Tagged whimsical illustration

Original Illustration Art

Blustery - Original illustration art for sale at Joana Miranda Studio

I'm delighted to announce that a collection of my original illustration art is now for sale. Owning an original ensures a unique connection with the artist.

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From My Sketchbook – The Good, the Bad and the Smokey

There was so much about my recent trip to Paris that was wonderful.  Unexpectedly, my time spent sightseeing alone each day was partly what made the trip so memorable.

En Paris

As I explored the different Arrondisements, it didn’t matter if I stopped every five feet to snap a picture, decided to veer off my charted course to wander down an interesting side street, or found myself lost and had to retrace my steps.  When my feet got tired or I got hungry, I stopped to rest or to eat; and at the end of the day I always had adventures to report back to my husband.

My sketch book was always handy, and since Paris is a city for people watching my cafe breaks provided the perfect opportunity to try and capture the expressions and spirit of those around me.

cartoon head illustration studies

Quick sketch of cheerful middle aged man

In short, I would say that my entire trip was trés parfait except for one little thing.  Everyone (or so it seems) in Paris smokes – and I’m not referring to the occasional social cigarette.  Parisians seem to be heavy weight champions in the sport of chain smoking.  Sitting in the those wonderful outdoor cafes means you’re liable to be served up a side of cancer along with your Chèvre.

Quick sketch of Parisian girl smoking

C’est domage, but maybe by the next time I visit that will have changed.  Here’s hoping…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Concert

 

Once in a Blue Moon Final for blog
Every once in a while (and with inimitable style),

she was over the moon because she got the tune.

My Favorite Things – My Hairdresser at Polaris Hair Studio

My hair dresser is a true artist, so I decided to honor him in turn with this illustration...

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Friday’s Thought – On Imagination

"Imagination is the eye of the soul."
(Joseph Joubert)

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Joana Miranda Studio Illustrations Now Available at Society6!

I'm delighted to announce that a (growing) collection of Joana Miranda Studio illustrations are now available on totes, mugs, pillows and other home accessories at Joana Miranda Studio at Society 6. Here's a sampling of the totes...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day to my mommy and to all my friends who are mothers (and stepmothers), too!

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My Favorite Things – Having the Time to Work on a New Illustration

As you can see from this pencil sketch, I've got Mother's Day on the brain. I'm hoping that I'll have the finished version ready in time for May 11th...

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The Melancholy Polka – New Whimsical Illustration from Joana Miranda Studio

I just put the finishing touches on a new illustration...and the greeting card version is now available in my shop at Etsy!

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Saturday Afternoon with A Book – Fun Reading (for a change!)

I'm enjoying reading Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. This novel/mystery feels a bit like six degrees of separation meets the Twilight Zone...and I'm captivated!

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