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: http://www.stilettoheights.etsy.com

Friday, May 25, 2007

stuff and more stuff


good morning

si I had a bit of a restless night last night, as I was just about to finally drift off to sleep I felt a bit of a creepy crawly feeling....and no, it's not restless leg syndrome....I was at first petrified it was a spider, and really I did not want to start screaming and then my poor bubs would have a heart attack, so I got out of bed and in a sort of shuffle frenzy exited the room to turn on a light, and low and behold, there is a lady bug on my arm.

the one big that does not make me loose my mind with fright if it is on me, so then the dilemma...what to do with the bug, part of me says put it outside, the other part said...you are wearing your teeny tiny jammies, if you open the door the drunken neighbors will see you next to naked....so I just put the bug in the other room and went back to bed, closing the door behind me so it would not follow.

About 2 hours later I wake having a really fun coughing fit...it goes on and on I get up I have some sips of water and nothing, cough, cough, cough....finally it stops, as a treat I decide to have a spoonful of peanut butter ice cream (for medicinal throat purposes) so I have a taste and then go to bed, forgetting to re-brush my teeth, I have to get up again and brush them.

ok, now back to be.

Once asleep I have this dream, my bubs and I are living in a HUGE apartment that is basically a giant warehouse, with toms of room for a studio and a little bedroom off to the side, we have a section that looks like a playground for the mean cheese...it is an amazing place...and what is more amazing is that in the dream I know that I am only paying $300 a month in rent.

it all seems familiar, and then I realize that I have in fact had this dream before, and like always in the dream...the place is haunted...immediately in the dream (as I realize I am dreaming but cannot control it) there seems to be a windstorm, like a hurricane inside, and we can barely move and know we need to et out as something does not want us there, we try the doors but they are so hard to open, finally we do manage them and we are making our way down the stairs, we finally get there and see that only moments before that the wind had blown a city dumpster against the building and it appears that someone is crushed under it (like the wicked witch in Oz)...then I wake up.

I don't know what it all means, I have had a dream of the place before, but not the wind....but def. the place and it is always haunted.

so, that being the case and that being my night I am once again slightly off this morning, I know I have to get some work done and stay on a schedule, though frankly things have been very slow recently on etsy this past week has been very different than usual, though I love the recent pieces I am doing so at least I am not in self doubt mode at the moment, just a bit worried about the potential summer slowdown in internet shopping.

But like Scarlet O'Hara I won't worry about that today, I will worry about that tomorrow.

The piece I am featuring today was done in conjunction with the creative challenge on etsy, the theme this week was to do something based on our high school experience.

Some of you readers knew me in high school and know that I was not very into any kind of high school scene, I did not have many friends there at all, and in fact spent most of my time at a little coffee house in a neighboring town as well as at a run down and seedy theater seeing live music with the rest of the lost souls and "freaks". So, this piece is based on that time in my life, and it is for sale in my shop.

"So Many Lost Years"

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12 Comments:

Blogger Aaron said...

Sorry I've been away the last couple days. Life intruded.

Here's to us, West High Class of '93. Forever cursed.

Oh, and speaking of bugs, I saw a freaky one last night. Read all at Funky Carter.

Keep feeling better, and enjoy your weekend! xoxoxo

9:28 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

I love that new piece! ...and I love what its inspired by.I find Ladybugs to be very auspicious!My recurring dream? I'm on my way home and remember to stop off at this nearby,but out of the way thriftstore. In my dream I have been there many times,and always go upstairs to the designated "vintage section".Oh the treasures I find at this place,and(in my dream) I think"why do I always forget about this place?". Hmmm,scary how featherlite my subconscience is!

10:48 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

Love the piece. Love the dream. Love you.

Just watch out for haunted places if you decide to move.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

I also love the new piece. Really nice work.

So sorry that you had a rough night last night. Of course, the pesky ladybug didn't help! What was she thinking!?!? Do you have a big weekend planned or will you be able to relax some? I hope that you will find some R&R time. You deserve it!

Hope today goes well for you, dear.

xo,

Karen Beth :)

11:56 AM  
Blogger moogan said...

what a very outsiders kind of feeling that piece gives off.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

I think it was the peanut butter ice cream (no matter how medicinal)that gave you that dream! LOL!

I adore that piece---of course I didn't know you in high school, but once again you've captured the feeling so well.

Have a great weekend!

1:25 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I have to get ready to leave today but I couldn't help myself but to check out some blogs that are my favorites. Here I am and wonderful post girl! :) I love it as I always do!
*HUGS*

1:35 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Purple said...

I love the colour combination of the pink and yellow that you use...this is lovely....great post.....

12:24 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

Lovely picture.

1:44 PM  
Blogger http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oh NO!! I was almost fearing that you were going to say that you coughed up the lady bug later.. or that you ate her somehow...I am sick..Cheers to the warehouse..I sometimes realize I am in familiar dreams too! It is great when they are good! xxxooo, V

1:11 AM  
Blogger artandghosts said...

there's nothing quite like a good haunted dream to keep you on yer toes!

hope you are having a fine weekend though, spider free of course!

xxx

1:53 AM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

I love the latest piece you put up. Your stuff is so great. I say that all the time, but i mean it!
And spiders=yuck! i hate being girly and afraid of stuff, but if a spider crawled on my I'd flip out.

Wish I had some brilliant insight into your dream... but it just sounds too "deep" for me.
hope you're having a fun mem. day weekend!

11:53 PM  

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