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:

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

and the survey says...

————10 years ago————–

1.) How old were you? 22

2.) Where did you go to school? New Hampshire Institute of Art, for photography and then very quickly switched to acting

3.) Where did you work? Gloria Jeans Gourmet Coffee

4) Where did you live? Goffstown NH, technically it was Pinardville

5.) Where did you hang out? various bars, and the mall

6.) How many tattoos did you have? 2

7.) What car did you drive? no driving....scary bad

8.) Had you been to a real party? yes, lots and lots

9.) Had you had your heart broken? yes, lots and lots but by only one person and I reciprocated.

———–5 years ago———–


1.) How old were you? 27

2.) Where did you go to school? was about to go back to school to study Art History and English at University of New Hampshire (Manchester)

3.) Where did you work? Art 3 Gallery

4.) Where did you live? Bedford NH

5.) Where did you hang out? Palace Theater, various bars especially the Stage Door in Manchester, Portsmouth...lots of bars there, Poco's especially.

6.) Did you wear glasses? nope, I was still pretending I could see

7.) Who was your best friend? Aaron, Lisa, and Sharon

9.) How many tattoos did you have? 3

10.) How many piercings? 1

11.) What car did you drive? no driving, bad and scary...though I was trying, I owned a vintage Volvo 240s, my dream car

12.) Been to a real party? lots and lots

13.) Were you Single/Taken/Married/ Divorced? tail end of a bad marriage

————2 years ago————–


1.) How old were you?: 30

2.) Where did you go to school?: no school but was trying to teach myself french and ASL

3.) Where did you work? Midgard Comics, I owned it

4.)Where did you live? Columbus OH, ghetto apartment

5.) Where did you hang out? comic shop....I owned it, well it owned me

6.) Did you wear glasses? yes, I stopped pretending I could see

7.) Who was your best friend? my bubs

8.) How many tattoos did you have? still 3

9.) How many piercings did you have? still 1

10.) What car did you drive? no driving, scary bad. I am a born pedestrian

11.) Were you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced?: taken...very taken



1.) How old are you? 32

2.) Where do you go to school?

3.) Where do you work? from home in my studio

4.) Where do you live? Westerville OH, giant 100 year old house, it's fabulous

5.) Do you wear glasses? yup, I rock that sexy librarian thing...minus the sexy and librarian

7.) Do you talk to your old friends? sometimes

9.) How many tattoos? still 3

10.) What kind of car do you have? sigh...NO CAR

11)Have you had Your heart broken? not in a long time

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008



well I am slowly returning to "normal", being the featured seller was a short but wild ride and I am still digging out from the massive amount of orders in a short period of time, I would be done but having the mean cheese this weekend ensures that very little work can get done, couple that with a horrible cold on my part....well sadly things have been miserable.

Shop news!

ok things in my shop that are "new", I do have lots of new originals that went up around the time of being featured seller, I also have some new reproduction prints, many of my reproductions that I already had are sold out, or close to being sold out, so if there were ones you wanted snatching them up now might be a good idea, as some of the designs are really close to vanishing.

Mixed Emotions volume I is completely sold out of it's limited run of 20 books, of you missed out on the book I am very sorry, though....Mixed Emotions volume II is currently available, and this one is just as beautiful, please feel free to send me a convo or email if you want to know which pieces are included I do have a thumbnail pic, I know other people like to be surprised so I did not want to post it here.

....I have gotten more vintage optical lenses and I still have some old keys and more old letters will be added soon, currently I am totally in love with anything with optical lenses AND keys, combine the two and I am in heaven.

ok, so how are all of you?? I will be honest and say that life after being the featured seller has had that day after Christmas feeling, there is a bittersweet relaxation to it being done, but that anticipation and rush of excitement are gone, and I would be a liar if I said I did not miss it, though now it's time to focus on feeling better and the puppy and my poor bubs who is also sick.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Petite Heights Sunday February 24, 2008

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art - keith cousineau
story - keith cousineau and jennifer gordon

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Thursday, February 21, 2008


Good morning.

so as many of you know by now, the reason for my most recent absence from my blog is that I have been named the featured seller on etsy.

I got the news late last week and then started preparing right away.

I wanted to say right now that I am so happy, it's strange, I never thought it would happen to me, but it did....

very surreal.

anyway if you have not gotten the chance head over to etsy and read my interview.

For those of you who have sent me convos and emails, thank you so much, I never expected such a response from people, I have to say that is truly my favorite part of this whole thing.

