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:

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Book OCD

Good morning campers...

yes, I have just decided as I type this that I am going to pretend that this is summer camp (in my brain), I never went to summer camp but always wanted to....I had these sill fantasies of becoming best friends with my bunk mates, and during a dance with the boys camp across the lake (because you know there is always a boys camp across the lake) I would have my first kiss.

None of it happened...but right now for some reason I wish I had some camp stories to tell...well ones that happened to me, not the girls in the original "Parent Trap" movie.

wow...I have just begun to write and all ready I am all over the place.

First, I really need to thank you all for putting up with the "cock talk" of yesterday, really it means a lot, and I am glad you all loved (and were haunted by) the term "flailing cock" as much as you were...sadly my bubs and I actually use that phrase more that we probably should...we're grownups after all...we should start talking Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.

So....the drowsy summer is beginning to really set in for me....sales have slowed completely in the past two weeks and all I want to do is read...

as you know I have been on a total historical fiction bender as of late, and I actually just finished The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, which was beautiful....after that I moved onto The Clue in the Crumbling's a Nancy Drew book I got at the used book store down the street, it is the same vintage of the ones I read when I was a it was amazing to re-read the's so adorable, and really I forgot how many times during mystery solving that Nancy quite literally takes a break to eat cookies or a cake.

I have decided to collect all the Nancy Drew books, but they have to be the vintage of my childhood books...I already have managed on Ebay to score a bunch of them....I will be getting one duplicate book though so if any of you want it...just let me know, if there is a demand I will will give it away raffle style.

You see...I am a book person, well, strike that...I am a reader, completely voracious, and for a few years when we had the comic shop I had no time to just sit and read to my hearts content...but now I have a bit more time...and I love it, nothing gives me more joy than falling into a world or words.

So in honor of that, I made this piece called "I Am Too Shy", it is available in my etsy shop....I can just imagine in a library or above a bookcase or even in a little girls room...

books are dreamy...

ok, enough of that....tomorrow is letters to celebrities day is also the 4th of July so I amd not sure if I am going to bother with a letter or not....I am assuming that many of you will actually be out and about enjoying a day off...I am planning on sleeping in with my bubs and then going to see the Transformers movie with our friend Clemencia....and Clem....if you are reading this, bring cookies, I am already starving.

Happy 4th of July everyone....or as I like to call it in my neighborhood..."Wait was that a firework or a gunshot" day.


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Blogger Aaron said...

The fourth started early on my street: one of the neighbors burned his house down. I had to drive partially onto someone's lawn and around some traffic cones to get off my street and safely to work. I briefly thought about running the cones over, but I've been watching a lot of CHiPs lately (First season DVD = gift from God), and I had this visual of Ponch and Jon looking really sad about me destroying traffic cones in such a fashion.

I'm sorry. I'm incoherent this morning. Happy 4th, JGo!

8:33 AM  
Blogger m.Lee said...

We never ventured out for "red white and boom" in Columbus and we sure as hell aren't going to brave the 4th crowds here in Boston. All I want is a brat and some beer, but I will probably just settle for a burger since I can't even seem to find good brats at this point.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Beej said...

God Bless the U.S.A., Jenn!

Also, don't get shot/fireworked/cocked. Probably best to stay inside.

8:48 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

marissa...there is no way we would brave Red White and Boom....that coupled with the Doo Daa parade just makes for a tense and over crowded hell...the hillbillies and the Gay population are best kept know?

8:53 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

The: "is that a firework or a gunshot" made me giggle. It also reminded me of my long walks to get to the school I was student teaching at sophomore year. T'was in Skummerville. In a skummy section. I think everyone smoked in that section, including all of my second graders, and all of the babies.

God Bless America.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

Do you know that I've NEVER even heard of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette?!? Now I'm very keen to read it. Must... get... copy... soon! I'd LOVE to hear more of your thoughts on it. Sounds like my type of read.

I still have not watched Marie Antoinette, even though I have it here waiting for me. I just haven't had the time yet. I can't wait to see it though and want to be able to dedicate plenty of time to it when I do sit down to watch it.

Hope your day is great! The new piece is wonderful!


Karen Beth :)

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this piece, it's how I feel sometimes when I get dressed up for a fancy event - I'd rather be home reading a book. I have no 4th plans, I was going to make some but then with the last 2 weekends booked with guests, I figured why not just relax and enjoy a day off from work to read or watch movies and bake cookies. Yum.

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice picture and good writing.

Abraham Lincoln
How Flowers Disappear—

9:40 AM  
Blogger coco said...

this picture is so stunning i am speachless
and im rarely speachless
your so talented

10:46 AM  
Blogger pamela michelle said...

your work is beautiful.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

"I am too shy" is beautiful.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Have a funtastic (and safe) 4th!

Cheers from Boston.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

ghee...I've never read a Nancy Drew book (horrible eh?) but I did go to summer camp. I got pneumonia once and then was too scared to sleep because of all the seance, I don't think you missed anything...

8:37 PM  
Blogger moogan said...

gun shot, definitely a gun shot

8:53 PM  
Blogger said...

HI Lovely girl!!!! I have been swallowed up by the heat monger from hell. No joking. I love that new piece!!!! And I love that you are a voracious reader. Twinsome, me too!! Not as much as I would like, but get me going, and you have to torch the book right out of my hand for me to come out of it..... I wish I had that Marie Antoinette book now, this minute.... xoxooxxo

9:47 PM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

I love those Nancy Drew books. Especially the old editions. My mom used to have dozens. I wonder what ever happened to those? They'd probably be worth a fortune! or at least a few bucks.
Reading is good. Yay books! (i have to say that, cuz i'm trying to sell my book, but i really do actually feel that way.)
And I'm glad you and the bubs don't use "grown up words" like Eliza Doolittle. I hate grown up words.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 4th of July!!! :) I'll bring cookies, got milk? LOLOLOL ;) Great Post! :)

2:56 PM  
Blogger artandghosts said...

books ARE dreamy! i love this post...and i am interested in the marie antionette book now.
i have just done a series of weird images with the same name, but i have no idea why!

10:50 PM  
Blogger m.Lee said...

I had totally forgotten how randomly gay friendly columbus is! It is great but unexpected to say the least given that it is the ultimate middle America Family Ties land.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

I am in love with "I Am Too Shy"!

I am going to search my Mom's house for my Nancy Drew books - see if I come up with anything for you.

The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette?! Oh, Amazon..............

9:57 AM  

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