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:

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Post about a book, a shop, a purse, and a good mail day

Good Morning people!!

ok, be warned, this post might be all sorts of all over the place today, I've got a lot of ground to cover and not a lot of attention span on my part to do it...

so hold on tight, it's going to be a bumpy ride (said in my best/worst Bette Davis, All About Eve impersonation).

First, let's get back to two days ago...thank you all for the lovely book suggestions, I am convinced that the Time Travelers Wife will be a good choice.

So, my bubs and I had a spare 45 minutes we decided to go to the new, Used Book Megastore that has opened less that 5 minutes from our apartment.

Half Priced Books, is sort of the Barnes and Noble of Used places....complete with "comfy" chairs and a coffee's not Starbucks people, but they do try.

so anyway, we went to the new location and I was armed with my list...I have to say as they are still new that the store was overall...wonderful, with a great fashion section....but alas I was on a mission. To get a new novel.

I head over to the fiction/literature section with list in hand and.......IT'S TEENY!!!!!

One long shelf front and back, but some of the books that were classified as literature...cough...Danielle Steele...cough, really belong in the romance section.

I look through everything and find.....NOT ONE BOOK on my list, they did not even have a fall back choice of another Patricia Gregory book so I could continue with my Royal Court OCD.

I did notice they had a few Tracey Chevalier books, and I did love her book The Girl With The Pearl Earring so much, that I decided on Falling Angels....

On the way out, I noticed that they did have an over abundance of a book called "The History of Farting".


I could not evn open it....and really can't imagine that a subject matter such as, would warrant a book.....but who am I to judge.


(ok now we jump forward in time)

So that night when I am about to go to sleep and curl up to read my new book, I am about two pages in and I think to myself, wow...this is good, it reminds me of a book I read where two little girls play with the gravediggers son in the cemetary...

(I turn the page)

enter the grave diggers son.

I've already read this damn book.


(now we move ahead in time again)

so last night while out and about, I find myself in conversation with someone from the Half Price Books Dynasty, I tell him of my shock and horror over The History of Farting....he tells me that book is the highest selling book at all of their locations, that the book store as a whole bought the rights to that book, and have made a virtual fortune from it.


Yet one more reason to hate Ohio...

(ok, now we are going back in time)

My Purse Saga....

ok so the other day I got it in my head that I needed a new purse, so I went a browsing through etsy to find the perfect lovely thing to be the replacement for my Prada for the summer, the only catch....I am painfully broke and in debt up to my eye balls.

so when I found this

I fell in love, I sent a message to the shop owner Ellene McClay, to ask if she would consider trading, and I was lucky enough that she said yes!!!!

You must go to her shop Deciduoussoul

everything in it is wonderful, wonderful!!!!!

ok, now on to the celeb letters of yesterday, I just have to thank you all for playing along in my fantasy world, I really love reading the letters, they give me such I think we really broke new ground yesterday, we had some nice angry letters, plus our first ever letter to a fictional character.

good job!!

I have decided that sometime over the summer I am going to self publish a book/zine, a compilation of the best of the letters, it will be like the Post Secret books, except instead of deeply emotional and honest, well it will be vapid and hilarious.

The other day I also got some wonderful, wonderful mail....Not only did I get two fashion magazines, W and Harpers Bazaar but I also got an amazing present in the mail from the lovely and talented Jody. You may be familiar with her shop or her blog....I stalk both on a regular basis.

Well she sent me a documentary about Gia, no not the movie starring my favorite person ever, Angelina Jolie....but an actual documentary.

How hot is that?

I will watch it today while I do a bunch of stuff that is not fun, such as laundry, packaging things, and what not.

I really wish I could get an unpaid intern to do my packaging and stuff for me, that way I would be free to paint all day.

Because I am really enjoying what I am doing lately, check out my latest piece, it is not in my etsy shop yet,but later today it will be. It is called "I Never Spoke About You"

I am also listing several art cards, all about my latest obsessions, a Gia card, a Boleyn card, a NYC card, and a vintage lady card.

so excited.

ok, you have read enough of my babble for now, I probably should have saved some of this for tomorrow's post when I will no doubt have nothing to write about.


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Blogger Beej said...

You should have a child.

in five years, child=unpaid intern. It pays for itself!

9:09 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

lol at beej. It is so true though that child =unpaid intern.

I love that purse!

9:13 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

no children!!!!

but ben or aimee you can send me yours for a day or so a week, I will try to take care of them while they work for me...keep in mind that I can't cook, so you should send them along with their own supply of food...

9:20 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

aargh, I wish my damn office did not block etsy, I sooo want to check out that purse now.

I spit out my coffee when you wrote The History of Farting, I am amazed.

I think the zine idea is great, there are some fantastically written (and hilarious) fan mail on here. you know they will only get better too as people get more creative.

Enjoy the Gia doc, I don't know if you know about Zoe Lund (the bad lieutenant) but you will see her talking about herion. She is a former model/actress and amazing to look at, she has quite a story as well but is now dead. I think most of the people in that documentary are, sadly, now dead.

9:24 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

Nice purse and the bookstore, despite the being the farting empire, sounds interesting. There is a book here - a CHILDREN'S book, no less - called "Walter the Farting Dog". I don't get that. Why oh why would anyone read that to their child? Hmph.

Can't wait to see the Boleyn card!


Karen Beth :)

9:28 AM  
Blogger Beej said...

Karen Beth -

Walter the Farting Dog even has a sequel. Lame.

I sold more of that book the last year I was running the bookstore than any other kids book by far.

9:48 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

Beej - That just AMAZES me. Seriously.

10:34 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

In response to BEEJ:I think its more like 10 years and then the interning starts (or perhaps my 5 year old version was more willful than yours). Jen,I love that you are a devoted book reader,I am presently reading another Gregory Maguire book,Confession of an ugly stepsister. What I love about his writing is he will take a fairy tale and turn it on its ear. Characters you have loved OR hated all your life,and suddenly your opinion of them changes to the other extreme!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

I totally agree with ya stilettoheights. NO children for me either! I think their cute but I can only put up with them for a certain amount of time and then send them home. I don't know if I could handle them 24/7.....

I wanted to show you my new work! I wanted to get your oppinion on it. It's on my blog.PLUS, I'm gonna make a deck of mini-art cards all based on collage works. Your soooo freakin' inspiring! *HUGS*

11:51 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

angela that is so sweet, I saw your work on your blog!! beautiful.

I can't wait to see your cards!

11:53 AM  
Blogger Izabella said...

love your blog writings! :)

can't wait to hear more about your book/zine post secret endeveour!

xo ~Bella
p.s. I tried etsy for awhile, didn't sell a darned thing...maybe because they were prints?!

12:05 PM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

isabella - etsy has grown a lot, and art especially prints do well there, maybe you should reconsider.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I've tried getting someone to work as my personal assistant who didn't mind getting paid in homemade takers.

2:54 PM  
Blogger molly said...

i love your blog

6:57 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Purple said...

What a delight your posts are...I enjoy my visit every day....cheers

10:34 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

I really like your style. And if Isabella is a visitor, you HAVE to be good. :)

10:36 PM  
Blogger said...

ARGH! What an annoying bookstore! I have "the girl with the pearl earring" I never read it cuz I saw the movie.. should I still read it????? I am serious, look for "savage grace." You will like it! I think? Welllll, don't hold me to it!! Awesome bag!! Yipppeeee woo hoo!!!

1:03 AM  

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