When you discover your passions for reading, writing, music, and art, when you explore and your soul expands from the collection of memories you acquire from all those art mediums, her page is a welcoming hug after a long day; a safe space for you. in simple words It’s a never-ending journey of world discovery and exploration Spaceoddity gives you so fruitfully.“Rays of Sunshine is Imprints and Imagery”
Amira Hassan: Tell our readers your creative background.
Ashlynne: Hello, my name is Ashlynne and I’m the creator of @spaceoddiittyy. I don’t have much of an artistic background, but I’ve always had a deep admiration and sense of wonder for this world. Humbly discovering how this life can be beautiful. I’m grateful to have had influential teachers and people to look up to while growing up.
2. How did you come across your creative side?
I came across my creative side, simply by walking through life and observing. I don’t always feel creative, but sometimes I’m easily inspired by others and think, “I want to do that too… I can do that too!”. I love teaching myself new things, and by doing so, I learn more about myself in the process. I’ve discovered passions for reading, writing, music, and art… and am always desiring to learn more. I want to try everything. It’s a never-ending journey, and that gives me hope and fills me with excitement. We can never run out of these simple joys. And we must always strive to continue growing. And sometimes, there are special people who enter your life and make such a grand impact that lingers. Those who encourage you, and make you want to be better.
3. Why have you chosen this aesthetic theme for your instagram page?
This theme has slowly evolved over time, but now I love what it’s become. A color palette of neutrals, soft hues of blues and greens… I hope it can be somewhat of a welcoming hug after a long day; a safe space for you. I hope to keep the theme of nature, and humanity, inspiring life. A sort of journal setup, stitched with love.
4. What is the message you want to spread in the creative world?
A message of hope. I’m reminded of this quote, “I want to infect you with the tremendous excitement of living, because I believe you have the strength to bear it.” – Tennessee Williams, The Selected Letters: 1920-1945. I want to remind you that there’s more out there. How we’ve only just begun. How there’s so much to look forward to, and hold on to. There are some photographs and certain films that just remind you that humanity is innately good. Sometimes that reminder is so desperately needed.
5. Can you share your creative process in making your captions with pieces of writings?
It usually begins with a feeling of inspiration, or gratitude. A small flicker of hope in the moment. If I’ve written my own caption first, I would then go on to find the best picture or scene from a film to reflect my feelings. Sometimes however, it can be the other way around, and I’ll start with a poem or passage from a book that resonated so deeply. Whenever I come across something that catches my eye, I make sure to save it. Knowing I found something I would love to share with you.
6. Your captions are always inspirational, full of cultural knowledge, and writings from great poets and movies. How do you research your rays of sunshine?
Most of my captions are derived from a multitude of different books, and authors throughout the years. Some can also come from dialogue from a film; some may be lyrics from a song. And some sentiments may just be inspired from someone in real life.
7. When do you feel most inspired?
I’m grateful to say that inspiration can strike at any moment. I try not to lose sight of the beauty of life, and it’s important to always be reminded. Inspiration can come from an act of kindness: from a moment spent with someone you cherish, from any small act of love, from a bird singing alone in a tree, from a new song I heard, from the pages of a book a friend recommended… the list goes on. I feel most inspired when I’m reminded of gratitude. It’s easy to forget, but oftentimes I’m reminded by life itself, and I’m overcome with feeling. In those moments, I feel inspired to write or share something hopeful, so that others may read it and hopefully feel the same.
8. Share a quote from your favorite Artist, singer, and writer that resonates with you.
Here are a few:
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars always makes me dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh.
“…I feel like I’m dying if I don’t do this. The movies, and the old sayings, the myths are teaching us that: your version of your life is the best one. I just have so many regrets, so.. it’s like a saying to myself. Please don’t look back, from now on. You did your best. And you’ll be the only one who can protect yourself. You chose your past, and you’re choosing your present, you will choose your future. There could be some trials, hardships, risks, dangers. But still. Don’t look back and enjoy the ride. Just feel. If you’re sad, just be sad. If you’re happy, just be happy.” – Kim Namjoon.
“I would like to make a film to tell children, “It’s good to be alive.” – Hayao Miyazaki.
9. What value would you like to add/amplify in this world through the rays of sunshine on your page?
If nothing else, I’d like to give people hope. Like a beacon of light in the distance, if you’re feeling swallowed by darkness, I want you to see a light. I want you to know everything will be okay. Because it’s true! It will be, and I need you to believe it too. I know life can be hard, no one is denying that. We’re all going through our own problems and we’re all stuck in our own worlds. But I hope to remind you, through any means, that we’re going to be okay. You’re not alone. Don’t despair! Our trials and hardships will pass and happiness will find you again. / because at the end of the day, who are we? We seem to forget our priorities. What truly matters? And I’d like to think- our love, our lives… This life matters! The people we love and the things we do with love. The things that make you happy. That matters. Let’s live, and strive to enjoy our precious time here.
10. What social media creator would you like to meet or collaborate with in the future? and how does their content inspire you?
11. What would you love to achieve in your dream plans?
There’s a lot of different things… haha. I have big dreams, but it’s often easy to feel discouraged. I have a lot of things I want to do, but I’m stuck feeling I don’t have enough time. But I know now, there’s no rush. It’s okay to go at a slower pace, as long as we’re still moving forward. / Overall, I hope to create something beautiful in this life. I hope to inspire at least one person. and mostly, I wish to be kind, and help others in some way. / A big dream of mine that has followed me for years is to become a film director. I have so many scripts and ideas for stories I would love to tell. Meaningful, beautiful, heartfelt movies. Stories that impact you, make you feel every emotion; movies that linger. Moments where you can feel the excitement and thrill through the screen, or want to cry alongside the character you see.. I want to create something special. I hope one day this could come true.
12. Do you think there is something you can bring to this world through your rays of sunshine on your page?
These brief moments of inspiration. I find it to be a perfect platform to share writings, messages, and feelings in the moment. Acting like a journal, a place to share thoughts and convey emotions.
13. Share with us the most beautiful testimonial you’ve got from your audience that touched your heart deeply and added valuable insight?
I’m truly blessed to have the most beautiful followers. I really mean it, I’m surrounded by so much kindness, which only inspires me to be kinder in return. I’ll never forget the kindness they’ve shown me. And if they’re reading this, I hope they know how grateful I am.
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Editor Amira Hassan introduce a new interview series on the uncoiled magazine website about a collection of instagram pages that have added an immense cultural value to our daily lives, they have added rays of sunshine in our intellectual mind with daily posts about inspiring poets, artists, photographers and writers. They enriched our world with quotes from heartfelt classic movies, from Breathless in French new wave films, to Studio Ghibli beautiful and colorful movies. We would like to give the spotlight to these personalities whose work is most valuable in the social media world, and their creative endeavors deserve recognition and appraisal.