I will probably not be blogging again until Petite Heights on Sunday, but then back to normal next week.


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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

a conversation between me and my blog

me- are you? I'm sorry I haven't been around much

blog- whatever, it's no big deal

me- no I really am sorry, I can tell your mad

blog- I'm not mad, I just feel like whatever we's over

me- it's not over, I just have a lot going on right now

blog- and there's no room for me

me- I didn't say that, I'm here right now, right?

blog- out of guilt

me- not out of guilt, I missed you.

blog- really

me- yeah, of course I did

blog- I missed you too

me- things will get back to normal you'll see, it's just been a rough couple of weeks, the puppy was sick and things are busy at my shop, hey...I'm planning a big shop update, later today and tomorrow.

blog- really? that sounds cool, and you're letting me in on it first.

me- of course I am

blog- so we're good.

me- yeah, we're good.

****sorry, I am insane. In all seriousness, there are lots of cool things coming to my shop, including, new originals, new art cards, new prints, new collage blocks...and even...Mixed Emotions II, seeing as Mixed Emotions I is almost sold out. keep checking back over the next few days and you will see it all.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Petite Heights February 17, 2008

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art - keith cousineau
story - keith cousineau and jennifer gordon

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!!!!!

Good Morning!

Happy Valentine's Day to you all!!!

I know there are lots of Valentine Humbugs out there but you must forgive me, I love, this is one of my favorite days.

I was not always like this remember I did survive a disaster of a first marriage so I too have had plenty of "I hate Valentine's Day" moments.'s not that keith and I are doing anything special, remember he works is a nice restaurant, where tonight they have over 400 reservations, so by the time he gets home he will be tired, but he will be home, with me...and that my dear friends is why Valentine's this year is wonderful!

Are you all doing anything romantic???

oh, before I book....I am very quickly running out of them as I decided to do only a print run of 20 on them to keep them rare and collectible.

I am on book 16 now, so if you are interested I would snatch them up.

ok sorry to post and dash but I hear a puppy barking like a lunatic downstairs AND I have some work to do today as well as a Valentine to make.

I also posted a new piece in my shop, that I just love, it is called "The Ghost on Nantucket Island"

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

random survey

ok so it's wednesday so I should be writing to a celeb but I am not feeling like I have anything to say to any celebrities right now, so in lieu of's random survey time.

(which I stole from Tara)

1. Are you taller than your best friend?
I don’t think so.

2. Do you have a favorite type of pen?
ones that do not run out of ink when I am trying to use them

3. Look at your planner for March 8th, what are you doing?
no planner...I have a calendar, why...are you asking me out for March 8th? If you are I should tell you now, I am engaged.

4. What color are your toenails usually?
toe nail color

5. What was the last thing you highlighted?
no idea

6. What color are the curtains in your bedroom?
they are Batman curtains....yes, I am a 12 year old boy :)

7. What color are the seats in your vehicle?
in our van they are grey

8. Have you ever had a black and white cat?
yes, her name was snowhite and I had her when I was very little before the allergies got too bad.

9. What is the last thing you put a stamp on?

10. Do you know anyone who lives in Wyoming?
I don't think so

11. Why did you withdraw cash from the ATM the last time?

13. Can you spell well?
I can spell okay, but I cannot type very well at most spelling mistakes are typos

14. Do you like Cinnamon toothpaste?

15. What kind of car were you driving 2 years ago?
no driving...BAD

16. Pick one: Miami Hurricanes or Florida Gators:
um, I think this is sports, but I will say gators because I like wild beasts

17. Last time you went to Six Flags?
2002 or 3

18. Do you have any wallpaper in your house?

19. Closest thing to you that is yellow?

post it note stuck to my monitor

20. Last person you gave a business card?
I ran out of business cards months a show

21. Who is the last person you wrote a check to?
landlord, rent

22. Closest framed picture to you?
miniature custom aceos by Gillian Smith

23. Last time you had someone cook for you?
last night

25. How many emails do you get in your inbox daily (excluding spam)?
average between 100-200 a day, sometimes a little more or less

26. Last time you received flowers?
my birthday (in august) from my friend Diana

28. Do you play air guitar?

29. Has anyone ever proposed to you?

30. Do you take anything in your coffee?
milk and sugar or sugar substitute

31. Do you own any Willow Tree figurines?
I don't know what those are but I do like Willow Trees, and Willow from Buffy if that helps

32. What is/was your high school’s mascot?
a Blue Knight (lame, I know)

33. Last person you spoke to from high school?
weird aaron (phone), or my bubs I knew him in highschool but he was older than me, or Ben (via email)

34. Last time you used hand sanitizer?
if I am at a comic convention I use it all the time, but here I do not

35. Would you like to learn to play the drums?

36. What color are the blinds in your living room?
beige with a little dust

38. Last thing you read in the newspaper?
about a friend who is a special effects artist and the movie he is working on. I rarely read the real paper, this was the artsy paper here, and it was a while ago

39. What was the last pageant you attended?
um....none, though I will cop to watching the Miss Universe Pageant and the Miss Teen USA Pageant.

