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, December 11, 2007

Is this it? Is it over??

So all you other online artsy the Christmas rush over???? The past couple days there have been actual tumbleweed blowing through my shop.....I am afraid the rush is over and it's still a good 9 days before the shipping cut off date for Priority Mail in the United States....


ok sorry I am wondering out loud again, and by wondering out loud, I mean worrying out loud.

So, how are you all?? Are you good? All busy preparing Holiday good cheer???

Oh, the other night my bubs and I went gallivanting in town and we stumbled into a bookshop that we had never been in, I swear the bookstores in Westerville keep multiplying (it's fabby) and I swear it was like a little wonderland, my bubs found an old copy of a Lone Ranger novel, I left with an Amelia Earhart bio.

But let me tell you, the place was a treasure trove the walls filled with vintage lovelies for sale....I almost left with an autographed photo of Merle Oberon (she starred in Wutherng Heights with Lawrence Olivier), anyway....we have to go back, because at the time we were being the customers from see the store was closing and here we are gasping and squealing over the books.

I need to go back because they had a splendid almost falling apart collection of Hans Christian Anderson Fairy tales complete with illustrations including one of The Little Mermaid killing herself....yup the good old days before Disney convinced little girls that the prince loves her and they live happily ever me crazy but I like it when the stories are a tad darker....

anyway so that is really all I have been thinking about, books and reading, books and reading, why oh why can I not be paid to curl up and read books, I mean I don;t want to review them or anything just read them and maybe tell all of you how dreamy or not dreamy they are.

I guess that's kind of a review.

for example, the last book I read was The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (finished it 2 days ago) it was dreamy.

there, review done.

read, for serious you will love it.

one last thing before I stop blah blahing (see I am putting it off I swore I would draw today, actually I swore I would draw yesterday but I put it off) the picture today is of a new set of prints I have in my shop, they are very different than my "normal" pieces and are digital collages I did in an old Victorian silhouette style.

hope you enjoy.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, those pictures are gorgeous - no surprise there! I wish someone would pay me to read books too. I'm reading Philip Pullman's Northern Lights at the moment, which is great. Looking forward to seeing The Golden Compass.

9:07 AM  
Blogger The Dangerous Mezzo said...

Things were quite busy for my shop over the weekend, and now .. nothing. It does seem early for Christmas shopping to be over ... :)

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your new pieces are divine, I love them SO SO much!

there is also nothing better to do in the chilly months, than read.

10:46 AM  
Blogger saffron said...

OOH, I love your new prints!

It does seem slow for me this week. I'm bummed, after a pretty good week last week. Too early to be over!!

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So wonderful, I love those prints! Love love love.

Slow, yes, in my shop, but I seem to have my hands busy with commissions, so that's a first for me!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Christine Marie said...

Those ARE different than your normal style. I like them though! I just posted something a bit different than normal too. Must be in the air.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

Oh...I wish we had a bookstore like that in town...perhaps I should start one! What fun that would be! I adore the new art you've created!!

5:51 PM  
Blogger Rafe Totengco said...

these cut out silhouettes are new for you, right? I like them. it's a new direction from what you've been doing.

7:41 PM  
Blogger m.Lee said...

Those pieces are so different I really was looking to see you credit somebody else. Nice work! Seems like I am not the only artist experimenting lately. It is good to do this! Keeps us fresh and interested no matter what.

My smaller less expensive pieces are selling well enough which is good since those are easy for me to ship. And I hardly have time to go to the post office lately!

But it is so hard to get noticed if you don't list constantly and promote outside all the time. And selling art pieces over $30 is getting harder and harder! I think people are looking for HUGE bargains on Etsy.

It is looking like less of a good place for original art of a substantial size and quality.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Noelle said...

Wow, I really like those pictures.

Also, I can tell you what I know of from retail experience. The week after Thanksgiving is busy. Then, it dies a little, and picks up right before Christmas. Because this year we have the longest possible stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it feels even worse.

My advice is to keep reminding people of the cut-off, and bring in some of those procrastinators before they're too late.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Sobe said...

The original Hans Christian Anderson Fairy tales are pretty intense!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Hey, those prints are awesome, JftB!

Don't fret about the shoppers; like Christmas Tree said, it's the ups and downs of the shopping month. You remember from your days at Marshalls, I'm sure.

If you need me to start "persuading" people, though, let me know.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Erikka said...

beautiful work. i hope you are making LOTSA money. :)

1:23 PM  
Blogger Gregory said...

Original Hans. SWEET! Makes me want to go to Powell's in Portland today. I'm going. Hellz yes, I'm going. Thanks for the reminder.

2:50 PM  
Blogger ricracsally said...

OK, if white death wasn't on its way, I would *totally* send sister to that bookstore to grab that HCA with the verge-of-death Little Mermaid! I WILL fight you for it a la Laverne & Shirley at a clearance sale! :)

OH, and your new prints? DIVINE!

8:05 PM  

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