8 Questions with Meg Hunt

Meg Hunt is the illustrator of Interstellar Cinderella and Reading Beautyhttp://www.meghunt.com/


Which talent would you most like to have?

I'm in my head a lot, so I think I would like to be able to dance with abandon.


What is your most treasured possession?

I have a lot of little possessions I love that remind me of good memories and beloved people. Some really beautifully designed objects, drawings, or textiles from friends, ephemera from time spent wandering, and so many books! Too hard to pick just one, honestly. But I think I will choose paper: I need paper to think, to cut up, to crumple; to draw and create so I can bring ideas to life.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A hot and breezy summer day spent picking ripe blackberries and avoiding thorns while chatting with friends. Or a long walk in peak fall when the leaves are changing and the light is golden, and nothing is requiring me to be anywhere.


What is your motto?

Embrace imperfection in the pursuit of connection, and try to be a good ancestor in the process.


How would you like to die?

Peacefully and not for a long time.


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

I think a cuttlefish. How neat it would be to live under the sea, changing your texture or color or shape as you see fit?


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?



What is your current state of mind?

Turbulent, tired, but hopeful.