Inspired by what Bella says in ‘New Moon’ about her state of mind when Edward has left – ’It’s as if there is this hole inside of me’.

It’s one of those feelings I think a lot of us can relate to. Here’s the poem to go with it.



impression by xstockx:

Butterflies and moths:

Several moths and butterflies by Alison Ashwell

Luna Wings Light by Della-Stock

Old Moth by kayne-stock

Moth by amptone-stock

Lunar Moth 01 by cypherstock

Dreamweaver 436 by dreamweaver69stock


Glitter + Sparkles Brushes by redheadstock

Crack Effect Brushes by funerals0ng


Backblech 04 by sundel

texture012 by buzillo-stock

Spastic by dazzle-textures

Tongue by thespook

BandW smoke textures by anamcr

All other textures are my own.




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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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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago



  • :-) Thank you Lisa, thought you might recognise it… xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    Oh Syb – this image just catches in my throat for some reason – rocks me to my soul. And I haven’t even read the poem yet! What incredible work! I’ll be back after I read the poem!

  • Thank you so much Lianne. :-) I am so glad it works. Almost gave up on this at one point… xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lolowe
    loloweover 4 years ago

    Wow…what a way to leave a person broken open..this is so beautiful…

  • :-) Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linskudd
    linskuddover 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness – amazing words & image. Quite distressing viewing but excellent work.

  • Thank you so, so much. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • BeautifulRust
    BeautifulRustover 4 years ago

    I’m so glad you didn’t give up. This is just phenomenal.

  • Thank you so much. :-) Makes it all worth it. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 4 years ago

    Most excellent work, so much emotion….

  • Thank you so very much Shelly. :-) I am so glad it came across. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Brilliant. You have so well captured the essence of the emptiness that is left after a bereavement or loss. So much work has gone into this image and I commend you on all that you have done. Fabulous.

  • Thank you so much Anna. It was a difficult one as it didn’t properly come together until the last. It was struggling under my stylus… so to speak. LOL xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, detailed work.

  • Thank you so much Barbara for stopping by and leaving a comment. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Poisonlolly
    Poisonlollyover 4 years ago

    Lovely work!!!

  • Thank you so much. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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