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 29, 2007

A post where I let my guard down, talk about books, and Ebay OCD

Good Morning!!

Off to a bit of a late start this morning after staying out too late last night and then coming home and having this massive allergy attack...I know, I know, it's my own fault for going outside during spring and all, but really...I cannot be a hermit girl all the time.

Can I?

First off, I just want to thank everyone for playing along with celeb letters yesterday, I love reading your letters as well, and a big thank you for those of you who don't write, but just red the letters, I say thank you because you are putting up with a big heap of insanity, lol.

ok, so yesterday morning I got a lovely convo in my etsy box from the uber talented Amy Martin, saying that she had featured me in her blog.

I immediately headed there to see what she had to say....can I just tell you, I was totally taken aback.


the way she writes, and the beautiful things she said about my I have to say, my eyes filled up with tears, and (please allow me to let my guard down for a minute) for just one minute it allowed me to see myself through someone else's eyes. I had no self doubt or angst about anything, I forgot that I am that dorky girl with the low self esteem who used to have peanuts and apples thrown at her on her bus rides to school, I forgot for a minute that most of the time I am scared and very doubtful of what I do.

that is what her post meant to me, so please, I beg all of you to go to her blog and shower it with your comments...they're like internet kisses you know.


moving on from there, yesterday was crazy and hectic start to finish, my bubs and I are changing our apartment around so I will have a work space in the one room with the Air conditioner, as this summer I will be working form here, at the moment the entire place is in a shambles...eeek.

We also went to the used bookstore again yesterday and traded in a bunch of Keith's old books....and with the sore credit I got the huge pile (except for Vogue of course) of fantastic fashion books and a Pre Raphealite book...for the rest of the day I was flipping though them every chance I got...I am telling you, I am so inspired right now and have a ton of things in my head...if I can somehow get them down on paper and canvas...well, I think we will all be happy.

So when pouring over the books, which are so good I wish I could eat them, I got it in my head that I wanted to find some of the Vintage Fashion magazines that the photos originally were published...

oh, this is where I can get into huge, and I mean HUGE trouble!!!

I went sirectly to the computer and then directly to ebay where I typed in the words "Vintage Vogue Magazines"....

well, this is where the trouble starts, from there I found quite literally a million magazines I wanted...then I narrowed down the search "Vintage Vogue" + "Janice Dickenson", "Vintage Vogue" + "Gia"...ite went on from there.

Oh no, can I ask....How much is too much to spend on a single magazine?????

Don't worry I didn't buy anything yet, but I was only stopped because my bubs got home and asked what I was doing, that seemed to have momentarily broken the spell.

but that can only last for so long, right? I mean eventually I will go back there, and on an impulse will buy something, and then all of you will ahve to hear about it, and my guilt about buying a magazine for $100

please, I need help!!!! I could pay bills with that $100 or buy some clothes.

I have to keep that in my mind, at all times.

One last thing before I dash off to do some work today...

I have one set of blocks left in my shop that I listed last night, the rest have been sold....I will be making more in a couple days, for those of you interested, I have gotten emails etc from some of you, so don't fear there will be more. I have a couple sets being planned out in my head already.

I also listed a new collage called "You Used To Love Me Like This" which is also up in my shop.

ok, loves, until tomorrow.


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Blogger gilfling said...

Oh Jenn I feel that too!!! The self doubt etc I mean. But I am so glad that you felt better for that sweet moment yesterday. And for me it was chewing gum..... in the hair I school...from the top of the stairs....on a regular basis. Blah....but days are different and wonderful that I have such wonderful friends.

I am hoping to have something wonderful for my blog in the next couple of days 'borrowed from another blog' and am just waiting to see if I can 'borrow' it as I know you will adore it. We will see.

Aaacht I am blethering today (scottish for talking rubbish).

I adore you!!! xxx

9:13 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

no gillian I adore you, and I knew your Scottish lingo....I love it, reminds me of when I was a wee one and the man my mum took care of was Scottish, he called me "lassie" and would whistle beautiful songs to us.

