A Deck for Connecting To Nature & Creativity
For the wonder-seeking creative soul. The poet. The artist. The eternal child.
Wonder-walking is tremendously healing. It slows us down and urges us to see the magic in our everyday. It reconnects us to the world around us and awakens our creativity.
This is a Deck of Walking Cards.
Use them to inspire your walk in nature, in city streets, in your neighborhood park. Each card in the deck is an invitation to look closer and immerse deeper, not only in the sense of a place, but also to know ourselves in it. How we belong. How it makes us feel. How it heals.
They are archetypal, as all wonder-making experiences are, so you can use them for divination, and as journaling and painting prompts to connect the physical to the primordial.
Stroll on to get to know the cards and pick a reward for your pledge.
STRETCH GOAL REACHED : THE DECK IS NOW 48 CARDS!
The 32 Walking Cards in this deck is organized into 4 suits or Realms that loosely correspond to Jungian and Alchemical systems (by accident actually, which is why they're archetypal). The map below shows the 4 Realms and if you look closer, you'll notice that the cards subtly transform in color from one Realm to another. From fresh greens and blues to deep indigos and greys. Since I am a painter, the colors by itself is a symbolic language all its own.
The 4 Realms :
Wonder & Curiosity : The Physical Realm (Sensing, Earth/Material)
Magic-Making : The Creative Realm (Intuition, Fire/Passion)
Truth-Finding : The Inner Realm (Feeling, Water/Unconscious)
Secret Garden : The Influence Realm (Thinking, Air/Intellect)
The Explorer's Journal of Wonder-Walking is a 120-page, beautifully illustrated, full color journal and guidebook that goes in depth into the practice of Wonder-Walking with detailed card meanings, journal and nature-observation prompts, as well as creative activities to try out in nature. This is a reward for Deluxe Tiers and up and is currently an eBook. UPDATE 11/14/18: We reached the Softcover Stretch Goal and this is now available as a PRINTED book! Next up, help make it a Hardcover Printed Book!
Take your Wonder-Walking Cards deeper into a journey of creative awakening.
Walk The Labyrinth is an online experience for artists and creatives who want to explore the Labyrinthine world behind A Deck of Wonder-Walking and re-ignite their creativity. This Self-Guided Expedition is a Kickstarter Special and is offered at the 'Enchanted Explorer (Premium) Reward Tier. When live, this online experience costs $1200.
Carry the Deck for Wonder-Walking in your Travel Kit, take them on adventures with you.
Draw a card in the wild and let it open up wondrous ways to notice, engage and immerse yourself in nature.
What do I feel about this place beneath my feet?
What is the meaning of the moon?
If I were a poet, how would I describe what I'm seeing now?
Wonder-walker? Pick a reward below for your pledge!
If something about this little deck of cards speak deeply to your adventuring spirit, pick a Reward Tier below to support this project. Funds raised would allow me to print a larger, 2nd Edition release for A Deck for Wonder-Walking with beautiful card finishes, a sturdy rigid box and a full-color accordion-folded pocket field guide. It will also buy me time to create the fully-illustrated, full-color Explorer's Journal & Expanded Guidebook for Wonder-Walking.
While I've tried my best to present an accurate picture of what you'll receive, photos of rewards are approximate only at this point, and the final product may vary slightly. Any tweaks or refinement to design will be shared via Kickstarter Updates.
And if we meet funding goal milestones, some wonderful bonuses will be unlocked for the project. Scroll on to find out more.
Important Update 11/14/18 : There are now digital/ebook-only bundles AND PRINTED book bundles. Make sure to read the Reward Tiers below carefully to make sure you're selecting the right one.
NOTE: To back the Choose Your Own Adventure Reward Tier, add the total price of your custom bundle to the $1 and up Pledge Tier.
NEW STRETCH GOAL-HARDCOVER BOOK UPGRADES: Every $500 above $18,000.
We met the $18k Hardcover Stretch Goal! The Explorer's Journal & Guidebook (in-depth companion to the Deck) will now be a HARDCOVER book! For every $500 above $18,000, I'll add a Hardcover Book upgrade to make it an even more magical book to dive deeper in!
- Extra 100 pages of Wonder-Walking goodies
- Gold Foil or Debossing on Cover
- Ribbon Bookmark
- Illustrated End-pages
How to Add The NEW Printed Book to Your Reward Tier :
Want a Deck + PRINTED Book Set? Choose the $75 Curious Adventurer (Deluxe BOOK) Reward Tier OR add $15 to these Reward Tiers : Curious Adventure Deluxe eBook ($60), Kindred Explorer Deluxe Print ($55) , Enchanted Explorer Premium ($450)
Want to add JUST the PRINTED Book Set to a multi-deck Reward Tier or Custom Bundle? Add $35 x Number of Copies to these Multi-Deck Reward Tiers : Wonder-Walking Pair ($75), Wonder-Walking Bunch ($300) OR any Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Bundles.
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Other Stretch Goals
I have so many goodies planned if we cross these funding milestones- $12,000, $14,000, $20,000 and up! Once reached, I will pick one of the Stretch Goals from the menu below to unlock and reveal. If you have anything you'd like to see me introduce as a stretch goal, feel free to chime in the comments section!
What will I do with the funds raised in this Project?
If you're wondering how I've selected the Minimum Funding Goal, here is an estimate of what it costs to make A Deck for Wonder-Walking 2nd Edition happen! I'm choosing to have hard copy proofs made using the actual press and papers of the final products because I want to make sure the quality is high and that there are no surprises when the decks are delivered to me!
Shipping rates below are estimates and do not include Stretch Goals reached, such as books. Final shipping costs will be calculated and added on in Pledge Manager/Backer Survey after the campaign has ended.
Psst....Important Notes on Shipping & Delivery....
Dearest wonder-walkers, please read FAQ for important notes to ensure you receive your rewards smoothly, without painful delays! I'm using Pledge Manager so shipping costs will be added to your order at the end of your campaign.
Note that I've tried to offer the lowest shipping rates possible, less than it would cost me to pack, ship and send off these little guys, especially with international shipping, which unfortunately I have little control over.
Your pledges mean the moon and stars to me. Everything I've created here will not be possible without your backing.
If you think this little deck of cards will make the everyday more magical for someone in your life, do share this project with them.
Before I sign off, I want to say a big THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, to all my collectors of the sold-out limited 1st Edition. YOU made this possible.
Much love, stay enchanted!
Amy T. Won
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Risks and challenges
This is a 2nd Edition so the cards and pocket field guide are already created and ready for print. Many of the challenges of printing a deck of cards have been ironed out during the Limited 1st Edition.
The printer I have selected has worked on other projects I've admired and is reputable and ready to go into production once the campaign ends.
For items such as the Illustrated Explorer's Journal & Guidebook, the digital editions will be delivered within the timeline promised. Any changes will be communicated to supporters as soon as they are known.
As an online seller with my own online store, I'm confident that I'll do everything I can to ensure that this project goes smoothly, with regular updates to keep my supporters informed every step of the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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