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 17, 2007

this was my yesterday

morning loves

ok so yesterday started normal enough, I blog, I read blogs...I lurk on etsy while drinking coffee and then get to "work". I am lucky my work is just one room over and I can go there in my jammies if I like.

So I go to work, determined to make a ton of art cards for my shop and for the big Pittsburgh Show in a little less than two weeks.

I am engrossed in the work and not looking forward to putting all of the pieces in the little acrylic frames they come in, usually I am lazy and wait until someone buys them before putting them in the frame...but they will need to be there soon enough so I know I have to get it done.

I work for a solid few hours putz around on etsy some more and decide I need to glam up like a good 1950's housewife before it gets too late, you see I try and make sure I look good even if I am not leaving the house or anything...but still.

Anyway I shower and do my thing and when I am out I hear the cell phone ringing, which is odd, because no one has that number, I glance at the caller id and I don't recognize the number, so I ignore it.

but, my ocd kicks in and I need to know who called, luckily there is a voice mail, it is someone calling regarding my bubs, basically it says not in exact terms "We are calling for your bubs, we need to know the name of his doctor in the ER that treated him for his injury, please call blah blah".

um what....

my bubs, work injury, my bubs.....aaaaaaaaggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!

this is when I try not to panic, he is a chef, most likely he cut himself, or burned himself, or something.

But then my mind wanders, why didn't he call me, rationally I know it is because he knows I would worry myself sick.

so I wait, and wait...I am near panic, I decide to turn on the tv (which I never do when I am working) I see the news, I see foortage of the massacre in Virginia, and I am floored with how quickly things can change, and how fast things are taken from you.

This makes my panic worse, and I turn off the tv. As I am reaching for the phone to call the cell phone of our friend Clem who works in the restaurant.....the phone rings.

It's my bubs, and he is "fine"

you see he cut his thumb, quite badly, in his words he said "almost off", well it is not quite that bad....but it did require a million stitches.

He is home with me today which is wonderful, yet his pain is really bad, and he can;t play his guitar so there seems to be a bit of a loss and sadness behind his eyes...or that could be the pain, which I can;t he is dealing with it all without the pain pills, which I would be eating like Pez Candies if I were him.

But he is stronger than me.

I know he is worried about the loss of work for a day or more, as the money situation is not good, I pondered the idea of having a "Bubs Cut his thumb all to hell, Sale" in my shop, but I think that would be in bad taste, yes it would be bad.


So now it is early in the morning and he has been up most of the night, as have I, because you see, I can't sleep very well without him next to me...yes, I have turned into one of "those" people.


so today I am showing a bunch of the cards I worked on yesterday, I am listing more today as well as working on a few other pieces!!

I was trying to think of a "theme" for tomorrows letters to celebrities day, as last week the themed up letters were great.

I was going to do authors, but now I am not so sure I was thinking what if we all picked the same celebrity...and all wrote to them....

But I don't let's just keep the theme open tomorrow...write to whoever they can be dead or alive, it makes no difference.

until next time


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Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

Oh no! I hope he's ok! That sounds so scary. I hate worrying about people when there's nothing you can do. I'm sending well wishes your way!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Ugh, that is scary. Get well vibes to your gentleman, and happy thoughts to you.

And I say hell, why not have a "Bubs cut his thumb" sale? It's for a good cause.

On a happier note, it made me laugh out loud imagining someone calling your phone and saying "we are calling for your bubs".

Seriously, though, positive vibes to you both. xoxoxo

8:33 AM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

OMG that is so scary! I cut off the tip of my finger over Xmas with a mandolin (the fancy potato slicer). NOT fun. Your poor Bubs! Lucky for me, the Dr. told me my finger would grow back, and it did!!
The pieces you posted today are great. Love the first one with the red shoes.
I hope he heals quickly, for both of your health and sanity!!

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhhh Ohhhhh! He cut his Thumb! OUCHY! How'd that happen? I hope that he's ok...
That phone call would freak me out too, so your not alone!
Anyhoo, I just wanted to write and say HEY!I love your work as always. :) I hope he's ok!!!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I'm sending good thoughts that he has a quick recovery. Yesterday was a very sad and frightening day. Let's all hope today is a peaceful day.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sending "heal quick" wishes to your bubs.

I think I am in love with that lion aceo! It's great!

Wishing you a peace-filled, uneventful day!

9:58 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

Tell your bubs I said I hope he gets better soon.

I'm with aaron on the sale. lol.

Today will be much better. Crossing my fingers.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

Oh no! I feel so bad for your bubs' finger! I hope it heals very soon although I really can't imagine how it can without any pain meds at all. In my humble opinion, they speed the healing process exponentially. :) I mean, don't they!??!

Can't wait to see the new cards!


Karen Beth :)

10:55 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

I feel for you - there is nothing worse than sitting around convincing yourself that something terrible has happened. Glad he is home and I hope he heals quickly.

11:03 AM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Well I hope you are both ok Jenn!! Gosh what a phonecall to get - don't these people understand!! Beautiful cards also - the top one has a real harlequin feel to it to me, even though there are no harlequins in it!!

Oh and I must have been dreaming about you as the first thing I said to myself this morning when I was still only half awake was 'I must phone Jenn to see if she's ok' Ha ha - I said it as if we chat everyday for real!! Actually it does feel like that! xxxx

11:09 AM  
Blogger Beej said...

Yikes! Glad he's ok, anyway.

If his injury was work-related, and he's missing work because of hte injury, he should still be paid, or at least get workman's comp from his employer - there' sno way he should be losing money over this.


11:32 AM  
Blogger molly said...

yikes, i hope hes feeling better

and i cant beliee you saw p-funk! TOO COOL

12:47 PM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Really great colors on that first piece! poor bubsy-poo! I hope you are heartily pampering him today!

3:44 PM  
Blogger dusk&summer said...

I would have been panicking too, I'm glad hes okay though, except for his cute :)

3:56 PM  
Blogger sara.wears.skirts said...

oooooh! tell bubs to get well soon!

5:30 PM  
Blogger said...

I am all over your Etsy shop, freaking out and jumping around. It is my obsession these days, and I missed so much with only 4 days away!! Wahhhh!! Okay, I am e-mailing you!

And your bubs thumb!! I would have fainted with that call. When I get scared I go into Icey Shock. I freeze, I start to shake, my hands get frozen and I tremble....and I can't move or think or talk. Pretty awful huh? For sure, if Michael Meyers comes after me, I will just say, take me, just slit me up, I can't take it..... xxo,V

7:03 PM  
Blogger NYC Modelista said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I agree, the editorial of Hye Park in Flair Magazine is amazing. It's one of my favorite.

8:53 PM  
Blogger The Boob Lady said...

I'm glad Bubs is okay! Jeez! Scared you much? Also, I love your cards. They're awesome!

9:36 PM  

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