A Wee Bit of Shameless Product Promotion…

Guess what?  My mom ordered one of my tote bags recently from my shop at Society6 (thanks, Mom!) and since I happen to be visiting her, I got to “try it on” today.

Here’s a closeup so that you can see how nice the printing looks…

Close up of The Practice Session tote bag

And a little farther away to give some perspective (this is the 16×16 sized tote.)

The Practice Session2

Take it to your music lesson, or to the gym…

The Practice Session Tote bag

With plenty of room, sturdy construction and the image printed on both sides, you’ll look good coming and going!

The Practice Session tote on chair

 

P.S.  Other designs are available as well.  Take a look here.

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The Boho Girl – Sumi Ink and Marker Illustration by Joana Miranda

She’s part Bohemian, part party girl…and definitely a free spirit.  What’s not to like?

Polly for blog

 

(This illustration is now available on totes, phone covers, pillows and more in my shop at Society6!)

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Friday’s Thought – The Color of Light

Chandelier at the Plaza Hotel“Light, that first phenomenon of the world, reveals to us the spirit and living soul of this world through color.”

( Johannes Itten)

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My Favorite Things – Ooey Gooey Flourless Chocolate Brownies (a la Nigella Lawson)

When I set out to write down our week’s grocery ingredients yesterday evening, I guess I was a bit hungry…and the first thing that caught my eye was the recipe for Flourless Chocolate Brownies in Nigella Lawson’s cookbook Nigella Express.

All good things seem to start with chocolate…

chocolate chips

And when you melt it and add just a touch of butter (ahem…these aren’t “diet” brownies) you get rich, silky goodness!

batter

 

Add some vanilla, a cup and a half of ground almonds, 3 eggs, chopped walnuts and 30 minutes in the oven, and a pretty pan of brownies emerges! 

cooked brownies

 

Let’s see just how ooey-gooey these are, shall we?

brownie on a plate

Mmmmmmmmm!

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Keeping It Fresh – New Illustration Debuts!

My latest illustration has been an exercise in, well…

keeping it fresh!

Although I did quite a few versions of this illustration trying out different settings for Josephine and her little dog André (see below for an example)…

fruit stand

In the end, I decided Jo and André were just fine on their own, thank you very much.

By the way, if you’re environmently conscious like me, then this new tote is a must for your grocery runs!

Fresh Shopping Tote

(To purchase, please click here.)

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Friday’s Thought – On Architecture

interesting NY architecture

“Architecture is inhabited sculpture.”

(Constantin Brancusi)

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The Flapper – Sumi Ink Fashion Illustration by Joana Miranda

My newest fashionista is kicking up her heels over at my shop at Society6.  You can find her on tote bags, pillows, tees and more!

flapper tote

 

(For more details and to purchase, please click here.)

And to get free shipping on your order (valid until August 10th @ midnight, PDT) click here!

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