What are Moments?

What are Moments?

After I posted the progress update on the Moments Journal project a couple of weeks ago, I realised that I was at a point where I need to start thinking about whether the messages I was sharing about it made sense and were what I really wanted to say about not only the journal as a physical object, but also how the process of using it has impacted my life over the last few months. So that’s where I’m going today - back to the beginning.

Creative Q&A: Lauren Barber

Creative Q&A: Lauren Barber

Hello everyone! Today is a chance to meet another of my creative online friends - the gorgeous - inside and out - Lauren Barber. Lauren and I first connected online before meeting in person as we live fairly close to each other, it also turns out we were at the same school but didn't know each other then. She's a truly multi-passionate creative and such a joy to be around, but I'll let her tell you more about herself and her creative life...

Moments Journal: An Update

Moments Journal: An Update

Since last I wrote about the Moments Journal some things have changed, so it's time to bring you up to date.

Don't panic, the journal is still happening, but it's evolved from where it was and now feels a great deal closer to becoming a real life hold in your hands paper creation. I've made some tweaks myself as I've continued to use the process, and am also grateful for the feedback of several lovely testers you gave me really valuable thoughts about how they found using it and adjustments they'd prefer to make it even better.

Creative Q&A: Sarah Coey Artwork

Creative Q&A: Sarah Coey Artwork

Hello everyone! Today is a chance to meet another of my creative online friends - this month it's the colour-loving and rainbow-tastic Sarah Coey! Sarah's art literally lights up my Instagram feed as well as sharing snippets of her life in Scotland. I'll let her tell you more about herself and her creative life...

Creative Q&A: Alauna Whelan

Creative Q&A: Alauna Whelan

Hello everyone! Today is a chance to meet another of my creative online friends - this time is the beautiful Alauna Whelan. Alauna and I have been online friends for several years now, connecting via Facebook business groups, and Instagram where she shares her stunning jewellery creations. I'll let her tell you more about herself and her creative life...

How the Moments Journal Works

How the Moments Journal Works

Thank you to everyone who's read the introductory post about the Moments Journal, I'm now more than three months in to using it myself, and today I'm excited to share more with you about what the process looks like for me, and what I'll be including in the version that I'm working on to bring to you.

My Moments Journal

My Moments Journal

I’ve always had a tricky relationship with journalling. I’m really good at keeping a daily diary of what I’ve been doing, I’ve done it for years as a memory record to look back on. But although I often feel like I want to keep a long-form journal – the kind where I can write for pages and pages about whatever’s on my mind – I find I tend to default to rumination in this format and will go round and round in circles with my problems and frustrations but never really find any answers…