Muse Machine

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6 reviews

The Muse Machine is a collection of indirect directions—150 cards with somewhat mysterious creative prompts to consult whenever you feel stuck. The directions are short, suggestive, and open-ended, so that they spark unexpected insights.

Whether you’re writing a novel, finishing your thesis, marketing a product, writing a newsletter, giving a toast, painting a picture, or posting on social media, we all use creativity in our daily lives. This card deck will help you ignite your imagination.

Product Details
  • 150 direction cards + 4 blank cards + 1 instruction leaflet
  • Cards: 2.6" H x 3.9" L, 400 gsm white core paper with anti-scratch matte lamination
  • Box: 4 5/8" L x 3" H x 3.5" D, 2 mm thick cardstock with matte lamination finish
  • Imported
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Gretchen Knapp
Muse Machine is Magic

I am really enjoying the muse machine. I am learning to play jazz piano and draw/paint (watercolors). Draw a card and whoosh! my creativity is overcharged.

Ashley Cirilli
Muse Machine

I love it! It's beautifully made and sits in my bookcase ready for inspiration and pondering. I love seeing the different products you're creating with your work! I've loved everything I've bought (5 senses book, sentence a day journal and a quote pencil case).

Jane H
Not just for creatives

Love the Muse Machine! The indirect directions offer a fun way to get me thinking in a fresh way - it’s helped me combat procrastination and clear blocks when I can’t figure out the next step. I’m not a writer or even in a creative field but this tool is helpful. Plus, the cards and box look & feel good - very nice quality and aesthetics

Monica Arredondo
Love the Muse Machine

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Muse Machine, but I love it! I keep the cards on my desk at work and pull a card each week. Some weeks the card doesn’t seem very applicable to me, and other times I get a spark of inspiration or a different way to look at things. I love it!

Love it!

The handful of cards I’ve pulled so far have been pithy, intriguing and fun always, and have led to mini-epiphanies related to work and/or life a couple of times. The compact box looks great on the counter of my kitchen’s office area.