Teagan Gwen Melnyk @teaganmelnyk
1 month ago
madi: “ive never seen someone so into music” || new years eve with @carterandthecapitals & @klusterfunk_band was one of the funniest & funkiest concerts I’ve ever been too. My arms hurt so much the next day from them being above my head 90% of the night (I also had to put a little bit of the scream— just cause it’s hilarious)
2 months ago
‘Serenity’ || This piece, like many others of mine, started out as a completely different concept. The colour story started will cooler colours, and I managed to change it to warmer tones just by mixing together all the colours + shapes that were in the previous background. I have never really named pieces before, however, I named this one ‘Serenity’ because, after I was finished (even though I’m still gonna tweak it), I felt like when I looked at it, it had a sinking element. That the blend of the colours gave this serene, balanced feel— and the fact that it was completely unintentional, is what is so tranquil about it. I love the saturation and the contrast between the royal blue and the red. It has always been a favourite colour combination of mine. I also like how the shapes, symmetry and tones provide this peaceful transition between her strong face, bold hair and the soft blend of luminance to make all her features stand out. I added the ink lines in the back to give some dimension, and the shape of the brush ended up being very complimentary to the style. The little flowers are for colour support and just to add a pretty touch to the outside of the piece. I also took the portrait layer and moved it into the centre of the canvas, just to give the portrait it’s own spotlight without making it the entire piece. Hope you like it!
2 months ago
This year was a tough Christmas... but I wouldn’t have asked it to be spent with anyone else. I saw my whole family today and I’m so grateful. My mum just underwent heart surgery and came out so, so strong. I’ve never been more proud of anyone in my life. (I love you so much, mum.) And walking through the hospital singing Christmas carols with Brenna was so pure. (it was the song she sang for her xmas concert... so she knew all the words.) But, all in all, had a beautiful Christmas with beautiful people. I hope everyone had a great holiday. 2019... here we come.
2 months ago
I could not have asked for a better present. Thank you for everything you’ve done x (it may be hard to read—but it’s worth it.)