9:16 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

Good morning, dearie. I do plan to go to Amy's blog later and check out the feature on you but I haven't the time right now. I can't wait to read it though; I know it will be awesome because YOU are awesome!

The magazines sound great. I think I would flip over a vintage Vogue! Incidentally, my own personal Aussie sent me a parcel full of Australian fashion magazines. They are great; so different from ours! I'm so geeked up! Wahoo!

Have a wonderful day!


Karen Beth :)

9:33 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

I love when you and others let their guards down and are real, we are all uber-dorks underneath our thin skin. or we wouldn't be blogging, ha.

The Fashioning Fiction book looks very interesting, I have never seen it before.

Congrats on the beautiful praise

9:58 AM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

Uh oh, Jenn. I think I'm in trouble. My mother told me she wanted that painting you did with the trees for Mother's Day and now it's gone! I thought I was being so good, she just told me yesterday she wanted it and I went on today...

Are you going to do another one like that????

10:08 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Shelly, which painting with the trees??

I have done a few, look in my sold items and tell me which one she was thinking of.

I can do some thing else for her, so don't worry!!!

also, that is totally adorable that your mom likes my work!

Jody - the fashioning fiction book is amazing, most of the photos are a bit disturbing but provocative nonetheless.

10:27 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Love those blox! Silly girl,ofcourse you deserve all that praise,you rock!!!
I just recently discovered (ie began buying) e-bay,I can see that its a slipperry slope! My obsession is Dawn dolls! So far I have spent under 25 bux on 3 items,but oh the game of it!

11:31 AM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

I think it was called Becoming the Trees?

12:56 PM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Shelly- I have this one that is similar, it's done on stretched canvas so it does not need a frame, because it's for your Mom I could give it to you for 20% off, let me know ASAP if you want it, and I will reserve it for you.

1:28 PM  
Blogger KSV said...

I AM OBSESSED with your "You used to love me like this" print and the title. You are one clever woman!!!! I love it. I also just found a new magazine that made me think of you, it's called Blueprint. It has the cutest home decor ideas and just all around cute stuff. Have you ever heard of it???

4:12 PM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

I have not heard of Blueprint....hmmm, though I did just buy a Vogue Greece off Ebay, it was cheaper than getting it off the newsstand here.

thanks for the compliment on my collage, you will have to visit the goodies that Miss Vanessa is having shipped to her.

4:17 PM  
Blogger dusk&summer said...

aww such a sweet post!! I will go comment her blog!!

and I feel your pain, I spend like my entire allowance on fashion mags lol

5:10 PM  
Blogger Amy C. Martin said...

Wow, Jenn, thanks so much for sharing your feelings about my blog post! It's always kinda scary writing about someone else's work since it's so personal to them, so it means a lot to know that I was able to portray yours in a way that's accurate to how you feel about it.

I understand your Ebay issues!! I try to stay away from there, but every once in a while I'll go on there to look for something specific and then quickly become obesessed with it because there's just so much to look through! Vintage magazines sound awesome, though, so if you're going to obsess about something, that's a good option, lol.

12:41 AM  
Blogger said...

Oh gosh. I am so there with you. I can't even go back to school, some of the time was great.. like 17 was really amazing...But, Junior high, I got beat up, alot. By the mean chola girls. I got dirt in the hair and face and thrown into a pool in the freezing winter. But, here we are. More creative and introspective people because of it. You work is, well, breathtaking. I love it all, and am so intrigued by my little blocks on there way. Youa re so real and wonderful. I feel sad when I don't get to visit you. Youa re very special Jenn. And, quite wonderful! xxo,VAnessa
ps: Please don't buy that magazine. Half of the fun is finding one at a better price? But, if you must have it... then you just you girlie!!!

12:47 AM  
Blogger artandghosts said...

boo to bus rides and peanuts!

how dare thay do that! and how sweet for you to wind up so telented and supremely adorable yourself!

i am very excited about my blocks too - they will take pride of place on my shelf here. yipeeee!

1:02 AM  

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