Moment of truth. Today I couldn’t bring myself to write about anything social, trending, controversial, educational or overly deep. So coffee in hand I let my thoughts tumble around, and they landed (bullseye) on something I’ve always wanted to do.
Shoot Me, Annie.
My secret wish has long been to appear in Vanity Fair‘s Proust Questionnaire column.
I’d be witty, honest, and bang-on with my answers. My sparkle would mesmerize the writer. In a flash, they decide to break tradition of using a caricature. The creative director would come careening into the room with an unexpected Annie Leibovitz in tow. My hair would have it’s best day EVER, and my skin would be clear and creamy — no Photoshop needed. The published piece would paradoxically leave me awed and humbled. My mother would wipe a proud tear from her crinkly eyes as she read my words.
Well, some dreams come true and others — ones like my tongue-in-cheek Vanity Fair fantasy — may forever be a fable. So what’s a creative girl to do when she still longs for some good Q&A? She whips up her very own questionnaire for all those people who — like her –don’t mind peeling back the layers and sharing who they are.
So here you have it. 10 very random questions I’d ask YOU if we had a sit-down to compare the minds and ways of being right-brainers.
10 Random-ish Questions for Creatives
Your irrefutable talent is?
Teachers say the darnedest things about students. What did they say about you?
You wanted to grow up to be a …..
A brilliant idea pops into your head. How do you capture it?
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever used to capture a thought?
If you could trade vocations for 30 days, what would it be?
You know you’ve been in The Zone when …
In one word, what describes you during a creative slump?
This one’s personal. Is your significant other a Right-Brainer or a Leftie?
Your work has the power to change lives in any way you choose. Your pick?
Are You In?
Share your answers in the comments or — if you post your answers on your own blog please share your link in the comments. I can’t wait to read them, and — should Vanity Fair ring me up — you’ll be the first to know.
By the way, if you’re interested in the backstory to the Proust Questionnaire column, it’s right here.Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz portrait by John Keatly. Used for Esquire magazine, Spanish Edition (Jan 2012)