My name is Wren McMurdo, and I am an illustrator and intuitive artist from Seattle, Washington. I'm raising funds to print the first edition of 500 long-lasting, high-quality Dark Days Tarot Decks complete with booklets and box. This deck is inspired by the moon and the rhythm of lunar pull. These cards are originally illustrated and studied with intention. Each card in the 78-card deck holds special meaning, open to personal interpretation.
- The Tarot deck was first introduced in Italy in the 15th century, as a deck of playing cards with meaningful imagery, and have been used all across the globe as a tool for mirroring and creating desitiny. The cards tell stories about life and it's milestones, challenges, and celebrations, and guide users to more deeply understand themselves and their options.
- The Dark Days Tarot deck is so named as a reminder that darkness, i.e. dark days, can be respected as level with lightness, or full moon days. The dark days of the lunar cycle are often marked by introspection, reflection and meditation--equally as important as the wild and exciting full moon days. They can offer a gaze into that which may be hidden, and be a call to action in periods of confusion or distress.
- My goal is $10,000 to print and ship an initial run of 500 decks. This goal includes shipping throughout the USA. $6,000 will go towards production set-up and printing, $1,000 will go to co-author of the Dark Days Guide Booklet, Emily Mundy, $1,000 will go toward any Kickstarter fees, and 2,000 will go towards shipping decks to backers. Project backers should receive their decks by May, 2017.
- Anyone can use tarot cards to gain deeper insight into the heart and soul of a particular topic. Use and interpretation of the cards will be included in the Dark Days Tarot Guide Booklet, which will come with the deck. The cards and booklet will be packaged in a pull-away box that will last for years to come.
- These cards are perfect for ANY READER, AT ANY LEVEL!
- Everything is explained, from how to interpret to how to pull and create layouts, in the INCLUDED Dark Days Tarot Guidebook.
- These cards make an amazing gift for yourself or anyone in your life, particularly those who seek to gain deeper insight. Greeting cards will be sent prior to the decks (this holiday season) for those gifting the deck to another!
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Please Note: Support for Black Lives Matter movement will be explicit on Dark Days Tarot Deck packaging.
Special thanks to clown extraordinaire Luz Gaxiola (in film), Curt Waller (his beautiful house in film), Schquay Brignac, Mom and Dad, and Caitlin Chapin!!!
Risks and challenges
Challenges this project may face after funding is shipment and/or unexpected delay. Parcel costs may be more than expected, due to unexpected weight or a delay in printing timeline leading to rushed shipping. I have included a financial cushion in my fundraising goal to cover any additional costs, should this occur, to rush shipment of Dark Days tarot decks to backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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