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, August 23, 2007

Frappio and Cashews make me crazy

Morning everyone!!

Hope you are all well....first I would like to say a (huge) thank you for everyone for boob twin letters yesterday, really wonderful!!! I think I should theme it up every week. I am sitting here drinking my Frappio (I feel like it's making me thinner) and eating a bowl of cashews (remember that thinner part, strike that), and I am enjoying my morning after I had a restless night's sleep.

You see, I dreamed that I had to go to my high school reunion, and I went with, Carmen Electra (I know, this is what I get), I think in the dream we were on a date, and I remember feeling uncomfortable because we were "like sisters".

So anyway, moving on......

You know how painfully insecure I am right? If you don't know, I am...painfully insecure that is. I can put on a good show at times, but inside I am usually crawling with self doubt.

that being the case, Becoming a full time artist has been a dream come true for me, yet at other times I feel like I am too many eyes and ears and thoughts working there way into my little world. I am getting better though, I really am.

So when I listed this piece last night, it was huge for me....first because it's very different from my "normal" work...second because making it was a struggle, I was trying in my own humble way to create the feel of a stain glass window, well my version of one.

Anyway, long story short, I take the swan dive and list it, and now.......I find that the view counters on etsy are stuck at 1...which makes it look like no one has viewed the piece, I know that's not true as I got a couple emails about it, but still....why this piece, which was scary to list in the first place.

le sigh (shout out to Karen Beth)

So yesterday was a particularly wonderful mail day...I had not been to the PO in a while so much to my surprise it was filled with love, delight and awe...In no particular order I would like to thank...

Jody- you know what fuels my soul, you also know what a horrible fashion addict I am, for that I both thank you and curse you, but most of all thank you, you're a rock star!!

Sarah- amazing woman, when I opened the box and out came all the Griffen and Sabine books, I cried, real tears like I was seeing an old friend for the first time in many years, I literally sat on the floor in the kitchen and started to go through them, but then realized I was in the way, and skuttled up the stairs to stare at them....

Tara- love you, love the "pearls", love that you remember when I tell you things, love the perfume, the nail polish...and you, mainly you for always just being Tara, which is just about as perfect as it can be. I wish we could have our own TV show, like Perfect Strangers, I would even let you be the "Balki" if you wanted to.

so that's that, must get some work done, as yesterday not much was accomplished as I took a day off, got to spend sometime with a wonderful friend in real life, Steve, and enjoy a day with my bubs.


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Blogger Michelle said...

That piece is STUNNING!!!! I love the light colors.

It's true that it's different than some of your other work, but you still shine through strong in this piece, as you do in every piece you create!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Ninja Fetus said...

Thats a great piece! Boo for stuck counters! I'm sure when it moves again you'll be floored by how many views it got. Hope it sells quickly. It really is wonderful!

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stuck view counters are the worse, it always does it on an item you are really excited about too. I hope it gets unstuck soon, it is a gorgeous piece!

10:06 AM  
Blogger coco said...

it is such a lovely peice you should be very proud lol
i really love all the blues

10:19 AM  
Blogger m.Lee said...

Do as I do and don't look at view counts. I can't remember the last time I did. I figure they get reset all the time anyhow so why bother. Or item hearts. I only look at shop hearts about once or twice a month. I do miss shop counters though. I found that to be more useful to me.

It is a really special piece!

I'm insecure too and it is something that I am constantly working on.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

1. Amazing piece, as always. I'm afraid if I say it too much I'll sound like a broken record, but: there it is.

2. Cashews sound really good right about now. Damn.

3. I have got to get your bday package in the mail.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Jen, I have a copy of Malaysia's Harper's Bazaar (Du Juan on the cover) that I bought at the airport on my way back from Kuala Lumpur.

If you e-mail me your address, I will sent it to you.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

When Etsy fixes their counters, I am sure the tally for this piece will jump way up! It is magnificient and the blues and greens work so well!

2:56 PM  
Anonymous izabella said...

Inspiration inspiration every time I read your posts...ahhhhh

I ab~soul~utely looooove the piece "What a Tale.."

and your newest creation is wonderful~ you are amazing my dear!!

did I wish you happy birthday?! I have been in an email fog since my return & getting back with hundreds of peoples' emails has thrown me for a loop, sorry if I forgot :)

until next time~ xo!!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

The new piece is GORGEOUS! Your use of color is fantastic.
(Check out my first post today - you have been nominated!)

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Celise said...

Can I say that this piece looks like saggy boobs? LOL. I love it!

11:18 PM  
Anonymous A Fanciful Twist said...

The piece is marvelous.

And, really, I think it was fate that the counter stopped working. It stopped on one of mine too... WEird. Anyhow, I think it shows you to just plunge. And sometimes it is better not to know.... xoxooxoxox

11:33 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

Oh...I love the piece, I think it is amazing, and that's exactly what I thought when I viewed the beginning of the post! Oh, I'm Lucy Lawless, by the way...boob speaking that is...

10:52 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Just trying to do some bloggy catch up here,yes I love the new piece,those colors are EXACTLY what I am into right now!

9:39 AM  

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