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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Sing for Your Supper – A Modern Farmhouse Print

Zirkus Design | Sing for Your Supper: A Modern Farmhouse Pattern Design - Clock Mockup

I recently read the book The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry. I scribbled a bunch of take-aways from the book, but ONE line in particular grabbed my scattered attention: Successful, consistently brilliant people do the little (too obvious, too simple, too commonsensical) things that no one else is doing. Seriously?! So many …

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New Pattern Collection: Boho Baby // Middle Eastern Metallic

Zirkus Design | Boho Baby // Middle Eastern Metallic Pattern Collection Inspired by Turkish Kilim: Hero Print (Table Runner Available Through Roostery)

Inspired by your hipster Nana’s cozy boho rugs and chic throw pillows, wrap up baby or shiny up your space with this gunmetal and copper geometric collection. My Design Process: Istanbul Inspiration I’ve always been a traveler, watching miles of desert fly by the car window or rivers float underneath the belly of the plane in my childhood years. My …

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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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Introducing the Happy City Mini Collection – Welcome Home!

Zirkus Design | Happy City Pattern Collection - Welcome Home! - Daytime Version n Gender Neutral Colors (Pattern Swatch)

Today, I’m popping in to give you a fun update on one of my favorite patterns. In my last post, I shared the exciting news that my Starry Night in the City pattern placed in the Spoonflower Challenge top 25. (I’m still so thankful to everyone who voted!) When I designed that pattern, I went ahead and ordered proofs of …

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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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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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Wild West Pattern Collection: Cody Arizona

Zirkus Design | Cody Arizona Wild West Pattern Collection : TeePee Baby Bib Mockup

Pizza Box Art – did you know that’s a thing? I didn’t! Well, not until I volunteered to make some, that is. A local nonprofit hosted a pizza extravaganza and asked artists to donate pizza box art for the purpose of raising funds through sales. To be honest, it’s still hard to think of myself as an artist instead of …