Gut Lights and Moon Shadows Creative Exploration Card Deck

Gut Lights and Moon Shadows Creative Exploration Card Deck

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GUT LIGHTS & MOON SHADOWS

A deck of 30 cards and guidebook with prompts for creative exploration by Krista Dragomer, our friend and neighbor.

In Krista's words...

I have always loved the format and aesthetics of card decks. Cards invite interactivity: they can be used to play games, as divination tools, or as part of a daily reflection practice. The “Gut Lights” part of the title comes from a workshop that I created to facilitate an exploration of what we create, how we create, and why. Gut instinct, gut reaction — the reference to our guts is meant to bring our attention to the ways of knowing, mysterious and ancient, that are contained within us. I added “Moon Shadows” to the title because I find the moon to be an inspiring image and metaphor with which to explore creative practice. Creativity is like a moon, waxing and waning in the skies of our imaginations, pulling on the tides of our oceans of curiosity and desire. I brought these two elements together for two reasons. First, the addition of a lunar cycle to the gut lights materials gives these explorations a period of time, expanding them into a practice. Second, the combination of the internal and external acknowledges all of the forces that surround and influence us, and that neither is purely one or the other. There is always light and shadow where we don’t expect it to be.

Who is this for?

The prompts are written as explorations of creativity as a force, a process, and a companion in everyone’s lives, regardless of the kind of creative you believe yourself to be, even if you have never made anything you would call artistic. Cards invite interactivity: they can be used to play games, as divination tools, or as part of a daily reflection practice. I made this deck for anyone interested in engaging with the creative experience.

How do I use these cards?

Pull a card, spend some time with the imagery, read the corresponding entry in the guidebook, reflect on how you can put these ideas in practice and then give it a try!