The Red Keep Years: Sansa by Irakli Nadar

“My skin has turned to porcelain, to ivory, to steel.”

Property of our art blog here at The Stranger’s Kiss, this is a commissioned portrait of Sansa Stark, representing the time in her life she spent as a hostage in the Red Keep, eventually emerging with a resiliency of spirit that marks her strength of character and continued evolution.


“Light purple/Lavender is a feminine, graceful, elegant colour that has long been associated with refined, wealthy women. While the colour purple represents royalty, lavender represents beauty and femininity. Lavender is considered to be the “grown-up” pink. Its lighter lavender shades have a sacred place in nature, with lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers considered delicate and precious. Too much purple brings out qualities of irritability, impatience, and arrogance. Too little purple brings out feelings of powerlessness, negativity, and apathy.” ~ Meaning Of The Colour Purple (Jennifer Bourn)


“Go Ahead, call me all the names you want,“ Sansa said airily. "You won’t dare when I’m married to Joffrey. You’ll have to bow and call me Your Grace." 

She shrieked as Arya flung the orange across the table. It caught her in the middle of the forehead with a wet squish and plopped down into her lap.

"You have juice on your face, Your Grace,” Arya said.


gtkmm ;; 2/15 female characters ;;
                                    ↳ sansa stark, princess of winterfell, lady of the vale

She still went nightly to the godswood to pray, and Tyrion wondered if she were praying for his death. She had lost her home, her place in the world, and everyone she had ever loved or trusted. Winter is coming, warned the Stark words, and truly it had come for them with a vengeance.