Monday, March 14, 2011

Shelved - Photo Manipulation

All is not as it seems... this may look like a romantic image, however, it's actually a 'rant' against all the helpless heroines in fairyland who wait for 'true love's first kiss' and Prince Charming to rescue them from a situation they put themselves in.

For example, shouldn't Snow White have realised after the poisoned comb that maybe she shouldn't trust gifts from an old hag? Shouldn't Sleeping Beauty have listened to her parents and not run off to get herself into trouble? Shouldn't Rapunzel have worked out that she could cut her hair and climb down that tower all by herself? Not exactly the kind of role models girls need growing up. No get up and go and sort yourself out. Give me Sherazade any day...

Thing is, these role models shape the way we think of ourselves and the way we think we should live our lives. Girls as young as 11 go on diets to look 'thin and beautiful'...

How often do we put ourselves on a shelf, waiting for Prince Charming to make our life worth living, when we have the key to make it special and fulfilling all along...

  • Oldfashioned Stock 9 (currently in storage) by Eli-Stock
Backgrounds and Textures
All other images/textures/stock/brushes my own.



  1. Hi Sybille, like your new header and love the opulence and luxury fabric appeal of 'Shelved'. Have a good week. Lesley

  2. How very true!
    Love the new look to your blog, although it made me jump this morning!


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