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, January 10, 2008

3 things to be braggy about

Good morning.

ok I know the question burning on everyone's are all wondering about Dancing With the Stars....(well I know at least 2 of you are, lol) all that will come tomorrow in an update about a girls night out and possibly....possibly a sort of big announcement.

but anyway, today I am going to be braggy braggy.

First....I was lucky enough to be featured on a great new website called The Chick's Guide, which is a division of Cantata Books. You must all go there in droves to look at it, I am on the home page down towards the bottom, and trust me it was more than an honor being there.

Second.....ok see the big blue piece in today's post....well this was a wonderful labor of love of mine, and part of me stretching myself as an artist, you see the color scheme, not really my normal thing, and the subject matter, though another passion of mine- architecture, was again not my normal thing. Also, the size of the piece was bigger than I usually work at 16x20 inches. You see, I am not resting on my laurels I am sticking to the resolutions and working bigger...telling new stories.

So, once I finished it and listed it in my etsy shop, I was happy, fulfilled with a wonderful sense of completion, so believe me my jaw just about hit my desk when about 10 minutes later. It was gone, sold...snatched up.

um, wow. Really amazing feeling.

Thirdly, I got a wonderful feedback from a buyer yesterday saying she loved her piece etc, but she also said somehting else that made me squeal. She said she had received her latest issue of Pasticcio and that my work was featured in it (that's the other picture shown today of my piece "The Lake of Dead Languages".

Now, this was especially thrilling because I have not gotten my copy yet, so she was nice enough to scan in my page and email it over so I could share it with all of you.

Now, if you are not familiar with Pasticcio, you should be. I drool over my issue #1 on a pretty regular basis. This is a Quartz (that's lingo for a Quality Art Zine), it is put out by the lovely and amazingly talented Sarah Fishburn and Angela Cartwright (yes, the same Angela Cartwright that was my bubs' first love, Penny....from Lost in Space). Sarah and Angela are both really talented, like scary talented so being in this wow, it's like winning an Oscar, so if you can....make sure to get issue #2 because I am in it, and pick up issue 1 if you can as well. The book itself is really high quality, beautiful printing and paper, less a "zine" and more a collectible art book.

ok done being braggy bragerson.


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Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

yay yay yay! you should always brag wiht things that bragworthy. Congrats!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Congratulations times a million, Jenn!!! As always, I am so very proud of you; it's nice to see how many other people recognize the talent I've always seen in you.

And dude, seriously? Be Braggy Bragerson all you want! This warrants it. xoxoxo

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Karen Beth said...

You rock! Those are all such awesome things!!! I love that you branched out with your artwork and that it was so well-received. Wahoo! Of course, as you know, I personally think you should do more in black. Ha! I love those pieces.


KB :)

11:13 AM  
Blogger ~Izabella said...

Congrats dear friend! this is grand news!! It doesn't surprize me a bit, as your work is ohhh so dreamy & beautiful~

bragging is a good thing when it comes to accomplishments ;)

I am feeling...that this year is going to be your BEST year EVER!!

sending you big hugs~

xo ~Bella

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Noelle said...

that's so great! I really completely truly love the blue architecture. Make some more of that, please.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Passementerie said...

What a gorgeous blog! I found you via a comment on Maryam's blog and am very glad I did.


2:20 PM  
Blogger moogan said...

congratulations on all the much deserved notoriety!
you so deserve it!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Tze's Mixed Media Design - a fat chick's explorations said...

You should brag. Your work is amazing!!! I really like the move towards including architecture in your collages. And I second Jenn's recommendation for Pasticcio. Well worth every penny.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

congrats! i really like the style of that piece. you have every reason to brag :)

4:45 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Chickie Doodle, my only comment can be "OH WOW".
Susan K.

5:47 PM  
Blogger fairygen said...

I was just browsing your blog (not stalking, honest! ;)) and I want to say what an honour it is to have bought something that you clearly put so much of yourself and effort into.
Believe it or not I accidentally found etsy last night after clicking on the wrong link on someones blog. The very first thing I saw was your picture and it struck such a chord in me that I couldn't not buy it. It still takes my breath away when I look at it and I imagine it will for a good long time to come.
I'm just glad that fate took me to etsy at that moment and I was lucky enough to hit the buy button before anyone else could!
I really can't wait until I have both my beautiful pieces to hang and I'm sure I'll be back to your work time and time again.

6:52 PM  
Blogger SadieAndLeo said...

You are finally getting the recognition you deserve and I so proud that you are also finally tooting your own horn!!! Congrats today and congrats for so many more years to come!

7:45 PM  
Blogger Chris Stone said...

Congrats! And love the blue piece!

8:30 PM  
Blogger AprilDawn said...

WOW! Congrats!!!! Sounds like you are having an amazing, super awesome week :)
And ditto what everyone else says :) BRAG when you deserve to brag!!

7:31 AM  
Blogger DancingMooney said...

Huge Congrats Again! It sounds like your year is off to an awesome start!!


8:40 PM  
Blogger Chucka Stone Designs said...

Kudos girl!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

Well worth bragging. Love the art.

10:22 AM  
Blogger elphabainwicked said...

Life is flying high for you and I am truly excited for you with all of your happiness and success. You deserve it!!!!

I never even saw the blue one on Etsy. I thought I scarfed up some of your pieces fast, but that is a record. Congratulations!!! It is a stunning piece.

I am glad to see you using architecture...I am a fan of it as well. I get yelled at when I am walking the streets and not paying attention to where I am going (or just stop walking all together) because my neck is craned looking at the architecture on the buildings.

I actually want to try drawing some architectural pieces.

Again, I am so very happy for you and look forward to more "braggy" blogs. If you don't brag how will we know about all the "good" stuff...

11:01 PM  

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