This definitely is the final in my L’Oiseau series. LOL I know I’ve said this before, but this definitely is it.

It refers to the following lines:

‘Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow.’

of T.S. Eliot’s poem ‘The Hollow Men’ and was inspired by it.

There are four more images in the series (so far):

The first in the series is Panier-Avec-L’Oiseau.

The second in the series is Tête-à-Tête.

The third in the series is Métamorphose

The fourth in the series is Fin

A brief explanation might be in order:
- the nest is inspired by an egret’s nest.
- the flowers are brambles/blackberries,
- at the back you can faintly see a spiral and pearl pattern I created for my Goth Scrap(k)it.
- the sky/clouds is a photograph which I’ve used as a texture
- the leaves framing all the pictures are photographs that I’ve edited and arranged to frame the image.

The series is about recognising yourself for who you are and growing because of it, change and rebirth as the new person.

Eeek! The uploader does terrible things to my beautiful image! Check it out on my blog for a better representation.

Here’s the better version

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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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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 5 years ago

    A beautiful creation sweetheART so intriguing ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you. :-) Please check it out on my blog – looks much better there! Not sure what the uploader/previewer did to it.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lianne
    liannealmost 5 years ago

    T.S. Eliot is my favorite author anywhere, any time and this is just a stunning interpretation of this bit from Hollow Men. The entire series is beyond stunning – original, gorgeously crafted and breathtakingly crafted. I don’t know how it is I’ve missed the others but I shall certainly return to them through this one. Exquisite!!

  • Thank you so much Lianne. :-) I love T.S. Eliot – there’s just so much in each single line.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely M. Beautiful colours and design.

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 5 years ago

    awesome Magpie! xo

  • Thank you. I am so pleased with the final image. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • mollymum
    mollymumalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature…
    Animal Fantasy & Whimsy

  • Thank you for letting me know Colleen and even more for choosing one of my images.. :-) I am so flattered.

    – Sybille Sterk

    ROUBLE RUSTalmost 5 years ago

    I love it xxx Wonderful, magical work dear xx

  • Thank you – check out the version on the blog as the uploader does nasty things to my beautiful painting – it seems to saturate it far too much! (link at te bottom of description).

    – Sybille Sterk

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhialmost 5 years ago

    wow!! great colors

  • Thank you for the lovely comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Aimelle
    Aimellealmost 5 years ago

    lovely unique composition and the colors are so rich and beautiful.
    the last after a "Renaissance ?! is it possible ? are you sure ? lol ;-)
    you would do more it would only be a pleasure to enjoy them again =D

  • Thank you. :-)

    There definitely won’t be another in that series. The cycle is complete. However there will be more paintings. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

    ROUBLE RUSTalmost 5 years ago

    Wo yes, it’s much better. I just saw it. Why this is happening here? I never had any similar problem with the uploader!

  • :-) I’ve not had problems before either but have noticed that some of the mixed media/photo manipulations seem to have a similar problem. I think it may have to do with the processing for screen display – the image is reduced from 300+ dpi to 72 dpi and there might be some automatic sharpening process or something along those lines. The image has a couple of textures plus the ’beam’s on different layers which don’t react well to that. The original image which will be used for print is fine as it’s still at the original dpi and it doesn’t have any processing applied to it. I might check with Redbubble what’s going on.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Oh, I totally forgot, but it happened to my witch Christmas card too – check out the original on my blog and notice the difference!

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Donna Ingham
    Donna Inghamalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful enchanting series!

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment.

    – Sybille Sterk

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