Happy Memorial Day! Here’s hoping that your day’s been restful – with perhaps a break right about now for some afternoon tea. After all, in the world of alphabet illustrations, T is for tea and other illustrations…like, timpani, taffy and tulips!

T is for Tea and Other Illustrations

T is for Tea and Other Illustrations - Whimsical ink and watercolor Moleskine art sketchbook alphabet illustrations by Joana Miranda


The weather in New York City today is sublime. But, if you aren’t having as much luck with YOUR weather, you might want to take inspiration from some of the illustrations below. Or, listen to the Scandinavians who say…

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.” 

Scandinavian saying

With that in mind, I’ve created a set of “Clothes for Any Weather” illustrations which show appropriate clothes for all types of weather – from heat to fog, and rain to wind!

Here’s a look at my drawing process:

And the full illustration!

Clothes for Any Weather - Whimsical Moleskine Art Sketchbook illustration by Joana Miranda


Thank you, Jen, for the weather illustration suggestion! And, for those of you who might still be thinking up ideas you’d like to see me illustrate, don’t delay. I’ve only got 4 more pages left to fill in my current Moleskine art sketchbook. So, let me know your illustration suggestions in the comments below (With any luck, the Virtual Sketchbook Tour will be posted on my YouTube channel this Friday!)


  1. Mm says:

    I like HOT , with the tie and the ceiling fan! NICE weather is missing!! Xoxo

    • Joana says:

      Yah, I guess I forgot about NICE weather. Hmmm…
      Speaking of, please make sure to order nice weather for our GP visit (and your bday!) 🙂
      xox – J

    • Joana says:

      My mom mentioned that I hadn’t created a “nice weather” cartoon illustration. But, what fun would that be? 😉

      Thanks so much for the planting the idea in my brain. 🙂
      xox – Joana

  2. Helen Reich says:

    Of course, my favorite T is tangerine, and my favorite weather illustration is the guy with the fan hat (I could use one of those), although I also like the guy in the fog (or is it a blizzard?) and the guy with the parachute!

    • Joana says:

      Hi Helen,

      I wanted to depict fog, but wasn’t exactly sure how. It sort of looks like he’s in a dust storm, but I guess that could work, too.

      Cherries are now in season (yay!) and soon it will be strawberries and blueberries. I can’t wait.
      xox – Joana
      P.S. Some of the musicians in the NYCB wear portable neck fans (sort of like a necklace) in the pit at Saratoga. Maybe something like that would help you a teeny bit?

      • Helen Reich says:

        Hmm, hard to visualize…..will have to google. Anyhoo, I’m hoping my masked performing career will end soon…..disease rates falling nicely in MKE County; unfortunately, our vaccination rates are not the best. Who’d have thought? I feel so naive, I thought everyone would be willing and eager!

        • Joana says:

          Hi Helen,

          I tried to find a link for the neck fans, but couldn’t find a link to the ones the NYCB players use in Saratoga. (The ones that came up when I did a Google search for “neck fans” looked almost like earphones that you wear around your neck. Obviously, that kind would not work for a violin or viola player.) Maybe the fans my colleagues use are anti-insect fans? They are little rectangular boxes that sit on the wearer’s chest – dangling from a cord which slips over the head and around the neck. Maybe that description will help?

          I saw that WI was behind in getting people vaccinated. Tsk, tsk! What’s wrong with people?! 😉

          xox – Joana

    • Joana says:

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment! 🙂 Joana

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