The nice lady over at Patsy’s Words of Wisdom, http://patsyblacksawyer.blogspot.com/
gave little old Gothic Faery Tales a prize!
This means a lot to me. Writing these strange stories is one of my profound passions, but online, you don’t always know if people even like them. But you continue to share hoping that, somewhere out there are some fans! That maybe your bit of entertainment made their day more interesting, mysterious, or enthralling.
Politicus.US gave this award to Patsy. Patsy writes a personal blog with down to earth humor and great quotes. She reads a lot and shares her insights. It’s a very fun and interesting blog.
This award originated at Will Oaks Studio a, wonderful blog that I visit regularly.
The rules of the award state that you must post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted you this award and a link to his/her blog. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs you have recently discovered and think are great! Remember to contact the bloggers you’ve awarded to let them know they have been chosen. The following are my choices for blogs that I have been following for quite a while. Please visit them too. I have good taste.
I am breaking them into three posts of five blogs each because I tend to go over the top
Here are the next five blogs to get the Best Blog award:
If you love history, fashion, the history of fashion, Historical Romance in full fancy dress then you will LOVE this blog.
As a novelist, I am often immersed in period research. Blogs about architecture and clothing from past times can really absorb my attention especially if they are as well done as this is. I hope you stop by History Undressed. There are a few different writers on this blog, and it has won prizes before.
Red Witch is the prolific author of Sexy Witch blog. This blog not only rescues witches from the hag-like reputation put on them from the Middle Ages onwards, but shows so many images of beautiful, cute, interesting, young, sexy witches that we are redeemed. It is an homage to woman’s power. She finds so many cool retro things, postcards, party favors, paintings, etchings…this is a really fun blog to visit.
Sexy Witch is the poster child for censorship. In looking for an image for this post, I found many empty boxes with red spots in them and her blogspot blog was thought naughty enough to need a warning. I won’t go into it… Sexy Witch thrives non the less.
Go to http://www/sexywitch.worpress.com
If you love fine art, my friend Predrag Pajdic has a magnificent blog called The Pandorian. An artist and curator of distinction, as well Milan trained high fashion designer and film costumier, Predrag displays his impeccable good taste and knowledge of, not just visual art, but of music , films, and literature to give you a feast for your eyes and mind. The Pandorian is an art gallery by and for artists. and lovers of all things beautiful and rare.
Go take a look and leave him a comment or two. Tell him Arlene sent you.
A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities & Mysteries
Another amazing artist, Todd Attenberry, creates wonderfully haunting landscapes of America and Europe for his Gothic Ghost Stories blog. As you can see, we share a similar passion: Gothicism, hauntings, nature, twilight, and eerie gloom.
He has posts on true hauntings, folklore, ghost stories, etc all accompanied by his many beautiful photos that are processed to look like Old Masters paintings. You have to see the site to really appreciate the richness of what he has on offer. Cabinetmaster, Todd is a real Goth — just check out his Gothic Manifesto and its lucid history of the Gothic movement.
Gothic Charm School
Of course, this blog is quite famous, but what a fun way to end part 2 of this little pageant!
One day a Goth, Jillian Venters, decided to address the rude, defensive attitudes of many in the Goth Culture by explaining to them that there was no need to get in anyone’s face to prove how dark and menacing they were. The result was a charming and witty little website called Gothic Charm School. As Lady of the Manners, Miss Venters offers video instruction in etiquette and how to deal with difficult non-Goths. She is am amazing business woman as well with a book flying off the shelves of Barnes & Noble, Borders Books and more. I am sure the Manor is well supplied this Christmas so why not pay a visit?
Enjoy the video and learn some manners!