Thursday, 12 April 2012

Selkie

Hello.
Just a quick card today using another image from Delicious Doodles. I love how she is beautiful and frightening at the same time. I gave her gems for her eyes to add to the mythical effect.




I had never heard of Selkies before finding this image so I googled them to see how they were different from mermaids. Here is what the top paragraph of Wikipedia said

"Selkies (also known as silkies or selchies) are mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. The word derives from earlier Scots selich, (from Old English seolh meaning seal). Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands."

5 comments:

Julie Short said...

Em I have recently finished reading a book which had mythology and selkies as a theme. It was quite fascinating. And so is your lovely card. Selkies were considered to be very devious and mischievous but with kind souls - a little like people really!

Winnie said...

Wow..She is fierce! I love it. I haven't heard of them before. I will check them out today. Great card..Love the coloring you did on her..She looks pretty and strong and interesting all at the same time..Love the eyes...great idea!! Have a great weekend.

Tammy said...

Awesome Emkay! Fantastic image and you've colored it beautifully!

Teri said...

Gorgeous card hun! Love your colouring!
Hugs,
Teri xx

Lynn McAuley said...

I love the drama of this fierce image, Mary-Kate! Beautiful work!

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