Mary and her Lamb copy

The nursery rhyme was first published as an original poem by Sarah Josepha Hale on May 241830, and was inspired by an actual incident.

Mary (detail) copy

As a girl, Mary Sawyer (later Mrs. Mary Tyler) kept a pet lamb, which she took to school one day at the suggestion of her brother…

You can read the whole story HERE.

Isn’t it amazing how such a simple story became a song and how such a simple song became so famous?

I just had to create my own version or Mary and her little lamb in a papercut. I had the most fun creating the little lamb. Should we find a name for it? I think that the little lamb deserves a good name 🙂 This original piece, the same one that you see in the picture, is available now on my Etsy store. I promise to make new versions soon! I have also listed the black and white print of it in the 4″x6″ format.

La la la la..

Have a great day my friend!

Elsita 🙂

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