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, February 13, 2007

Blanket Of Snow a Blanket of Woe**

(** the title of today's post comes from an episode of Fraggle Rock)

Good morning snow bunnies!

We are getting clobbered by snow as I type this, and I have to say I am just so in love with the fact that I do not have to out to go to work...I have everything I need right here, tons of art supplies, a cool new French Magazine called Numero that I got during my emergency magazine run at the Barnes and Noble...yes it WAS an emergency, we're having a snow storm for pete's, I love Numero, the images are so evocative....

plus, every time I "read" a French magazine I al always reminded of the movie Flashdance, because at one point Jennifer Beals was reading French Vogue, and when I was little and saw that, well, I just fell in love.

What's that you say....when I was little I watched Flashdance...yes, yes I did, but it was on tv and heavily edited, but I blame that movie as well as Saved by the Bell for my love of the movie Showgirls.

Ok before I go to far I just want to thank the ever lovely Gilfling for buying one of my pieces to help the Moxie Fund.

Well, what to do today, what to bubs is home and playing the guitar in the next room, and I am click clacking away, soon to go forth into the big room to work on some pieces.

Oh, the one horrible thing about today is that more poor bubs will have to go out and see our neighbors on either side of us will do nothing to help in the snow, the Lord of Ghetto on one side is useless and the Mister Hillbilly on the other side as see neither of them have jobs, so it is hard for me to understand how their schedule can be so jammed that they can't work a little "dig the driveway out from a pile of snow" time.

But who am I to judge.

Speaking of judging, I am terribly afraid that I have somehow gotten a little snobby...not really sure how it happened, but I fear that I am morphing into the little princess I always tried not to be....

I notice this every time I go to the grocery store....and the people there....with their huge cartloads of meats and bad beer, their screaming children and the fact that they are all still wearing their jammies and house slippers...NO MATTER WHAT TIME OF DAY!!!!!!

I just want to scream...would it kill them to through on a little lip gloss, and maybe I don't

ok, done rant, sorry. I know I see a lot of this because of the section of the city I live in, very fringe white trash with encroaching wall of crime.

The problem is the parts of the city we want to live, well they are just to expensive...after all, I am a little pauper.

ok, yesterday during my post I was wondering what you were all doing on Valentine's Day....I got a variety of responses on my different blogs and through email...some even wanted some ideas of what to do...

so here they are in no particular order....

1- write a love letter, a real love letter, not email, not a note but a letter. This is especially good for people who have a love who is 9000 miles away ( I am looking at you Recy), this is also good for people who might have feelings for someone that they are keeping all hidden. Keep in mind that you don;t ever have to mail the letter...

2- have a date night, with yourself. Do the things you love to do, that everyone else sort of groans at, like reading French magazines while listening to Damien Rice over and over again...

3- if you are a hopeless romantic, go looking on ebay for old love letters...and then buy them, and send them to me, as I collect them.

4 - just treat the day like any other, no bah humbugs, just a day...Don't let Valentine's Day be the boss of you.

ok, that's enough self help nonsense from me...keep in mind you don't have to listen to any of it, I am no expert, just a girl in love...

ok, and in honor of the reason for the and romance, I am showcasing one piece a day that is just dreamy and romantic, today I am showing "You are Only This Moment" a small collage on paper, it is encased in an acrylic case so you do not need to frame it.

it is available for sale in my shop.

until tomorrow...which might be cut short because I will have to go to the shop....but tomorrow nonetheless.

lots of kisses and lots of hugs.

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Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

Your snow is heading this a-way. I hope you had a lovely snowy day of reading French magazines and listening to Damien Rice.

9:21 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

Beautiful new piece, Jenn. I love that!

I have already written and mailed a love letter to my love. I am not hopeful that it will arrive in time for Valentine's as his Valentine's is TODAY but maybe it will get there at some point. (The mail service for parcels Down Under is pitiful.)

I had planned to blog about solo Valentine's Days later today so stay tuned. You gave some great tips and, I don't have much light to shed on it but I can sure ramble about it! Ha!

Well, have a great day and stay warm! xo... :)

12:54 PM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Beautiful work as ever Jenn, hope you are having a lovely day of painting and sheltering from the snow. I love your list for valentines and shall be following 1 and 2 as my sweetheart is working late tomorrow so I shall have the morning with him then evening to myself. Have a great day!!

1:17 PM  
Blogger said...

I am just stopping in to send love and hugs and That Creation!!! It is unreal!!! One of my faves. I love necks. I am so in a hurry. I am going to come back and read, but I wanted to send warmth for tuesday!!!

2:10 PM  
Blogger My Marrakech said...

I am going to Casablanca all day for Valentines day. I leave at 6am and return at midnight. Poor dear husband. But I did do a blog post for him.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Purple said...

Another great post...loved it


9:33 PM  

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