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

Monday, March 05, 2007

Monday, Monday...


morning loves

I hope you all had a a wonderful weekend. I survived the comic show yesterday.

(I know, I know you were all really worried about me)

It was long and arduous at times and the only thing that got me through it was my bubs, and the fact that I said over and over again in my head "thank God I'm not in Cleveland". That really helped, also the fact that when it was done I got to eat a grilled cheese and French fries off the kids menu at the restaurant...

it was Yum-tastic, but frankly I believe that grilled cheese makes anything better.

So if you popped by the ye olde blog sometime this weekend you know that I spent a ton of time this weekend all cuddled up watching movies.

I am a movie junkie, I just want to clarify that in case you didn't know, I also get "overly involved" when watching a movie...like there have been "situations" when watching a film that I have become so distraught...that people I was with actually feared for me.

When I was 4 or 5 and saw ET in the theater I actually had to be taken out....after ET turned white, I had a meltdown, it was near catastrophic, there was screaming, crying...I believe there was even dry heaving.

When I saw Return of The King (poor aaron & ben can attest to this) I cried from beginning to end...audibly sobbing, not just silent girlie tears...big bad tears.

I can't even begin to describe what it was like to see Cold Mountain and The Notebook, that god I was with bubs who very sweetly just rubbed my back and said (in regards to Cold Mountain) "How could you not see that coming?" and (in regards to the notebook) "if you read the book and knew this would happen, why did you watch it?".

So the point I am trying to make, is...I watched the BEST movie ever this weekend.

The Prestige.

It was brilliant from beginning to end, just flawless, I don;t want to write too much about it because I don't want to spoil it for those who have not seen it...

At first I thought I would like it because it had a comic book and pop culture cast to die for...Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman, Christan "Batman" Bale, Michael "ALfred (Batman's Butler" Caine, David "Goblin King" Bowie, Scarlett "I am Flawless in Jenn's Eyes" Johannson, and the guy who played Golem in Lord of The Rings....sorry I don't remember his name.

The movie did once again make me totally obsessed with that time period...and magic.

I went out last night and rented a wonderful/horrible shark movie called "12 Days Of Terror" it is about shark attacks in 1916, I also rented The Illusionist which I will watch today while I am "working".

So please bear with me...if I fall into an odd speech patter and start saying things like "Watch out for the horseless carriage", or "let's go sea bathing, it is supposed to ward off Polio", you will have to just cope with that.

Did you all know that I used to be a magicians assistant? It's true, it was one of my strangest jobs, though he hated being called a magician and only referred to himself as a "psychic entertainer"...it was equal parts fun and so NOT FUN!!!!!!

And for the record, I never got to wear amazing things like Miss Johannson wore in The Prestige....

Oh, and I watched Hollywoodland this weekend, which was...ok, like if it were a TV movie I would think it was awesome, but as a real movie, well it just had way too much Ben Afflect in it for me, though I do like the time period it was showing off, which was 1950's Hollywood....though again, I am a total sucker for that stuff.

The piece I am showing off today is sort of inspired by the whole film noir old Hollywood thing, it is available for sale in my etsy shop.

It is called "Before She Goes On Stage"

Stay tuned for more "Prestige" inspired items, I have a feeling there will be some coming.

until then...

xxooxxoxoxoxoxoxo

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20 Comments:

Blogger Beej said...

To be fair, Aaron himself sobbed at return of the king.

When the elves left middle earth, I thought Aaron was going to have to make his own lonely march into the misty lands of the lobby until the sun dried his girlish tears.

8:25 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

he will kill you for that ben, you do realize?

8:46 AM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

HAHAHAHAHA Aaron sobbing at Return of the King... I knew he loved those hobbits!

Jenn, I love the greens in that new piece. I feel strange "commissioning" you to make something, but if you happened to create something with those awesome greens and with a tree/plant/victorian stairs I would snatch it up in a second.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Beej said...

As once discussed on some blog, an "epic battle" between Aaron and I would result in a tiny bit of running around, a useless punch or two, and the both of us collapsed in heaps panding and saying "Wait....let....me catch....my breath." Then we'd be distracted by some girl with glasses or something, and all would be forgiven.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Funky Finds said...

thanks for all your great comments on funky finds! have a great week.

8:52 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

OMG, I have loved Christian Bale since he was in a long forgotten and not very much seen musical called Newsies. I drool every time I see him which I cannot say that about most male movie stars. Oi! I will no longer be able to concentrate today.

9:32 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

I think you are multiple hollywood glamour-queen souls reincarnated. Beautiful work!

When I lived in upstate NY, my SO and I looked on a map and decided to pick a place to visit that was 5 hours away for a weekend. We saw Cleveland and thought hey, we have never been to Ohio. Lets just say I have never wanted to go back to Ohio but maybe it was a particularly bad weekend, I was drunk for most of it.

9:39 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

Good morning, beauty!

Firstly, surely we are soul sisters. I too think that a grilled cheese makes ANYTHING better. They are one of my favorite things to eat... ever!... even though I know how simplistic that makes me.

Okay, onto the movie bonanza...

