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: http://www.stilettoheights.etsy.com

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Now that it's almost done


so.............I am almost done reading The Time Traveler's Wife, like painfully close to being done, I was up until the wee hours reading it, enjoying it....and now...

now I am mad at myself for not pacing myself with the book, for being a selfish and voracious reader, for eating the very words that I am reading, consuming them as if they were sweet cake.

Needless to say the book is amazing, and I really need to issue a public apology to all the people who told me to read it, because at first, I thought it seemed really lame, like bad sci fi meets a Danielle Steel novel.

It is none of those things....I found myself with big silent tears one night as I was reading, as the beautiful wife (Clare) was being described, she is an artist and the description of what it was like for her husband to come home after she had been working in her head all day was spot on perfect. He spoke of the fact that he felt as if he was interrupting, how she seemed almost annoyed that he was there.

Then I got overwhelmed with a feeling of guilt, and wondered if my bubs ever felt like that when he walks in the door...me in my solitary world all day...me making things, me with the only sound coming from our apartment is the sound of the click clack of me typing, and on occasion there is music played.

I don't think I make him feel like he is interrupting me, as it is usually the case that he walks in the door and I am so excited to finally have a "real reason" to use my voice that I just can't shut up when I see him...poor guy.

So anyway...you may be wondering what the image is that I am showing today, well it is my entry in the etsy poster challenge, which is a contest they are doing on the site. They are looking to make promotional limited edition prints of 20 winning designs, and that is my entry.

I was trying in my way to tell a very specific story, though I did feel as though I was telling a novel's worth of story in a space of a sonnet.

sigh

anyway, please click the image above to see a full view of it.

until tomorrow

xoxoxo

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13 Comments:

Blogger Aaron said...

I stingily parceled out Harry Potter 7 over the course of an entire week, even though I wanted to just sit and read it all in one marathon sitting. It was hard, but I was appreciative to have it to enjoy for that long. Of course, as soon as it was over I felt totally hollow and sad that there was no more to read.

Which, yeah, I have like, five million other books in a pile, but they are sorely lacking in Hermione Granger.

Nice work on the poster entry, JftB!

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it honestly get better?

Because I gave up around page 20 I was so irritated by the writing and the characters.

PS this is Marissa I can't log onto anything associated with google.

Fun fun!

9:14 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Marissa, it does get better, though I was enthralled after the first few pages...so I am not sure if you would like it if you don;t like the characters

9:16 AM  
Anonymous nancypearlwannabe said...

Don't you love the Time Traveler's Wife? I just read it a few weeks ago and I couldn't believe I hadn't already picked it up! (Also: how much do I love that he's a librarian?!)

9:29 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

regarding Time - even though it is time travel, there was a basic story about being left alone for long periods which I could relate to and gain so much from with McKedge's frequent mountain escapades. It's beyond alone but alone with no way to contact, gosh I could tear up just thinking about it again.

Your poster is gorgeous, I think a wonderful contender. Good Luck!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

As I mentioned last night... LOVE your poster! I think it is such a neat contest and I think yours will definitely be among the winners! :)

TTTW is on my to-read list for this summer, even though summer is half over. Maybe I should say that it is on my to-read list for the fall. Ha! Anyway, it is on my very-near-future-to-read list. Can't wait to see what all the raves are about.

xo,

KB :)

11:22 AM  
Blogger moogan said...

what an amazing poster you've created!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Noelle said...

I loved that book. If you read too fast, you can always read it again. Despite the fact that I am neither an artist nor a librarian, I still felt affinity with both of the characters. So well written.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Dee Light said...

Love the poster!!

It is always hard for me to pace myself when reading books I like!!!
I haven't read the The Time Travelers wife. I will have to give it a try.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

I loved it too! I read it on a camping trip and stayed up all night with it, and a flashlight last summer. Eventually the other campers kicked me out of the tent and I got into the boat (we were island camping) and read it out on the lake, under the moon. Such fond memories of that book...

5:02 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

Oh, I loved that book! It made me cry several times. I was surprised by taking a whole week to read the new Harry Potter, and cried through the end of that one, because I was so totally done with the series, and I'd never be reading any of those books for the first time again...sob!

10:17 PM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

I really like your picture story,beautiful!
Then theres the walking around in your own universe part ,running lines in your head keeping the children at bay,and the hubs comes home. I am generally very good at seperating my work and family life,but the whole fam knows not to get in my head for atleast an hour before I leave for the theatre.

12:08 AM  
Blogger coco said...

i was thinking of Time Traveler's Wife, i just never get round to it

4:40 AM  

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