Folk artist Mary Myers hand carves and hand paints her primitive nutcrackers, brownies, penny dolls and table toppers one by one in Virginia Beach. She and husband Earl transform blocks of wood into magical pieces that have been seen in the White House, Williamsburg, the American Folk Art Museum and throughout the world. Mary has also been featured in dozens of magazines with her Early American folk art. Palmer Cox has been Mary's inspiration for her extensive collection of Brownies, as he was for Kodak's Brownie camera and the Brownie Girl Scouts. Pennsylvania folk artist Wilhelm Schimmel has also been a great inspiration.