Although DJing put money in her pocket, Betty's first love is writing. From blogs on Tumblr to 45 Page Word documents, her poetic-psychedelic approach to life was something new to her peers in 2012. Mostly she wrote poetry but it was a matter of time before metaphors turned to music. She began playing around with Garage Band, recording herself through a USB microphone and dropping what she called "The Garage Band Diaries" on SOUNDCLOUD. She wasn't taking music seriously at the time it was more for herself. She was using Soundcloud as her "Sound Diary." She describes her sound as, "Astral" - connecting the Spiritual to the Physical. Words about how psychedelics changed her life for the better and encrouages her audience to "open their mind" and experiment with the possibility of new perception.
On top of it all, Betty began curating art shows in Fall of 2015. Her first Art Installation was called "CINQ" - She describes the show as "Color Therapy: Sensory Stimulation." Every month is represented by a different color - that color would be expressed by sound, smell, sight, taste, and touch - The five senses. She booked different visual artists, live bands, and DJ's based on their style to represent the night. She held the art show at a popular restaurant in Downtown Tampa called Anise. The bartenders created 3 craft cocktails to compliment the color and aroma that filled the venue. A section of the restaurant provided empty tables with paint and colored pencils for people to drink, color, and meet new people. She even flew out artists from other cities to introduce people to new art and show the out of town artists how cool the Tampa art community is. Every show was free entry and all ages.
"I like to bring people together in every way. Unity is like...the key to life. I was known for throwing crazy house parties but I wanted to do something that wasn't completely about getting wasted. Coloring is a perfect way to break the ice - it was so cute to see "adults" all mingling and coloring together." - Betty DawL
Some Events Betty has Performed At
A quick timeline of looks throughout the years.
"Style is not about WHAT YOU OWN or HOW MUCH it cost you. Style is about who you are inside and what you do with what you have to express how you feel. Somedays I'm Blue, other days...I'm a Prism." - Betty DawL"
One of my ultimate dreams is to be made into a cartoon character, I could sit in a studio all day saying funny things in goofy accents. Putting a look together, I imagine myself as a cartoon - colorful and infinite" -Betty DawL