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Keeping it Simple…

In the quest to create illustrations that are whimsical, upbeat and fun, I keep coming back to the need to keep things simple. ¬†You’d think “simple” would be easy, but it’s actually not!

After hours of slaving at my drafting table today (ok, I’m exaggerating, but maybe not as much as you’d think!) here’s what emerged…

Cafe des Amis( By the way, I also joined Instagram today, so if you’d like to follow me there I’ve added an Instagram button to the sidebar of my blog. )


  1. Cute! Dogs are indeed some of our best friends. I am currently learning more about Instagram in my course; will let you know when I have more things figured out!

    • Hi Helen,

      Thanks for the comment! I am having fun with Instagram…don’t know why I resisted for so long. I do look forward to seeing how things evolve with you and with your shop! Your new direction seems very exciting.

      XOX – Joana

      On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 10:46 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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