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, August 07, 2007

And the rest of the weekend went somehting like this...

Thanks for all the great comments yesterday!!! It was almost as fun as going to the fair again...:)

So, on Sunday my bubs and I got......the key to the new house so we could go in and take measurements and what not. On our trip inside....I was once again in aw of the space...lots and lots of wood, and lots and lots of windows...

The kitchen is small but adorable and the new floors have this rustic old stone feel. The living and dining rooms are big and have hardwood floors, there is a French Glass door off the dining room which leads to the sun room, which is tiny and we will be using it as the play room for the mean cheese. The front porch is done and the porch swing is up...upstairs I have commandeered the large master bedroom as my studio, as most of my waking hours will be in it, and figured we could have one of the smaller back bedrooms for us...

Oh my new studio is divine with more than enough room for my computer, my art desk, a 4 foot table with the light box etc, my bubs' drawing table, a book case....and even my exercise bike. The closet in the studio is a huge walk in, so I have also claimed that closet as mine as well.

I felt like an old timey explorer, "finding" things and claiming them in the name of my country.

So we got measurements of the windows because there are so many of them...and then proceeded to go looking for 27" blinds....well let's just say that Target, Meijer, and Big Lots have all been wiped out of 27" blinds...and we still don't have enough.

We went back to the house and my dear bubs started to hand the blinds....well, blind...singular, as the windows are so tall and the ceilings are so high it was a near impossible task considering he and I am the two most un mechanical type people in the world, we are like the opposite of being handy.

So after a long time, and a lot of swearing and banging about...we decided to call it a night at the new place, our goal is to do one or two loads of stuff every day, we will work there most of tomorrow and then next Wednesday is the "official" move day....I say official because that will be the day I move my studio and work stuff, and that is the day that (cross your fingers) that the phone line and most importantly my DSL will be hooked up at the new Chateau Stiletto.

So after as weekend filled, just filled to brim with bubs and I decided to sit down and watch a movie...Capote, which he bought me as a special treat.

ok, now bear in mind that my bubs is not really a fan of 90% of "my" movies, the ones that are overly intellectualized and filled with long camera shots and tons of silence....where the characters are just torn to shreds emotionally in every scene...

SO anyway, we settle in with some (well deserved) ice cream and put in the I will not spoil Capote for anyone who has not seen it, but I will describe the opening.....lots of black screens, coupled with long still shots of the Kansas landscape.....haunting music is playing...more darkness...more landscape, it is beautiful, serene and somewhat this moment in time, I am already madly in love with the movie.

I look to my bubs who lets out an audible sigh of disgust, I give him "the look" and he settles down.

Scene change....New York, it's a party and (the brilliant) Phillip Seymore Hoffman is portraying TRuman the most dead one version of him I could even imagine. Now please keep in mind that Capote had a very hight pitched voice, and a lisp, he seemed to me, always to be part of one of the eccentric characters he had created.

anyway.....he starts to talk, and my bubs has this look on his face...and I can tell he's not pleased, not at all.

bubs- I'm not sure about this...what is this about

me:'s about Truman Capote and when he wrote In Cold Blood

bubs: Kaputznick...(he is making fun of the name Capote now), I thoughhe was Russian

Me: ssshhhhh!!

bubs- I don't think I want to watch it, it's not my type of movie

me - Oh My God!!! I watched a 3 1/2 hour movie about TEXAS with you...TEXAS (I have nothing against Texas, besides that our President is from there...oh and the movie I am referring to is "The Alamo" with John Wayne)

me- If I watched that you can watch a movie about a gay writer who goes to Kansas to write about a double murder, you can do that for me!!!

bubs- fine

2 hours later, we had finished the movie and my darling bubs liked it, a lot....I knew he would.

so, that was the rest of the weekend....

oh and before I forget and get sidetracked with other tasks, I NEED to thank two wonderful people...I received in the mail yesterday some wonderful things....I should have photographed them, but I did now...

anyway, a wonderful woman from Portugal named Adelia sent me, some antique postcards with beautiful handwriting , she also sent a long some of her was amazing, the type of treasures that when you open them the rest of the world seems to get very quiet and fuzzy.

THANK YOU are an amazing muse!!!

The second thank you goes out to TARA!!!!! I received two boxes from her yesterday, one was filled with yeah....Tara is the best, who does not love getting clothes!!!! ad in the second box was a pair of shoes that she had never really worn because the heel was too high, and you know me and high was great.

So, Tara...thank you so much, it was like Christmas!!!

OK now I seriously must get some work done, the image today is of a new piece just listed in my shop last night it's called "You and Me Sipping Vodka and Soda"


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Blogger Aaron said...

"Bog Lots". Hee. Your typos are so endearing.

I'm v.v. excited about the new place, especially the fact that you get your own studio. Ye-ah!

9:27 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

yeah! 1 day until move in. So did you watch the other version of Capote as well? I haven't seen that one yet. I am envious that you get boxes of clothes and heels, how totally fabby.

9:53 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

actually it's a week and one day away from the "real" move in....we are doing it over time...

and yes, aaron, lots of typos so early in the morning...:(

10:02 AM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

Hooray for boxes of clothing! I've actually thought of doing a clothes round robin with my online friends. Wouldn't that be FUN!?? I think so. :)

Hooray for the upcoming move-in and for your fab new studio. Sounds truly divine.


KB :)

11:00 AM  
Blogger m.Lee said...

I loved Capote. We saw it with friends at Coolidge Corner on a rainy night.

Remember Bush isn't really from Texas. He's from Connecticut.

My favorite Texan is Ron Paul.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous A Fanciful Twist said...

Okay. Seeing as half of my life lives in the housing world.. I must ask.. Did you ask your landloard if you could put up the blinds? The reason I ask, is because, sometimes, if you ask if you can put up blinds, they so desperately want you not to do it yourself, that they agree that they should "supply them, and install them..." So, try it.. You might get out of having to put up blinds, YAY!

Oh, yes. I saw that movie ages ago, and now I can't even remember it. Oh, so it was good? Oh good..My brain, is broken. hehehe

5:49 PM  
Blogger ~Stella said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! Good luck in your new place! I have studio envy.


6:46 PM  
Blogger Sweet Spice said...

wow, your new house sounds amazing!!! We bought our new one last year because we fell in love with the wood floors throughout and the tons of window!!! I hope you will post pictures once you're settled in! =o)

8:46 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

Oh...there's nothing more exciting than moving into a new house...especially with a built-in studio! Can't wait to see pictures!

12:18 AM  

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