40. What is the last place you bought pizza from?
Little Ceasars.

41. Have you ever worn a crown?
do tiaras count?? because yes, yes I have

42. What is the last thing you stapled?
when I made mirror and matchbook packs for my shop before Christmas

43. Did you ever drink clear Pepsi?

44. Are you ticklish?
painfully so

45. Last time you saw fireworks?
last 4th of July, I could see them when we were driving home

46. Last time you had a Krispy Kreme doughnut?

47. Last person that im’d you, and you actually responded?
I don’t IM.

49. Do you have a black dog?
Is this a racist question....what difference should it make? lol, actually yes Mr Scribble is black

51. Are you an aunt or uncle?
not by blood

52. Who has the prettiest eyes that you know of?

53. Last time you saw a semi truck?
The other day.

54. What is the last song you belted out in the car?
Jackson, by Johnny and June Cash

55. Do you have a little black dress?
yes, a have dresses and they are black, no I do not have a little black dress in the Audrey Hepburn sense of the word.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Dum Dum De Dum...Part 2 - The Dress!


so I am a wee bit groggy this morning, you see last night my friend Diana and I went out and braved the very very cold to looking for wedding dresses...

as you can see from the photos.

now, those of you following my blog will notice that it is not the original dress that I had wanted, well sometimes things change, and for the better.

you see I tried on a ton of dresses....and damn wedding wedding dresses for running so small it really gave me a complex about my body...but whatevs...

anyway, I tried on the original dress and it was beautiful, very princess and lovely....but, standing there in front of a jillion mirrors looking like a princess, I realized. I am not really a princess type of person, am I??

Wearing that original dress was wonderful and it liiked beautiful, but it looked like a costume, like I was dressing up for Halloween.

But when I tried this dress, that I originally did not care for in the photos or on the hanger...

well it was a f-ing Cindarella moment, first of all, the dress fit beautifully, seriously the only thing I am going to need altered is the hem.

The line of the dress has a very slight Asian's subtle, but it makes me feel like old Hollywood glamor and less of a fairy princess....and most importantly it seems very wearable.

My friend Diana made a great point, that first beautiful dress was also amazing, but my figure was lost in it, drowning in layers and layers of fabric...which I think it what I wanted it for....but this new dress, well you see my figure in it, which is good, right?

(low self esteem creeping in)

It comes with a little caplet/shawl and I went for the old Hollywood gloves.

now.....I need to get back there ASAP for the alterations appointment which means I need shoes and all my under dress wear...pronto!

so there you have it.

After trying on a ton of dresses we decided to have a late dinner and some wine, so this morning I am sleepy, and cold....

even though I am sleepy and cold I have to resist all urges to run in the other room and put on the dress...and sit here, and read blogs...

I think I am going to want to do this every day until the wedding.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

the mean cheese - scribble war

good morning

how were all of your weekends???

well this weekend we had the lil mean cheese and it was her first full weekend with the puppy and let me just say was a loud weekend.

By the end things were "more normal" but there were times....oh man.

now the cheese and scribble were great with each other, all things considering, the mean cheese was only rough with him a couple times, pulling his tail and once shoving the little guy....but she does not really "understand" but we are trying to make her.

lil scribble pup was good with her, he never snapped or barked, even when for 2 hours she taunted the poor beat in his crate while we he was trying to sleep...when we tried to take her away from him she would yell at the top of her lungs...which proved to be most upsetting for the dog and the humans of the house. the time last night rolled around we had a very tired little puppy and 2 equally tired puppy parents.

That was primarily the weekend, you see it is really cold here, like single digits and harsh it feels much below zero and it is too cold to do anything, and of course today I ran out of see I was having double the cocoa this weekend to beat the cold, and the screaming stress tends to make me head for sweets.

