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, June 07, 2007

Because I Am Spolied Rotten

What a wonderful bunch of celeb letters yesterday, I particularly felt a connection to Moogan's letter to Kathy I have been thinking all of the same things about her poor plastic ridden face.

ok moving on from there...

How are you all? I personally am a little worse for wear today after deciding last night (late) to head over to the Treehouse to watch their open mic, my bubs was up in the air about whether he wanted to play and basically decided that if he could get on sometime around midnight it would be a go...alas by the time we showed the first slot was we just settled in with our friend Ken and decided to stay and watch him perform his punk rock new wave set...which we had never seen, and was by far the highlight of the night.

You see, last night was one of those nights that everyone who performed with a few minor exceptions...all seemed miserable, playing that "I'm too cool to care about the audience" card...all on stage, eyes closed and lost in some sort of haze of was sort of sad...until our friend Ken got up and played and though his music was crazy and unlike anything anyone was hearing there...he was enjoying himself, he was actually...dare I say...smiling.

Oh the the horrors....maybe he did not get the memo that you are supposed to be ultra sad in order to be taken seriously...

When did it become wrong to have a good time, to enjoy what you do? Why and when did jaded hipsters become the status quo?

ok, speaking of being happy.....last week a certain bubs (that would be my bubs) decided to get me a present for hitting the 1000 sale mark...he gave me a choice, either Season One of Beverly Hills 90210, OR Season one of Project Runway....


hiw can he make me chose between those two, it was like damn Sophie's Choice, it was that difficult, so in a moment of pure emotion I sort of screamed out "Project Runway"

really looking back it's a no a 90210 junkie and a total "Kelly Taylorphile" (new term I just made up) we all know that the good Kelly stuff does not start to happen until season 2.5, the summer she and Dylan hook with Brenda in Paris.

I know, I know I am so lame....

so back to my point, I chose Project Runway, and when he got home from the store, there was a bonus surprise....yes, another gift for me, it was a video game called "Designer's World" and sure it's made for 8 year old girls....but it looks so cool.

The point of the game is to design a fashion collection, hire your models, and have a fashion show in NYC, Milan, and also have to make sure your line is doing well in stores etc.

Um, hello....that is awesome!!!!!!!!!! I have not opened it and hooked it up yet, as I know it will consume my whole world once I do.

The other day I also experienced the very rare "Mail Orgasm" you see I placed an order with my very favorite magazine crack dealer, Jody for some Japanese Vogues and Japanese Elle....but with my order she threw in a bunch of other mags too...

and I thought I was in heaven...but that very same day I also got a large box in the mail as well, my bubs giving me the look that said "what did you buy"...but alas...I was shocked too. You see I got a wonderful surprise from a dear blog reader and internet bff Tara.

This care package was filled with....Foreign Fashion magazines (drool), Griffen and Sabine Postcards (AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!), A kick ass 90's mix cd with like all my favorite Euro Brit Pop bands, some cards, some candy, and most importantly of all, a very nice long letter...I stayed up late that night very slowly going through all of the goodies from Jody and then from Tara....listening to the Smiths and the Judybats and everything felt so right.

so....with all of this cool inspiration being thrown at me....I have been working like crazy in between going out and the the photos today show just a small portion of the goodies, as well as a mixed media box that I finished yesterday that is now posted in my shop.

Oh, I have babbled enough for today...catch you all tomorrow.


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Blogger gilfling said...

oh my word those mags are beautiful!! I could spend days looking at that stuff. I adore the new box!! Just gorgeous!!

Oh and thanks for your comment on my blog about the prosthetics!

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe every town has a Treehouse. That game looks SO addicting, I would probably play it for hours. I am feeling some envy right now, maybe I can convince my luvah to get me a present for selling a 100 things, ha. Griffin and Sabine, those were the first books I ever fell in love with as a young girl. I saved all my money to buy them so I could just open and reopen all the correspondence and look at the gorgeous imagery. How, when I spent hours up in my room doing that, did I get it in my head that I would be good at being a computer nerd? If only I could time travel and have a talk with my younger self. Which reminds me, did you read the time traveler's wife yet? Love the box.

10:14 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Well ofcourse you said Project Runway,Bubs gave you a litmus test!
What if our little fashiony cyber peeps all got together to play Designers world!! OOO ,howfun would that be!
Hate,the whole, too cool for the planet thang.Theres a place for that sort of self-absorbed revery,and I believe its sittin' on your own bed composing! I absolutely believe you MUST let an audience in.

10:27 AM  
Blogger molly said...

i loove NYLON even when lindsay is on the cover

that game actually sounds really great! let us know how that goes!

1:12 PM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

The box is beautiful--congrats, as I see it has already sold! You should definitely do more of these.

You described how I feel when I get an order of beads in the mail. I could just look at them and touch them all day!

4:07 PM  
Blogger moogan said...

I'm in full agreement that the project runway was a no bariner. good choice, thank god Jay won!

The new magazines and new game look like tons of fun and great ways to pass these hot days!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Ms. Griffen's looks are out of control

4:35 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

What a relief! When I saw that box in your shop earlier today, I thought "How did I miss a post about this beautiful box? When did she start doing boxes? Why didn't she blog about the box!!???"

So, here it is, the post about the beautiful box. Thank goodness I didn't miss anything.

I love it! Gorgeous goregousness!

6:15 PM  
Blogger said...

When I saw that stack of magazines, I knew right away that you were in heaven! I just thought... Oh my goodness... She is lost in magazine heaven for sure!! Andm you are ! Yay for friends who send such treats and other friends who send extra treats!! xxxooo

7:43 PM  
Blogger GeminiWisdom said...

Needless to say, my older sister would throw a party if she got all those mags in the mail. She reads them like books! I swear she read every single article in those damn things. And God forbid if its a catalog from Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn (and Pottey Barn Kids) or Williams Sonoma. She reads those like books, too.

I have yet to go thru your WHOLE store. I've just browsed the paintings (and the illustrations, I think), but I was wondering...and please let me know if you've explained this before in a past entry...but how do you create your art? Do you do custom?

10:27 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Mmmmm, I *love* the box - gorgeous as ever. The image is particularly lovely.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

look at all those mags! I've got a gazillion under my bed as well!

11:35 PM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

Wow, you always gets the best packages. Lucky duck!

8:05 AM  

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