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Not the Winner, but Thank You Anyway!

I’ve been meaning to thank all of my fans for taking the time to vote for my Arte Diem fashion illustration in the recent Dick Blick Art en Vogue Fashion Art Challenge.  While my illustration wasn’t selected as one of the winners, your votes certainly made me feel like a winner!  

If you’re interested in seeing the winning selections, please click here:

Meanwhile, I’ve wasted no time in getting back to the drawing board!  My latest illustration gives a nod to the spirit of October and the season of ghosts, goblins and things that go BOO in the night.


(P.S. The greeting card version of this illustration will be debuting in my shop at Etsy soon.) 



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Joana Miranda Studio 2016 Calendar Now Available!

2016 Calendar Cover for EtsyI’m delighted to announce that the 2016 Joana Miranda Studio Calendar is now available in my shop at Etsy.

The calendar features 13 brand new illustrations.  Each illustration is whimsically stylish and fun.  Here’s a snap-shot of what you’ll find inside:

Jan Feb March

April May June

July August September.jpg

Oct Nov December

At only $18 (shipping and tax – where applicable – not included) you can buy one as a gift and pick up another for yourself!  Just saying…

Click here to purchase!


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A Wee Bit of Shameless Product Promotion…

Guess what?  My mom ordered one of my tote bags recently from my shop at Society6 (thanks, Mom!) and since I happen to be visiting her, I got to “try it on” today.

Here’s a closeup so that you can see how nice the printing looks…

Close up of The Practice Session tote bag

And a little farther away to give some perspective (this is the 16×16 sized tote.)

The Practice Session2

Take it to your music lesson, or to the gym…

The Practice Session Tote bag

With plenty of room, sturdy construction and the image printed on both sides, you’ll look good coming and going!

The Practice Session tote on chair


P.S.  Other designs are available as well.  Take a look here.



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Joana Miranda Studio Illustrations Now Available at Society6!

I’m delighted to announce that a (growing) collection of Joana Miranda Studio illustrations are now available on totes, mugs, pillows and other home accessories at Joana Miranda Studio at Society 6.  Here’s a sampling of the totes…

two tote bags

(Click here to purchase.)

And a shower curtain!

In the Tub shower curtain at Societ6

(Click here to purchase.)


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Jo’s Journey (A Somewhat Irreverent Guide to Doing Anything Better) – A Shift in Perspective

When I started out to write this post earlier this afternoon,

my idea was to tackle the concept of tyrant tutors and dealing with criticism.

But the more I wrote, the more convoluted my thoughts became.

Somewhere in there, I figured I should also talk about



and the importance of holding one’s beliefs lightly.

(Which made me wonder if any of my beliefs were all that important.)

In conclusion, I may have nothing to say,

but I will always strive to have something to give.

humble thanks detail

 “We only have what we give.” 
(Isabel Allende)


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Josephine’s Toilette – Watercolor and Ink Illustration by Joana Miranda

Watercolor Illustration "Josephine's Toilette" by Joana Miranda


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In the Bag – Whimsical Gouache and Ink Illustration by Joana Miranda

Even though I’m currently working out of town, I’ve got my art supplies with me.  And I confess I’m very grateful that Josephine and Andre keep popping up to keep me company…

Whimsical illustration "In the Bag" by Joana Miranda



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