Amanda (Mandy) Hancock is an artist and educator in East Texas. Her passion is nurturing the sustainability of sisterhood and the creative process. She fosters fellowship and friendship through her art and her life. Amanda holds an Associate of Arts from Panola College, a Bachelor of Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Master of Art Education from Texas Tech, and a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. She is a certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach but mainly practices in the classroom setting. She creates in her kitchen, garden, and at her home studio. Amanda teaches art at Tatum High School in Tatum, TX and lives with her Schnau-huahua, Bella, in Henderson, where she is surrounded by a community and family of love, loyalty, and friendship.