Story Weaver by Sybille Sterk

Illustration for my story of the same name Story Weaver

Original painting of the loom without anything added:



Stock-57 by nanfe-stock

Butterfly 3 by jjd

Black Feather by prolific-stock

Dandelion Wisps by Alison Ashwell


pumpkin hill stock 5 by BreedStock

too bad by CKdailyplanet

Aged by SheisprettyStock

Antique2 by SheisprettyStock

Backblech 04 by sundel

Bubbles by Feyd-Rautha3

Metal Leaf Copper Texture by Enchantedgal-Stock

Red Gold Floral Background by Enchantedgal-Stock

Art Nouveau Pattern Texture by Enchantedgal-Stock

Texture Stock Asian Clouds by Enchantedgal-Stock

Paper and Object 15 by Tackon

Paper and Object 31 by Tackon

Some of the textures from each of these packs:

Soft Blue Texture Pack by letinhastock

Soft Green Textures by letinhastock

BlueTextures by letinhastock

Grungetastic Texture Set 1 by FidgetResources


Lace mix by NadinePau-stock

Sparklies Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock

All other stock and textures are my own. The loom was painted by hand and some of the ‘web’ was finished off by adding the above textures.



May 2010: 121 views

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 Jewellalmost 5 years ago

    oh of my dreams….so sublime and symbolic…you have such a glorious and ethereal talent. xxx

  • Thank you Lisa. :-) I am so glad it works. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 5 years ago

    This is superb and yes she is the dream weaver….who else could she possibly be!
    Love your talent Sybille…xx

  • Thank you so much KarenSue. :-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 5 years ago

    Ohhh that should be story weaver….x

  • Maybe there’s not so much of a difference between the two? xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • rubyjo
    rubyjoalmost 5 years ago

    Oh my word that’s gorgeous
    so many stories floating in my head with this

  • :-) Thank you so much. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-almost 5 years ago

    Ho this is so beautiful and of course I love the forest! Really really excellent and inspiring!

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linskudd
    linskuddalmost 5 years ago

    Love her – story/dream weaver – well done. An instant fave. The web sort-of reminds me of a dream-catcher? I like the way you have the web hanging as if from a loom? Clever and talented. ;o) I am curious – how long does it take you on average to complete something like this? Do you see the idea in your mind or does it develop a mind of it’s own? Oh – whatever the answer – I love your work.

  • Thank you. :-)

    It takes me from a few hours (very few images are like that) to a few days, depends really how well it goes and how much detail there is. With some images I have an idea in my head (and manage to stick to the idea), with others they just develop, but with each and everyone there are surprises along the way, which I hadn’t anticipated when I started. :-)

    It’s indeed a loom which I painted in Corel Painter togher with the strung web. I just added the texture patches for the “tapestry” effect in PS. If you’re interested I can add a picture of just the loom and the web to the description. :-)

    Glad you like… xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 5 years ago

    You are just going from strength to strength Sybille. This is quite magical . It reminds me of a dream catcher too. Wonderful work.

  • Thank you Anna. :-) I am so pleased I discovered photo manipulations as I am having so much fun with it. :-) Just added the original painting of the loom – I based it on a weighted loom. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linskudd
    linskuddalmost 5 years ago

    Wow. Thanks for that. x

  • My pleasure. :-) Just had fun on your page… xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 5 years ago

    WOW….incredibly stunning, Sybille. You have a knack for these worlds….wonderful. xo

  • Thank you so much Cos. :-) I love dancing between the various worlds. No more fun to be had. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 5 years ago

    Amazing work!! :)

  • Thank you Karin. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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