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, April 05, 2007

a little of this and a whole lot of that.

morning strangers

oh, thank you all for playing along with the letters, I especially loved Karen Beth's letter to Quentin Tarrantino this week, especially the part about him being "gnomish".

good adjective.

ok, so this morning I am in a total haze....every Wednesday I go out with my bubs to a bar, the place is great, the bartender's all good.

Except...the bar has just that...a giant old tree growing through the building, yes...through the building. I should bring my camera to get a photo of me and the tree...but anyway.....I digress.

For those of you who know me, you know that I am the queen of all things "allergy related". Which in short means I really, really, really belong in a plastic bubble.

So, being anywhere that a tree is growing, not so good, especially in Spring, also they still allow smoking in said establishment....since there is a "state wide smoking ban" I am not sure how this works...but who am I question such things.

Anyway because of said environmental hazards by the time we leave there at 1:00am ish I am always an allergic mess, having to stay up until 3:00 or so in the morning constantly sneezing and waiting for the few whiskey drinks I had to wear off so I can take some allergy medicine without fear of dying in my sleep, like poor dead Anna Nicole Smith.

so, my point being...if I seem "fuzzy" this morning, that is why.

So, last night while at said establishment, we were "lucky" enough to see some people perform that we missed last week, this couple is like the very opposite of everything I like...the woman, had giant 1980's hair, a tank top, plastic pants, and a giant Native American Inspired necklace, and her playmate was all decked out in white pants and a white sweater....she was all slutty and dancing around like she has seen too many Guns and Roses videos and she is channeling her inner Axel Rose....but to my surprise when they started singing.....THEY WERE CHRISTIAN ROCKERS!!!!!!!!!!


since when is dressing like a whore part of the praising Jesus thing?

Am I missing part of the Easter ritual...? Am I?

So anyway, it was a horrible train wreck, Keith could barely look at them, i on the other hand could not look away....eeek.

I intended to blog today about the wonderful mail and not so wonderful mail I have been getting this week, but I think I will save that for tomorrow as I am still waiting for some goodies to arrive that have not.

It's strange, I ordered a bunch of magazines off ebay, 2 are shipping from within the US, and another from Greece...the one from Greece got here, and not the ones from the US....

our post office system sucks, that is all I have to say about that.

so anyway, more on the "mail orgasm" tomorrow.

So the other day it was 80 degrees and then yesterday it started to snow, and is borderline painfully cold....

Though, some of you know I have a weakness for Spring Snowstorms, it seems only fitting that I listed this piece, it was done in conjunction with the Creative Challenge on Etsy.

the theme this week was to do something based on a secret about your self. (sorry for those of you who read this story on the forums, but I felt I should put it here too).

Several years ago I flew to Columbus for the first time to be with my bf for a visit, I had at that point in time known him for 12 years and we had been breaking each others hearts that entire time.

When my visit was done, it was near impossible to leave, and to say goodbye...we were in my hotel room and I refused to let him bring me to the air port, I refused to even really say goodbye. In fact after hours of crying I basically told him he just needed to go, or else I would not be able to leave and go back home (something I felt I needed to do).

SO he left....and I sat in my room and realized I had made a mistake, I left the room and ran to try and stop him but it was too late, I was standing outside on an early spring morning, and it was snowing.

When I got back to NH (my home) I called him and told him that I was coming back to Columbus and I was never going to leave again.

We have been together since.

I have never told anyone that story.

The piece is titled "Into You Goes Everything I Know"

ok, now I really must dash off, I have a ton of nonsense to do and my day is going to be completely thrown off because I have to go to the dreaded doctor later on today.


the saving point of today.....I am working on 2 new block sets that I am very excited about...


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Blogger RecyVintage said...

I'm glad you liked my letter. I had been percolating that one for awhile.

To be honest, in my "church" experiences in life, I'm not at all surprised at what anyone comes out with as a way to "praise" anymore. I'm really not. Oddly amusing and sad at the same time.

Isn't said tree in said building a pretty big FIRE HAZARD!???! Hmmmmm....

Have a good one dearest!


Karen Beth :)

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love trees that grow in bars. So Sorry about your allergies, though! The live entertainment sounds awful, I don't think I could have endured it. I love my new Gia piece and little bonus book, how absolutely adorable. I must thank the bf profusely.

P.S. I now can't stop looking at all my co-workers knuckles. Thanks.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey girly! Don't feel alone, I have allergy's too. Mine aren't as bad as your sound though. I understand how annoying it must be.

Trees are sooo beautiful. It's wonderful to think of all the things that come from trees. I think. :)
If ya ever do take a picture with you by that tree please post it. Although seeing as how your allergy's are bad, I wouldn't suggest it.

:) I just wanted to stop by and say hey. I always love the works that you show on here!
You are an inspiration! YOU GO!!!! :)

10:56 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Purple said...

I can`t believe we have this allergy thing in common...I`m one giant walking ball of allergies...never without tissues, inhalers and pills.....

10:58 AM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Great art work. I love it.

10:58 AM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

That band sounds very... umm... interesting. Sorry about the doctor's visit though!

11:35 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

I hope your allergies clear up soon. Maybe you should make a late night journey to cut the tree down. lol.

I cannot wait to hear about your goodies in the mail as I have not gotten anything in the mail. I keep hoping, but I haven't bought anything so it's a pipe dream.

11:52 AM  
Blogger moogan said...

I've been to the treehouse and have allergies myself, so I feel your pain, especially in that joint.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

Forget the photo of the tree....GET ME A PHOTO OF THAT ELVIS LAMP!!! Sorry I shouted!


5:23 PM  
Blogger molly said...

wow thanks so much for that comment! it definitely made me smile

5:37 PM  
Blogger artandghosts said...

what a touching story...that pause in the snow, i love these moments, they're the ones that glitter in our memories like tiny diamonds for eternity.

the image so beautifully illustrates something like comfort against the cold, endurance and bliss, a gorgeous little fairytale for modern times.

and now, i want a tree in my bedroom:)

11:15 PM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Jenn, I really adore that piece - and I know I say that about ALL you work but i really do. The story is so beautiful and haunting and your describe it so wonderfuly. I hope this doesn't sound corny but your work just has an abundant amount of 'feeling' running through it, from your larger pieces to your Aceo's to your comics. How do you do that?!!

That bar sounds hilarious with the entertainment!! Brilliant.


7:08 AM  
Blogger sara.wears.skirts said...

oh gosh. i was totally in love with the tree bar until you mentioned they still allow smoking. UG. do they think it's 2003? smoking in bars is so last year. now, TREES in bars, that's just flat out amazing.

2:54 PM  

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