Legend of Little Geisha by © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor

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(Mocha timber frame/off white matt/medium size)

Greeting Card

hand drawn on paper
digital painting

Legend of Little Geisha
art and story by K Taylor (4/09)

In the village of Ishekawa by the Sea of Japan lived a poor couple who wove and carved for a living. The couple had no real possessions but were content with the beauty of the mountains and the sea surrounding them, and happy to be together.

The only thing they wished for and did not yet have, was a child to call their own.

One day, an ancient crone visited their home and as always, the couple offered their hospitality, gave her rice cakes and sake to warm her belly. The old crone, in return for their kindness, bestowed upon the couple the ability to have a girl child.

The child grew from a seed into a strong and beautiful young woman, glowing with pride and joy, she was the delight of Ishekawa by the Sea of Japan, and many young suitors came to visit and pay her homage.

But as is the way with old crones, you can never quite trust them to do you a favour without some twist in the tale. Unfortunately, the seed from which the child grew, began to sprout roots, and she was bound to the earth.

In time the beautiful young girl became a majestic tree and all the birds from near and far came to perch and nest in her branches, she gave them shelter from the wind and rain, and everyone who knew the legend realised the tree was actually the Little Geisha.

here’s the drawing (above) prior to being digitally coloured

Copyright Notice
All rights reserved © Karin Taylor 1965 – 2013*
Contact email karinlouisetaylor@gmail.com*
These images are the exclusive property of myself, Karin Taylor and are protected under the Australian and International Copyright laws. These images must not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of myself, Karin Taylor.

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  • Emma  Wertheim
    Emma Wertheimabout 6 years ago


  • Hey thank you Emma!!!! lol

    – © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful work I love your work

  • g’day vicky….and thanx so much :)

    – © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor

  • AmandaGWright
    AmandaGWrightabout 6 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful! I just love you work!

  • Amanda, thank you, thank you :) x

    – © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor

  • CapturedByKylie
    CapturedByKylieabout 6 years ago

    This is gorgeous Karin.

  • thank you so much :)

    – © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor

  • thegreenlizard
    thegreenlizardabout 6 years ago

    so lovely, vy serene with great colour too

  • thank you very much sabrina :)

    – © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor

  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 6 years ago

    Oh the Geisha’s are back love this ……….

  • bev ~ thank you so much!! :)

    – © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghabout 6 years ago

    I don’t know how you do it, you always come up with another brilliant piece that I have to consider my favourite. I wish I had even half your creativity and imagination.

    She is beautiful!

  • aw, Lorraine thank you…….but you are wonderfully creative, talented, and imaginative……i know so, because not everyone can make liqueur chocolates like you can!! :) lol

    – © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor

  • Roslyn Slater
    Roslyn Slaterabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful interpretation of the the Little Geisha legend.

  • I thank you Roslyn :) x

    – © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 6 years ago

    lovely work Karin…as always..! x

  • Linda, thanks heaps… x

    – © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor

  • sunshinesal
    sunshinesalabout 6 years ago

    Adorable….esp.love the hairdo!

  • thank you very much Sal! :) xx

    – © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor

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