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:

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Me and The Power Drill

Hello Darling Readers

I just wanted to start off by saying how wonderful it had been to have new readers to my blog (in all of it's various locations) and I am loving the comments, this is wonderful.

Last night was practically a holiday out here in the wilds of Ohio, the college football team was playing in the National Championship...though I do not care about this at all, it seems to have affected the plague of "Ohio Buckeye" fans and driven them to the point of near hysteria...

this being the case, it was a quiet night at Chateau Stiletto...with most of the neighbors out drinking beer and football frolicking, I was free to enjoy the silence and play my Johnny Cash without guilt.

Keith was up late working and I was working on a beautiful Valentine's Commission for Dawn which then led me to make a new pendant for the Etsy Creative Challenge.

The theme this week was to use a singer or musician as inspiration, and since I was deep in a Johhny Cash place, I chose him. Specifically his later recording of the song Rose of My Heart, when I hear it, I just ache all over.

I want to walk down the aisle to this when I get married, though Keith is still thinking Cocaine Blues by Johnnie Cash is still the better song, I can't seem to make him understand that my mother will drop dead on the spot if she hears the words "Shot that Bad Bitch Down"...


I am getting way off track, where was I...oh right, I decided to make a pendant, which I will be honest with you, I love making them because I just love, love, love using the power drill.

As many of you know or can at least gather from reading my blogs, I am a girlie girl. try as I might I was never a tom boy, or really any good at doing ANYTHING in a mechanical way at all.

So I will be honest when I say that the first few times I used the drill I was totally petrified, but now that I have gotten the hang of it, I feel like every little whole I drill is a major accomplishment.

Even Keith mentioned that I have a look of pride on my face evertime I take the drill out.

And yes, I realize I am drilling a small hole in a small piece of wood in order to make a necklace, but still...every time I do it I feel as though it is one step closer to me being able to build a house, or a car or a spaceship or something.

it's the little things, really that make me smile, and it's the smiles that seem so hard sometimes, so I just have to hang on to them.

The now infamous pendant is up for sale in my Etsy Shop

Oh and the lyrics to the Johnny Cash song are

Rose of My Heart

We're the best partners this world's ever seen,
Together as close as can be.
Sometimes it's hard to find time in between,
To tell you what you are to me.

You are the rose of my heart,
You are the love of my life.
A flower not fading nor falling apart,
If you're tired, rest your head on my arm.
Rose of my heart.

When sorrow holds you in her arms of clay,
It's rain drops that fall from your eyes.
Your smile's like the sun come to earth for a day,
You brighten my blackest of skies.

You are the rose of my heart,
You are the love of my life.
A flower not fading nor falling apart,
If you're cold, let my love make you warm.
Rose of my heart.

So hard times or easy times, what do I care,
There's nothing I'd change if I could.
The tears and the laughter are things that we share,
Your hand in mine makes all times good.

You are the rose of my heart,
You are the love of my life.
A flower not fading nor falling apart,
You're my harbor in life's restless storm.Rose of my heart.

Rose of my heart.


Blogger Aaron said...

Not a comment on your girlishness, but when I first saw the title of this post, I thought it was going to be about how you injured yourself with a power drill. Thank Xenu I was wrong.

5:41 PM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

aaron, I hope your "no comment" on my girlishness is not a dis at me not even being considered a girl to you... I did not hurt myself with the power drill, though I did almost choke to death on Smart Food that I was eating for breakfast...yes, I WAS easting popcorn for breakfast.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Oh, come on, are you still on about that not-thinking-of-you-as-a-girl thing? That joke seems to have scarred you for life. ;)

Also, popcorn for breakfast sounds good. Really, it's good any time.

7:24 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

I am scared about you not thinking of me as a girl, and trust me, people out here have said it too....

this morning I had peanut butter Hershey kisses and diet Pepsi for breakfast.

9:48 AM  
Blogger gilfling said...

I love that song so much! The album never leaves my player at the moment. Makes me cry though - I am such a blub! The pendant is gogeous and I adore the colour you have used. Well done for getting the challenge done so quickly. x

9:50 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

thanks gillian!! I love that song too, I m hoping to walk down the aisle to it someday, I just love it.

12:19 PM  

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