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The Belle of the Beach – New Marker and Ink Illustration by Joana Miranda

Even though the back-to-school ads are already starting, in my opinion the best part of summer is now before us.  August is a time to cherish each warm and sunny day, to enjoy the sun without (hopefully) the mid-summer scorching heat, and to celebrate free time before schedules resume their hectic pace in the fall.

My latest illustration is an ode to making the most of every moment of the remaining days of summer!

Belle of the Beach cropped blog

(8.5 x 11 print now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)


  1. Love the details on this one…..the pockets on her cut-offs, for example. Enjoying the cool Midwestern weather!!!

    • Hi Helen,

      Andy just arrived back from a visit to Milwaukee and was raving about the cool weather. We’ve been warmer here, but still very pleasant. I’ve only had to turn on the AC once since he’s been gone – and that’s a relief since we were running it around the clock the week before.

      Hope you continue to get gorgeous weather there. Are you still picking your raspberries?

      Ciao – Joana

    • Thanks, Nina! They helped to frame the composition and I had fun doing them.:-)

      I hope you are doing well. Are you back to your summer teaching schedule? Are you enjoying the cooler weather the Midwest is having?

      XOX – Joana

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