The monsters are having a giant party today.
There is much whooping and hollering, and a few crepe paper streamers, and cupcakes being baked as we speak.
Why? Because, after three years of developing The System, the Artist is finally ready to unleash the creative Whack Upside the Head that is THE CREATIVITY DECK.
What’s this, you say?
It’s a creativity-whacking SYSTEM. 99 cards, all downloadable and printable, for writers, artists, poets, and creative personages of all stripes. Each card is a prompt, of sorts — more of an activity or a way of seeing things — that takes that stuck idea you might be having and turns it right on its bored little ear. You can draw one card and do what it says fairly literally, or draw two (or three or more) and combine them to make even more pathways for new ideas and new creation.
All the cards are hand-created, and have ten different backing options, and we’ve even tossed in a couple printable envelopes to keep them all in when they’re not in use. They range from simple nudges to way out there stretches of the imagination, and are the perfect thing to knock you right out of that boring old comfort zone and into a place of wild creative flow.
This is the very System that the Artist’s been working with for years.
She’s been adding to the list as she goes, and what started with a couple dozen simple prompts evolved into a whole array of creative noodging. And best, it works with just about any medium — visual art, art journals, writing, blogging, and even creative problem-solving.
It’s kind of, frankly, awesome.
The Creativity Deck is $19.99 for a limited time.
We’re not sure how long or when (it depends on when the monsters decide to get all updatey), but the price will be going up to $24.99 in a little while. So you’re saving five bucks by nabbing it early. We’re cool like that.
Want to know a little secret, too?
The Artist is also working on some Expansion Packs for the deck. (Shhh. It’s kind of a secret yet.) For people that have the core deck, the expansion packs will expand the whole experience. So not only can you do card combinations for more ideas, next year, you’ll also have whole arrays of targeted card expansions that will give you even MORE inspiration.
See why we’re having cupcakes for tea?