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, November 29, 2007

where my mind has been


I am going to make this short today as I have been working on the project shown above, and have to continue working on it, it WILL be finished today, someway,

I was just looking at my calendar and noticing that tomorrow is the last day of National Blog Blah Blah month....and while I have not been consumed and drained by the experience I am a little tired...I will be honest and say this month has had it's rough moments for me, both mentally and physically and it's been strangely hard for me to blog at times.....but on the other hand I liked having the (forced) daily focus on things, you know?

Yet...the blog is just a narcissism-fest on my part so I am not sure how beneficial it is to mental health, do any of you feel like that? Am I just being overly sensitive???

anyway...back to work, I have to finish the commission, package a million things (ok, not really a million), then have to deal with the fiasco that is our comic book order that had to be re-done late last night and still not sent...ugh.

the glamorous life.

ok, I will be back tomorrow, making more sense and hopefully a little more grounded before the mean cheese weekend.


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Blogger Michelle said...

blogs are allowed to be a little self absorbed in my opinion. i mean they are supposed to be like a personal diary. :)

8:51 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

People blog for all different reasons. I don't consider my blogging to be a self-love fest as much as I think of it as a really helpful daily writing exercise. Whatever your reason, it's valid; it's your blog.

BTW, I am in Manch on the World's Slowest Dial-Up today, but I made it a point to come by just so you wouldn't feel unloved. :)

(And yes, I know I still owe you an important story; I was saving it until I could call you. I will share all soon.)

10:06 AM  
Blogger MadeByAmanda said...

You know, I just read in Good Housekeeping or some other similar magazine that blogging fuels narcissism. I thought about it quite a bit, and I think it's like anything else. For some it is, and for some it isn't. It depends what you put into it. I don't feel that my blog is any more narcissistic than any of my writing in general. There is a certain amount of narcissism involved in sitting down day after day to write anything, whether it ends up being seen or not. Truly self-centered blogs aren't very fun to read, because the writer doesn't consider what is interesting to the readers. But if you feel it's bad for you, listen to yourself.

10:28 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

I by no means feel that blogging is bad for me, on the contrary I really like to do it, my point was just that sometimes the need for self reflection can seem skewed when doing it for the public to read, you know.


10:31 AM  
Anonymous Noelle said...

I'm not going to know what to do with myself when this thing is over. Blog 5 times a week? That's for wusses. Well rested wusses.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous nancypearlwannabe said...

I like to get comments, too. And I enjoy writing. So it's like a win-win for me. I felt like the deadline of NaBlo was good for me, it got me back into regular posting after being so lazy all summer.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Karen Beth said...

I think blogs are supposed to be a bit self-consumed. That is what people read them for - to read and get glimpses of other people's lives. I've disliked the NaBloPoMo thing and won't do it again but it was a neat experience, I guess. Have fun today!

12:55 PM  
Blogger m.Lee said...

eeeek december!

And I have a hard time blogging even a couple times a week. Plenty to say just no time or energy to do it. Case in point two weeks and no mouse story! I will try tomorrow!

1:25 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

i've often thought about this topic - interesting responses! i wish i could just write on my blog unfettered by the thought that someone else may be reading it...but i think that's impossible...

3:09 PM  
Blogger Erikka said...

someone said it well when they said writing in general could be thought to be, but you know, ANY act of creation could be chalked up to narcissism, even child rearing.

I feel like there is some quote about volunteering that says there can be no self-less act (unless you are a hardcore buddhist...but I doubt them too :) ) we just have to accept you may have some stake in what you create, but like everyone said, if there's more than that, it has potential to be bigger than you too alone.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I LOVE the pieces you're working on and I love your blog too :)

7:24 PM  
Blogger sf said...

I have come to realize, as narcissistic as I do believe I am, that blogging for me is a way that I really WILL journal. I mean, I have the best of intentions with actual notebooks, but the impetus fades after the initial intent.
I somehow manage to do it, at least now and then! I have been enthralled to read YOU every day - almost every day anyhow.

9:38 PM  

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