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Friday’s Thought – Cause and Effect

icy trees

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.”

(Pietro Aretino)

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Friday’s Thought – The Thoughtful Soul

Snowy scene over bridge in Central Park

‘The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.”

(Omar Khayyam)

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Friday’s Thought – Naturally

Cardinal in winter

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

(Maya Angelou)

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After the Snow (The 2015 Blizzard That Wasn’t)

Yes, New York City (fortunately) escaped the worst of the recent blizzard.  

And so, there’s been lots of grumbling from more than a few folk about the precautionary measures the Mayor took.

sad snowman

Central Park snowman 2015

Today it’s back to work for everyone…

broken sled

lost boots

I, for one, enjoyed my mini-break.  Toodle-oo!

Funny snow tree man

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A Winter’s Tale…The 2015 Blizzard of New York

With the worst of the snow forecast to hit New York City after midnight tonight, my husband and I ventured into the park this afternoon to enjoy the quiet and the swirling snow.

snow storm Jan 2015

 (And it’s a good thing we did, too, since the city has now declared the park off limits – closed to the public from 6 p.m. on!)

If there is still a city outside my window tomorrow, I’ll be sure to snap a few shots so you can see what it looks like…

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Friday’s Thought – The Value of a Moment

Bike carriages in Central Park

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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A Sneak Preview of the Joana Miranda Studio 2015 Calendar (It’s in the Bag!)

Yes, I just put the finishing touches on my 12th and final illustration for the Joana Miranda Studio 2015 Calendar!

And here’s a sneak preview of a portion of the final illustration…

December Gifted Girl teaser

Now I’m making a few pre-production tweaks before “my baby” is off to the printer.  Look for an announcement in the next few weeks for the launch of the calendar in my shop at Etsy.  I’ll let my Joana Miranda Studio Newsletter subscribers know first (not a subscriber and want to be? Click here), followed by an announcement in a post on my blog.

Stay tuned…

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