How much weight until you reach your breaking point?


Alison Ashwell for storm clouds and cracked mud

Model, Craft11 by faestock

Turn back time, Texture 4, Princess of Shadows

Hardcore Grunge, Texture 4, Princess of Shadows (Collection removed from DeviantArt)

Feather Brush by Silinias

Cloud Brushes HiRes Nr.1 of 5 by leboef

The rest of the images/textures are my own.




Views: 115 April 2010


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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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  • Hathor
    Hathorover 4 years ago

    wow. she could be me.
    this is brilliant and horrible in it’s truth.

  • Thank you so much Kristin. I think at one time or another she could be any of us…. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 4 years ago

    The portrayal of the final straw is stunning in this …
    the scales of balance are finely tuned by our emotional gradient me thinks…
    Love this ….it is really something special!

  • Thank you so much KarenSue. I agree, the scales are very finely tuned… xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Philosophy Lee
    Philosophy Leeover 4 years ago

    Feathers weigh me down…
    Friends pick me up! :)

    Good work Sybille.

  • LOL Definitely, and sometimes I am like Munchhausen and I have to pull myself out of the misery by my own hair…. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Citizen
    Citizenover 4 years ago

    wonderful and I love the concept!

  • Thank you so much. Greatly appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • sandra .
    sandra .over 4 years ago

    Really lovely Sybille …the texture and colours are gorgeous …
    sandra x

  • Thank you so much Sandra. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 4 years ago

    great work and treatment….

  • Thank you so much Shelly, much appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    Oh Syl what an incredibly moving and powerful image – that feather of loss or betrayal is far heavier than one would think and the weight sometimes more than one can bear. Just such fabulous work!!

  • :-) Thank you so much Lianne. Glad it worked for you. You’re so right… been thinking about your fallow heart…. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Jacqueline Eden
    Jacqueline Edenover 4 years ago

    Brilliant melding of images and emotion :) xo

  • Thank you so much Jakki. :-) Greatly appreciated. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    fab work

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    sigh I ask that question so often,

    your renaissance work is divine xoxo

  • Thank you so much Lisa. I guess it is one of those questions… xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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