Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at: http://www.stilettoheights.etsy.com

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Am I a Desperate Housewife?


good morning beautiful people!

yes it is early morning here at "chateau stiletto", I had a pleasant surprise this morning, my darling bubs was sent home from work right away this morning, there is a snow situation going on and the restaurant had no reservations today...plus for some reason all Columbus Schools were closed due to some sort of drama with the bus drivers, so the parents of the children are now trapped at home instead on enjoying the fine fancy dining at McCormicks...I think the bus drama might have something to do with the crack pipe that was was found with one of the school bus drivers just the other day...

did you see that, I just solved a mystery, I'm like Nancy Drew and Keith is totally one of the Hardy Boys, I think he would like to be the Shawn Cassidy one, but he will always be the far dreamier Parker Stevenson to me.

forgive the ramble...it is early, I have had one mocha, not two...I am trying to be good, ok, not good so much as better.

Yesterday ended up being a good day back online, I got the commission pieces taken care of and my super super mailing out of the way, which has brought in some extra sales (Remember VALENTINE07 is the code in the message to seller section, just wait to pay and you will get 20% off anything in my shop).

I even got to talk to my mom last night, it has been a while, I always get tense about it, though to be honest though she drives me crazy in that way that moms do....our relationship has finally become something I adore...maybe that just comes with time, or the fact that she is finally on her meds and her bipolar disorder is under control for the first time in my life. She will always be the "crazy lady" to me, but now it is said with more love.

I finally told her that Keith and I gave up the shop, I did not want her to worry so I wanted it all said and done before I said anything. She does not seem to understand when I say that I will be doing art full time as my job....I think she thinks that is just my way of not doing anything, but then again that is what she thinks women should do, she is old fashion in a way that is earily similar to Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire....

She also doesn't grasp that keith and I don;t watch much tv....here is roughly our conversation last night...

mommy- Do you watch Gray's Anatomy

me- no....I watch House

mommy- oh you should watch it, it's good, you would like it.

me- maybe, but I don't have time

mommy- keith looks like that guy on that show, the doctor

me- I thought they were all doctors

mommy- you know who I mean, the one

me- the dreamy guy

mommy- yes him...I thought you said you didn;t watch it?

me- I don't...but people say that.

(silence...I can hear her changing the tv stations over the phone)

mommy- Do you watch Desperate Housewives?

me- no.....I watch House

mommy- I watch it every week, it makes me think of you

me- What? Whay would you say that...

mommy- you know what I mean

me- not really

mommy- well they're all pretty and sort of funny...that's all.

me- oh....well ok.

mommy- Do you watch the Apprentice?

me- No.......I watch House

mommy- what about Survivor?

me- I watch House mom, that's all....just House.

mommy- I don't watch that show.

I could go on from there, but frankly I will just to the chase and tell you all that the riveting conversation ended when she had to get off the phone because Deal or No Deal was on.

The sad thing is....is that conversation made me miss her more than she will ever know, but I didn't have the courage to tell her, I knew she would cry...and I couldn't do that to her....well, that's not true, I couldn't do that to myself.

So, because she was on my mind I made this ACEO as it reminded me so much of who she is, the colors are delicate and feminine...also it reminded me of sneaking into her closet when I was little and going through her clothes and living a million brief lifetimes while trying on her shoes and clothes.

The card is called "Pieces of the Costume" and it is available for sale in my etsy shop.

thank you all for reading the long ramble....

oh and for an update, Keith burst in a few minutes ago with a bus/drug update...and I was right, apparently they needed to "crack down" (please note the pun) on the junkies that were shuttling the kids back and forth to school.

xoxo

8 Comments:

Blogger gilfling said...

Oh Jen, the ACEO is stunning, your post and the card made me a little sad (I had a similar conversation with my mum last night). I really love the colours you are using. Mmm may have to purchase! I stupidly missed out on the harlequin type card (sorry I can't remember the title) and have regreted it ever since!! x

9:52 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Lovely artful homage to your mommy!Heres a crazy ramble,did you know Shawn Cassidy turned out to be the cool one of the pair after all? He writes and produces spooky sci-fi for TV. When I was pregnant with my 1st baby he wrote some scary ghosty series starring the guy who played Mike Brady in the Brady Bunch films,and then last year he produced that Stephen King ,Mercy hospital thing.Oh,and I've played Blanche.Tennesee Williams is my fave playwright!

10:30 AM  
Blogger http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Another reason why I do not have children!!!!!! See, I would have to worry about the bus driver. Forget it. It is settled, since bus-drivers might smoke crack, I am not having kids. Why, that was easy, why didn't I ever think of that reason for not having kids before? Mom's are very intersting. Who knew they were actually complex funny intense wonderful human beings. For 23 years I though they were perfect robots, sent to take care of their offspring, cater to the offsprings whims and never complain. Then, I just woke up one day, and saw my mom and in a very loud tone, said "Holy @#$%^" My poor mom, what have I put her through. I was always a daddy's girl. Now I am best friends with my mom and think she is so hilarious. And yes annoying. But so loving and amazing. Your mommy, she sounds funny too, kinda like mine. heee hee. But seriously, thank you for being so open and sharing all of that. I am normal after all...Sometimes your posts really make me see how really "not alone" I really am in this whole life thing. xoxo

11:08 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

gil- I am telling you, we are so much alike...very strange, we might be separated at birth...not sure.

jungle- I am so jealous you played Blanche...what an amazing role, my favorite stage role was playing Mayella in To Kill A Mockingbird, that was amazing.

oh, and here's a little Cassidy tidbit back at ya....

when I first met my current bf (I was 16 then, and am 31 now) he introduced himself and said, "My name is Keith...as in Partidge" (Like the P. Family)....I was hooked, even then.

11:12 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Vanessa- you were commenting as I was...you are my other long lost twin....and yes, it is times like this that I realize I too am not alone in this great big and all too small world.

xoxo

11:14 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

There is something so wrong yet so lovely with that entry. The bus drivers are wrong and your mom is lovely.

11:23 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

lol aimee that was the most beautiful sentence...seriously.

I Love you.

11:29 AM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

I love talking to my Mom... she calls me every day at 6:30 when I'm on my way to work, just to "chat".

Your post was pretty like your art.

12:24 PM  

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