With the New York City Ballet spring season underway, I’ve had a very busy week with little time to do much except rehearse and perform.  Yesterday, however, since I wasn’t hired for the morning rehearsal, I ended up with a nice chunk of time to draw at my drafting table.  (A rainy day spent inside drawing…what could be better?)

As you can see from this illustration and another recent pencil sketch, I’ve got Mother’s Day on the brain.  Will this illustration be ready in time to adorn a Mother’s Day card?  Only time will tell.

But then again, shouldn’t every day be mother’s day?

playing dress up


  1. Helen Reich says:

    Luckily, not every day is Mother’s Day! Very cute sketch, however. I love the background, as well as the little girl! Many fun details.

    • Joana says:

      Hi Helen,

      Actually, Andy’s mom was the one who said “EVERY day should be Mother’s Day!” I love my mommy enough to think of her every day…but I guess sending her a daily card would be overkill;-)

      Thanks for your feedback on my pencil sketch! I’ve got 3 shows to play this weekend, so I hope to get to the coloring-in part by early next week.

      XOX – Joana

      On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 6:38 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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