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

Monday, January 29, 2007

Hobby Lobby Massacre


good morning darlings

(in my imagination you all say in a sing song little manner...."Good Morning Miss Jenn")

hope you all had a fun filled and pleasant weekend, mine was sort of blech...in fact the whole week was just a little off for me and my bubs, we are hoping that this week will be a bit better as we both adjust the life post owning a comic shop....

first off I was to congratulate the lovely Aimee from Jewelstreet Designs as she was my lucky #600 and is the winner of a free 8x10 collage, it seems fitting that it woulds go to her, as she is a very vocal and wonderful supporter of mine, plus...she has the patience to deal with my countless emails when I am feeling less than confident about my work...we all have those moments but she handles them with such grace, seriously...

So this weekend after we dropped off the mean cheese with her mom, Keith and I decided to go do some errands, we went to the trusty Dick Blick store so I could spend like a jillion dollars on supplies.....ouch. While there we noticed that the Hobby Lobby, or as I sometimes refer to it as "Christian Lobby" was open.

You see, we usually end up doing the jaunt for art supplies on Sundays and Hobby Lobby as many of you might already know, is closed every Sunday so their employees can worship.

Now...ok, don't get me wrong, I have nothing against religion and church and all that....but come on, closed on a weekend, I thought Sundays had shorter hours for that reason...well whatever, I think Hobby Lobby is actually owned by some Amish guy who just has a total scrap booking fetish....but that's just me.

Anyway, we decide to go into Hobby Lobby so I could get some cheap foam bushes that I can use to attach polymer and other such yuck to my work. So upon entering....I am totally overwhelmed by everything there, it was like a virtual attack on the senses, the bright and unatractive flourescent lighting, and the loads and loads of people, there are children everywhere running and grabbing and throwing things, screaming....this is when my bubs who had an oatmeal pie in his pocket took it out and just started eating in the store....

he said he was going to wait until we got back to the car before he snacked but it was in such disarray in there he did not feel like it was rude to be snacking while shopping.

Anyway, I am at this point getting all cranky, frankly I think it was the overwhelming scent of disappointment, scented candles, and spray glitter that was just causing people to loose their minds...

we head to the registers where there is just this ridiculously long line, like Disney World lines, I pick the second register, as it seems like the shortest line....

I am telling you, I cursed us....we were there forever as the person at the head of the line had a cart FULL of glitter and ready made purse handles...he also had a stack of coupons so everything had to be rung up in separate transactions....and you know how he paid???????

BY CHECK!!!!!!!! FOR EACH PURCHASE!!!!

who uses checks anymore???? So at this point we had been waiting forever, and I try and switch lines, but bubs won't let me because the woman in the next line over smelled like "a dead Freach whore"....this is a quote from him, not me....for the record I cold not smell the woman, but then when I saw she was taking out her check book to pay.....

wtf?

That is when I said, probably a little too loud "I am going to start murdering people", the cashier at the station next to me looked all nervous, which I hate to say this...totally egged me on to be even worse...."I can see the headlines now, Massacre in the Hobby Lobby House of Worship"...

sure, it didn;t help the now nervous cashier ring up the million bottles of glitter with coupons any faster, but it sort of helped pass the time, you know?

So my long and rambling point is...I think this will only get worse for me, as I am home more and more enjoying my little world filled with painting and mochas and my dear computer friends....will I eventually forget how to deal with the outside world...lol.

I think I would have a nervous breakdown if I had to go to Wal-Mart anytime...eeek.

The rest of the weekend passed without incident, I got to spend yesterday working on some commission pieces while the snow fell outside, I have noticed that my work in the past few weeks has become a bit softer, maybe this is a sign of me beginning to relax some...

This piece is one I worked on for a couple days it's a small original collage and it is called "Wearing This Dress" and it is available for sale in my Etsy Shop.


Don't forget to use the Valentine07 discount code in the message to buyer section and wait to pay in order to receive the 20% off.

oh, and one more thing..........The Virtual Slumber Party will be happening, I am planning it for the weekend of February 16th, this idea is totally inspired by the lovely Risa's virtual tea party she had a while ago....

I will fill you all in on details soon, but, save the date and spread the word!!!!

love you all

xoxo

14 Comments:

Blogger jewelstreet said...

Yay! I won. I won. I'm doing the I won dance. lol. I love talking to you so no worries. I so want that new piece you've done. It is absolutely beautiful. Also, I'm glad you didn't get arrested at the Hobby Lobby!

9:32 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

I was less afraid of getting arrested at Hobby Lobby and more afraid of someone trying to save my soul for talking about murder in such a blythe manner.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Funky Finds said...

thanks for stopping by funky finds today! :)

10:30 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

Wal-Mart is a death sentence - EVERY TIME! Ugh. Lovely new piece you've posted. Hope your week is better than the incident at the Hob Lob!

11:19 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

lol that you just called it the Hob Lob, I try and stay way from Wal Mart if I can, the one around here is just madness,and it smells like the zoo, I am not sure why but it does...

if I go again I will take photos...it is so bad.

11:25 AM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Good morning Miss Jenn! Okay so its evening here.... Congrats on your 600th sale - wow. Okay so I almost found the title 'Dick Blick' as funny as the 'Hobby Lobby' but customer queues bring out the worst in me...seriousy, so I empathise with your 'murder' statement!

I too notice a change in your work Jenn, Beautiful as ever and I love the colours you are using. I am looking forward to purchasing a few more ACEO's to make a set - 9 would be good in a frame together I think - make a statement.

And how excited am I about the idea of a virtual slumber party? So excited that the time difference won't matter a jot to me, face masks at 5am anyone? x

4:13 PM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

woo hoo!!!! Yes, face masks all weekend!

thanks for the compliments gill and I am way glad you're on for the virtual sleep over!

4:21 PM  
Blogger thetiniestspark said...

ah! this is crazy! i just went to ashley g's blog to say "yo! i wrote about your art on my blog!" and i saw that you commented on the same piece as i was -- and i wrote about your artwork in the same blog! had no idea you two were blogosphere AND etsy chums : ) anyway check out me' blog if you want to see your artwork promo'd. <3 http://flamelikeme.blogspot.com

5:28 PM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

OMG thank you, how cool!!! Your blog is tres chic!

6:37 PM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

Ok, seriously- there's a place called the Hobby Lobby?

8:42 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Purple said...

Thanx for your visit and I hope we will see more of each other

I love your blog as well...similiar taste..similiar minds...
Chamara

12:54 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

NPW- yes...there is a place called Hobby Lobby, and I think it's owned by Quakers or the Amish or something.

Gypsy, yes...I plan on stalking your blog on a regular basis.

9:02 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Lovely piece,hilarious story! Christian Hobby is one of those neccasary evils for us housewifey crafty types.Feb 16 is opening night for Hair,so I might not be able to make it. WAHHH!!!
But then again it is a virtual party,I suppose I could cheat and do a Pre-fab set-up!

11:30 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

jungle dream- it is a virtual weekend getaway....you can make it anytime.

xoxo

11:52 AM  

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