Before I can start posting creative writing samples and sharing more of myself on here, I feel as if I need to show where that particular work comes from.
Of course, my film and television editorials come from my passion for the related media and for the art of cinema. As for my creative writing, though, there are sights and experiences in life which fuel that part of me.
In my bio I mention Iceland briefly; this experience was a defining point in my life and living there helped restart creative engines that had been threatening to stall after I changed my major to environmental science.
Here are some of my favorite bits of inspiration from that strange, lovely country– I hope this gives insight into what fuels me creatively, as well as provides a spark of inspiration for others.
The powerful waterfall, Skogafoss, and my best friend dancing in the mist below. The unreal and fantastic moment caught here has me itching to inject more magical realism into my work.
It was an intense hike to get to this waterfall, and I found myself wondering if it would be worth it. The striations here proved me wrong, showing that the hidden gem was worth ten times as many hikes to get an up-close look at. The geological features here remind me that the science-loving part of myself is worthy and shouldn’t take away from the creative– but rather they should compliment one another.
If you couldn’t tell, the glacial lagoon was my favorite. The stillness was haunting, yet the ice was beautiful and larger than life.
One of the best parts about living in Iceland is being able to stand in the middle of the road and think nothing of it (when you’re out of the city, that is). This gives me a feeling like I’m in a place out of time, a liminal space.
The mountain that stole my breath away– Kirkjufell. She looks different depending on where you’re standing. My favorite view of her was when she transformed into a shark’s fin, cresting above the waterfalls of the same name.