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Illustration to go with my latest installment in my series of Secret Stories, “The Secret in the Wall (Part VI) AND The Secret Keeper Part V: A Promise Kept”:

The image is a photo manipulation – I create a ‘topography’ from many layers of my own images, which I then used to ‘cut’ the planets from. The planets were each edited in Photoshop with filters and brushes and put on a background, also made from my own images.


Read all of the stories here:

The Secret Keeper
by MagpieMagic

       The Secret Keeper
       The Secret in the Wall
       The Secret in the Wall Part II
       The Secret in the Wall Part III
       The Secret in the Wall Part IV
       The Secret in the Wall Part V
       The Story Weaver
       The Secret Keeper, Part II, Pandora
       The Secret Keeper, Part III, Alexandra
       The Secret Keeper, Part IV, Chosen
       The Secret in the Wall (Part VI) and The Secret Keeper, Part V, A Promise Kept

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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  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 4 years ago

    amazing work!

  • Thank you so much Boo. It was an experience to create this from images/textures. An experiment but I am pleased with the result. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    This is simply extraordinary, Sybille. Having spent the past several weeks just learning how to do even the simplest things with layers and textures I have so much more appreciation for your mastery of this art form than I ever did, even though I’ve always loved everything you do. Just gorgeous, gorgeous work! xox

  • Thank you so much Lianne. I love playing with layers and once you get the hang of it, it’s not that hard and great fun. Can’t wait to see what you create. I am off to check if you’ve posted something right now. xoxox

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 4 years ago

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! xooxxo

  • Thank you so much Sally. :-) It was fun and totally different from my usual manips and fun to get my head round to creating this. I’ve always liked a challenge. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    woderful image for heart world !!LIZ

  • Thank you so much Liz. xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Sybille!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 4 years ago

    that is really stunning!!!!

  • Thank you so much Charmiene. I was so pleased with it. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • andy551
    andy551over 4 years ago

    wonderful work..i love magic atmosphere!!!!!

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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