These illustrations were created as a promo piece for the story Hugs For You & Me, written by Joan Marie Williams. The colour portion was designed as a two page spread and the black & white version used to create custom envelopes.
" Mary's sense of colour, draftsmanship and whimsy drew me to her work. As a writer hiring an illustrator for the first time, however, I wasn't sure where to go from there. Mary guided me gently through the process—listening carefully to what I envisioned, accommodating any changes, making inspired suggestions—and together we developed just the look and feeling I was after. I look forward to our next project, as from first draft to printer's proof, I feel I'm in excellent artistic hands. "
Joan Marie Williams, Writer