This artwork was inspired by a group I was invited to join and also by a song going round my head, Feist’s Secret Heart

I’ve used the following stock, textures and brushes (apart from my own):

Ribbon Brush

Chateau Boots

High Altitude texture

Fake Old texture

plus my own painted heart, my own Victorian wallpaper textures… etc.

The image also contains a couple of lines from my poem Secret Language

The lines are:

Souls touching briefly, longing for eternity.

Note: The greeting card is for sale separately as the proportions of this image weren’t quite right for the greeting card.

Featured on RB at the moment:

Featured in the Secret Society on 14/02/2010

Feb 2010: 272 views
March 2010: 549 views


altered art, black, boots, green, grey, heart, magpiemagic, manipulation, pink, ribbons, secret, sybille sterk, textures, unique, victorian, wallpaper

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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  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 4 years ago

    I love this…. the boots look great…I would fall over trying to walk in them but….
    It just has this edge to it ….hmmm just love it cos I do…xx

  • Thank you KarenSue, couldn’t walk far in those boots either… BUT they’re BOOTS!!! LOL

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    Ditto my previous comment. Fantastic work!

  • Thank you so much Lianne. I had loads of fun with this one. LOL

    – Sybille Sterk

  • stateofundress
    stateofundressover 4 years ago

    fantastic work

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 4 years ago

    This wonderful , beautiful work of art!

  • Thank you so much Shelley. Greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehover 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you. :-) Greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you so much. :-) Greatly appreciate it.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • talidepablos
    talidepablosover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • sassyNpunk
    sassyNpunkover 4 years ago

    so nostalgic…love it

  • NJCameraman
    NJCameramanover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Mags…subtly sexy and exquisite textures.

  • Thank you Jim. I had fun with this one. I LOVE the boots. LOL

    – Sybille Sterk

  • IntriCate
    IntriCateover 4 years ago

    Great image – congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you! I didn’t even realise it had been featured! :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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