“So I grew up with Conleth. And Ronan and I and Conleth and his sister Eilish, we used to go swimming, and we went to school together. We went to a convent….So I’m a very good girl.”
127-130/150 Favourite photos of Meryl Streep.
His mop of shaggy auburn hair grew so long that it brushed his ermine mantle. He had refused to let anyone cut it since their mother had gone. The last girl to try had been bitten for her efforts.
Julianne Moore for Elle International, 2013
I think it’s the responsibility of films and television to accurately represent people, and the diverse group of people out there. And I think as more people see different types of lifestyles represented on TV, they’ll understand that this is just a realistic part of our world and our community. So, I was very proud to represent bisexual characters. -Olivia Wilde [x]
Sheldon Cooper is Tumblr.
THE LAST STORM QUEEN (a mix for shireen on her forebears’ throne, last descendant of the king who took a wind goddess to wife. for the queen of the stormlands and the last legitimate baratheon, for the greyscale girl who cried ‘mine is the fury’ as she took up her crown, because there was no-one left to shout it with her.)
i. us ones in between - sunset rubdown / ii. straight lines - suzanne vega / iii. losin’ you - amy millan / iv. laura palmer (acoustic) - bastille / v. epilogue - the antlers / vi. an angry blade - iron & wine / vii. someone you’d admire - fleet foxes / viii. coming down - anaïs mitchell / ix. the wolves (acts i and ii) - bon iver
Elle Fanning - Ginger & Rosa Interview (x)
The Valyrian Steel Swords of Westeros - giclée / screen print
16.5” x 23.4” giclée archival pigment inks print with silkscreen varnish, on Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm paper
Hand-numbered edition of 150
Available now from my Shop
Inspired by the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ books by G. R. R. Martin and the subsequent homage poster by Darrin Crescenzi, I was keen to create a visual catalogue of the Valyrian steel swords of Westeros.
Forged from a magical metal in the days of old Valyria, Valyrian steel swords are of the highest quality and extremely rare, which makes them some of the most sought after prizes in A Song of Ice and Fire. I wanted to illustrate the main* swords, referencing their last known wielders and each wielder’s house. Similar to Crescenzi’s poster, I intended the illustrations to feel modern and clean, juxtaposing the book’s grittiness.
Contrary to the description given in the books, I chose to make the blades almost luminous and glowing but retained the subtle waves in the steel and the red tinge within Oathkeeper and Widow’s Wail. The screen layer adds a varnish to the blades to give them a gloss shine.
I used a varsity-esque font for the sword names because I like the idea of them feeling like a sports team you might support. Everyone has a favourite character or house from the series, so that was something I wanted to bring through using a visual language that people would be familiar with but not necessarily expect. This is echoed in the use of only 2 ‘house colours’ to create each sword handle and name scroll.
*whilst other swords are mentioned, I have attempted to visualise the ones named and given importance by the book.