Earlier this month, we introduced you to our new online editor, Erin Lynch (soon to be Erin Weed). Now, I’m pleased to introduce our autumn intern here at Creating Keepsakes, Ashley Frey. Let’s give Ashley a warm, CK-style welcome! But first, let’s learn a little bit about her.
So, Ashley, are you a big scrapbooker? I love taking pictures and making digital collages with the images. The collages come in handy because I keep a very detailed journal and I love to throw collages in my journal every now and then.
Sounds like hybrid scrapbooking to me! One thing we love about you is that you were a poetry major in college. How does being a poet help you with your journal? Even though it’s just a journal, and I assume I’ll be the only one to ever read it, I still go into endless detail and strive to come up with creative ways to express myself. It’s time consuming because I want the words to really reflect how I felt or what I thought at the time so I make sure to use the right words. It’s what I love.
Literary geek-out time: What’s your favorite poem? “Invictus” by William Henley. I love this poem because it creatively reaches out to readers on a soul level. It goes beyond rhyming to creatively inspire courage. It’s been one of my favorite poems for a while. I also love poems by T.S. Eliot and Hemingway. They aren’t traditional poets with formalized writing styles, but they have their own rules and ideas of what makes good poetry. I like the way they create their own version of what the ‘rules’ of poetry are.
Poetry aside, what websites do you like to visit regularly? Facebook is the most common site I visit. I love keeping tabs on my friends and family. I also like to keep up-to-date with what is going on in the world so I visit The New York Times website as well. I’m also a huge Harry Potter fan, so I follow news and updates on the new movie at mugglenet.com. I can’t help myself!
We’re all a bunch of foodies here, so I have to ask, what’s your favorite food? My favorite food is homemade lasagna. Grandma’s recipe. It has to be homemade!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Nice, France. I’d love to visit Paris as well, but Nice is where I want to focus.
And now to get really random: Do you have a favorite pair of shoes? My favorite pair of shoes are my black and pink Etnies. They are comfortable, cute, easy to slide on and off, and I could walk for miles in them and still be comfortable in them.
Now, final question. If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? J.K. Rowling! I’m that big of a Harry Potter fan! I would also love to have lunch with Leon Uris, who is my favorite author, but given the choice between the two I’d choose J.K. Rowling.
And there she is, folks! Our Harry Potter reading, comfortable shoe wearing, lasagna loving, poet intern! Join me in welcoming her to the CK team—we’re thrilled to have her with us.
- Kim Jackson, senior editor