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Rock, Paper Scissors is one of those things that have always fascinated me, but until I looked it up just now, I didn’t realise how truly old it is: the first mention dates back to the time of the Chinese Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). This is my interpretation of the game.

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


rock paper scissors, rock, paper, scissors, game, chance, photo manipulation, altered art, sybille sterk, magpiemagic, textures, grunge

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 Rosen
    Valerie Rosenabout 2 years ago

    beautiful still life! :-)

  • Thanks Valerie, much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • scottimages
    scottimagesabout 2 years ago

    Oh, we’ve been having lots of fun teaching the boys how to play this. I had no idea of it’s ancient origins though!

    This image is gorgeous, so very you :))

  • Thanks Rosemary, much appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks Jacqui, much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 2 years ago

    Wowsers Sybille….Makes the game so much more special knowing it’s origins….Thank you!!!
    Wonderful interpretation too ♥

  • Thanks Carol, much appreciated. :-) I thought it was really interesting. Didn’t think it was that old, but it makes sense. LOL xoxo ♥

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Magaly Burton
    Magaly Burtonabout 2 years ago

    How interesting!!! I love the color treatment also!

  • Thanks Magaly, much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks Liz, much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 2 years ago

    wonderful and creative image of this old game.. bravo.. a fave for me!!!!

  • Thanks Linmarie, much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Cornelia Mladenova
    Cornelia Mlade...about 2 years ago

    Awesome composition :)

  • Thanks Cornelia, much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks Sylvia, much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞
    Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞about 2 years ago

    I am loving these textures and tones you’ve used for this. Clever work! Well conceived and perfectly executed.

  • Thanks Birgitta, much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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