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:

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

And So it Is


did you all miss me.

You have no idea how much I have really missed all of you.

So I know I was supposed to have internet on Monday...but of course, things never go according to plan, and if you think about it, when I called 911 two weeks ago and they never showed up....well that should have told me something. Of course the phone company won't follow through.

Though here it is Wednesday morning, I finally have a phone line , but no high speed I am still rockin the old school dial up.

Yes...I am a as cool as you always thought.

In all seriousness, I really felt oddly disconnected from the outside world during my days with no internet, my connection with the outside world was gone, I felt very isolated and lonely...though on the plus side....I made a lot of new stuff, which is the point of being home and doing art.

I am almost caught up on commissions and have only one more to finish. I also plan to send out the mailing today offering my Valentine's Specials!!!

I even feel like I have broken though a barrier built for myself in my head, I worked on a piece all days yesterday, and it really has a feel unlike any other I have done, it is a bit whimsical, and has an almost storybook quality to it.

It is hard to explain, but I am showing a photo of it today, I will be listing in on my etsy store later on today. It is called "Becoming Imaginary"

I guess that is how I was beginning to feel. Is that strange? I felt like I was not real for a little while, that I was becoming a ghost, not in the sense that I was dead, or really that I was invisible, but that I was for a brief moment inhabiting a life that was not mine....

I think this is what unabashed solitude will do to you.

SO you may be wondering how I am enjoying being home, I will be honest, it is a bit strange. Such a huge transition, my Keith and I were both a little "off" the past few days...we have made up for it by going to our favorite restaurant twice in the past several days, as our little way of holding on to something that has not drastically changed in the past few days...our big fear is that the place will close down, and we will lose it altogether....

oh so sad...

I feel so far behind on everything, but I keep having to remind myself that I am not on a set schedule anymore, that this is my life right now, I am in my pj's and click clacking away on the computer, I am drinking a mocha and I can hear Keith playing his guitar quietly in the other room.

this is such a beautiful makes me forget everything else for a few minutes.

until tomorrow my dear readers



Blogger jewelstreet said...

Isn't it lovely to not have a set schedule?! But you know this means you will have no excuse not to clean the house. lol.

10:07 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

lol, I know, there is no excuse to live in a mess now....


10:46 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Ah, there you are! The blogettes and I were starting to worry. I'm sorry to hear about your dial-up sitch; after using cable for years, I go crazy when I use my parents' AOL.

And I know what you mean about feeling isolated without the internet. I went without for a month or so a few years ago (after quitting Movie Gallery); my only connection was Ted's dial-up in the downstairs apartment, and I was there all the time checking my email and such.

Finally, to reiterate: I'm very excited for you now that you're a stay-at-home-artiste!

11:06 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Aaron! I missed you so much it started to hurt.

I posted over at the FC, so the blogettes and Ben have no need to worry.

I am safe and not eaten by zombies

11:45 AM  
Blogger Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Hi there,
found your blog from etsy, figured I'd come by for a visit.
Congrats on your move to full time artist, don't worry, you'll do great! Your art is wonderful!

Paula :)

2:44 PM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Hi Paula! Thanks for reading my blog!!! And thanks for complimenting my work here and on etsy.

8:46 AM  
Blogger gilfling said...

So good for you to be back Jen, I missed you! Your new piece is beautiful, mesmerising and the colours are so poetic (can colours be poetic? well to me they are!) Enjoy your new life, I am sure you will settle into it just fine. Hugs x

8:47 AM  

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