Not a Toy by Sybille Sterk



Sizing Information

Small 15.5" x 23.2"
Medium 22.0" x 33.1"
Large 31.2" x 46.9"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame


36 Favourites 07/11/2011

My inner freedom and my independence are both important treasures to me, which I’d defend to the death. Sounds utterly dramatic, but being manipulated and steered into a direction as it suits someone else is horrible, no matter how well meaning it might be. I’ve always strongly believed that we need to make our own mistakes. It’s one thing to share our experiences and help with advice and examples and another to manipulate someone supposedly for their own good. It never sat well with me.




Shelter by "*_mjranum-stock:
Model Rael C
Photographer Marcus Ranum

O-key dokey… by chop-stock
you can’t light my candle by LuckyStock
frame 11 by Meltys
Smashed Glass Texture by dozystock
Claw Marks 1 PSD by ravenarcana

Background and Textures
Nannys Room by pareeerica
Curly Fav (no longer available) by EricaMarieArt
Attic Treasures Texture Set by Shadowhouse
Photo Tints Overlay Set by Shadowhouse
6 Faves Texture Sets 3 (Not a Clue) by Shadowhouse

Ropes n Chains Brushes by redheadstock
Hair brush set by para-vine

All other images/textures/brushes etc 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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  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous art, brilliant words!! xo

  • Thank you so much Sally. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    couldn’t agree more, Sybille. beautiful image.

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 3 years ago

    Great image and great commentary. I’m with Lois—I really couldn’t agree more. I have been so choked by the alleged “well-intended.” I think the correct label should just be busy bodies!

  • LOL Thank you so much. :-) Yep, busy-bodies sounds about right. I think sometimes it’s just to keep you down so they don’t feel so low…

    – Sybille Sterk

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosover 3 years ago

    How wonderful. And the lighting and tones are magic, John.

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Sybille!! :)

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    Stunning image , Fabulous words Sybille !

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Jacek Nazim
    Jacek Nazimover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Sybille

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Rickster1
    Rickster1over 3 years ago

    Damn clever piece of work Sybille ~ Jumped off the page on commencement of perusal this evening

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    fantastic work Sybille

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • shelleybabe2
    shelleybabe2over 3 years ago

    I totally agree with you there! And I can also relate to what you are saying!
    lovely image and such truthful words!

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

    – Sybille Sterk

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