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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. …


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 …


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 …

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 …