Thumbelina by Sybille Sterk


Small (16.4" x 23.2")

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MCN: C7497-JCWTK-773QA

Another one in my fairy tales themed images… Came to me when I was playing around with Tilt-Shift

I remember how I felt when I was a kid and the world seemed so big. It’s still big now but in different ways. I wanted my Thumbelina to reflect a more up-to-date image of a ‘small’ woman – I wanted her to look strong and in charge of the part of world she is inhabiting, not intimidated by it, but mastering it. Maybe it’s wishful thinking on the other hand maybe it’s inspiring to those of us not quite there yet. :-)


Blue Wind Preview by faestock
Photo Tints Overlay Set by Shadowhouse
Grunge Border Bars by Shadowhouse
hair brushes by WCS-Wildcat
Hair brush set by para-vine

All other images/textures/brushes my own. Created in Photoshop.

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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  • andy551
    andy551about 3 years ago

    I love this,amazing work!!!

  • Thanks so much Andy! :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 3 years ago

    Your work is such an inspiration Sybille! :) x

  • Thanks so much Carol! :-) Greatly appreciated. :-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdaleabout 3 years ago

    Excellent work! Well done!

  • Thanks so much Carol! :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • scottimages
    scottimagesabout 3 years ago

    this is superb Sybille!!

  • Thanks so much Rosemary! :-) Greatly appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, xoxo

  • Thanks so much Anna! :-) Greatly appreciated. :-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Sybille!

  • Thanks so much Linda! :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • jonolaf
    jonolafabout 3 years ago

    oh Sybille love this one very much …..

  • Thanks so much Olaf! :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago


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  • Thanks so much Kira! :-) Greatly appreciated. :-) xoxoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much Byron! :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linaji
    linajiabout 3 years ago

    Wow Sybillle, this is just off the hook incredible

  • Thanks so much Linaji! :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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