A Rainy Day Illustration (Work in Progress)

I worked on a new illustration today and was pleased with some elements, though not so pleased with others.   Since I don’t usually include men in my illustrations, I found myself struggling a bit with the expression on this one.  For the redo – yes, I’m planning to redo the illustration tomorrow – I’ve already enlisted my husband’s help with posing.  The color scheme also needs a bit of tweaking, but I’m not going to give away what I plan to do.

March Calendar prelim watermarked

 Hope you’ll stop back again soon to see my progress!

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Friday’s Thought – On Beauty

tropical flowers in Madeira

“Beauty is a fragile gift.”

(Ovid)

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My Favorite Things – An Evening Off for a Change!

This fall has been quite busy with very little free time.  Not that I’m complaining – work is always good –  but getting to enjoy the evening off with my husband is a welcome change.  Not only do we get to spend time together, but we can actually enjoy having dinner at a normal hour…instead of our all-too-usual 11 pm dinner hour!

So without further ado I’m signing off to enjoy a cocktail and some appetizers with my sweetie.

martini glasses and hors d'oevres

Cheers!

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A Sneak Preview of the Joana Miranda Studio 2015 Calendar (Continued)

Another month’s illustration for the upcoming 2015 Joana Miranda Studio calendar is now finished (take a sneak peak below!).  And I’m kicking up my heels in celebration of having five calendar illustrations now “in the bag.”

New Year's Girl teaser

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Friday’s Thought – On Solitude

 

green chair on red tile floor

“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”

Albert Einstein

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My Favorite Things – Walking Home Through Central Park On a Warm Fall Day

After my rehearsal finished today, I decided to walk home through Central Park.

The sky was spectacularly clear…

NY City castles in the sky

church on Central Park West

And the air was soft and warm.

pea pod tree

As I walked through the park, my eye was drawn to the rich colors…

dark blue berries in the fall

red, yellow and green in the fall

And the cheery yellow daisies.

yellow daisy

At the lagoon, I stopped to take in the view of Central Park South…

Central Park South in the fallAnd was drawn to the vibrant reds…

red berries in the fall

And greens of the berries in the surrounding trees and bushes.

green fall berries

The Beresford looked like a castle in the air…

The Beresford on a clear October day

And I felt a little like an enchanted princess!

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Limited Time Offer: Free Worldwide Shipping at Joana Miranda Studio at Society6!

Yippee!

Over the moon cropped for blog

Yes, that’s right.  Now through October 12th at midnight (PDT)  you can take advantage of free worldwide shipping on the items in my shop at Society6.  To go to my shop and receive the promotion, please click here.

Happy shopping!

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