I Am a Visual Artist, I have been writing Poetry since I was 12years old. I am an Author of “A Burgundy Rose” (no longer in print released 2003) and “If My Body Was A Canvas of Words” my autobiography through poems released Dec. 3rd, 2017. I was the host of Three different Open Mics from June 2013 – July 2017. I first started Hosting at the Hourglass Art & Wine Gallery in Rancho Cucamonga June 2013 – March 2014. I Simultaneously hosted at Catch Up, Not Just Coffee in Rancho Cucamonga November 2013 – April 2015 & the Hourglass for a period of time. The Third place was at the Promenade Gallery in Pomona off 2nd St. on Antique Row from December of 2015 – July 2017. During the month of March 2017 God gave me a Vision to do a Big Showcase Fundraiser with performances from Poets, Comedians and Musicians. The proceeds went to a Homeless Organization “Volunteers of America” and Human Trafficking Organization “MillionKids”, took place May 21st, 2017. Also during March 2017 I started to paint more than seashells, I went back to designing one of a kind Journals. Then in March of 2018 My first Commissioned Canvas 30″ by 40″ was created of a Blue woman with Tomatoes, Corn, Eggs, a multi-colorful piece that helped explore more Canvas Paintings. I explored other mediums, acrylic paint, acrylic and oil paint pens, charcoal, pencil, water colors and markers I found an outlet that brought me so much Joy. Being able to express myself Artistically had given me a way of breathing like never before, sitting still allowing colors to flow into awakened Dreams I have always wanted to see. Then My first Solo Art Exhibit on October 12th, 2019 called Trifecta celebrating 30 Pieces of My Art displayed on the Wall, Sharing My Poems with the Guests and celebrating my 43rd birthday. I still have so much to learn however I am happy with my Artistic Journey and Believe the Best is yet to come.
Expressing myself through poems has helped me heal, capturing real life experiences of the people that have left an impression on me in a positive and negative way. I write about Love, Spirituality, people that touch my heart one way or another romantically, or just simple because. Writing has helped me connect with other Artist’s and people I know who have yet to tap into their Artistic ability.
I have had the pleasure of Curating Monthly Art Exhibits for 2nd Saturday Downtown Pomona Artwalks from December 2015 – July 2017 for the PromenadeGallery. I hosted Open Mics & Paint & Sip Classes twice a month. Some of the Featured Artists for the Artwalk were Shelley Bruce, Tony Koehl, Sarwat Gerges, Veronica L. Kortz, Jana Green, Jenna Bao, Steven King, Raul Pizarro, Andre Ghadesmian, Zachary Aronson, Anna Huff, Ajogu Idachaba, Janet Hyun, Derrick Dezine, Gui Cha, Sipho N’Jedi T’ Challa, Jelani Lockert.
I faced a tragic accident that almost took my life when I was seven
years old. I was physically hit by a car, broke both my legs, right collarbone, fraction in my head, double vision at the time, stayed in the hospitalfor a month and 3 days. Even at a young age God used me to help people next to me in other rooms. There was a lady who spoke Arabic and thenurses needed to explain to her the physical therapy they wanted to do. I was in my hospital room unable to move, however I could hear through the hallway, I called the nurse over and told her I can translate. The family was very appreciative and came that evening to thank me. I had to learn to walk all over again, the trauma my body went through and the fact that I am still alive despite aches and pains is a Gift from God.I am here on borrowed time and know God was not finished with me walking in my purpose of serving others.
As a Life Coach I am Blessed to have this God given ability to Guide and Encourage Men and Women on the journey of finding their voice allowing the Breakthrough moment to achieve their Dreams. I have witnessed Lives transform, stretch in ways that the person never thought possible. I am so blessed to be part of their lives and asked to be their Life Coach. I share a lot of my personal struggles, triumphs, moments of self-discovery, the understanding of true compassion of what another soul goes through Spiritually, Emotionally, Physically, brings that bond in my relationship with the Men and Women I have worked with.
I love and believe in Empowering People, sometimes you need someone who is your personal Cheerleader, away from your immediate circle who will tell you the truth. Helping navigate through what is hindering you from tapping into your God-given Gifts, Dreams and Purpose.