Tessila McLean is a self-taught amateur photographer who loves God’s beautiful creation. Located in the Big Sky Country of Montana she grew up in, she has always enjoyed the sunrises, sunsets, and wildflowers it provides.
She began taking photographs at a young age with a disconnected phone she carried everywhere. The camera feature was what she used the most, and made it the most accessible on it. She then upgraded to a family camera, but now recently bought a Canon EOS m2, and has been using it ever since.
She endeavors to be a professional someday, taking her camera around the world, capturing the unique beauty of each place.
After her oldest sister got married and left some of her handmade jewelry behind when Tessila was eleven years old, Tessila picked up where her sister left off, and began making beaded jewelry, specializing in bracelets. She made sure each of her sisters and friends had a bracelet (maybe a few bracelets), then just recently began selling them.
In 2017’s summer a friend taught Tessila how to do something she’d wanted to do for a long time: spray paint art. She always wanted to learn that form of painting, because of the fantasy aspect of it. Her paintings are nothing special, as she is just starting out, but she would like to improve in any way she can.
Tessila’s family has always had different instruments for her and her siblings to play on whenever they wanted, and the piano was the instrument she took a liking to even at a younger age than she picked up photography. She’d copy the ringtones perfectly from the same disconnected phone mentioned above; even the fast-paced ones. Then she began copying full songs all by ear, until at around age eight her parents payed for her to attend piano lessons to learn to read music. Later her sister joined her in piano lessons and advanced quite well in sight-reading music, but Tessila didn’t catch on quite as well, but instead began writing her own instrumental music at around age eleven. Along with her other art, she would like to display her music on her website in the near future.
“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17