Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

Mary

This is the latest illustration I was commissioned to create, for the bedroom of a baby girl.

The baby’s name is Maria, so I kept thinking about Mary Lennox from The Secret Garden, one of my favourite characters in children’s literature. She has a bit of a temper and a mind of her own, but she is also imaginative and has a kind heart. The end of the book is gorgeous so I thought that Mary and the garden were the perfect inspiration for this drawing.

New wall art

I hope baby Maria likes her illustration! :0)

The tea lover

This little lady is on her way to Portugal to go in the bedroom of gorgeous baby girl, Emily.

Emily was born in Lisbon but she is half Brazilian, half British, so I decided that TEA would be the perfect inspiration for this piece. Lots and lots of it!

work in progress Emily

She is a slightly quieter, more civilized version of the Mad Hatter, I think. His well-behaved, but still quite eccentric, niece! – Or something like that.

I hope baby Emily likes her as much as I enjoyed creating her. :0)

In addition to this, I am working on a second commission piece this week, for yet another baby girl! What is going on, people? SO MANY girls coming into the world this year! (I absolutely love it.) Keep an eye on instagram for some behind the scene pics. Here: @joanafaria.