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:

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Let's Go Back To Bed

(art and ghosts)

oh, I am sleepy, sleeperson today...

the big question is, will I make sense today????? My guess is no, but really I never claim to make perfect sense all the time, right?

So originally bubs was supposed to have the day off today and we were going to get to actually spend the day together, run some errands etc.

But upon looking at his work schedule he realized that they didn't schedule anyone that does what he does for Tuesday....when he pointed that out to them, well....they quicky told him he had to come it.

poor guy.

And poor me too, because i miss him, and I am dangerously close to be out of many supplies...I have no blocks left and two custom orders for them...eeek.

thank you all so much for showing some love to my new Lil Shoppe (to quote my friend Tara), I swear, even though I have been doing etsy for almost a year now, when I switch over to my new shop to add stuff etc, if feels all brand new again, it is wonderful to rediscover the joy in something, even if it is something so small, right?

On that same similar note, Aimee who hosts the creative challenge this week came up with the idea (with a teeny bit of help from me) to have the theme for this week be "What I wanted to be When I grew Up"...which I think is just wonderful.

When I was small all I could think about was dancing, and theater, and dancing, and see I was dancing by age 3, by age 9 I was dancing 5 days a week in solo classes, it was all I could think about, but then something happened to me in my early tween years, you guessed it, it was the demon puberty.

I got curvy, very curvy and as my instructors always told me, you never see curvy ballerinas.

With that my heart was shattered into a million pieces, I spent the rest of my time being devoted to all things artsy, mainly acting and writing. Long story short I did ended up going to school for acting as well as working professionally in theater for many several years during my 20's, which is something that shaped who I am and my style of work today.

ALl of this is being said, because it was the inspiration for the collage I am showing today, which is tentatively titled "Stage Beauty", it is the piece that I worked on all day/night yesterday and it is my piece for the creative challenge this week. I have not posted it in my shop yet, but soon.

ok now it's on to a few "shout outs" first, a huge thank you goes out to Lou, from ArtandGhosts, if you have not seen her shop, you have to, you have to heart it, you have to shop it, you have to love it.

She sent me.....Picnic At Hanging Rock, one of my all time favorite movies...EVER....but with that she sent me a lovely print just as a thank you for being her mentor. In reality I think she is mentoring me, because she is asking all the right questions, and in answering them, I am learning too, I think that is what is so great about helping people, here's hoping I actually get chosen to be a "real" mentor on I am just a scab mentor now, luckily Lou doesn't mind.

Also, got to say a big I love you to Gillian, who was wonderful enough to ask me to design her banner and avatar for her etsy shop which in and of itself is a huge compliment because her shop and her work is so awe inspiring that, well you just need to see it for yourself, as there are no words to describe it.

ok that's all for now, tomorrow is celebrity letter day...I believe I am writing to a dead celebrity this week....

I know for a fact that at least one of you will be VERY excited about this.

until tomorrow.


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Blogger Beej said...

I could not be MORE excited to hear about your dead celebrity!

Hey - what's your best email address? You can email me at kingbeej at


9:11 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

my best address is my yahaoo address, do you have that one?

9:27 AM  
Blogger Beej said...

We'll see - I just sent an email to a yahoo address, if you didn't get it, let me know!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

hmmmm, dead celebrity, huh? I could probably do that one!

11:15 AM  
Blogger Model Citzen said...

Could you post some pictures of your showing? would love to see what it's like.

11:21 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

Love the new piece! Of course I love it because I love all the reds and the bold colors. Nice.

I hate to hear that bubs isn't off work today but maybe he will get to be soon.

Hooray for custom orders!


Karen Beth :)

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hehehehe, your not the only one girly! I'm always sleepy tooo. :) Glad that I'm not alone in that. Anyhoo, sleepy or not your work is always wonderful. :) Just wanted to stop by and say that. :)

11:44 AM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Oh Jenn - I bloomin adore that new piece - I just don't know what else to say about it, I just love it so.

And thank you for the mention!! You always make me smile - but a wee tear too as you are just so lovely!! I have of course written about the 'beautiful banner' (it's official name) in my blog. Really, thank you. xxxx

11:46 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

I adore your challenge piece. If I ever make money, I think I shall have to have that one as well.

I actually know who I am going to write about tomorrow. lol. It will probably be good too. lol.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Purple said...

Another great one!!!
Love your presnt as well!!!

12:17 PM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

I LOVE the new piece,and its inspiration!
In this order ,this is what I wanted to be when I grew up!
1) A Ballerina
2) A Wedding Gown Designer
3) A broadway Star!
OOOO,and in Hair,I played the expectant hippie chick and I decided that I was carrying a dead celebrity. Perhaps I shall write in character!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Rafe Totengco said...

great image. all those bold colors intermingling.

1:06 PM  
Blogger moogan said...

Can't wait to see tomorrow's letter!

3:44 PM  
Blogger said...

GEt more blocks! As you know, I am obssessed!!!! They are amazing!!!! And they are so phenom in person! You saw me gushing already! But, I adore them. Of course, I would give up my blocks if you were being held hostage and would only be released for the blocks...But, only because if I had you you could make me another pair....xxxxxoooo,V

ps: Of course all of your work is unreal and perhaps I am addicted to the lot of it???
You get me..

3:45 PM  
Blogger molly said...

thank you so much for being excited for me
im too excited to do it all by myself!

3:56 PM  
Blogger coco said...

i love all the reds in your new peice. its stunning

3:16 AM  
Blogger artandghosts said...

ah! thanks very much, Jenn!
you are a sweetheart!

9:29 AM  

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