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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Adventures in Watercolor: Elegant Mother’s Day Card Designs

Zirkus Design | Hand Painted Elegant Watercolor Mother's Day Greeting Card (stationery mockup)

Is there a skill you admire and want to explore… but the thought of trying completely overwhelms you? For me, that big, scary, hide-under-the-covers-because-it’s-too-hard thing is painting. I see fellow artists, friends, and colleagues smearing oil on canvas, and I am totally amazed. I would love to try it, but the learning curve feels too steep. Before I can even …

FREE Novel Art Print: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Zirkus Design | FREE Novel Art Print : Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Books: A Love-Hate Relationship Did you grow up skinning your knees, swimming the seas, and climbing trees? I did – but that’s not what I remember most about childhood. Instead, when I look back I see a girl hunched over Nancy Drew, devouring every page and guessing whodunit. After Nancy Drew, I moved on to Hardy Boys, Agatha Christie, and …

Spooky: Try These 31 Hand Lettering Styles

Zirkus Design | Spooky! 31 Different Halloween Hand Lettering Styles to Try

Boo! I actually hate being scared, so I’m glad all the gory Halloween decorations are coming down today. I can’t watch scary movies, and I even time my popcorn refills for intense the-bad-guy-is-about-to-get-the-girl scenes.. just.can’t.do.it. So while I can’t get into the blood-guts-gore look, I do love the cutesy skulls and friendly pumpkin decorations. Because Halloween is such a versatile …

Expect Progress, Not Perfection

Zirkus Design | Expect Progress Not Perfection | Hand Lettering + Watercolor

  We’re all on a journey. Intentionally or passively, forward or backward, for better or worse, we are all moving. If we don’t choose the destination or strive toward a specific goal, we will still end up somewhere, though that somewhere may be less than desirable with a lack of direction or focus. My Creative Journey I began my journey …