I’ve been a singer-songwriter, author, performer, and businesswoman — running my own record label since 1996. My career has given me the opportunity to tour and perform at festivals, concert venues, and arts centers worldwide for over two decades. My journey has been a fortunate one, but not without obstacles. I was diagnosed with Epilepsy in the early 90’s. Music, writing, and the arts, helped me overcome my health challenges and thrive in spite of them. My purpose in life, is to introduce others to the arts in hopes that they, too, can gain a new perspective on life. Simply put: Arte es vida. Art is life. In 1992, I taught guitar lessons to inner city teenagers at a juvenile detention center in New Braunfels, Texas. Teaching a troubled child how to express their emotions through music has also had a lasting impact on me. Over the years, in addition to my tour schedule, I've played music for senior citizens, underprivileged children and adults, those with disabilities, cancer, neurological issues, and other illnesses. These ongoing experiences continue to reconfirm the notion of the power that music and the arts can have on the human soul. The OYOU stands for "Own Your Own Universe." It's a lyric taken from a song of mine called "Wallet." It’s my belief that all things are possible with a sense of purpose, a work ethic, and a mission greater than ourselves. My mission with the OYOU is to bring music, painting, pottery, dance, and nature, to those who would otherwise be unable to participate and enjoy the arts.

Mailing Address:

Own Your Own Universe

415 N Guadalupe Street

PMB 288

San Marcos, Texas 


The OYOU Center for the Creative Arts 

Own Your Own Universe

501(C)(3) Nonprofit 


Email: ownyourownuniverse@gmail.com

Website: ownyourownuniverse.org

Phone: 512-426-7288 


Board of Directors:

Terri Hendrix/Executive Director/President

Lucy Pete/Vice President

Mike Morgan/Secretary

Patty Sughrue/Treasurer

Lloyd Maines/Volunteer


Sean Crowder CPA 


We continue on in spite of the passing of our beloved board member, Mike Lawrence on February 9th, 2016. He was one of the founders of the OYOU and will always be remembered.