Dreams of the Past

shutterstock_149360276Ever have one of those dreams about someone for your past that is so compelling, you dive into Google to try and find out what they are up to these days? A few days ago I had a dream about a guy I had a crush on in high school. I was a freshman, he was a senior…I thought I was being so subtle and keeping things under wraps…it wasn’t til after he graduated that I found out that pretty much everyone knew about my crush.

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A Study in Stained Glass

Shauna Aura Knight:

Some really beautiful images; I’m a sucker for stained glass, and I just love the vibrant colors, the stylization, and the fairytale themes of these images.

Originally posted on Shady Lady Fairy Tales:

Header Collage by Mandie Manzano Header Collage by Mandie Manzano

I have always been a fan of stained glass, so I was immediately smitten by the stunning art of Mandie Manzano. In fact, I featured her Fairy Tale Series in the December post Fairy Tales Shine in the Vibrant Art of Mandie Manzano. This incredible series became the inspiration that led to the development of the stained glass images set high in the tower walls of Zel’s bower in my story Tangled: An Erotic Twist on Rapunzel. (The stained-glass windows in this erotic fairy tale offer hints to plots in other stories I have scheduled to write set in the Shady Lady Fairy Tales ‘verse.)

I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Drawn That Way by Mandie Manzano I’m Not Bad, I’m Just Drawn That Way by Mandie Manzano

Although, Manzano hasn’t added images to her Fairy Tale Series, she has been creating an impressive portfolio of work featuring other fairy tale characters collected…

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