Sweet! NEW Halloween Candy Robots Mini Collection

Zirkus Design | Halloween Candy Robots Collection - Three Color Phone Mockup

Watch your bots because these robots will take a byte out of your Halloween candy! Sorry, I just couldn’t resist all the puns. They’re just so darn fun. No more rhymes now, I mean it! …Anybody want a peanut? If you don’t know this classic, please pause and take a moment to get acquainted with this cinematic gem.   Okay, …

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All Aboard to Explore Our Marvelous World – A Victorian Travel Print

Zirkus Design | All Aboard to Explore Our Marvelous World - Society6 Credenza

Have you ever wanted to hop in a hot air balloon and chase the sunset? Climb aboard a penny farthing and take it for a spin? Sail the high seas on an old-fashioned journey across the pond? Okay, not the last one. You definitely do not want to travel back in time crawl across the Atlantic, dodging icebergs, lice, and …

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Indigo Vibes Freebies + Shutterstock Shop Now Open!

Zirkus Design | Indigo Vibes Watercolor Pattern Design Collection FREEBIES + Shutterstock Link

Break out the sunscreen, pool floats, and backyard burgers because this weekend is summer’s last hurrah, a.k.a. Labor Day here in the US. In celebration of my latest pattern collection, Indigo Vibes (behind the scenes peek here), I’ve got a fun freebie at the end of this post to help you to keep summer going past the September 1 mark. …

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Society6 and RedBubble Shops Now Open (!) + New FREE Printables

I love free stuff, don’t you? Even better – free stuff I will actually use. YES. Today, I’ve got a special treat for you – and a FREE treat at that. But, before I tell you all about the freebie, I want to share some super fun news. Pull up a chair, and stay a while. Society6 and RedBubble Shops …

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Starry Night in the City: New Spoonflower Pattern, Now Available!

Zirkus Design | Starry Night in the City: Spoonflower Challenge Winner and New Pattern - Kitchenware mockup - plate, textiles, towel, dishware

Expect the unexpected. After more than three decades of crazy twists and turns in life, I should know this. I should have it down. The unexpected should be the norm. Really. And yet, I am still surprised when amazing things happen out of the blue. One of those amazing, wonderful things happened this week… I made it into the top …

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Spanish Tiles Pattern & Contest – Thank You for Voting!

Zirkus DesigZirkus Design | Cheery Modern Moorish Spanish Tiles Fabric Design - Pillow Mockupn | Cheery Modern Moorish Tiles Fabric Design - Pillow Mockup Spanish Tiles

Happy Saturday, my friend! My two oldest sons are competing in a swim meet today, and I’m stuck poolside. (Indoors, that is… we do have winter in northern Arizona!) Maybe you’re stocking up on groceries… or shoveling snow (sorry)… or dreaming of your next vacation that does not have anything to do with snow. Might I interest you in a …

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Spoonflower Shop NOW OPEN (!) + NEW Navy Vintage Floral Pattern

Zirkus Design | New Navy Vintage Floral Pattern - Design Process: Women's Long Sleeve T-Shirt Mockup

Happy New Year, my friends! I took a few weeks off of blogging to be present with my family for the holidays. But that doesn’t mean I sat around eating Christmas cookies + twiddling my thumbs. (Okay, maybe the first one, but not the second!) Instead, I worked on an exciting new project that I can’t wait to share with …

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New Mini Ikat Pattern Collection: Tangier Teal

Zirkus Design | Surface Pattern Design Mini Ikat Collection : Tangier Teal Home Goods Mockup (Plates and Tea Towel)

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday break (which, by the way, how was your turkey day?), I booked our tickets for next summer’s big adventure! I know, I know, it hasn’t even hit Christmas yet, and I’m already talking about next summer. Hold onto your Santa hats, though. I promise not to inundate you with summer daydreams and details when you …

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I Made That! Photographing Your Own Flat Lay Product Mockups

Zirkus Design | Photographing Flat Lay Product Mockups | Clean Freak Hand Lettering

I nearly named this blog Jack of all Trades and Master of None, but it was already taken. I dabble in so many different creative pursuits – woodworking, watercolor, whipped buttercream frosting – but I never feel like I’ve mastered anything. I don’t think I have 10,000 hours in anything… except maybe sleeping, and unfortunately, that’s not a marketable job …