Monday, December 19, 2011

Gargoyle Girl in the New Year

I've been trying to figure out what I'd like to do with the Gargoyle Girl photography blog in the new year. I started the blog one year ago, in January of 2011, with the intention of posting mysterious photographs (mostly gargoyles) every Monday. A public blog was my way of committing to sorting through my binders full of old negatives from before I switched to digital photography. If I didn't publicly promise to post new photos every Monday, I knew those negatives would sit untouched just as they had for the past several years since I stopped going to the Harvey Milk Photo Center darkroom in San Francisco.

In addition to organizing thousands of old photos, I was also planning new travels that would include new gargoyle and other mysterious photographs. But halfway through the year I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which disrupted my plans (including making it necessary to cancel a July trip to New York—a gargoyle mecca!). I'm doing really well, which I'll be posting more about on my blog that's not dedicated to photography. But I'm still not going to be able to travel until at least the middle of 2012, which means I only have old gargoyle photographs until then.

To keep things interesting, I was thinking about possibly posting a serialized mystery short story I wrote that features a gargoyle. What do you think? I still have many more sheets of 35mm film to sort through, but I thought that some additional mystery-related fun might be in order before I'm able to get back out into the mysterious world. Please let me know if you have any thoughts on the subject!

For now I'll leave you with a gargoyle I found in Boston. I haven't spent much time in Boston so I don't have any other mysterious Boston photos to post along with him. But he's got enough character to stand on his own.



  1. Thank you to everyone who gave me their thoughts via email!

    It sounds like people are interested in reading the mysterious adventures of alchemist Bethany Faust and her pet gargoyle, so I'm happy to oblige in the new year.

  2. Ooo, I'd love to read your gargoyle story! OTOH you might want to save it for publication.

    Best wishes, whatever you decide.

  3. Thanks, Nancy. I think I'm going to post some gargoyle-related short fiction here, which I've found doesn't seem to fit elsewhere at the moment.