St. Patrick's Day with a Kennedy

We were privileged to be able to sit down with the venerable Margaret Kennedy on St. Patrick's Day, while she enjoyed a non-traditional dish of Ginger Chicken.  We were determined to have a conversation about all things unrelated to her art and have some fun as well.  With a nod to Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire, we hope you enjoy her thoughts from our conversation, which included comments about her love of sports to a certain long distance road trip in an old Triumph MG.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?  Being next to a puppy, preferably a lab.

What is your greatest extravagance?  Tubes of paint; preferably cadmium red.

Which word or words do you most overuse?  Hugs!

When and where were you happiest?  As a 6-year old, AWOL, out of the house, down by the pond near our house in Rochester.

Which talent would you most like to have?  To be an astronomer, or a scientist.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?  I'd learn how to better make close friends.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?  The stain glass windows in the church in Indianapolis.

What is your most treasured possession?  A small ceramic bowl in my house.

What is your favorite sport?  Baseball; my older brother Phil showed me how to throw a curve ball.  We used to listen to games on an old AM radio -- but only when our parents were out.

What is your most marked characteristic?  I get distracted too easily.

What do you most value in your friends?  Their loyalty.

Who are your favorite writers?  Lots of people, from Ambrose Bierce to Clive Cluster.

Give us an unlikely hero in your life?  Sonny Jurgensen. 

What is your motto?  “It’s just kids play.”


Read more about Margaret's journey on her studio page.  and, as you savor those tidbits, enjoy some of her latest work for sale here @ be dot gallery: