Next up, the Emanation of Beginning and ending:

8-11-15 ancillary justice drafts-16

Easily breakable into Beginning:

8-11-15 ancillary justice drafts-17

And Ending:

8-11-15 ancillary justice drafts-18

These are pretty simple to start with, but I’ll remind everyone that any iconic symbols like this probably have super-simplified versions as well as very elaborated ones.

I’ll also remind folks that there are all kinds of ways, simple or elaborate, to produce these for yourself. Print them and use self laminating sheets or do some decoupage. Embroidery or bead embroidery. Polymer clay! That’s a good one. There’s even a way to transfer laser-printed images to unbaked polymer clay (you need to varnish the baked clay afterward or it could rub off). Or if you’ve got polymer clay skillz, you could probably do this up in different colored clays. Add pinbacks or jump rings (or ear wires, or whatever) and make any sort of jewelry you like. Or make other stuff. Enjoy!

Here’s an SVG file for you to play with:


This is an SVG file with layers. Gimp will open it but it won’t see the layers. As I said yesterday, I’m told the file (and the corresponding ones for the other Emanations) was made in Adobe Illustrator and will open in that application.

Here’s a PSD file with layers:


This uses the CMYK color scheme. I have no idea what that means, besides the fact that Gimp won’t open it. Presumably Photoshop will. Nicole has said she’ll convert these over to RGB when she gets a chance, at which point I’ll upload those and link them.

Nicole tells me she’s tried very hard to make these layers clear and easy for folks to work with, so y’all can manipulate these and play with them to your heart’s content. And I want to thank her again for doing such awesome work! If you make things with these, do try to credit her in some way.

3 thoughts on “EskVar

  1. Elyse Grasso says:

    CMYK are the ink colors in color printers: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK
    So the psd files are optimized for printing

    RGB (Red, Green, Blue) is the color system used by displays and most of the tools used thereon.

    The frequencies interact with your eyes a bit differently depending on whether they are being shined at you by the monitor vs. reflected at you by a non-luminescent object, but I think the fact we have two systems is as much due to technological history as it is to physics.

    1. Ann says:

      Aha! Thanks! (I just wish Gimp would open CMYK, cause Gimp is free!)

  2. J
    Jaunt says:

    “Var” is Turkish for “there is” (the existential particle). Amusing that it should be an ending here!

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