"Lilluu" associative cards
Associative cards "Lilluu" - to talk about oneself, others and the world around. A set contains 60 cards with illustrations by the well-known Ukrainian artist Eugenia Gapchinska. Each card is a piece of art showing original and unique characters with angel wings created by the artist. Her illustrations open the door to the memories of events that took place in the past, allow to see the present clearly and find ways to stop worrying about things and situations one cannot control, as well as see future projections which will encourage to act in order to turn one’s dreams into reality. The method has been developed by the Tell Your Story creative team that has entered into an agreement with Art Nation company on the use of the relevant illustrations.
The purpose of the cards is to help players talk about themselves and get to know themselves better, as well as to learn more about their experience, people and the world around. There are no age limits for the use of the method, and the game can be played both individually and in groups. The method can be employed according to the professional competence of the facilitator of the game. Before starting to use the game it is highly recommended that you consider carefully the purpose of using the cards, the way of their use and the desired result of the game. The method can be employed in any language, since the associative cards contain no text, while the informative cards are available in Latvian, Russian and English.
Eugenia Gapchinska is a Ukrainian artist who created special characters for her illustrations in 2002. Since then they have become known not only in Ukraine but also in other places around the world. The artist calls herself the “Happiness Supplier No. 1” and believes that no kind of art – and in particular visual art – is intended to spread negativity. Her paintings invite us to close our eyes for a moment, really enjoy life and find happiness in small things. They encourage us to appreciate what we have been given and be happy. Galleries of the artist named “Galleries of Happiness” can be found in several Ukrainian cities.