Steve found this lovely piece of turquoise sea crockery on the beach the other day and I thought it was the perfect shape for a Unicorn!
Did you know that the Unicorn, despite being a mythological creature is the official animal of Scotland? In Celtic mythology the unicorn symbolized innocence and purity, healing powers and joy and was also seen as a symbol of masculinity and power.
It's been a Scottish heraldic symbol since the 12th century, when it was used on an early form of the Scottish coat of arms by William I and in the 1400s they even had gold coins that featured a Unicorn.
The Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland still has the English lion on the left and the Scottish unicorn on the right although the Royal Coat of Arms for use in Scotland has them the other way round. (What's interesting given the history of the UK is that in folklore the lion and unicorn had long been painted as enemies, vying for the crown of King of beasts, with the unicorn ruling through harmony and the lion by might.) Anyway, here endeth the history lesson and this is my peedie painted unicorn!! .