Once upon a time in the early 1700s there lived a lass called Mary Peck Butterworth. Rehoboth, a small town between the Massachusetts and Rhode Island colonies is where she lived.
Married with seven wee mouths to feed, Mary was a housewife. Mary grew sick robbing Peter to pay Paul. And got tired of just plain not having money.
Mrs. Butterworth decided she had to make more money do buy things for her family!
Being artistic, Mary began experimenting with different mediums on the down low, and began to be able to expertly [...]