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How it Started…
Growing up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, I’ve always enjoyed the endless beauty of nature. From the massive size of the mountains to the tiny details in a leaf, I had a beautiful view of the world. Little did I know what an impact this would make on my future, where nature became part of my never-ending creative source and my ultimate “happy place.”
In the process of growing up, technology was rapidly growing in the world. I chose web & graphic designing as a career where I could make a living by using my creativity. Although I enjoy my career choice, after years of staring at the computer screen, I knew that I missed doing something more creative and hands-on in my life, something tangible and real that I could share with the world: the beauty of nature.
When hiking I’ve always stopped and admired the little things in nature. I loved the endless variety of flower designs & the textures of different ferns and leaves. They made me happy! I thought of picking them to take home, but knew ultimately that they would die. That’s the moment when I first thought of how I might preserve these natural elements that had brought me so much joy. While researching, I discovered the world of resin. The technique of being able to preserve nature in its natural state of beauty was inspiring. The rest is history: “Simply Mary” was born!
I currently live in Charlotte NC and collect flowers, plants, & other bits of nature from all over Western NC (and other areas when I’m traveling). Thank you for coming to my shop, I hope that my creations bring you joy.
Owner & Designer