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La Mer or the Power of the Imagination by Sybille Sterk

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Another diptych, this time both images have been created by me.
When you are a child there’s something so malleable about reality. It’s not just what you see, but also what you can imagine, and just as you imagine it, sometimes it becomes real, even if it’s just for a game of make-believe. How much better does it get?

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bubble by Tracie76Stock

232 by kartoffel-stock
Goldfish 02 by ashy-stock
Goldfish 04 by "*_ashy-stock:

Backgrounds and Textures
Square 60 by Shadowhouse
Square 62 by Shadowhouse
Worn Thin 1 by Shadowhouse
Fish Bite Moonbeams by Smoko-Stock

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



bubbles, diptych, imagination, sea, altered art, photo manipulation, magpiemagic, sybille sterk, textures, surreal

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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  • elizann71
    elizann71almost 4 years ago

    oh I really like this. Love the fish in the bubble :) it all works so well together. Cute.

  • Thank you so much Elizabeth. :-) I had fun putting the fish in the bubble – it was a challenge to make it look right though… :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresseralmost 4 years ago

    Terrific work Sybille


  • Thank you so much Dave. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillaralmost 4 years ago


  • Wow! Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockalmost 4 years ago

    You are some kind of wonderful my friend..

  • :-) Thank you so much. What a lovely, lovely comment. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    this is imagining at its best sybille !LIz

  • Thank you so much Liz. :-) I loved doing this one. Reminded me of childhood when everything is possible, even flying fish! :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 4 years ago

    Oh! so beautiful sweetheART love it – a fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you so much Val. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anne  McGinn
    Anne McGinnalmost 4 years ago

    this is absolutely magical and beautifully rendered – cheers

  • Thank you so much Anne. So glad you like it. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Patricia Strand
    Patricia Strandalmost 4 years ago

    The fish bubble is so imaginative. Beautifully done!

  • Thank you so much Patricia. :-) I am so glad the fish bubble worked. Took ages to get it to look right. LOL

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeously beautiful – love it… I am parcel to greens and golds..

  • Thank you so much Rhonda. I love greens and golds too. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 4 years ago

    Love it Sybille!! Would fave it 100 times!! :)

  • Wow! Thank you so much Keith. It was so much fun to create and play with. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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