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:

Monday, December 31, 2007

Goodbye 2007

well here it is my very last blog post of 2007, sigh.

sitting here in my jammies and having a morning coffee I realize that, I did it, I made it...I survived my first year of being an artist full time.


now if I can survive doing my taxes (my receipts are a total mess) then all will be good in the world. Actually strike that....if I can make it though the winter and the huge heating bills for this old drafty house, well....then I will be safe.

SO now that we are on the precipice of 2008 I know it's time for the old resolutions, yes...I need to lose weight, yes I know I'm not "fat" I am curvy which I am sine with, I love my curves I rather look like an old timey movie star bombshell than a stick figure....and I know my bubs loves me and my body....but still it would not be New Years if I was not vowing to lose weight.

So there you have it....

I also, need to manage my time better, I need to work a little more and lurk on the internet a little less, now I am not talking about blogging mainly about my etsy forum lurking and my obsession with celebrity gossip, I mean many times to I HAVE to check Perez Hilton every day???? I am sure I can cut back to just once, right? I mean, I don't even know who half these people are.

I do need to draw more which I always say, but most importantly I really need to be less hard on myself, not everything in the sketchbook needs to be a masterpiece, and when things don't turn out....well, who cares.

I do need to broaden my horizons a little, and so far the beginning of 2008 will be doing that, I have some shops interested and gallery in MA too, I need to be unafraid of taking chances...I also need to work bigger and better, after recently doing a few larger commission projects I realized how satisfying it is to work on a large scale, I know etsy is not really the place to sell pieces like that as they are pretty expensive, but this may sound strange but there feels like there is something inside me that needs to work bigger, and I should listen to that.

And last but certainly not least....I need to get my health in order and start feeling better, no matter what it takes, not to sound like my mom, but I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.

there are countless more things I need and want to do in the next year, some I will share with you here when the time is right....some are things that are just all me.

ok enough of the long (inane) ramblings of me.....what are you all doing for New Year's Eve???

my bubs and I will be appearing at a local party and wandering the streets of our lovely little town, most likely we will be intoxicated, after all we will be walking everywhere tonight so we need to be drunk enough to not feel the cold.

if you do not hear from me tomorrow, well I am probably hung until then, have a happy and safe New Year....

oh and no Drunk Driving!!!!! Seriously people don't do it!!!


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Blogger Aaron said...

Happy NYE, JftB! And good luck on your resolutions; I know you're up to the challenge. ;)

Here's to an even better '08!

PS - Very proud of you.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Space Oddities said...

Yay! Here's to a fantastic new year! Have fun tonight!

9:29 AM  
Blogger that's Headley! Jewelry Designs said...

thanks for all your blog love and inspiration this year! And go for the bigger formats for your work - it will be awesome!

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Noelle said...

Have a great new year! You've made some very manageable and hopeful resolutions. Especially the not drunk driving part. That is one sucky thing to get pulled over for.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Happy NYE! I can't wait to hear about your 2008 adventures! OH! And I have a lead for you... ;)

10:26 AM  
Blogger Simply Me Art said...

Love your Blog and you are an Amazing Artist... So glad to have found you. Happy New Year. Jamie

11:30 AM  
Blogger Amanda Baehr Fuller said...

Happy New Year! I know what you mean about the receipts - I'm dreading having to sort through that mess.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Gregory said...

Congrats on living your dream, Jenn! I'm assuming that being an artist full time is your dream. I certainly hope so. Well done!

Be safe tonight and Happy 2008!

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay for you! Your accomplishments this year are some of my goals for next. I am so proud of you! Definitely spread your wings out more this coming year, there are so many people waiting to be affected with your art. Have a lovely intoxicated time tonight.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you are going bigger! Bigger is better anyway... speaking of your art and my waistline.


Have fun and get pissed for me!

1:56 PM  
Blogger Nora said...

It was nice to meet you this year Jennifer via your blog. Have a happy and safe New Years Eve with your Bubs!

2:52 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

Oh...happy new year!! It's been so fun to peek in on your corner of the world this year...

5:11 PM  
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4:39 AM  
Blogger Sobe said...

Happy New Year!! I love that you 'appeared' at a party...Perez will be covering you soon enough :)

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again! Your work is awesome, and your style inspires me!

Kudos to you for working on bigger pieces and doing more for galleries... your artwork SHOULD be in galleries!!

Wishing you well in health, and in life...
♥ Janell

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Ed K said...

Happy New Years and best wishes in 2008

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Ed K said...

Happy New Years and best wishes in 2008

11:01 PM  
Blogger Simply Wired Custom Jewelry said...

Great post! I fear getting all of my stuff ready for tax time. It's really not a hard task, I just absolutely hate doing it.

And yeah...the "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired" is so TRUE! That's a great way to put it.

I hope 2008 totally rocks for you. Best wishes.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous sara girlscantell said...

congratulations, my dear! many more successes!

10:35 PM  

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