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This is another self portrait, this time inspired by the song ‘Changes’ by David Bowie (lyrics below).

I’ve used:

- a picture of myself
- lots of filters
- several textures, mostly my own but also a couple by Sirius SDZ
- embellishments (flourishes) from my embellishment kit (see)

Here are the lyrics – I thought they just perfectly matched what I’d tried to do with this image:

I still don’t know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
Every time I thought I’d got it made
It seemed the taste
was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I’ve never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I’m much too fast to take that test

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Don’t want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time

I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence and
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They’re quite aware
of what they’re going through

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Don’t tell them to grow up and out of it
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Where’s your shame
You’ve left us up to our necks in it
Time may change me
But you can’t trace time

Strange fascination, fascinating me
Changes are taking the pace
I’m going through

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Oh, look out you rock ‘n rollers
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Pretty soon you’re gonna get
a little older
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time
I said that time may change me
But I can’t trace time

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aging, blood, blue, bruises, changes, changing, eyes, green, magpiemagic, manipulation, red, self portrait, sybille sterk, time, unique

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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Comments

  • midzing
    midzingover 4 years ago

    brilliant work,,,, well done

  • Thank you. :-) Was really pleased with the end result – thanks to all those filters. LOL

    – Sybille Sterk

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Good ol’ David Bowie…what beautiful work you have done with this.

  • Thank you. :-) Thought it was the perfect song to go with the image. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 4 years ago

    BELLISSIMO!! GREAT SONG, BEAUTIFUL EYES AND TREATMENT!!! X

  • Thank you. :-) Much appreciated… and feeling flattered. LOL

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroover 4 years ago

    Loving this art of yours….good song choice too.

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments. They always cheer me up. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 4 years ago

    it’s lovely and so unusual :)

  • Thank you. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Conoro
    Conoroover 4 years ago

    I think this is fantastic in all ways :-)

  • Thank you very much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Myself as others see me? This is stunning Sybille.
    xx

  • Thank you for the lovely comment Anna :-) x

    – Sybille Sterk

  • VenusOak
    VenusOakabout 4 years ago

    I’m a huge Bowie fan and love this song…….your art work goes with it perfectly……but it is also excellent in its own right. Love the repetition, Love the textures.

  • Thank you so much. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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