|Posted by kmhanc01 on August 15, 2013 at 12:35 AM|
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 extracurriculars in high school. I became re-introduced to my love of art in college when I became the Art Chair for my sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. My love for art was quickly sparked, yet again!
I spent much of my free time creating paintings for myself, as well as my family members. I quickly discovered art to be not only enjoyable, but also therapeutic. My artwork became my creative outlet and served as a way for me to express emotions that I couldn't quite communicate with words. My mother was diagnosed with a rare disease, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) in 2012, and I have relied on my creativity to not only deal with my emotions, but also to raise funds and awareness for the disease. I recently made a very big decision; a decision to combine two things I am passionate about: creativity and bringing light upon LCH. As a result, I have began hosting fundraisers, donating percentages of my artwork to the Histio Association, and designing/selling non-profit LCH bracelets.
Now that I am a college graduate, I am officially on my life path to success and happiness. I may not know exactly where I'll end up, but I DO know that I will apply my creativity and imagination to whatever career that may be. Although it is easy to become stressed about the unknown that is ahead of me, I find excitement in this "new chapter."
Well, there ya go! That's basically my life story summed up into three little paragraphs. I believe life is what you make of it, and it is all based upon your attitude. For someone who was once very negative, there is much to say about a life lived through a positive filter! In my short 23 years of living, I have found one thing to be true: Do what you love, and you'll find success along the way. Whether it be a career, relationship, or hobby, it is important to follow your heart and do what you enjoy.
Thank you for stopping by!! Now go out there and spread your dreams and imagination, because, as Albert Einstein once said, "creativity is contagious... pass it on."