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 14, 2007

when is the last time I did work?????

good morning!!

Thank you to all my New York readers who read through my pile of hate yesterday, it is all tucked safely away inside my head again, so no fears.

How are you all?

So yesterday was a day off for Keith and I...well day off being all relative as there was tons to do, but there was also a bunch of time that I spent on the couch reading comics...

so this is how the day went.

Got up, wrote hate mail to Derek Jeter as my bubs got ready to go meet the UPS man and get our comics before heading to the old comic shop to see if they need help (they didn't...YAY) so he came home, we went through our order, dividing up what is just his, just mine, ours, and our friend Steve's. Once the division was done I noticed that on top of my pile was Strangers in Paradise #90...the very last issue of that book...ever.

This is when I start crying a little. I go to the couch and read the book, tears in my eyes the whole time....none of it even sinks in, so I have to read it again, then fully calm down, then read it one more time.

It was beautiful and a part of me will die every time I think that it will never come out again.


We then read a bunch of other comics in a big binge (I never said I was not a dork). Once done I gathered up a small group of collages and headed over to The Frame Station to drop off work.

Once outside I realize it's hot...yucky hot...ugh.

So we make the trip over and once we get there, well I want to make an ok impression on these people, so I turn to my bubs and ask what I always ask..."Am I shiny" and his usual reply "I don't know what that means" (it means for the my nose shiny, so I need powder). I flip down the mirror and yes...I am shiny, in fact I am good.

I quickly powder and we head hair is both fuzzy with humidity and flat with, no no!!!

So I get there and the owner Melinda is wonderfully nice, and I also get to meet in person Megan from Moogan's Creations. Now, I read Megan's blog so I know she is funny, and smart, and I have lurked in her etsy shop so I know she is talented...but I did not know how adorable she would be...and there I am, with fuzzy flat hair, and all sweaty.

(yes, these are the things I think about)

So, work is dropped off, and then my bubs and I are on to the next errand, picking up prescriptions at the Pharmacy...and the usual "No, I don't have insurance" and the pity look from the pharmacy.

I know, I know, I need insurance but you see, I'm a starving artist.

so we head home for a bit, a late lunch and then I head over to the comic shop to meet Steve so we can be geeks for an hour or so...I know our conversations are probably only interesting tot he two of us, but trust me they are VERY interesting to us.

then Keith comes to the shop and we hang for a bit...he is going back and forth about playing at the Treehouse, he wants to and he doesn' see last week was not fun, and it was so hot...we would just go to bed.

But, we decide to go, hell...I could use a drink and I know he could too. SO we get there very early so we can ease into the night and that way my bubs can play early in the night and then we can leave.

So several drinks into the night I have this profound realization while reading the personals in the "Other Paper", more specifically I am not reading the Men Seeking Women, or Women Seeking Men, or Men Seeking Men, Or Women Seeking Women.

no I am reading the best part of the newspaper...I am reading "Other Variations" such as this little gem

"BABY ME, cross dressing adult baby willing to try anything new, open minded and willing to please"

or this

"Old Fashioned Spankings mature discreet PWM will administer to women of any age for discipline, stress relief, or pleasure"

I could go on and my thought was, if the art thing does not work out, that I could read these ads to the blind, maybe that is my calling (or maybe that was the whiskey drinks is hard to say).

So my bubs played first and he was wonderful, and as we were about to bolt out of there, we noticed that the next act was not just a sad man with a guitar, but a three piece band out of Montreal (love the Canadians!) with a stand up base and a laptop.

we were intrigued so we stayed are were treated to the sounds of "Ghetto Pony"

they were fantastic, seriously I cannot rave enough, we even bought their cd. They were just 3 skinny white Canadians playing the coolest geek rock I have heard in well, forever....picture Weezer but more funk to it.

So you have to go to their myspace and listen to them, for serious...they are that cool.

After that we meandered home...long day.

