Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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All is not as it seems… this may look like a romantic image, however, it’s actually a ‘rant’ against all the helpless heroines in fairyland who wait for ‘true love’s first kiss’ and Prince Charming to rescue them from a situation they put themselves in.

For example, shouldn’t Snow White have realised after the poisoned comb that maybe she shouldn’t trust gifts from an old hag? Shouldn’t Sleeping Beauty have listened to her parents and not run off to get herself into trouble? Shouldn’t Rapunzel have worked out that she could cut her hair and climb down that tower all by herself? Not exactly the kind of role models girls need growing up. No get up and go and sort yourself out. Give me Sherazade any day…

Thing is, these role models shape the way we think of ourselves and the way we think we should live our lives. Girls as young as 11 go on diets to look ‘thin and beautiful’…

How often do we put ourselves on a shelf, waiting for Prince Charming to make our life worth living, when we have the key to make it special and fulfilling all along…



Oldfashioned Stock 9 (currently in storage) by Eli-Stock

frame 11 by Meltys
Frame by lillyfly06-stock
Old letter stock by rustymermaid-stock
Stock 016 – Corset by senzostock
STOCK IMAGE old child dummy by Lamollesse
teacup01 by Holy-Win
Nightstock 863 by Nightstock
Key 1 by matazidah
Braid by NiennaAlatariel
STOCK PNG vines by MaureenOlder

Backgrounds and Textures
wall frame shelf stock 8801 by Moon-WillowStock
Copper Flower Paper by Siobhan68
and it was my business by CKdailyplanet
Fake Old by dazzle-textures
Another Mixed Texture Set by Shadowhouse
New Square Texture Set by Shadowhouse
Vintage Oil Painting Texture Set + Tutorial by Shadowhouse
Chaos / Grunge Texture Set by Shadowhouse
Aged and Crackling Effects Texture Set by Shadowhouse

Cloud Brushes HiRes Nr.1 of 5 by leboef
Cloud Brushes HiRes Nr.2 of 5 by leboef
Bird Brush Pack by Shadowhouse
Foliage by spiritsighs-stock
Foliage 2 by spiritsighs-stock
Foliage 3 by spiritsighs-stock
Waterstains Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock
Spanish Moss Brushes by redheadstock
Cobwebs Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock
Ropes n Chains Brushes by redheadstock
Valikva Action by Apples & Sisters

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


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