Blueprint NYC 2019 Recap + Lessons from a First-Time Attendee

After my last blog post in December, some *BIG* things happened in my design world. First, I’m thrilled to announce that in January I was signed by an art agent! I’ve joined Andie Hanna Designs, and you can see my bio and some of my work on Andie’s website here. Andie has been wonderful to work with, and I am …

Warmest Wishes Holiday Farmhouse Collection + FREE Printable Gift Tags

Ho, ho, ho – how is it December 7 already?! When I was a kid, I never believed “old” people when they said time speeds up as you age. Christmas always took for-EVER to get here when I was in the single digits. Now that I’ve got three kids, one in the double digits (!), I get it. I totally …

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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New Collection: Indigo Vibes Watercolor – Summer All Year Long!

Zirkus Design | Indigo Vibes Summer Watercolor Surface Pattern Design Collection : Laptop Sticker Mockup

Sunnies, passport stamps, popsicles, thunderstorms, and swimsuits – all my favorite summer vibes. Well, maybe not swimsuits, because any mama with three kids is WAY past letting it all hang out. September peeking around the corner signals that summer fun is nearly over. As August bids adieu, the days grow shorter, the air feels crisp, and Pumpkin Spice madness surfaces …

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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 …

Funky Vintage Floral Pattern Collection + Spoonflower Sale!

Zirkus Design | Funky Vintage Floral Collection: A Groovy Retro Feel in Salmon, Apricot, Navy, and Olive (Tote Mockup)

If you’re like me, you dabble in creative pursuits… but only as far as your budget allows. You enjoy making pretty things… but you don’t have unlimited resources Honestly… I don’t either. For all my fellow budget buddies, I’m going to do my best to let you know when I see sales + deals on things you might like. NEW …

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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 …