Meagan’s mental health journey altered the trajectory of her life and career. She uses her ingenuity and unconventional perspectives to create beautiful things with impactful stories.
Her time at Artbeat Studios in Winnipeg provided her with a professional setting to explore many mediums and gave her the confidence to truly believe people desired her work.
She was able to release the shame surrounding her mental health by finding community in other creatives who experience neurodivergence and mental illness, and became an advocate for those like herself. Meagan embraces efforts to reduce the stigma of mental illness and openly shares her story and struggles to help others understand mental wellness and themselves.
Meagan lives her life guided by creativity, compassion, and curiosity for the “hows” and “whys” of life. One of Inspyred Creations’ main goals is focusing on its ecological impact with bio-friendly packaging, sourcing locally, and keeping materials from the landfill. As a multi-faceted artist, Meagan tirelessly makes efforts to develop new approaches to her art. She is fascinated by the journey of taking old, broken, and worn pieces and designing them into truly unique art. Inspyred Creations also focuses on the nostalgia of personalized pieces, creating custom works incorporating customers’ own treasures and style.
Her business journey has included invitations to Toronto, New York, Hollywood, Europe and Australia at film festivals, conferences, conventions, and The Oscars. In 2021, Meagan became a member of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Brandyn Balness (they/them) joined the Inspyred Creations team in 2016. Their attention to detail and love of tiny things is a great asset to the business and each creation. Brandyn’s work has expanded over the years to include miniature sculptures and polymer clay work. They also have a passion for plant design, building miniatures, and fibre arts.