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

Friday, January 26, 2007

I am a little hermit girl


Good Morning Far Away (and some not so far away) Friends....

so I am settling into to life asa domestic goddess/ artist in residence here at the Chateau...I didn't leave the house at all yesterday, and really I am fine with that, I got the chance to relax and enjoy making some pretty things, and the best part about it....when my darling bubs got home, we fell asleep on the couch together.

we have not been that relaxed in what seems like years...in fact it has been years.

When I first moved here almost 3 years ago....we were both under a ton of stress but we were so blinded by love and the happiness of us finally being together, that none of that mattered, well...it mattered, but we didn't let it get to us.

Though like anything, aver time, stress and money woes take a toll. Luckily they have not hurt our relationship, but I feel in a small way that it has hurt me, and most likely him too.

We are on our way back though, to where we need to be.

He is at work, and I am here in my "jammies" and enjoying my mocha...I am almost done it but am going to really try to stick to my plan of only one mocha a day, I don't need to be that hopped up on sweet succulent caffeine and chocolate goodness.

I do need to be able to hold a paint brush and somehow manage to actually hook up my DSL later.

Right now I am having a mad passionate affair with silence....I know by the time the afternoon roles around that I will have to clean up my mess that I have made in the house and get things situated for the "Mean Cheese" this weekend.

Mean Cheese.... in other words Keith's little one will be here tonight. As some of you know but most do not, we refer to little Sarah as "The Mean Cheese", as we used to called her the Munchkin as she is very tiny in stature due to her disease, but it was not until a fiend of ours mother (Who is Greek still with a VERY thick accent) said Munchkin, but it sounded like "Mean Cheese" that we began calling her that instead.

Frankly the name suits her better, as she is obsessed with cheese and all things dairy related, but is unable to eat any of it because her kidney's can't process it.

Sometimes she will sneak into the refrigerator for cheese and when I snatch it away from her she lets about a bit of a howl....sort of like Golem in Lord Of The Rings....She is non verbal due to deafness and mild autism, so that giant howl is like her telling me to f-off.

Though on the bright side, she does not sign my name as Jenn or even mommy, but instead she calls me "Pretty Girl"...which is seriously just too cute, even when she is being a little terror.

Unfortunately Keith has to work all weekend, so it will be just me and the mean cheese, so if I am holding onto my alone moments so tightly right now, but even so, I feel them slipping away.

(please note the excessive use of ,,,,,,, in that last paragraph, but what can you expect I'm working on one mocha here instead of my normal 3)

Spent last night working on my piece for this weeks Etsy Creative Challenge that my beautiful friend Aimee runs every week, she is a doll and makes the most fantastic copper and stainless steel jewelry, I need to snap a photo of me in some of it, I swear it makes me look younger and thinner, just by having it on...lol.

So this weeks theme was to make something inspired by your favorite place in your town, I decided to do a piece based on German Village, it is a small neighborhood in the middle of downtown Columbus, but it feels like a different world, just 2 blocks away from it are hip hops clubs and shootings and bus stations and too much traffic...but in German Village you are in a different world.

Cobblestone streets, beautiful homes with little gas lanterns on the outside of the homes, it is the best part of the past and the future. It is close to the theater district as well as the Short North which is filled with little galleries and shops.

The piece will be listed in my Etsy Shop Later Today, but I am posting it here first, yesterday there was quite a little demand for the card I posted (Congrats To Gillian for getting it), and though I am not expecting the same reaction today about this piece....you never know.

So it is here first, it measures 10x14 inches and it is called "Meant To Live In The Past", if anyone who sees this wants me to hold it for them, just send me an email or leave it in the comments.

The Valentine07 20% off sale does apply to this as well.

thanks for spending my morning with me, you have no idea how much I am growing to love this time.

see you all on Monday, or perhaps earlier for a surprise blog entry this weekend.

xoxo

8 Comments:

Blogger gilfling said...

Jenn this is beautiful, I love the sepia and pink together. I too am a hermit and have to force myself out of the house even if it is only to get milk.

I laughed out loud when I read "jammies"!! I thought that was just a scottish thing - although I have lately taken to calling them "pie-jimminies" which drives Mark a little crazy.

And that is so sweet that the 'mean cheese' signs you as 'pretty girl'. Enjoy your peaceful day today and your 'mean cheese' filled weekend ahead!

Love G

12:28 PM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

I love the name "mean cheese".

I adore your challenge piece. Oh, how I wish I could get it! It makes me feel all warm and beautiful inside.

You could probably have another cup of mocha and still be okay. lol.

12:41 PM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Mean Cheese,how sweet.That just breaks my heart that the poor little thing can't have cheese because it is mean to her.Oh,and I'm still in my jammies ,but not for long. Enjoy the silence,I sometimes long for it,Pretty Girl.
Go be artful ,and create!

1:15 PM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

gillian - I am part Scottish and my mom was a nurse to an elderly man from Scotland when I was growing up and he was with us a lot, so that is probably where I get "jammies" from...but I like "pie-jimminies" even more lol!!!

jewel - I am seriously tempted by another mocha....yet the jeans I just put on are a bit tighter than I remember them being, Yikes!

Jungle- glad to know I am not the only "jammie" clad one....

1:33 PM  
Blogger http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Your work is so very stunning. The colors and the images...Lovely. Mean cheese, what a little character. I have an "Uncle Cheese" I don't know why, I don't even know his name and he has been around since I was 3 and I am 31...Uncle Cheese. Plain and simple. And he dresses like a huge mouse in a one peace mouse suit every halloween. He even looks like a skinny mouse in real life. So, we have another thing in common.

11:18 PM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Vanessa- would you believe me if I told you I had an Uncle Mouse....that is what we always called him, he sort of had a big mouse look to him....

I wonder if he liked cheese?

11:30 PM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

I'm a hermit too. Bonafide. I really SHOULD be disturbed by this turn of events and my evolution into such but... well... I'm not. I'm perfectly okay with ONLY wanting to be at home. If I had an espresso machine here, I would definitely NEVER EVER EVER leave the house. Must invest in one...

11:24 AM  
Blogger Walker Evans said...

Yeah, German Village is awesome. I live there and love it! Such a unique neighborhood. ;)

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Walker
www.ColumbusUnderground.com

9:24 PM  

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