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, October 23, 2007


Hello dear ones.

well, I was very very close to taking a mental health day today, but I am going to post what's in my head anyway.

So....last night Keith and I found out that a good friend of ours is going to die very soon, she has been battling and struggling with cancer for the past several years, but her battle is almost over and there is nothing left to be done.

I am heartbroken for her, for her poor wonderful husband who has become the surrogate father I needed since mine died...I feel bad for her Mom who should not have to bury her child, and for her son who in his way will always need his mom.

I am overwhelmed with the fact that of all the people in the universe this is a person that should not have gotten sick...bad things should just not happen to good people.

I'm sorry, I am very down today, I don't like to bring that melancholy here to my blog but sometimes I have to, I have to open the door so you can see what is inside, and you see dear friends, what is inside is a bit of a mess right now.

I am feeling very Victorian and melancholy today, the rain is not helping at all, as it still looks like night out, and it's making my knee hurt so bad I can barely walk.


in other brighter news...

I promised a bit of a little shop announcement and here it is. Withing the next several days I will be listing the most adorable mini blank note cards. The measure 2 inches x 2 inches and would make lovely little gift enclosures or gift tags, the best part about them is that they will come with lovely little handmade envelopes, all made with antique papers.

I could just die....little cards and little envelopes....breathtaking. You know my love of stationery, so those should be soon.

Also.................this is still maybe a month or so away, but definitely before the holidays, I will have a small collection of reproduction prints available in my shop as well, all made with copyright free images...very Victorian and lovely (well in my head they are, you see I do need to get my butt in gear to get these done) but I have talked with a printing company close to me and have seen some samples and their fine art prints are lovely. I am hoping that I can charge around $10 for an 8x10 print...hopefully.

ok, well that's it for today, the images listed are a few of my current pieces that are all still available and listed in my shop, also coming later on today are more of the American Cancer Society Donation cards, as I have been sold out for a couple days.


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Blogger Aaron said...

Jenn, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. They're just words, but I mean it. My thoughts go out to you both and I'm here if you need me.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I'm really sorry to hear your news as well. A friend of ours was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and things looked quite grave for a little while - I just fell apart - thankfully she is now on the road to recovery. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I understand your thoughts...

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so sorry about your friend. as much as I try (on those late whiskey nights) I can never understand why things happen they way they do in life and to people who deserve so much more.

I am very excited about your prints!


11:49 AM  
Anonymous Megan said...

Yesterday, I attended a funeral for one of my uncles, so I'm there with you in the melancholy.

My mother battled breast cancer for about two years. She didn't come out unscathed, but she did win. The entire thing made me look at the world much differently.

I'm sorry to hear that your friend and her family have had to experience all of this.

12:05 PM  
Blogger m.Lee said...

I understand and feel for you. It is hard what you are going through.

Less than a year after I lost my mother (who had been so sick and nearly gone for many years mentally) the mother of my best friend from high school lost her battle with cancer. She had been like a second mother to me.

Bad things always seem to happen to good people, so I should be free and clear.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Karen Beth said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry about your friend. While I'm excited about your store updates, I'm saddened for you and for your friend and her family. I will keep them in my good thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated on her situation.


Karen Beth :)

12:42 PM  
Anonymous ashley G said...

I am so very sorry. For you, for her family, for her. My thoughts are with you.

1:45 PM  
Blogger artandghosts said...

what saddening news. im sorry to hear this.


as for the shop cards, i think they are a perfect idea, and it is wonderful to seem my new favourite (green) collage in this post:)

4:45 PM  
Blogger Rafe Totengco said...

I'm so sorry to read about your friend dying.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend and what she is going through right now. It really is so hard to understand why bad things happen to good people.

On a brighter note, I love your new pieces and am looking forward to seeing your new offerings come this month or next.


6:36 PM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

...I have a close friend of mine that is fighting breast cancer as we speak. I feel your heartache.

I'm excited about the prints.

I can't wait to blog about the work you did for me... (blasted secrets!)
Your friend,
Sadie Lou

12:39 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your friend. thinking of you.


4:13 PM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

So sorry about your friend.

2:15 PM  

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