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Inspired by the Beatles Song ‘Lady Madonna’, especially those two lines:

“Lady Madonna, lying on the bed,
Listening to the music playing in her head.”

The song referenced in the window above the sofa is of course Octopus’s Garden. :-)

This image took three days (!) because it fought me every step of the way and went through some radical changes during the process. LOL


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Triptych series


Model 1
February Package II by Eirian-stock

Model 2
Juniper by Tracie76Stock

Model 3
boy by buzillo-stock

Drapery Pack by lockstock
3 transparent PNG toy soldiers by AbsurdWordPreferred
gothika-stock116 by gothika-stock
Cherry Red 3 by Coin-Toss-Stock
Nightstock 863 by Nightstock
Frame by lillyfly06-stock
frame 11 by Meltys
Green Sofa by bean-stock
Arched Window by PhotoManipulator’s Group (Redbubble) on Flickr
tentacles2 by mysilentsky-stock
Sea World: Yellow Fish by Della-Stock
Bubbles 2 by Nystagmuz-stock

Backgrounds and Textures
Old style damask by chambertin
Silk Stock 1 by gild-a-stock
Rusty Scratches I by blacklacefigure
nemmy-stock45 by nemmy-stock
Dark Classic Texture Set by Shadowhouse
Scratch The Surface Texture Set by Shadhowhouse
Daguerreo Texture Set by Shadowhouse

Lace mix by NadinePau-stock
Water 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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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 4 years ago

    This is SOOO beautiful, but oh how I wish it was one big picture :o))

  • Kira, just for you:


    – Sybille Sterk

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonalmost 4 years ago

    i love this….such a lovely moody tritych and great music!

  • Thank you so much Jacqueline. It’s one of my favourite Beatles songs. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

    BLYTHARTalmost 4 years ago

    Great imagery.

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 4 years ago

    STUNNING – and thanks so much for showing us the detail. It is wonderful.

  • Thank you so much Anna. It was a difficult to get right. Took forever… xoxoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • FilleDeLEau
    FilleDeLEaualmost 4 years ago

    Awesome work!

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • luckylarue
    luckylaruealmost 4 years ago

    beautifully done!!

  • Thank you so much Lucky. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Ann Garrett
    Ann Garrettalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Ann. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryalmost 4 years ago

    What a totally cool, incredibly complex piece. There is the innocence theme played out. Then again, the whole atmosphere suggests something far from innocent. The color of the walls, the viable inference of bars holding her in, and the provocative way in which she is positioned. There’s a bit of Nabokov happening here. I could see Humbert Humbert walking through the door.

    I love the elaboration, but, frankly am made a bit uncomfortable by virtue of the age issue. That’s not a criticism. It’s been a while since I’ve been made to feel uncomfortable by a work of art. You damn well know that you are making art when you make people squirm. I would imagine that women, for the most part, view this in an entirely different way. You can afford to do so. I, on the other hand, cannot. Even the suggestion will get a man arrested, and it ought to. Do you follow what I’m saying here? This is 1000% art. It’s reading Miller in the 30s, simply taboo. xo, Rusty

  • LOL You should read the lyrics (here). It’s not about molesting little children but about a woman trying to make ends meet. Hence the suggestion of her line of work in the red shoes…

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryalmost 4 years ago

    Its significant to me that only one other man has commented, and only very briefly. I’d love to know another man’s feel for this piece.

  • :-) Fingers crossed some will reply. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesalmost 4 years ago

    Oh, Sybille…yet another one. I love your visions and I love have you have the talent to commit them outside of your mind. Instant favorite.

  • Thank you so much. This one was one of the most difficult ones I’ve done and really hard to get right… xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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