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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

These days the subways are all breaking down,

Which gave this commuter a prominent frown.

I, too, might have frowned and gone out of my head,

But I took out my notebook and sketched her instead.


  1. Denise Pellegrino says

    Love how you capture their expressions, priceless Joanna❗️

    • Thanks so much, Denise! I’m glad you like the expressions – that means a lot to me!

      🙂 Joana

      On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 6:07 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


    • I suppose I should carry around a mirror to study my own stressed expression as I ride the subway, too!

      🙂 Joana

      On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 9:45 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


    • Thank you, my dear! Hopefully, some new cartoons will be appearing soon, too. I’ve been really busy at the ballet and I’m really itching now to spend quality time at my drafting table.

      Has spring “sprung” in Milwaukee? The flowering trees here are all finished (as are the tulips). We’ve been getting a lot of rain this week, so things should be extra green and lush for the start of summer. Yay!

      xox – Joana

      On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 9:17 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


      • The magnolias are almost done. My dogwood tree is starting to bloom now, and I’ve seen some spectacular redbud and cherry blooms. Cherries are already going away!

        • I love, love the redbud trees. Why are they called redbuds, though? The flowers are purple and I’ve never seen any red berries or buds on the trees. Maybe the person who named the tree was colorblind?

          I haven’t been out in the park recently to see what’s blooming. It’s been raining too hard and I’ve been working too hard, too. Must remedy that soon!

          xox – Joana

          On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 7:12 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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