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, March 23, 2007

Obsessions and the like




Welcome to Friday~~~

it has been rainy in scenic Columbus for what feels like forever, which has put me in the mood to curl up eat some cakes, and nap, nap, nap.

but alas, I have packaging to be done, blogs to be written, and houses to be child-proofed in preparation for the mean cheese arrival this weekend.

First order of business today...HAPPY BIRTHDAY AIMEE!!!!! (I am pretty sure it's today). You should all heads on over tp her blog and wish her well!

Yesterday I mentioned that the one and only Jody sent me a documentary about Gia. I watched it yesterday, and I cannot thank her enough!! It was wonderful, filled with photos I had never seen before, as well as a wonderful interview with legendary make up artist as well as Gia's former lover, Sandy Linter. Sandy is still white hot, and oozes with Debbie Harry cool!

awesome.

Also a prolonged interview with Francesco Scavullo was also totally amazing. When I was little I would stare at the covers of Cosmopolitan and just wish I could look like those girls, what I did not realize then, was that Scavullo was shaping the way I viewed "pretty".

Anyway, the documentary was amazing, and now I am even more convinced that if I was a dead, heroin addicted, lesbian super model from the 1970's...I would so be Gia.

I included today one of the wonderful images from her photo shoot with Helmut Newton, as well as an aceo I have of her in my shop, which features a very early pre NYC modeling days of Gia.

I also need to talk about how excited I am about a couple of things, first my darling friend Karen Beth has decided to do a zine, it is still in the very early planning stages, but she has asked me to do a cover for it, I will be collaborating with the adorable Lou from "art and ghosts" on the project.

I have been mentoring Lou over on etsy, and she is not only wonderful as a person, but just eerily talented, if you have not seen her work, you need to. I am in love with her photos, but she also does some wonderful work with doll imagery which is just fascinating.

While talking with her we realized we had a mutual love for the movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock" which I have not seen in years, but it is one of my favorite genres of movies "anything about a boarding school".

SO anyway, the darling said she would send me a copy of the movie....YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now it's all I can think about!!

Oh and if you have the chance, your should check out the wonderful Tina's cute blog over on myspace, she decided to feature me as her shop of the week, which was a wonderful surprise when she asked.

I have a special sale going on her blog so you can go check it out to get the code if you are interested...

I got to see my friend Diana last night briefly, we met so we could look through my book, my book being my small portfolio of little collages, while she was picking out the pieces she would be taking, she told me how her son's Godfather had just returned home from Paris, where he picked up a new magazine foe me.

I was just thrilled, I don;t know which one it is, but it does not matter at all!!!!! As you all well know, I have a bit of a magazine, problem.

So I am coming up on a bunch of milestones that will be happening in the coming weeks, I am almost at 150 blog posts, 800 items sold on etsy, and my one year mark on etsy too...it's a lot going on all at once, you can expect me to get all generous and crazy with goodies with purchases, like Willie Wonka or some such nonsense, but instead of the oompa loompas, we just have the mean cheese.

that's all for now loves, until next time.

xoxo





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12 Comments:

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

I can't even imagine having made 800 pieces, let alone sold them all. That's awesome.

8:57 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

I am glad you enjoyed the Gia Doc, I know the quality can be rough in some parts, but it came that way. Occasionally they still show the doc at independent theatre houses or film festivals across the country, so keep your eyes open!

ahhh sandy linter is so debbie harry gorgeousness. I hope to look as hot as either of them at any age. I totally see why Gia was infatuated with her now.

I can't wait to see the zine Karen Beth is creating and you are all collaborating on. I am sure if will be complete awesomeness.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

Congratulations on all your milestones! Keep up the awesome work!

9:34 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

I'm also VERY excited about our upcoming collaboration! I think it will just be perfect and I'm busily planning away.

I hope your weekend with The Mean Cheese is DE-lightful!

Are you feeling better, by the way?

xo,

Karen Beth :)

9:55 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

thank you for the birthday wishes!

Congrats on all of those super milestones! I hope I can be as good as you when I grow up. lol.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Izabella said...

I adore coming over hear to read about all of your news! all the great things in your life...800 pieces!!! that is amazing, that is a huge accomplishment...actually that sounds like a kool name for a piece "800 pieces" :)

xo ~Bella

11:23 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

I just wanted to pop in and say HEY! Wow that's tooo kewl! I wish I could just sell one piece. LOLOLOL

How have you been? You were saying before how you didn't feel well?

11:39 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

hi everyone

I have been much better since about Monday, Tuesday.

thank you everyone for asking.

Let's hope little sarah is not sick this weekend and then things should be fine.

11:43 AM  
Blogger artandghosts said...

our collabortion seems decidedly more real after reading your post!
it is a pleasure to be a part of this idea, so thankyou very much for involving me:)
and also for your kind words!

congratulations also, on your nearing anniversary!
800 sales - !!!

4:10 PM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Jenn!! How are you?!! I am sorry for lack of contact but all the info/news etc is now up on my blog so you can see the corset!! The blog is not all on the one page so look out for the 'to be continued' link at the bottom to see the rest of it. I really hope you like it!!

xxxxxx

5:15 PM  
Blogger KSV said...

I love that black and white picture. I was just talking to someone about Gia, oh yah, my friend Barb said she felt like Gia because her face was falling off (she just had the chicken pox). It was a strange analogy. At any rate, I have been meaning to tell you that if you would like a handbag, I would be more than happy, thrilled even, to put one together for you. Would you like a tote, or a purse? Big or small, short or tall? Let me know!

11:05 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

love the Gia piece!

11:14 AM  

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