Tag Archives: straw hat

My Favorite Things – Gardening, New Hampshire Style

After two days of being cooped up in the car, I spent the day attacking the weeds in my mom’s lakeside cottage garden today.

The grass was knee high (nine months without mowing will do that)…

in the garden 2

And I was armed not only with the electric weed whacker and a rake, but more importantly, with an apron, gloves and a hat with two punk sticks!

In the garden

The punk sticks keep the bugs away – no need to slather DEET or other icky chemicals all over your skin – plus they smell good, too.  My mom gets hers from the Vermont Country Store just a short drive away.  But you can order yours online here.


  Hat = yard sale find

Happy smile = 100% mine



Filed under Influences, My Favorite Things, photography

Happy Mother’s Day!

Playing Dress Up final with black and white borders blog

With love to my mommy and to all my friends who are mothers (and stepmothers), too!

(P.S.  This illustration is now available in my Etsy shop as a greeting card and as an 8.5 x 11 print.)



Filed under illustration, marker and ink illustration, New work

Whimsical Watercolor Illustration – Life on the Edge


Whimsical illustration "Life on the Edge" by Joana Miranda(5×7 Greeting Card Now Available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)


Filed under A Talent for Design Shop, Art, Drawing, gouache, illustration, Influences, Joana Miranda Studio, Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy, New work