I've always had my hand in the crafty side of life. From a young age I carried around a cardboard box with papers and pens, never sure when a moment of creative inspiration would strike. Now I carry my papers and pens around in a fancy roller bag, but the essence of why I carry it is the same - ready for the stroke of creativity to come from the world around me.
The idea for my business came about in 2005. I had originally thought to call my new venture 'Odd Job Bob' but quickly found there was a handyman company in Calgary with the same name! With a New Year came new insight and Kennedy Ink began its journey. My own corporation, set to take on new challenges and employ a vast number of people, poised on world domination (insert evil laughter here) ... and boiling down to me and my skills and abilities presenting my own version of artful expression to the world.
Our tag line 'ink well' comes from the idea of being mindful when using the materials I use to create. When inking anything one could use a little too little, or much too much, and the resulting piece feels just not right. I prefer Goldilocks' method of finding just the right balance between the two extremes, where the original beauty of the idea or piece is enhanced by the subsequent dabbling or processing.
As the bookshelves in my studio can attest to I'm always learning, growing, and creating- and I hope to always be.
~ Michelle Kennedy