Another one in my Girl with… series.

I’ve used a blackbird this time (a baby one… but still!). Blackbirds in mythology are often thrown in with ravens, crows and magpies. Each of them has their own ‘tasks’ or association; tthe blackbird is associated with ‘temptation’ (often but not always of a sexual nature). Temptation often brings with it change and happens when we’re unsettled already, hence the Autumn leaves, to symbolise the need for change, to move on.

Others in the series:

Calendar cover:


Calendar cover:



Others in the series


Black Sadness 9 by Kechake-stock

baby black-bird stock 5 by dark-dragon-stock
STOCK Colourful Fall Leaves by sweetlilfly
STOCK PNG leaf scatter by MaureenOlder

Backgrounds and Textures
Dark Sky by raven2663
Vintage Oil Painting Texture Set by Shadowhouse
Old Books and Papers Set by Shadowhouse
Wind by CKdailyplanet

17 Grunge Border Bars Brush Set by Shadowhouse

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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  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant work Sybille!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Carol. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • seppe
    seppealmost 4 years ago

    friggin awesome and then more….

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylalmost 4 years ago

    She is a real gem! The colours and texture are beautiful! I always love your fascinating and insightful narratives too! You are so right about blackbirds!

  • Thank you so much Lisa. :-) As you know I have a thing about corvidae and other black birds. LOL Had to do at least one in this series with a black bird. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 4 years ago

    stunningly beautiful

  • Thank you so much Boo. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • sandraharris10
    sandraharris10almost 4 years ago

    Love the autumn feel to this Sybille, a fave once again :-))

  • Thank you so much Sandra. :-) I am having so much fun with the series. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • dperalta
    dperaltaalmost 4 years ago

    LOVELY work! Love the mood and the overall simplicity.

  • Thank you so much Debi. It makes a huge difference when I limit myself to 3 essential ‘objects’ in the image. Seems to work really well in focusing the image. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Cabisha
    Cabishaalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome Sybille !! Gorgeous work, I love the bird on it !!

  • Thank you so much Cabisha. It’s a baby blackbird, and it was so cute and in just the right position for this image. LOL Couldn’t resist it. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    abeautiful autumn this is !!Liz)

  • Thank you so much Liz. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisalmost 4 years ago

    I just love your collection, Awesome work!

  • Thank you so much Shelly. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic piece of work in this series Sybille, love your work, Xoxo

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

    – Sybille Sterk

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