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:

Friday, March 09, 2007

lots of words

good day to you all

so yesterday I woke up only to find that most of the lights in our apartment had burned out...I swear i think our sockets or outlets or whatever they are just "burn hotter" than they are supposed to, our lights are always burning out...

so why am I giving you this pointless information....because of all the lights being burned out, that made taking new photos of pieces to list on etsy...well, just impossible.

So today, I will be taking a million photos and listing a boatload on etsy, we have the mean cheese this weekend so there will be no "work" time for me.

I also really, really, really wanted to thank everyone for their comments yesterday, it really means a lot. My mom and I have had our fair share of issues in the past and there were times when I have sworn off her completely...but the past few years have really opened my eyes to so many things.

She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer almost 3 years ago, she beat it, but it was still in many ways a wake up call...more so I think for me than her.

My mother, in all her ways...just wants to love me, that's all nothing more and nothing problem is letting her love me. I used to think my problem was letting myself love her, but I don;t think that's it, I think I just need to let her love me, the way she can.

I think I will write her a letter, and send her a little package of stuff...though even typing this I know just that process will be hard for me, letting her in, letting her see that vulnerability that I try so very hard to hide.

wish me luck.

ok, wow again this post is all over the place, that's what I get for sitting down to blog with no clear idea in my head about what to write about...

I do need to say a bunch of stuff that I know no one cares about but me.....but I need to get it out.

What a bid week in my little world of comics....sigh...I know, I know I am a huge geek, but please I have not gotten a new fashion magazine in ages (like almost a week)...

ok so there are only two more issues of Strangers In Paradise left before it is done forever, I really, really don't think I can handle it, every time it comes in I start crying before I even open the book, needless to say the book it all heart wrenching and intangible ache at this point...damn Terry Moore for being so talented. the DC Comics world....F*#K!!! They killed off Isis in 52....I am not happy.

oh and in the Marvel universe, they killed off Captain America, which has been all hyped in all the damn newspapers, I believe the local paper out here actually somehow tied the death of Captain America in with America's War on it was damn Osama that shot him...whatever, I know he's not dead, and technically I don;t even like him, but come on!!!

ok, I am done with the comic stuff, thanks for reading it, but I just have to get it out or else it will make my head actually explode.

And, last but not least...I am at 749 sales in my Etsy Shop, which means my 750th sale will be getting not one, but two free art cards (they are a set and they are adorable), so whoever buys the 750th piece sold will get extra goodies.

I like to give stuff away, it makes me feel like Elvis when he would give away Cadillacs...

ok, that is enough ramble for this morning, thank you all for listening/reading...I love each and everyone of you for it, if I met you in "real life" I would give you each a big squeeze and kisses.

the piece I am featuring today is a new Marilyn is Called "This Was All She Wanted"

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Blogger RecyVintage said...

I think it is great that you are going to be in touch with your Mom. Good for you! She will LOVE a goodie package of your art, I'm sure, and will love even more to hear from you. I'm 110% confident that it will do you both a world of good.

No fashion mags for a week? Do I need to send an emergency intervention package to you!?!? This is dire... :)

Love the new items. Can't wait to see the ones you list today!

xoxo... Karen Beth :)

9:28 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Karen Beth I am listing a ton of cards today!!!

If I ever get motivated enough to go take pictures of

9:36 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

I had an idea for you!

After you read The Other Boleyn Girl (which I'm getting in the mail tomorrow for you... FINALLY!), you should do a whole English court theme, with women in their fancy gowns and such, or maybe even an Anne Boleyn one specifically. That would be SO neat!

I can't wait to see the new cards! I'm waiting anxiously! :)

9:46 AM  
Blogger coco said...

thats a lovely photo of marylin.

10:29 AM  
Blogger said...

Put on that sparkly jumpsuit and meet me in Vegas, Elvis!! hee heeeeee...You should do an Elvis collection!!!Fun!!!I miss you! I have been so immersed in the real world. It has been spinning me through a revolving door and I can't get out! I must take a few hours now to catch up in the blogging world. It moves so fast! A couple of days, and swoosh!! Thank you for hearting my empty Etsy shop. I am going to try to get a few things in today. I just don't want to put like 3 things in and set a precedence for what people will think I have in there, ya know? I want to be a little more organized, but like within hours. Even if it is 48 or 72. You are so super supportive and wonderful!! What a kind, loving and true spirit you have.

About Mom. Sometimes it is hard for us to accept their strangenness and their conversations and their quirks. Their expectations and such. But, when I was 26 I decided to treat my mom like the older women I work with. I am patient with them, and I listen and I put up with their strangeness. I realized, maybe I should overlook the drama of my mom, and just accept. It takes time. It is not easy. Mom/Dot relationships can be hard. My mom has changed too, more accepting too...It has evolved. I hope with all my heart, you can find a lovely back and forth dance with your mum!! xxo, Vanessa

11:03 AM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

Your stuff is always so pretty... I can't wait to own some of it! I ordered some jewelry last week and I still haven't gotten it yet. Maybe it will be a lovely surprise for today!

Have a good weekend with the mean cheese...

12:11 PM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

oh, and also, where's ben? he's been MIA from my blog for weeks! ok, a few days. but still! is he dead?

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best of luck with your mom, the past is the past and now is now.

Marilyn makes me sad, how can someone shine with so much happiness but end their life so tragically? It's a beautiful piece.

12:18 PM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

I love the title of your new piece,and feel like it is somehow in honor of your mom.As a mommy myself,and probably a wierd one, I hope you will be vulnerable to her. It would mean the world to her. I don't know your complete history with her.,but where I am concerned,my girls are irrisistable to me. I would probably suck the sweet life-force out of them if it wasn't contained in their precious bodies!

2:42 PM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Oh Jenn I adore you for your honesty and open-ness. So much of what you say resonates with my own realationship with my mother. Can't wait to see all your new cards etc. Have a wonderful fun filled weekend with the mean cheese!!! xxx

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My lights always burn out tooo...UGGGG FRUSTRATING! I didn't get enough light so I open my windows when I paint now. LOLOL Anyhoo, beautiful work as usual! :)

4:23 PM  

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