Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hiatus (with a new note)

The Pagan Sphinx blog will be on hiatus for an indefinite amount of time. 

I am still in the process of trying to figure out what to do about the blog; whether to just post random updates, facebook style, create the very occasional but substantial art post or put The Pagan Sphinx completely to rest after its three year plus lifespan.  
Going over the stats for the blog recently, I saw that there are hundreds of page views daily, mostly driven here by google searches for images and artists, I"m sure. I've even received a handful of thank yous from people kind enough to let me know they had used the blog for educational purposes. I even received a comment telling me I "suck" because nothing on my blog helped with a term paper.  :-)

I really should look seriously into wordpress or some other blog format that is more conducive to posting large images and which doesn't generate the constant headaches I face on blogger; everything from trouble uploading photos to issues with text spacing. 
The upshot is that I may post something occasionally, especially for the handful of people who have actually cared enough to keep in touch during the hiatus. You know who you are and I thank you deeply for your interest, your friendship and your kindness. 

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

  ~ Dalai Lama

Wishing you peace and love in the interim

If you'd like to keep in touch, drop me a line, a link or an entire novel at


  1. Earthquakes, war, famine, the Pagan Sphinx blog on hiatus for an indefinite amount of time - we are living through the end times.

  2. I will miss your posts. Hope you come back soon. Peace and love and good vibes going your way. Keep in touch.

  3. I'll miss you, Gina! I'm glad I have your picture though, to remember you by till you come back. Which one of the group is you, by the way?

  4. That's a marvelous collage done of your favorite painting. I hope this finds you well and wish for your return when inspiration and energy reappear.

  5. MadPriest - how can you miss me if I never go away?

    Singing Bear - you are so sweet. Sending a hug, dear friend.

    Vincent - I would've posted the tasteful nude photos the Cunning Runt (he is my ex-husband) took of me when I was twenty-something but they seem to either be missing in action or he's holding them for ransom. ;-) I'm glad to have met you recently, Vincent!

    Susan - thanks, dear friend. I know we will keep in close touch and it is a blessing to me.

    everyone - if you'd like to email me anything at all, please keep in touch at

  6. You put so much work into this blog, it must certainly wear you down. Enjoy your break.

  7. Jack - you hit it straight on. Thanks for noticing and appreciating my efforts!

  8. I must be either really brave or really stupid. A comment like the one above, if anyone uptight were to read it, could get me fired.

    Irreverence is something I just can't let go of...

  9. irreverence is the spice of life, my dear, or that is my oh so humble opine...such a lovely and commanding collage of your most dear paintings.....

    my darling, where are we going to, we bloggers who have things to say-well YOU do anyway!!? we are becoming a dying breed! i do hope not as this is what makes the peoples of the internets what they are and the gift that is given the crass world in which we live...and you offer us such lovingly selected artwork, art itself, you are my treasure and one i return to again and well, i do know why this decision and i do understand and feel blessed to know and care for you...take good care, you shall come back with renewed vigor, be it a day or a worries, they shall never find you, you are clever, too clever to not be a treasure wherever you are hiding. ;)

    much love and hugs, i WILL be in touch when my house is once again returned to me along with my peace of mind. (hah-if ever!!!) xoxoxox

  10. Linda - I'm good at all sorts of desktop arts heists. :-)

    Linda - I have been keeping up! Just can't leave comments unless a window pops up and tells me to leave one. Can't seem to get around that one.

    I'm glad you'll be keeping in touch. But be prepared - I have a list of gripes a mile long right now, mostly due to what feels like intense mood swings to worse eyesight everyday. The eyesight thing really makes me feel old. But why should it, really? I've been blind since kindergarten!! :-D That's about it and I do promise not to get into it again in email! Sending much love to you, dear friend.

    You know, perhaps I should return to that riddle of the sphinx thing I put on here... :-D My father used to amuse me with his sphinx stories. Looking back on that, I guess TPS is a bit of an homage to him. I do miss him so, so much. :-/

    I'm starting back for another school year on August 30. I wonder what fresh new and exciting "innovations" our fearless administrators have in store for us to battle against. hehehehe

  11. Ah Gina like so many others I will miss your posts. I hope to see you back blogging in the not too distant future/

    In the meantime take care!

  12. ha! I love that comment by MadPriest. whatever you're doing I hope you have the time of your life. it's just not worth it unless it's fun. see ya when you get back. and I'll miss you.

  13. Jams - thanks. I'll be popping on on blogs, I hope.

    Becky - I'm trying to create a more valuable life, rather than waiting for it to change on its own. Meanwhile, I'll grab some fun and laughter anywhere I can find it. Not easy these days...

    Kenju - shucks, thanks Judy! sending a hug

  14. Enjoy your time out. Love the picture and in fact have just found an old army photo of my Dad's in which he and some lads were reenacting a scene similar to this and similarly clad. This was their 'time out' during the second world war, whilst waiting for action.
    Am away myself, next week, in Ireland. Look forward to your return sometime im the future.

  15. Sandy - thanks! I appreciate that.

    Aguja - very nice of you to take the time to leave me a word. Your father's photo sounds like a fun one! I wish I'd thought of doing that when I could still pass for a nymph! :-)

    Have a wonderful time in Ireland.

  16. oh drats, you're still away. well, that's a drats for me, and a "good" for you! take care and whatever you're doing, wherever you're doing it, I hope you're being bad and having loads of fun. and I hope that all is well with you... happy day to you Gina. take good care now.

  17. I'm around, Becky. Just trying to either get my groove back with the blog or change its focus...or...something. Thanks for checking back in. Sending a big hug.

  18. I didn't realize you were having problems posting pictures to blogger but when I stopped to think about it I can see how that might happen when posting a number of large images. The only time I've done several per post is with the stories and so far have had no difficulty. I decided a long time ago to be happy I could post at all since I'm almost totally non-technical.

    Your choice of artists an their works to feature has always been exemplary but I'd come to see whatever you choose to post. If Wordpress would make it easier for you I'd say go for it.

  19. hope to see you refreshed and ballsy soon!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    We are crazed moving! Please excuse my absence!

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