I just put the finishing touches on my latest illustration and I’m really excited to post it! This one was done using the ink blocking technique I tried on my last illustration (see here), although I used colored pencils for the outlines this time. I love her elegant, yet soft look…and I so want her dress!
(Coming soon to my shop at Etsy!)
Josephine hasn’t been feeling exactly chipper of late…in fact, melancholy might be a better description of her mood. But even Josephine knows that moods come and go. And so she’s embracing this one and learning to dance with it, too.
(The greeting card version is now available in my shop at Etsy.)
A week visiting my parents in their little New Hampshire lake-side cottage is not complete without a trip to a pick-your-own fruit farm. This year we made time to pick blueberries (and a pint of raspberries) just a stone’s throw from where my parents reside.
The bushes were full of ripe and ripening berries.
We first picked the Blueray variety…
Then moved on to the Patriots since they were bigger and sweeter.
With 5 of us Mirandas in the field (my husband is an honorary Miranda), we filled 4 big buckets…
And had time to pick some raspberries, too!
Where will all these berries go? One pint went to the neighbors, but we’ll gobble up the rest in fruit salads, pies and jams.
(Whimsical holiday greeting card now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)
Why is it that every year the colors of fall take me by surprise? You’d think that the excitement of seeing another yellow or red leaf would be “old hat” by now, but somehow I’m in love all over again! Being able to stroll through New York’s Central Park at this time of year is the icing on the cake.
Earlier this week, I walked down stones steps…
Along a carpet of brown and gold…
And was shaded by fiery reds above.
Just a few blocks from where I live, the pond looked enchanted.
A Double-Breasted Cormorant held court on a rock…
While nearby, Narcissus the Duck studied his reflection intently.
I stopped to investigate a fallen Osage Orange fruit (immediately regretting the sticky juice that oozed onto my fingers!)…
And moved on to snap a photo of these rose hips.
Just before I crossed the street to go back home, a solitary yellow leaf caught my eye. It was too beautiful not to photograph.