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welcome to mad mother designs, the virtual home and portfolio of mary spicer;  portrait artist, graphic designer…I am mary, and my definition is this:

weapon of choice: the pencil: i love to draw. drawing makes me happy… i really, REALLY like pencils and drawing people and buildings and pets…portraits all.

i have about 60 cameras:  some of them work:  the camera is only one of the tools i use as part of an efficient and complete package that helps a small business keep print advertising consistent, on budget, and on time. photography (and playing with my cameras) also serves as a form of meditation; it frees the mind and allows it to both wander, and to focus (no pun intended) and to create.

design for print and web: for individuals and teeny tiny businesses:  graphic design primarily for print advertising, web and office support for small business; don’t do it yourself.

all of the above: collecting drawings, photos, and bits of me: mixed media works, and playing with history…art for art’s sake.

copy writing and other forms of verbal abuse: content for websites, ad copy, and sometimes i just don’t know when to shut up.