#040 A Holiday By The Sea

Mary White is the artist behind “a holiday by the sea” -a line of original watercolors, prints and notecards. She was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama; but has called Fort Walton Beach home since 2013, with her husband and three children. Mary has always enjoyed making and creating. She grew up devouring craft books and playing on her grandmother’s sewing machine. Today she still enjoys sewing and embroidery, as well as knitting, print-making, and cooking. Her interest in watercolors began in earnest this past year and she is truly enjoying the movement and freedom of the medium. The name “a holiday by the sea” is inspired by a favorite quote from the author C.S. Lewis: “It would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” Mary’s hope is that her work will provide encouragement and inspiration to those who need a reminder that all that is good in this world is but a glimpse of the infinite joy He offers.

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