Children’s Book Illustrations – My SCBWI Draw This! August Entry

My children's book illustrations start from a word, concept or idea. From there I create a rough pencil draft but try to refer to it merely as a guide...

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How to Overcome Performance Anxiety (Practical Advice with a Dose of Woo-Woo?)

My top ten practical and not-so-woo-woo tips for how to overcome performance anxiety come from over 20 years of professional performance experience.

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Healthy Eating: An Artful Approach

Healthy eating is a lot easier when you can pick ingredients straight from your own back yard. Here's what I made with our fresh-picked blueberries today...

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My Cartoon Life – A Whirlwind Week

A look behind the scenes behind my cartoon life; or, how we freelance musician and artist types survive adversity and overcome challenges.

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Cartoon Journal Highlights from Joana Miranda Studio

I'm having a ball using my watercolor sketchbook as a cartoon journal of sorts. Here are a few illustrated highlights from the past few days.

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