In a city of 8 million people, it’s easy to think you won’t ever run into anyone you know. And yet even in this vast city, strangers share a common destiny.
Waiting for the same train…
Lost in thought…
Surprised by the noise across the subway car…
Or, immersed in reading the latest news.
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Because what else allows our partners to overlook our foibles and shortcomings (and, need I say, vice-versa)?
If you purchased the Joana Miranda Studio 2017 Cartoon Calendar you’ll recognize this cartoon which is now available as a greeting card in my shop at Etsy:
Also, brand new, is this Dating Couples greeting card:
More “couples” cartoon cards are in the works, so stay tuned. In the meantime, may you be showered with many smooches (and laughs)!
Joana Miranda Studio
“The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.”
(Joseph Wood Krutch)
For those of you fans who also happen to be my musician friends, I know you understand the stress of preparing for an audition. And I know you’ll sympathize and be able to relate as I sit here scratching my head tonight after not having advanced in the audition I took today. It’s one thing to not advance after feeling like you didn’t play well…entirely another when you know you pretty much did your best (hence the head scratching!) Fortunately, I do have a very good network of supportive friends and family, and my imaginary friends (see below) are calling as well.
And, as I begin to pick up the pieces and get back to my creative endeavors, I’m inspired to share this piece of wisdom…
“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.”
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“Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.”
These days I’m even more grateful for my sketchbook since the process of creating cartoon sketches of the people around me not only keeps me tuned into my environment and “in the moment”, but it also gives me a much needed break from the stress of rehearsing and performing. Even better is when my sketches bring in the interest of a passersby and I end up having a fun interaction over them!
Several of my “subjects” looked a little gloomy this week. They might have been thinking about politics, but I won’t go so far as to try and read their thoughts….
This sketch caught the attention of my seatmate on the subway. I told him that sketching and cartooning is just a skill that gets better with practice, but he was convinced that it’s an art.
On one train ride, I was alone in the subway car with no one to sketch, so I based this sketch on one of the ads on the train.
I also challenged myself to sketch a few profile views….
And a full-body sketch, too!
Happiness is being in the moment, doing what you love to do!
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“There is no top. There are always further heights to reach.”