From Mindful Living

A celebration of living in the moment

Whimsical Art For Mothers Everywhere

Whimsical art for mothers and a flower pot for today!

This Mother's Day, I've created whimsical art for mothers everywhere. (P.S. Pet owners, plant lovers and other caregivers qualify as mothers!)

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L is for Love and Other Illustrations

L is for Llama - from my L is for Love and Other Illustrations Moleskine Alphabet Series

L is for Love and Other Illustrations - yet another Alphabet Illustration spread in my Moleskin art sketchbook. Enjoy!

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Fall Art Projects

Detail of two funny birds from fall Moleskine sketch by Joana Miranda

Taking inspiration from nature for your fall art projects is a no-brainer. This short video shows how I go about my drawing process.

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How to Overcome Creative Block

Photo of freehand drawn teacup illustration in my Moleskine notebook

Here are my 5 tips for how to overcome creative block, along with a bonus video that might aid you in seeing from a new perspective.

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Happy Illustration Art

Happy Illustration Art by Joana Miranda

Creating happy illustration art is not only my way of trying to give something positive to the world; it also lifts me up in the process, too.

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How to Be Resilient – An Artist’s Perspective

At the museum funny ink and watercolor illustration by Joana Miranda

Like anything else, learning how to be resilient requires practice. A sense of humor and willingness to get creative goes a long way, too!

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Staying Sane in a Crazy World – An Illustrated Guide

Staying sane in a crazy world - DIY face mask illustration by Joana Miranda

Staying sane in a crazy world is more than a mindset. Self-care requires discipline and energy. Here's an (illustrated) look at how I cope.

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The Art of Staying Focused

For me, the art of staying focused is to stay focused on my art. But I also believe in looking for the positive and celebrating all the little victories.

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