Believe this or not, I have NEVER EVER EVER seen ET. Isn't that crazy? I know.

Loved The Notebook and also cried like a baby when I watched it. I watched it with Jay once when he was here and, bless his heart, he tried SO HARD not to laugh at me as I was sobbing uncontrollably on the couch but he couldn't hold it together. He fell out laughing which, of course, just made me mad. :)

Love Hugh Jackman but of course, I have a soft spot for Aussies.

And, I thought that Golam in LOTR was a little computer generated character!?!? Do I totally have that wrong? Apparently so. Hmph.

"12 Days of Terror"... couldn't watch that. My worst fear of all the fears in this entire world is sharks. Eek.

I leave entirely too long comments.

xo... :)

9:40 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

NPW- I will make something and I will let you know about it, and they you can choose...no need to commission anything, that does sound very grown up.

Jewel- Is Christan BAle your movie start boyfriend? Maybe you should write him a letter this week.

CountryGirl- Cleveland sucks, I am glad I am 2 hours away, not that Columbus is that much better, but at least it's not Cleveland...they are trying to get my bubs to transfer to Cleveland....so I might be cursing myself.

Recy- Golem was computer generated but was an actual actor for one scene, plus the guy who played him did all the golem stuff and then they took him out and inserted the cartoony guy...I know WAY TOO MUCH about LOTR

10:07 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

oh and Karen Beth.....I hate to say it but one of my guilty pleasure is watching shark movies, I sort of love them, and every time I was them I just keep saying "I bet I could fight that shark" in my mind I can do that, and bubs just says "yes baby you could punch that shark right in the face"

10:22 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

Eeeeek! Sharks!

I can't even swim so I know I couldn't fight one off. Besides, I'd have a heart attack and die once I saw the thing. Shark food for sure... I'd be an easy meal. Ha!

10:25 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

in reality I saw a shark one when I was snorkeling in Belize and I freaked and got back on the boat....it is only the imaginary version of me that can fight the thing.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Beej said...

The best week of the year is shark week on discovery. It also is usually my birthday week, so I have all kinds of shark-themed fun!

10:36 AM  
Blogger http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

I don't even know who Aaron is, but I am dying for him to respond!!!!!!!!

Can i just say, I love you more than yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that!!!!

Okay, I am totally living in that time period, always. I actually do not do very many normal people, this day and age things. Blogging is like space age stuff to me.

Also, I saw the Illusionist, confusing it for the Prestige and was very disappointed.

I think I did live in Versailles in the 1700's. I did I did I did!!!! And, I love to go in the bath in my thin nightgown!!! Why did they do that though???

And, I am babbling!!!! You are adored. I have so much to say that my brain is on overdrive!!
I leave the movies with new accents, different beliefs from the ones I walked in with... Sadness, I feel loss at the end of movies. I look at other movies goers wondering what are they doing in my world..Why are they here?? Can't they tell I am E.T.'s sister.. yes, things like that.....XXO...VAnessa

4:37 PM  
Blogger My Marrakech said...

Okay, so I want your life, okay? I love, love movies too.

PS I linked you on my blog.
PS I also featured your etsy store on my stumble blog and so hopeful your store will get a few stumbles:-)

5:14 PM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Oh Jenn I have just been mourning my lack of blogging and commenting and visiting and keeping up with all that is going on in blog land!!! Have missed you!

I saw the prestige at the movies and LOVED IT!!!! One of my main movie 'things' is that I am so dense that I never see what is coming, never anticipate the suprises (sometimes even after seeing a film a few times I still don't remember what is about to happen - which can be a great thing as each time is like watching it for the first time!!!) but I adored that film, the atmosphere, the look of it, the costumes - just everything. I was so glad Scarlet was good in it as I also saw the Black Dahlia and was so dissapointed at her complete lack of character - she just had nothing to do!!

I love you even more now that I know you loved Lord of the Rings - I am almost the biggest fan of the movies and have seen them more times that I can even admit to (and all the extra DVD bits - ALL of them). I sob my heart out at emotional movies - but oh well.

Oh I did that celebrity generator thing a while back but can't remember who I got - I shall have to do it again.

Okay must go - looking forward to catching up tomorrow!

Love you

5:39 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

YUMMY! GRILLED CHEESE! I love me some Grilled Cheese and Tomatoe Soup. LOLOL Don't feel alone girl. I love some movies as well. Although recently I haven't had enough time to watch them. I loved ET! ET PHONE HOME! LOLOLOL I can't wait for the new Sandra Bullock movie to come out. I can't think of the name of it off of my head. Ohhhh the opposite of her..what a HOTTY! Anyhoo...I am going on..so I'll shut up now..lolol what a wonderful post! :)

5:58 PM  
Blogger Beej said...

JENNNNN!

OMG MOHINDERPETERBENNETTOMGOMGOMG

:-(

11:09 PM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

BEN!!!!!!!!!!!

I screamed, like really, really loud.

poor Mohinder!!!!!!!!

11:31 PM  
Blogger molly said...

yep the lyrics are like "why is the red man red? when did he first say ug? why does he ask you how?"

so bad
and yet, so good

12:24 PM  

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