From Mindful Living

A celebration of living in the moment

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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New Mindfulness Art by Joana Miranda Studio

Humorous mindfulness Illustration by Joana Miranda

Sometimes you've gotta unplug to tune in. My new mindfulness illustration makes that point with humor and a dose of whimsy. Available at Society6 and Etsy!

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