So today I must get down to work, I have lots of things I want to make and last week was filled with commissions so it was hard to build up more stock for my shop.

plus I am trying to work on something special for's like nothing I have ever tried before, so wish me luck.

I am hoping later today to have a couple new prints for my shop as well, which I am excited about.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Petite Heights Sunday February 10, 2008

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art - keith cousineau
story - jennifer gordon and keith cousineau

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Thursday, February 07, 2008


SO yesterday, I think I cracked under the pressure...what pressure you may be asking....well, the pressure I put on myself.

you see....I blogged yesterday, twice in fact but as you can see now I deleted them both.

1st I blogged a celeb letter, it was hilarious and about Brooke Shields, and it of course led to a negative comment left by anonymous...which really once again was devastating to me, this being my blog and my forum.

If people do not like the letters or my blog I would hope they would stop reading instad of coming here and spewing negativity.

now because this "anonymous" won't ever give their name, I am not it the same person all the time, is it a group of people that just hate me.

now I would be lying if I said I did not care, I do...that is the problem, but I am trying to just get over it.

Now.....yesterday and all this week and last week I have been incredibly busy working on lots of projects, one being quite large and it took a lot out of me, more than I thought it could so I have been living without my "wall of protection" around me, I have been when the comment happened I deleted.

Then I wrote a post apologizing for the letter....that met with a lot of response as well....(which I love by the loyal readers are wonderful), the people that told me to never apologize and never stop just being me....and you know what you were the ones that were right, not anonymous....

so, then I deleted my apology.

SO there you have it. In case you were wondering if you were here and saw things that now are not here.

I should not have to apologize for things on my own blog, especially for jokes...jokes that are not hurting anyones feelings....and if you don't like it then maybe those people should spend their time writing mean letters to David Letterman, of Conan O'Brian, or John Stewart or any other countless comedian who uses satire as a way to make people laugh.

ok, moving are all of you?? Good??

I have been overwhelmed by the response to my limited edition self published art book - Mixed Emotions . Thank you it stands there are very few left of this book coming in, so if you are thinking you NEED to have one, then you should snag one now.

Though....if you miss out don't despair there will be another book coming sometime, again it will be limited edition and again all books will be ever so slightly different and come numbered.

also be on the lookout there will be more Moleskine sketchbooks coming too.....starting today and tomorrow there will be another batch, the last ones went pretty quickly.

ok now I must do the million things I have to do today and with any luck I just might be able to get some creative time in tomorrow.


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Monday, February 04, 2008

lots and lots

good morning~~

I have been a bad blogger and blog friend again, you see all the times that I would be in bloglandia, I now find myself with the pup, mister Scribble Gerard (Gerard is said with a thick French bubs hates it).

The pup is doing well, most of the time....he did have a trying day yesterday when he got so excited to see me, and when I say me, I mean the dog food I was holding, he started to hop on his back legs, like a circus bear...he hopped and hopped and then he fell backwards into his water dish knocking it over and covering him and the floor with a giant splash of water...the poor funny face just shivered and whimpered. I of course panicked and scooped him into my arms and immediately dashed for a cozy towel to blanket him in before he got too cold.


So anyway this weekend apart from dog playing I also hit a huge milestone and got to click off something (sort of) from my New Year's list.

first, I hit 2000 sales in my shop, which is seriously hard to believe on every level, I know I need to thank so many of you for helping me get to this point, I think of all my wonderful buyers and friends everyday and how lucky I am that whatever I am doing is speaking to some of you.

Second I spent a ton of time this weekend working on a book...yes a book of my art.

Now, one of my resolutions this year was to self publish a book of my poetry and art, and this...well this is a step in the right direction.

This book will be just art, no poetry yet.

I am really excited, the pictures today show the cover and a hint of the interior.

now the book will measure 7x7 inches and will be in full color, pages are full bleed with the photos. The books will be VERY limited and will all come signed and numbered, and with an original aceo...tucked in the pages somewhere as a surprise....hey you can even use it as a book mark.

anyway, the books themselves will arrive in about 2 weeks, a little less if I am lucky. I am hoping too that i will be able to get a series of these books.

The book itself it titled "Mixed Emotions" and it will be available in my shop for "Pre Orders" starting today at 9:00am EST.

ok that is all for now, my brain is a little fuzzy as my bubs and I went for dinner and drinks last night and it's been a while since I drank a couple glasses of wine.


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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Petite Heights Sunday February 3, 2008

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art- keith cousineau
story - jennifer gordon and keith cousineau

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