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, February 09, 2007

Yesterday




morning sunshines

wow, so yesterday was.....I have no idea what yesterday was. equal parts terrible and beautiful and all the lovely little moments in between.

I was going to blog today about Fashion Week in NY, but now I'm not.....yesterday was hectic and crazy, I worked here in the morning, and then at the comic shop during the day, by the time I got home I had a zillion emails to go through and frankly I just wanted to relax and watch "The Office", not think about how a huge part of my day today is going to be spent packaging up orders and cleaning up before we get the mean cheese this weekend...when all I really want to do is paint...

so anyway, I was wading through emails late in the afternoon when my bubs came in and told me that Anna Nicole Smith died...

at first I though he was pulling a mean prank, but alas...as you all know.He wasn't.

I was upset, I'm still upset. you see, I honestly loved her...is that strange? I just did.

In all of her glory and no glory at all, she always made me smile and cry a little inside.

You have to understand that truthfully I am one part fashion obsessed pop culture and celebrity junkie, and one part whimsical little creature who drinks too much chocolate milk and is still madly in love with the first boy who ever broke her heart....

To me, Anna Nicole....how she looked, how she sounded, all of it reminded me so very much of my mother's sister Sylvia, it was not even funny.

My beautiful Aunt much like most of the women in my family was an equal mix of beauty, sex appeal,m and and odd child like quality that made you just love them, no matter what.

She lived with us off and on when I was growing up, as she was a very "troubled" woman. It is because of her I love Marilyn Monroe, butterflies, and bikinis....

My aunt died when she was 39....just when seemingly her life finally began to take shape, suddenly it was gone.

So last night when I heard about Anna, all of that came back to me....and all at once I was a poor little 10 year old....

and it was all just so beautiful and so incredibly sad all at once.

Anna Nicole to me, was like the Crocodile Hunter was to a lot of people...just a smile.

I know, I know...such a downer for a Friday morning...

there was some really wonderful points to yesterday, after hearing the sad anna news....a but later in the evening I noticed that I was featured on the home page of Etsy....

which was so very cool, I need to thank the lovely Heatherly for sending me a screen shot of it...as I can never figure out hoe to do it. My piece was on the bottom row on the left. I also want to thank moxiedoll for making the list...oh and I also want to thank the Academy and the cast and crew of....wait, sorry I lapsed into my Oscar Speech that I have been preparing since I was small.

ok....onto other news....

Next Friday is the beginning of the Slumber Party Weekend, and you are all invited. Just please make sure that at some point over the weekend starting on Friday, you swing by my blog and leave a comment that you are attending and exactly what you will be bringing to the party and what we will all be doing. I will update my blog periodically with links to all of you....so this should be fun.

please keep in mind that since I am an awfully liberated girl, that the following items would be fine to bring to a sleepover weekend....mini bottles of alcohol, boys, music that would be a bad influence on us.

Oh, and to top it all off......I believe they are re-playing the Justin Timberlake Saturday Night Live Episode next Saturday...I missed it the first time as we had the "mean cheese"....

The piece I posted today is available in my Etsy shop, it should be posted later on today, I did it in conjunction with the Creative Challenge on etsy, hosted by jewelstreet. The theme was to do something inspired by a slumber party....I created this piece titled "When It Seemed This Was All There Was"

hope you all have a beautiful day....

xxxoooxoxoxoxoxoxo

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8 Comments:

Blogger gilfling said...

Oh Jenn I just adore your piece for the creative challenge - the colours are incredible and the mood and atmosphere - I love it.

I was so sad too to hear of Anna Nicole Smith' death, I hope the memories it brought back for you aren't too painful.

And congratulations on your front page, I was just so utterly delighted for you!!!!

Hope today is better for you my dear. From your friend over the sea.....

xxx

10:21 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

Congrats on being on the front page! You were up for most of the night.

I'm coming to the slumber party, btw. Just want you to know. I hope today goes much better.

10:32 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

Strange that your aunt was 39 when she died and so was Anna Nicole. So many similarities, it seems. I'm very sorry for both losses.

The new piece is gorgeous! Love the reds you are using lately! Red is my favorite... :)

What is this about the slumber party? I think I'm late on the uptake here but I love slumber parties and would like to know more. Maybe I could swing by!

Have a fab one, dear!

xo.... :)

11:47 AM  
Blogger mohairpink said...

Just discovered your very sweet blog. I feel the same about Anna Nicole. So sad. Congrats on your front page - must go and check it out. I LOVE the slumber party idea. Can people come if they are brand new to your blog?

1:26 PM  
Blogger http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Hi!!! I missed you! I was the one gone for a few days. Did you see my mousy in your e-mail? Awful. Yes, jumping into it. I was shocked about Anna Nicole. WHat?? It seemes like someone always kept her so drugged...I don't know.. and the baby??? OMG. I am upset too. Hey. NPR are talking about her now too just now. what??

11:17 AM  
Blogger dusk&summer said...

its so sad that she died...i feel so bad for her daughter.

2:41 AM  
Blogger My Marrakech said...

What's the front page? What happened to Anna Nicole Smith? So out of it. Eeek!

8:29 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Purple said...

Great post!!
Congrats on the Etsy front page!!!

Chamara

11:00 PM  

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