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:

Friday, May 04, 2007

thank you!!

Good morning everyone!

first, a giant thank you for everyone for your comments on my little illustrations, it was really very scary for me to show them, and even list them. They just seemed so teeny and small, like a little wall flower girl at a party, hoping against hope that someone will notice her, in a good way.

Big thank you to Tara as well for being the first official owner of an illustration. I will be listing more today as they were the easiest to work while suffering with the Great Plague of 2007.

today's post will be lackluster again I am afraid, you see I have a ton of stuff I would love to get done before I have to begin to clean the house for the arrival of the mean cheese, and I have not been very productive this week as you can tell by how sad my shop looks.

ok, maybe it doesn't look sad to you, but it feels sort of sad to me.

oh wait, I do have to do something.....I forgot that Sarah has tagged me, I am supposed to write 7 seven things that people don;t know about me and then tag 7 others...I know a lot of you get stressed when there is tagging involved, but please feel free to take a not from my bff Aaron, he gets tagged all the time, but never tags back, he plays by his own rules.

ok, 7 things

1- when I am nervous or stressed at all I twist my hair around my fingers until the curls go smooth and then I sort of pat the smooth part, I do this repeatedly until my hair look really is mostly a late night thing to do, or early morning, before I at full zenith.

2- if I could I would take a nap every day, I love napping, in fact i love taking naps more than sleeping at night

3- I am a loud talker, especially when I get excited I start almost shouting and my laugh is ridiculously loud, all the time. My ex (that no good hippie) would say it was humiliating for him and he would constantly tell me to use my "indoor voice" like I was a child, for that I would get even louder.

4- I learned to read when I was 2 years old....I think my parents thought I was quite an impressive child, a little genius perhaps. I always got the vague feeling from them that they thought I peaked too early.

5- I love beauty pageants, I know, I know I shouldn't like them...big hair, bad dresses, crazy moral and religious things being spouted from a bimbo in a bikini....but I just like them.

6- (which brings me to this) When I was younger and still sometimes now, every time I had to make a wish I would always wish to be beautiful, every time, I just wanted to be beautiful, more than I wanted world peace, or to be healthy.

7- Both times I tried to go to "real college" I dropped out...I went to an art school for acting and graduated, but every time I tried to do the real school thing...I did really well, but then panic would set in and stress I and I would just freak, this is one of the many reasons why I am in debt.

ok, that's who to tag, who to tag....I am going to tag Lou, Karen Beth, Jody, Sara, Alex, Aaron, and Isabellah.

ok the images shown today are two new pieces that are available in my shop.

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Blogger Aaron said...

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9:22 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

(Sorry, my last comment was screwed up!)

Reading this made me realize how much I miss your loud, honky laugh. :(

Also, I should warn you I posted a classic picture of you and I on Funky Carter today. It's cute; I have huge sideburns.

Feel better! You have to get well enough to see Spidey on Sunday, after all!

Have a good weekend! Miss you! xoxoxoxo (infinity, repeat)

PS - You're right, I don't "play by the rules" when it comes to being tagged, but I'll come up with something amusing...

9:23 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

oh my god i always got the exact same feeling from my parents because i too learned to read at 2. it's like they thought i burned out because i didn't become a mensa member or something.

and I too kind of love beauty pageants...they scare me, what with the JonBenet feel and all, but I love them. they make me laugh. i watch miss america every year with my friends and I mean to be all disapproving and judgmental but I find myself warming to it, just like the girl in miss congeniality.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

I think you did very well by Not going to "real college" and going to art school!

9:42 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

Ah, I speak loudly all the time in public when I am excited also and I get the knowing look from my luvah to shut up or he is walking out of the restauraunt. I don't even notice I am doing it.

I will def try to do this today since you personally left me a comment as to being tagged!

love the sketches still, what books do you have for fashion sketching?

10:03 AM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

I also love napping more than sleeping at night. Ahhhh... napping is the BEST SLEEP EVER!!! Do you take really LONG naps too? I do. Anything under three-hours doesn't count for me. LOVE LOVE LOVE the naps!!


Karen Beth

Will fulfill my tagged duties in a bit... :)

10:06 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Purple said...

I totally, totally enjoyed this!!!

10:45 AM  
Blogger catbishop said...

I got the same feeling from my parents when I learned to read at 22, wtf? Will they never be pleased?

I am also a pageant junkie. The greatest thing to do is record the last seconds where it's just the two girls freaking out and they announce the winner..then play it back in slo-mo, frame by frame. I swear no horror movie will ever look as scary as the faces on those girls as they hear the winner.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Beej said...

Aaron, don't call Jenn a honky, you racist.

Feel better!


11:54 AM  
Blogger coco said...

i didnt see your illustrations when you first put them up but they are beautiful

11:55 AM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...


Hope you're feeling better. I always wished to be beautiful too, my grandmother was a lovely woman but she tended to pigeonhole the grandchildren and I got to be the "smart" one. My sister was the pretty one.

Meh, I guess there's worse things than being the smart one. I could've been "the one that strips in bars for dollar bills", or "the one that waitresses at Dennys".

11:58 AM  
Blogger molly said...

haha i was precocious too and one of the smartest students in my classes in elementary school
and now im like a C-student
and my parents dont understand
they think im still a genius.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Izabella said...

don't apologize for tagging me.. I love being tagged ;)

have a wonderful weekend my friend~

xo!! Bella

1:20 PM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Jenn I am so glad you are pleased that you showed your illustrations. It is hard to put ourselves out there when we are tackling something new - but you did an amazing job!!

I just got up from a nap. My blog post is really lacklustre today, must try harder next week!

Have a great weekend with the mean cheese


2:33 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Cool answers :-)

10:00 PM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

Oooh, tagged. Very exciting!! I'll get on my 7-list asap...

I love today's pieces. You are just so good! Do you have anything around at any shops in NYC or is it all online?

ps-I kind of love beauty pageants too, but mostly in the way where I'm looking at the tv, shaking my head, with my jaw slack to the floor in complete shock that people actually take this shit seriously!

And who doesn't want to be beautiful? World peace, schmurld peace.

8:19 AM  

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