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Elegance is an Attitude – New Illustration from Joana Miranda Studio

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!

Antoinette for blog

 

(Coming soon to my shop at Etsy!)

 

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The Melancholy Polka – New Whimsical Illustration from Joana Miranda Studio

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.

Melancholy Polka for blog

(The greeting card version is now available in my shop at Etsy.)

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My Favorite Things – Pick Your Own Blueberries in New Hampshire

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.

Photo of ripening blueberries, taken by Joana Miranda

We first picked the Blueray variety…

Photo of blueray blueberries on a bush, taken by Joana Miranda

Then moved on to the Patriots since they were bigger and sweeter.

Photo of Patriot variety of blueberries, taken by Joana Miranda

With 5 of us Mirandas in the field (my husband is an honorary Miranda), we filled 4 big buckets…

Photo of 4 buckets of fresh-picked blueberries, taken by Joana Miranda

And had time to pick some raspberries, too!

Photo of home-picked blueberries and raspberries, taken by Joana Miranda

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.

YUM!

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Josephine Indulges Her Sweet Tooth – Whimsical Illustration by Joana Miranda

Sweet Treat - Whimsical illustration by Joana Miranda

(Whimsical greeting card now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)

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The Scarlet Starlet- Whimsical Illustration by Joana Miranda

Whimsical gouache and ink illustration by Joana Miranda

(Coming soon to Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)

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Josephine Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving and…

Whimsical fashion-inspired holiday greeting card by Joana Miranda

(Whimsical holiday greeting card now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)

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My Favorite Things – Fall (In Love All Over Again)

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…

Photo of stone steps in Central Park in the fall, taken by Joana Miranda

Along a carpet of brown and gold…

Photo of fall leaves in Central Park, taken by Joana Miranda

And was shaded by fiery reds above.

Photo of tree with red leaves, taken by Joana Miranda

Just a few blocks from where I live, the pond looked enchanted.

Photo of fall trees reflected in pond in Central Park, taken by Joana Miranda

Double-Breasted Cormorant held court on a rock…

Photo of Double-Breasted Cormorant, taken by Joana Miranda

While nearby, Narcissus the Duck studied his reflection intently.

Photo of duck looking for fish, taken by Joana Miranda

I stopped to investigate a fallen Osage Orange fruit (immediately regretting the sticky juice that oozed onto my fingers!)…

Photo of Joana with Osage Orange fruit, taken by Tom Cathey

And moved on to snap a photo of these rose hips.

Photo of rose hips, taken by Joana Miranda

Just before I crossed the street to go back home, a solitary yellow leaf caught my eye.  It was too beautiful not to photograph.

Photo of yellow leaf on the ground, taken by Joana Miranda

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Red, White and a Little Blue – Original Watercolor Illustration by Joana Miranda

Whimsical fashion-based watercolor "Red, White and Blue" illustration by Joana Miranda

(Now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)

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