Today there are things that must be done...I must package stuff, I must make new things not only do I really want to but my shop looks sort of sad right now.

Oh, and for those of you interested in pocket mirrors, they were shipped out yesterday which means they should be here on we have the mean cheese but I might be able to list some on Saturday night, watch the blog for more details, I will lit a couple each day.

OMG this post is so long, I am dreadfully sorry but I am very wordy today...ok truthfully I know I should be working out but but if I am doing this that means I am not doing that.

no one likes to do Cardio when it is already very hot at Chateau Stiletto.

sigh...big giant sigh....

oh, and the picture today was a pendant I made a few days ago, it is for sale in my shop, and it is Virginia Woolf


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Blogger Aaron said...

"...if the art thing does not work out, that I could read these ads to the blond

You did mean the blind, right? Because it's actually funny either way.

How you felt reading that last Strangers in Paradise was how I felt watching the last Six Feet Under. I still get all teary just thinking about it. Like E.T. teary.

8:37 AM  
Blogger KSV said...

I went to a comic book store for the first time a few months ago and I was super intrigued by all the books!! I picked up some goth kid kind of comic. I still have it, but I have yet to get into any. OK, so the flat fuzzy hair thing, happens to me all the time. I think just like you do, I am like, great here is this cute person and I am fuzzy. I get the best ideas when I am drinking!!! My cousin and I call it Genius Juice.You could totally read to the blond, or the blind!! I would pay you to read those to me only, and only, if you used a funky accent. Haha!

8:47 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

yeah I meant blind, so I fixed it...but blond was funny too...hmmm.

I would totally use any accent you would want when I read the ads, I actually did British (proper not cockney) last night as well as German.

long live the genius juice.

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that band sounds cool, I will have to check them out once I leave the wrathful office that blocks all things cool. and your relationship with strangers in paradise = my relationship to the last buffy eppy. I still cry when I rewatch it and I still cry when her mom dies. I am pathetic.

9:38 AM  
Blogger coco said...

i love reading your blog. and the images you have up are so pretty as per usual
i love love love them

9:46 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Purple said...

Love the pendant!!!!!!!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

Ugh... you said the "C" word. (Cardio). ::: Shiver ::: In my world, no one likes to do cardio period, even in the most amiable of climates. Ugh.

Glad you had a fab day yesterday, my dear. Sounds like a really fun one and neat that you got to meet Megan. I'm going to meet a blogger friend today and I'm uber-excited. Wahoo!

I'm also uber-excited about seeing the little mirrors that are on their way. I know they will be adorable.


Karen Beth :)

10:08 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

I like the vibe of your life. I love those pendants and should probably buy another,because I used the 1st as a present,and have since cooked up a fashion spread in my mind that it would work for.

5:06 PM  
Blogger moogan said...

You are far too kind and far too pretty yourself. It was great meeting you and Keith.
You looked anything but sweaty! I'm still drooling over your work, not directly over

I went through a phase where I was reading those ads like crazy, I started putting them on my to do board at work. here's my favorite:

Mister Coffee, 45, bakes like Duncan Hines, seeks Mrs. Olsen who cooks like Betty Crocker, for hot Maxwell House times.

Second runner up:
EX-PLAYMATE seeking older millionaire with heart condition for marriage until death do us part

5:23 PM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Aaaah I adore that pendant - it is just beautiful! And I loved hearing about your day yesterday - oh we all need a busy day off doing 'stuff' now and again and yours just sounded perfect. I will have loads to catch up on when I get back!!! xxxx

6:10 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

The other variations are my favorite part of the paper! It makes me laugh to read about other people's kinks.

I really like the pendants....and your letter yesterday.

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohhh I love it sooo much!!! The music in the background seems to add to it as well. GREAT WORK!

11:11 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

Love the pendant. And I'm always asking myself when the last time I worked was. The answer is not often "Recently".

1:41 AM  

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