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HAPPY HOUR (AND A HALF): Moon Lists & Leigh Patterson

Join us for a happy hour with Leigh Patterson, author and curator of Moon Lists, an online collection of interviews with women, now a recently released workbook. She'll be joined by some past contributors to Moon Lists, including Ruby members Natalie So, Heather D'Angelo, and Rachel Khong, and Renee Frederich of Anaise.

A workbook with questions, list-making ideas, and prompts for taking inventory of the present. Away from “content strategy,” information overload, and influencer identity.

Toward clarity, reconnection with the self, constructing a life built on your own terms.

The Moon Lists is one step in a direction of exploring parts of the mind + present tense that are new, unknown, and full of possibility; filled with 18 months of exercises for breaking through creative, emotional, and transitional roadblocks, it prompts asking painlessly provocative questions that inspire breaking through creative roadblocks and connecting with a deeper way of being.

Inspired aesthetically by 1960s/70s instruction and DIY manuals, it includes:

• 18 months of original prompts (it’s a workbook — places to write, designed to get messy and shove in your bag. Use it to jot down notes, observations, and moments that stand out).

  • Ideas to consider, themes to notice.

  • A place to transcribe what constitutes the “you of now.”

  • Examples, art exercises, and a mix of new and archival imagery

    About the project: 
    The Moon Lists
    1. An online collection of interviews; every full moon we ask different women to reflect on their last 30 days.
    2. An analog workbook: prompts, lists, and unexpected questions for digging deeper. 
    3. A visual exercise in recognizing themes that are hidden in plain sight.
    4. Inspired by a life of questioning; a dedication to what’s below the surface.
    5. One step in a direction of exploring parts of the mind + present tense that are new, unknown, and full of possibility.

About Leigh Patterson

Leigh Patterson is an editorial and creative director based in Austin, TX. She is the founder of LUCCA, a creative studio centered around developing thoughtfully unexpected ideas, campaigns, and strategies for brands of all sizes.

“Artists, poets, whatever you want to call those people whose job is “making” take in the commonplace and are forever recognizing it as worthwhile.

I think I am always collecting in a way, walking down a street with my eyes open, looking through a magazine, viewing a movie, visiting a museum or grocery store. Some of the things I collect are tangible and mount into piles of many layers and when the time comes to use those saved images I dig like an archaeologist and sometimes find what I want and sometimes don’t.”

— Sister Corita Kent