Our Artrepreneur Now, Rachael Kennedy, is a local artist in Lexington, Kentucky who turns ordinary old windows to colorful, magnificent keepers. She is painting herself a new life with the perfect Vue. I met Rachael at a small music festival, and was totally blown away to find out she had just started her creative endeavors. Perfect fit!
Despite her #1 priority of being a wonderful and badass mom, she is creating the life that she loves on the side through persistence and constant family support. Learn how she is revolutionizing herself at this particular phase of her life, and how she is chasing what she enjoys despite the initial fears and doubts. 🙂
Here are the highlights of my funky conversation with Rachael:
- 04:08 – The thrill of finding her niche and discovering what she excites her: window painting,
- 07:15 – How she got started with her art, the uncertainties which came with it and where she got the support she needed to rid herself of the doubts,
- 10:15 – Why old windows are her medium of choice and how she dumpster dove her first canvas,
- 15: 03 – How her art got her off of trouble through redirection,
- 19:20 – Why free flow does not work for her all the time and how working with a transparent medium can give you freedom, and
- 25:14 – The multiday process of making window art from finding the most interesting windows, sanding, multiple painting, up to varnishing.
- Sena Jenar Naslund – author of Ahab’s Wife
- Andre Dubus III – author of House of Sand and Fog
- Shelby Lee Adams
One hour to create something, with anyone…
- “I would spend it with Edvard Munch because his artworks are great. I love how his colors tell stories, and I am drawn to his tormented, imperfect, raw figures.”
- “For authors, I’d love to spend time with Sena Jenar Naslund , or George Martin of Game of Thrones and write a book .”
To defeat Godzilla with her talents…
“I will throw my wine glass and release my children on him because they would do the job pretty nicely.”
- When you know, you know.
- If it’s not fun, I don’t want to do it.
- I’m like the windows, I’m not perfect or trained but I’m creative and I can do interesting things.
- Look until you find that niche. Do not care if other people don’t like it as long as you love doing it.
- Dumpster dive!