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:

Monday, June 04, 2007

Shop stuff and other tid bits

Happy Monday everyone!!

Yes, my bubs and I survived another mean cheese weekend, complete with lots of rain...though we did manage to get her our and about to the park a few times...thank god.

Though the unfortunate thing is that the park we live next to is being taken over by horrible "elements", such as drug dealers, and foulmouthed trashy folks...

I know I know, I am a total snob but here me out...this is a little snippet from the park yesterday.

(set the scene, we all went over during a break in the weather...there was no one first)

SO after a bunch of time of us watching the mean cheese as she runs amuck, we notice an enormous pack of people shambling to the park...this pack includes 1 young mother, who is fat, bitter, has dirt all over her, and is wearing flip flops, a white tank top, and white capri pants...the pants were not supposed to be lycra and tight but she was big, so that is how they looked.

She had in each arm, a baby wearing just a diaper (gag) and trailing behind her, are two girls one small on slightly larger...both wearing bathing suits, and NO shoes (um, hello....this is the damn city), there was also a couple more children lollygagging behind.

She gets there and immediately plops the two diaper babies in the baby swings gives them each a lackluster push and then sits on a big kid swing and starts to smoke a cigarette...

big bathing suit girl goes to the tire swing, and little bathing suit girl is calling to the white clad beast that she wants to be pushed.

Little bathing suit: hey get over here and push me

Big Fat Mean Mom: I'm not pushing you bitch

Little Bathing Suit: I;m not the bitch, your the bitch.

Big Fat: no you're the bitch

Little bathing suit: no you!!!!

It was at this point that my bubs and I gave each other "the look" and we walked was one of those moments that we thanked whatever powers that be that the mean cheese is deaf and special needs so she has no clue what just went on.


So that was my Sunday...complete with a post mean cheese trip to the Barnes and Noble, as I was aching for a new magazine...luckily they had a new issue of Flair, a wonderful Italian fashion magazine with an English supplement so I can read the articles instead of just looking at the pictures, which I am known to do.

ok, so you are probably wondering what the pictures are at the top of this post...well my dears they are some of the images that are in my new....Button sets.

I am so excited, they are up and available in my shop as we speak, they made their little debut on Saturday night.

Can I tell you how geeked up I am about them....I seriously can hardly believe that they are mine, they came out so beautifully, and they look like candy....and we all know how much i like candy....

oh, and here is something, I am on a diet...yes loves it is that time of year (ok I should have started sooner) but I am really trying to watch what I eat, as my sweet tooth is killing me, well maybe not killing me but making me larger than I should be...

so no more eating cheesecake and ice cream for dinner...sigh, I know I am going to miss it too, I really am.

ok, and one last bit of news before I end this long and rambling is the link to Carla's photos she took of my art that is hanging at Scribbles

ok, tomorrow I will really and truly post my nominations for the Thinking Blogger Award (I know you are all anxiously awaiting,'s like the blog Oscars you know.

until tomorrow


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Blogger moogan said...

the new mirrors are wonderful.
what area do you live in?
we are on the cusp of the city near german village. So while walking the dog, we encounter "naked babies" and flip floppers all the time, and it's awful to hear mothers and daughters exchanging those kinds of pleasantries back and forth.
We also took my niece to the park once. We had her on the swings, while some little kid, maybe 5, came up to Rob and asked him to push him. Rob was so scared to even touch the child for fear of some kind of Nambla watch group stacking out the park. Eventually a women with 8 kids in tow, screamed for the little boy to get his ass over here. He walked back only to have been slapped on the back of his head.
I hear my property value decreasing as I write

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I adore the buttons and your work at Scribbles looks fantastic. NO cheesecake and ice cream?!?! You are hardcore. I follow the diet rule of eat whatever I want, just toss it (or share it) after a few bites. Of course, it doesn't work for me when I am at a dessert buffet...but then again than only happens in Vegas.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Your art looks so happy on the walls. It's nice to see it in it's proper element.

Love the buttons! They're so much fun!

I'm too tired for more than. Staccato. Sentences. I'm sorry. Will. Try. Harder. Next time.

Happy Monday. Miss you.

9:21 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

Love the buttons. I agree that they look like candy.

You don't even want to know what would happen if my daughter said something like that to me. Let alone, me even saying something like that to her. And, everywhere there are naked babies in the summer.

Diets stink! Down with diets!

