Girl With Pea

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Sub Title: Working on it

This is another image in my Girl with … Series.

Everyone must know by now how much I love fairy tales and how much I hate the way women are depicted in them – unlikely role models for our daughters. The Princess and the Pea seems to be one of the worst of them – I ask you, a girl chosen to be the future queen because she looks pretty after having been out in a storm and because a pea hidden under her mattresses makes her bruise… Hmmm.

Well, this is her daughter, struck by the same ‘pea affliction’ she decided she was having none of it, so now she’s attempting to desensitise herself by surrounding herself with peas, hoping to cure the disease…

However this is also an image about mothers and daughters and the need to rebel against your mother and all she stands for – Princess of the Pea’s portrait can be seen standing in the corner looking with surprise and disapproval at her daughter’s shenanigans.

Others in the series:

Calendar cover:




Model 1
Greek statue by Sinned-angel-stock

Model 2
Anachronic 3 by senzostock

Mirror 1 by wrecklesstock

Backgrounds and Textures
Room in sepia by stocksbyannaforyou
Sweet Pea by Qi-lin
WTF Texture Set by Shadowhouse
Attic Treasures Texture Set by Shadowhouse
Aged and Crackling Effects Texture Set by Shadowhouse
6 Faves Texture Sets 3 by Shadowhouse

Brushes and Actions
Ropes n Chains Brushes by redheadstock
Lace Brush Set by CourtHouse
Hair brush set by para-vine
17 Grunge Border Bars Brush Set by Shadowhouse
Perfect Portrait 3 Action by TheCoffeeshopBlog

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


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