Thankful for YOU! – New Collection + Printable Thanksgiving Card Freebie

Zirkus Design | Sing for Your Supper: Autumn Edition // Surface Pattern Design Collection Home Decor Mockup

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! I’m just popping in today to share two quick things with you – a new collection and a FREE printable Thanksgiving card. Yay! I know I have been rather quiet on the blog, and I haven’t had the chance to share any of my latest collections with you either. This is such a bummer, because I …

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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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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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 …

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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 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 …

Gymnastics T-Shirt for YOUR Athlete’s Biggest Fan

Zirkus Design | Proud Gymnastics MOM Biggest Fan T-Zirkus Design | Proud Gymnastics MOM Biggest Fan T-Shirt Design FRONT

Serendipity. It’s a word, a movie, and a restaurant (among other things). Sassy and sweet, I tasted my first frozen hot chocolate at the Serendipity 3 restaurant in 2001. I went back to New York for seconds in 2002 with my (now) husband only days after we started dating. Perhaps I’ll indulge in thirds someday with my kids. The movie? …