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Part of my Head Space series. It can also be found in my new calendar of the same name:

Illustration to accompany my poem of the same name.



Model 1
Weirdface 3 by Sinned-angel-stock

Model 2
Corpse Bride (centre image) by faestock

Old letter stock by rustymermaid-stock
Letters 3 by ph34rthecuteones
The Thorn by SmileForGooper
Thorny by echoraz
Thorny Locust by Stock-by-Kai
Drops by Aramisdream
Lightning Graphic 2 by SB-Photography-Stock
Spiders weave too stock by DimondDoves

Backgrounds and Textures
Stock 103 by UmbraDeNoapte-Stock
dunes 5 by darkw0lf09stock
premade 19 by night-fate-stock
Stormy by SheisprettyStock
Bubbles by Feyd-Rautha3
texture012 by buzillo-stock
Oriental Textures Pk8 (texture 7) by inspyretash-stock
back is turned by CKdailyplanet
Trials and Tribulations by dazzle-textures

Handwriting Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock

All other images/textures/stock/brushes my own.


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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  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryabout 4 years ago

    Creepy, Sybille! Love this piece. xo, Rusty

  • Thank you so much Rusty. :-) Glad you like. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    The self-imposed tortures can be so unforgiving… love this and your beautiful writing MM.
    Prickly poison thoughts
    Sting tender heart flesh…

  • Thank you so much Rose. :-) Glad you like both. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 4 years ago

    Great work !! I love the poem too, you are so talented xx

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserabout 4 years ago

    Love this & the poem Sybille,


    Walking through the
    Dust-dry desert of

  • Thank you so much Dave. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 4 years ago

    Really dark, deep and creative Sybille – excellent work :)

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wel;l done image i like this !@LIz

  • Many many thanks Liz. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrabout 4 years ago

    she should have stayed with her old hair dresser, well thats what she gets for penny pinching. Beautiful image as always my friend xx

  • LOL I love her hair! One of the reasons I chose the image… must be the decorative bits I snuck in which bother you…. ;-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 4 years ago

    whoa. love it. different than what I had in mind – but fabulous and brilliant as ever! just noticed I’ve missed some of your work. sorry – difficult to keep up. will get to it soon. love and hugs, xooxoxoxoooxoxoxo

  • :-) LOL it’s different from what I had in mind at the beginning… just sort of grew… xoxoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 4 years ago

    Amazing work Sybille!! :)

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

    – Sybille Sterk

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you so much! :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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