Wren McMurdo Brignac
Illustrator & Creator
Welcome! I’m Wren, an artist and witch from the Pacific Northwest. I’m most inspired by the moon, Earth, botanical world, animal kingdom, nudity and bodies, queerness, and psychology.
My deck, the Dark Days Tarot, was inspired by the shadowy last days of the lunar cycle, a typical time for reflection, and deepened intuitive knowledge. This deck is designed for those with wide emotional ranges, and anyone who feels a strong connection to the moon and tides.
Did you know that the moon is the ruler of the mind as well as emotions? Within the container of a Tarot card reading, I’m able to think broadly and truly honor my feelings. The ritual of reading cards creates a safe space for my mind to heal and contextualize information. It seemed only wise to create a Tarot deck by following the guidance of the moon, so I illustrated approximately one card per quarter moon phase for about a year until I was finished.
I released Dark Days Tarot on Kickstarter in 2017. This deck is a tribute to the wisdom and healing inherent in shadow and darkness.
I live in Seattle with my huswife Schquay, Maltipoo Bonni, and parakeets Julia Roberts and RuPaul. In 2021 I released my second deck, the Mother Tarot. It's about Earth, birth, creativity. It took three years to illustrate it, and during the time of its creation, I and my partner pondered the possibility of children. We continue to do so.
I hope my art helps you tap into your parasympathetic nervous system, see things intuitively, dive into reflection, spark your creativity and psychic gifts, and adapt to this changing world.
Photo by Kendra Kerscher.
Schquay Brignac is my spouse. She has over twenty years of entrepreneurial experience, and when she's not brokering a real estate deal in the King County, Washington area, she's kicking ass on the basketball court or golf course.
We met in LA when I was going to school for fashion design and she was a designer of androgynous sportswear.
Dark Days Guidebook Co-Author
The Dark Days Tarot Guidebook was co-written by Emily Mundy.
Emily’s writing practice orbits around a reverence for the odd and the uncanny, and investigates the intricacy of connection, the idiosyncrasy of thought, and the invigoration of spirit. She resides in Seattle, Washington, with a growing collection of dried flower bouquets, her two cats, and one beloved typewriter.