This was an experiment with a heart cut out from some packaging material and a ribbon. I love the magic feel this has. :-) Just right for the first blush of love.

There is some sort of indoctrinatiion going on in literature, film and advertising – this is the feeling we all want, which we are shown is what we should get, but it rarely is like that. Life gets in the way and we try to hold on to this dream, this ideal of romantic love we are meant to achieve somehow, although the details on the ‘how’ are rather vague. I think this affects women probably far more than men and makes me wonder how many good relationships never get off the ground because our expectations are set too high or maybe just too unrealistic – a figment of the imagination of the advertisers and movie makers on what women want?

Part of my new series of images for licensing on Arcangel-Images – use this code: SYST-0045

Created with my own photographs in Photoshop, no stock used.

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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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much Val. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeabout 3 years ago


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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • jonolaf
    jonolafabout 3 years ago

    ahhhwwwwww so soft so nice Sybille

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormabout 3 years ago

    A heart shall grow upon the branch of life and the perfection of unity is its calling! Truly beautiful my friend! Bravo, bravo!!!…)o(

  • Thank you so much Malcolm. :-) Greatly your kind words. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 3 years ago

    simply beautiful

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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, Sybille, and all the more beautiful knowing that it’s all from your own photos… What a magical piece!!

  • Thank you so much Mieke. :-) It’s great fun to find out more about taking photographs. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linskudd
    linskuddabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work. xx

  • Thank you so much Lindsay. :-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • polly470
    polly470about 3 years ago

    The most beautiful and delicate of images!

  • Thank you so much Polly. :-) Greatly appreciated. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago


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

    – Sybille Sterk

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

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

    – Sybille Sterk

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