Taisie Blue by © Karin  Taylor

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Celebrating my 8th sale of this design today, thank you so very much for your encourageme7nt and support everyone!! :)

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October 2010 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Taisie Blue is a pencil drawing which I’ve coloured digitally

Original pencil drawing

Sales so far – just the one, for which i’m very grateful, thank you so much!

Legend of Princess Taisie of Rathlin Island

The girl’s name Taisie \
ta(i)-sie\ is of Irish origin. In legend, Taisie was a princess of Rathlin Island (rugged island) said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world with her dazzling blue eyes and long curling tresses.

Glentaise (one of nine glens) is said to be named after her – the Glen of the Princess Taisie – Taoibhgeal (of the bright cheeks).
More images of the area and information here

According to legend, Princess Taisie, the daughter of King Dorm of Rathlin Island. who was renowned for her great beauty, was bethrothed to Congal (an irish chief), heir to the Kingdom of Ireland. The king of Norway (a viking) also sought her hand in marriage, and when he arrived to claim his bride her wedding celebrations to Congal were underway. The King of Norway and his army tried to capture Taisie but he was killed in battle and his army fled empty handed.

More recent history deals with the arrival of the MacDonnell Clan from Scotland and even more recent is the fact that the first ever wireless message across a stretch of water was transmitted by Guglielmo Marconi from Ballycastle to Rathlin in 1898.

The folks who live in the area are particularly partial to sharing yarns about the faeries, it’s a place of true folkloric charm

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All rights reserved © Karin Taylor 1965 – 2013*
Contact email karinlouisetaylor@gmail.com*
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  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, outstanding work

  • thank you so much Thea! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarrabout 5 years ago

    So incredibly adorable.

  • thank you very much :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding as always Karin. She is so precious! I hope 2010 has started out well for you dear. xo

  • thank you Renee.. much appreciated.. and yes it’s been quite a good start and hopefully the same for you :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 5 years ago

    Karin outstandig drawing a wonderful colourful piece of magic . I love the wee birds and butterflies in her nesting hair !!LIZ

  • thank you very much LIZ.. really glad you like the wildlife!! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful Karin, I love your art soooooo much.

  • wow, thanx so much Mel!! you’re very kind :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful – such dreamy eyes and stunning colors. Love the little birds nest.
    Fabulous work Karin – love it :o)).

  • thank you so much Kira… so happy you like her :)
    took me forever to find her name …x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Manfred Belau
    Manfred Belauabout 5 years ago

    Well done! Nice research, always love your narratives!

  • thank you Manfred, so pleased you like the information…i really enjoyed the research, came about as I was trying to find a name that suited her :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Sarah  Mac
    Sarah Macabout 5 years ago

    Aww, she’s so adorable ! I love her and her nest!

  • thank you so much Sarah, so pleased you like Taisie! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • franticflagwave
    franticflagwaveabout 5 years ago

    Love it!!!

  • thank you very much indeed :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Terence Russell
    Terence Russellabout 5 years ago

    Another wonderful work, Karin! She has a real twinkle in her eyes. Thanks for sharing the info, as well. Very interesting to hear the lore of other lands!

  • thanx so much Terence, twas wonderful finding this info, as i have a real fondness for folklore and tales such as these, i stumbled upon it, whilst searching for girls names that represented blue colours… Taisie really suited her, and after i read the description of the Princess I knew it was her :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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