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A Moment of History - Melancholy Intonation

It's been a while since I've done one of these. The last time was the first time I made a blog post! If you're new to this little "series" of posts (although it's not really a series right now since there are only two of them), basically, I pick one of my paintings and give the backstory of its creation. This includes anything from what it means to me, my process, and what inspired me to paint it. So let's get into it!


TW: depression

When I painted this, I was going through one of my really bad episodes of depression. It was around 10 o'clock at night, I was home alone, and I felt absolutely horrible. Painting/art has always been one of my biggest coping mechanisms, so I decided to bring out a canvas.

This process mostly just consisted of me yelling at the canvas and throwing all of my emotions onto it. Screaming at inanimate objects is the best therapy.

This painting has a lot of dark things in it, both literally and metaphorically. For a while, I didn't want it displayed. Did it hang up anyways because my family liked it? Yup. And honestly, I'm grateful for that because it helped me to understand myself and my mental health. Now I look at it and see the beauty behind all of the darkness because you can't have rainbows without a little rain (or a storm).


Where did I get the name from?

If you haven't noticed the trend on how I name things, with jewelry it tends to be filled with puns, but I give the paintings absurdly fancy ones. In this case, it was Melancholy Intonation.

Why "Melancholy?"

It's basically just a stronger word to describe how I felt during that depressive episode. There was no reason for me to feel that way, I just... did.

Why "Intonation"?

The Google definition is "the rise and fall of the voice in speaking," which is a representation of the screaming and yelling at the canvas I was painting.

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