at the water taxi station, ready to take me to a private house on a secluded beach front property on the north side of the island.  He planned to help a friend with some work on the property while giving me some quiet time to work on my art.

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Where is the LOVE?


Just think of how beautiful this world would be if every mother knew, and embraced, how truly loved she is.  Let's make an impact through sharing LOVE!  

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