Hi there and thank you for visiting my website, my name is Rosemary and I am the creator of The Lobster Nativity Scene. I was born in a small town in England and traveled to the U.S on The Queen Mary. Years later, I settled on Cape Cod, I have always had a profound love and connection with the sea so this was the perfect spot for me to settle.
In the early 70’s I worked as an offshore “seascalloper” spending 7-10 days at a time at sea. Through this journey I was exposed to many different forms of fishing. Very unusual for a women, especially at this time. After many years of this “at sea lifestyle” I settled down and picked up my art supplies. I had so many vivid memories from my time at sea that I was able to bring to life through drawing and painting.
One Christmas, I was sitting at my home on the Cape and I realized that there was a scarcity in the different types of Nativity sets.
That’s when it came to me, The Lobster Nativity Scene. I wanted to create something that was representative of New England, the place that had become my home over the years. I thought to myself, what could be better than lobsters? With my background in the arts I was able to draw up my ideas of how these would look, adding whimsical features to the lobsters while bringing joy to people at Christmas. As I was creating these, a wonderful sense of spiritual magic was born. The Lobster Nativity Set was created.
Thank you, Rosemary (Ra) Quantick.