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

Friday, August 17, 2007

A proper post...


well I am going to try for a proper post, you see my brain is still pretty mushy since the move, I guess I am getting old and set in my ways as a moving has really thrown me for a loop.

First, thank you to everyone for welcoming me back after my one day hiatus....I hatw being without the internet and what not it really does make me a little crazy.

So...we are still totally living out of boxes, in fact last night I could not find the can opener to save my life in fact my bubs (rather than let us eat just peanut butter and jelly) somehow managed to chisel into the can with a hammer and big knife.

If it had been just me I would have just eaten cheese all night.

Other than quirks like that and a few other "oddities" to the house, it is going wonderfully. (I will post pics next wee once we are "fully" set up.

So Wednesday after a full day a moving, my bubs and I collapsed into bed at about midnight....I was woken up at 4:00am to banging, banging, and more banging...doors were opening and closing and the shade in the bathroom was flying all over the place....my first thoughts...

1- where the f#*k am I???
2- This place is haunted

By the time I got my wits about me I realized I had left the window in the bathroom open and we were having quite possibly the worst thunderstorm I have ever seen. I get up to close the window, then my bubs wakes up as he thinks we are being burgled...only to notice the storm...we watching from our upstairs widows as the street below filled with water and the trees were going crazy, thank god we are on a small hill.

that's when I turned to my bubs and in my best/worst Boston accent said to him "It would be...the Perfect Storm"...it's funny to us...like right now, I'm laughing and I know none of you care or think it's funny.

So in the moring I get to my studio and notice....shit, it's wet...then I look up and realize that the windows in that room were left open during the storm as well, but there are no shades so the water just came right in...all over the place, all over a ton of my ephemera...and all the cool images and paper I had taken out to work with during my first day at work in the studio...

well...of course things don't always go smoothly, right???

So I puttered and painted, actually made this piece that is shown here today...my first piece completed in my new house, part of me wanted to keep it, but more than anything I knew it would go to the write person....I feel like this is the beginning of a new chapter in my life and this is a wonderful bookend of sorts.

So I painted and leafed through the wet papers...until after 8:00am yesterday...this is when my OCD kicked in and I checked to see if the internet was hooked up....and surprise, it was!!!!

I check my email and notice I have a ton of messages, a TON...more than usual for a 1 day break...

many of them are etsy convos, so rather than read them in my email I head to etsy where I notice that one of my items is on the front page, explaining many of the convos...I start to read them and yes there were a lot of convos that started out with "congrats" but then while reading...one of them said "Congrats on being one of the poster winners" (in fact many of them said that...

the poster contest!!!! Some of you may remember me talking about and showing you my poster entry for the etsy contest, if not you can read about it here, well it turns out that my poster was chosen as one of the winners...can you believe it??? The front page and a winning poster, yesterday morning was a good day to be me.

so last night was more unpacking, and getting our new couch, it's funny how big the living room looked before, it is quickly getting filled up...becoming cozy.

ok, now I am off to do a little painting while the air is still cool in my studio, I will be cathcing up on all your blogs sometime today too.

until then, xoxoxo
jenn

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17 Comments:

Blogger Beej said...

That's awesome! Congrats on the poster winnings!

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Megan said...

Congratulations on the win and the front page spot!

I had to laugh about your OCD internet checking, as I've been doing the same thing all week. I'm staying in a hotel that doesn't have internet access, so I've been relying on intermittent wireless here and there.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Morrgan said...

Wow, a lot of events in just one day. ;) Sorry to hear about your wet studio, but congrats on the poster and front page!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Recy Vintage & Creations said...

I didn't know that you were on the front page or that you had won the poster contest. I'm so out of the loop. Anyway... CONGRATS! That is so awesome! Wahoo!

The storm sounds like it was horrible and I hate to hear that your papers got ruined. Ugh... isn't that just the way of things sometimes?

Glad to see you back and posting. I missed you!

xo,

Karen Beth :)

9:59 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

minus the rain....what a FANTASTIC day you had! Congrats on the poster win and front page. I hope it helps perk up the sloooow summer sales.

xoxo

10:15 AM  
Anonymous izabella said...

I just found your emails in my bulk mail! yahoo can irritate me so!

happy to hear your moved, not so happy your still living out of boxes, I know that isn't much fun at all~

Congratulations on the poster contest that is so kool!! but really it doesn't surprize one bit, your art always awes me ;)

hope your papers dried out nicely as I can't wait to see more of your lovelies!!

xo ~Bella

11:19 AM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

Lol! I left my congrats about the poster win on your Tues. blog...Was I first? Was I?

Congrats, too on the front page!

Oh, I hope all your beautiful work was not ruined by the rain--can you salvage it?

What a lot of ups and downs--hope the ride smooths out soon.

11:20 AM  
Blogger KSV said...

I would have thought ghosts, as well. I hate when I am awoken by things like that. I am sorry to hear about your studio. Once you get all settled I am sure you'll figure out how to salvage what the rain damaged. Good luck with the unpacking. I am sending good unpacking vibes your way.

11:34 AM  
Blogger m.Lee said...

We're in a poster together! Woo hoo!

And your poster rocks!

2:45 PM  
Anonymous nancypearlwannabe said...

Yay for a new home and congrats on your win! I'll think of you when I'm at Canobie Lake Park!

3:40 PM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

So Funny!! My 1st thought would have been"is the joint haunted"too!
thats sooo cool about winning the poster contest,I had a feeling about your lovely story! Cannnot WAIT for pics of that porch-swing!!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Noelle said...

when I moved, I was totally going to inventory all my boxes so I wouldn't lose the can opener when I moved. Thankfully I decided that was a big deal. Congrats, by the way!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Probably redundant to add at this point, but congrats on the poster win and the move, yo.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

Oh...congrats baby...on the successful move, the poster win...and the perfect storm!

9:45 PM  
Blogger Sweet Spice said...

so glad you got all moved over and only missed 1 day without the internet, kewlness!

despite the windows being left open, don't you just love thunderstorms...we had one last night and I had all the doors and windows open, I love them!!

Your new painting is beautiful, makes me think of winter =o)



http://sweetspicestory.blogspot.com/

10:46 AM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

Woo hoo! Congrats for being on the cover of Etsy. That rocks.
But also, sorry to hear about how wet everything got in your new place! that sucks. It's been really rainy in NYC, too, so I've been trying to remember to keep the windows closed.
Today's piece is wicked.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

Congrats on the Poster and completing the big move!

7:49 PM  

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