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LCH Fund-Raiser Update *

Posted by kmhanc01 on July 28, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all :)


As many of you know, I create and sell non-profit Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) bracelets. I donate 100% of all proceeds to the Histio CURE Foundation -- which, in turn, gives 100% of those donations directly to Histiocytosis research and funding. Thanks to all of your donations and involvement in my fundraising, we have officially donated $220 to the Histio CURE Foundation, as well as several hundred dollars to the Histiocytosis Association.


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Red, White & Blue

Posted by kmhanc01 on July 27, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello, hello!


In the 6th grade, our teacher assigned us a project to create an american flag. While most of my classmates simply colored their flags on pieces of paper or posterboard, I wanted to do something different. Being the creative little girl that I was, I came home from school and was determined to make an Ameircan flag out of sticks. My mom simply laughed and didn't think it would be possible -- how you could take sticks and turn it into a flag?? I, how...

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"Soak it all in. It's a game you can't win. Enjoy the ride."

Posted by kmhanc01 on November 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

In the midst of a gloomy November day filled with studying and job-hunt stress, I needed to find a positive pick-me-up. Whenever I'm feeling stressed, I go straight to one of three things: 1) driving through the country and stopping to pet horses, 2) paiting, or 3) music. Due to the current tornado warning (Yes, a tornado in November, WHAT!?...), option 1 isn't quite possible. My go-to music pick-me-up is Zac Brown Band's "Quiet Your Mind" -- a song with great music and even more powerful lyr...

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"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears."

Posted by kmhanc01 on October 18, 2013 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

After years of struggle -- for lack of a better word -- my family has overcome to what seems to be an endless battle. It's a funny thing when the ONE thing you hope and pray for actually comes true. Prior to its coming true, you dream up the moment in your head. For myself, I imagined this moment consisted of dancing, hugging, and celebration.


On Wednesday, October 16th, my one hope came true. My family received the positive news we have been waiting to hear for years. A few...

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"Spread love everywhere you go" - Mother Teresa

Posted by kmhanc01 on September 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, Sept. 28th, I participated in the 3rd annual Art in the Park, hosted at Brownsboro Park Retirement Community in Louisville, Kentucky. This was my second year participating as a vendor, and I'll definitely be returning again next year! Although I had many, many positive experiences this year, I'd like to share a very special one with you all.


A little over a year ago, I painted a galloping horse that was symbolic for my life at the time. The horse symbolized over...

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"Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau

Posted by kmhanc01 on August 30, 2013 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)



As the result of spending more than enough years on the safe road, I developed a great desire to stay within the walls of my comfort zone. Due to some recent "not-so-great" situations, I realize that life is too short to be lived through a worrisome filter. Worrying is a quick way to get nowhere. I previously viewed caution as a tool to ...

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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Gandhi

Posted by kmhanc01 on August 27, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

 

 

I have discovered firsthand that a life spent servicing a cause is a life worth living. When my mother was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), I felt so many emotions: anger, f...

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"Creativity is contagious, pass it on" - Albert Einstein

Posted by kmhanc01 on August 15, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello, hello, and WELCOME!

I am beyond grateful for the support of all my family, friends, and (most importantly) art lovers! For those of you who do not know me personally, let me introduce myself! I'm a born and raised Louisvillian, but don't let that fool ya -- I'm a diehard University of Kentucky fan! I developed a love for art at a very young age. I excelled in my art classes all throughout elementary and middle school, but pushed art to the side to pursue other extracu...

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