9:22 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Moogan- I live in fringe "Little Somalia" also known as the Northeast Columbus we are just over the Westerville Line so we have a Westerville Zip Code, but when we call the cops (which we do a lot sadly) the Westerville Cops don;t cover the area and the Columbus Cops usually just say it will "be awhile" and to hide in a room with no windows to the outside.


9:29 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

I believe my jaw may have touched my desk when I read that exchange between mom and daughter.

Your buttons look great!

I am starting a "too late" diet any day now.......

9:34 AM  
Blogger moogan said...

sounds like "little hell".
gotta love the ghetto bird flying over head, beaming white lights into your windows. We have that a lot. God bless security sytems.

and by I love the new mirrors, I meant to say the new buttons.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Beej said...

Wait - you live next to Rock Rimmon?

9:51 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

lol Ben...picture the old Rock Rimmon neighborhood, but multiply that by 1000...that is where I live now.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

How sad that exchange was between that mother, and I use the term loosely, and those children. Sad to think of what they will become when and if they grow up.

On a brighter note-your work looks fabulous on those walls. Did they paint them just for you?!

The button sets are neat--hope you have lots of sales with them!

10:06 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

So sorry for the park encounter! There is no snobbery where children and their well being is concerned.Still in the throes of painting and re-decorating here ,and I feel bad when I let the F-bomb slip,over my impatience and frustration. To think a family besides the Osburnes would cultivate that!
I peeked at theshow and it looked wonderful! Your buttons are fun too!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

The park incident sounds horrific. Truly very sad. Le sigh... poor kids.

I love love LOVE the buttons! They are like candy - truly! So much so that I'm afraid if I were to order some, I might try to eat them. They are that cute.

Hope you have a good day, dear!


Karen Beth :)

10:37 AM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Oh I love the buttons and your exhibition looks amazing - what a setting! I hope you do really well with it.

I live in a not so great area and I see some sights - I can't stand it and it makes me glad sometimes that I can spend my days with no human contact except Mark haha.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

12:27 PM  
Blogger molly said...

loove that third piece

that conversation between the mom and her daughter freaked me old was the kid??

12:41 PM  
Blogger melancholic optimist said...

oh, I love the buttons, they are so wonderful! and a lovely little purchase at $3 that you can feel oh so good about!

also, I'd be interested to hear some more about your interest in masks... I mean, what is it about them that fascinates you, what is it they evoke in you, etc?

from the movie "MirrorMask" - "how do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask?"

12:59 PM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

I love the buttons! They're so fabulous. The one w/ shoes caught my eye, but i'm loving all of them.
Ugh, dieting. I've been in crazy diet mode for weeks (months!) but it can all end soon, thank god. By Sunday I'll be a married woman, so pass me the CHEESECAKE!!!
And i love your description of fat mom. Ugh.

3:49 PM  
Blogger PeachPoPs said...

You have been tagged (Your art is breathtaking):

The object of the tag game is to get to know each other a little. Please list 7 weird things about yourself and then tag someone else. Don't forget to list the person you tagged and please leave a comment on their blog to let them know they've been tagged.

I hope you don't mind,
PeachPoPs :-)

5:07 PM  
Blogger The Boob Lady said...

These are beautiful Jenn!! Great work!

7:05 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wow, those buttons are gorgeous!

8:37 PM  
Blogger Lama Drama said...

great blog - love it!

10:03 PM  
Blogger GeminiWisdom said...

Gah! Don't you hate mothers like that? Therhe are people out there that can't even have children and then you get people like that woman...who don't deserve kids in the first place.

Love the artwork. As usual. As soon as hell freezes over (because that's when The Hubby will get off his ass to re-do the bathroom) I will definitely have to support a "starving artist".

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Monday! Love the buttons!
:) Great post!

10:59 PM  
Blogger said...

You are so hilarious I can hardly stand it.I want to call you on the phone and be like, "Tell me more." Did I just say "Be like..." Okay Okay, that was awful... So big mom sounds like Ursula from the little mermaid, only on crack and in white sausagery. That is what I call it when bodies are in too small clothes. Not to be mean to the lady. I mean, there have been times in the past when I have worn sausagery, but it wasn't sooo bad. Hahahaheheheee.. Sounds awful down't it? Down't, my word as an offering to mean big mom. It is all too funny for words!

I LOVE THE BUTTONS! yyyyyyeeehhaawwww!
And your work looks amazing in that shop! Love love, love YOU! xxo

11:31 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Yikes! What a horrible scene!!

I always wonder why people keep having kids when they aren't fit to be parents. I mean, are they a meal ticket to welfare?

1:50 AM  

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