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: http://www.stilettoheights.etsy.com

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 accent...my 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.

xoxoxo

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19 Comments:

Blogger High Desert Diva said...

Congrats on your 2000 sale!

8:18 AM  
Blogger The Dutchess of Kickball said...

Congratulations on the book, that is super exciting. I see NYT Best Seller list!

9:08 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

congrats on your sales milestone and holy crapola...a book!!!! I am so excited about the book and for you, the images you put together for the book are many of my favoriets and so gorgeous all together. I will blog soon, I promise. I have been cleaning out the closets and snapping photos for a crapload of clothes I have never worn to sell on ebay, chloe, armani, theory, sass and bide eek! I have serious shopping problems, I know :( Most of it is too big though, so I can get new smaller things :)

9:45 AM  
Blogger SadieAndLeo said...

This is so exciting! This book is amazing!!! I am so proud of you!

12:35 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

a book?! that is very exciting news! and congrats on your 2,000 sales :)

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Noelle said...

I really like the book idea. Seems like it goes hand in hand with sales milestones.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

Congrats on yet another milestone! 2000 sales and counting!

The book sounds exciting! Good Luck!

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Karen Beth said...

I'm so excited for the book! Hooray and hooray that you ended up doing pre-orders! Can't wait to see it in the flesh!!!

1:57 PM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

Wow!! I am so excited about the book! I just placed an order, but I have to wait for Andy to get home tonight so I can use his paypal account (it can be a belated valentines pressie!)
And congrats on 2000 sales. Wow. That is a LOT.
The puppy sounds super adorable, too!

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the idea of the book. I'm curious though if you are concerned with copyright issues or if you looked into it beforehand? Or are you using images that are copyright free (clip art) like in your reproductions? I'm a collagist too and was just wondering.

3:17 PM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

anonymous...the only images that are being reproduced multiple times without varying them are one that are copyright free, the ones that are non copyright free can exist in 1 form in the manner that they are, like I cannot make multiple prints of the same thing, I am actually digitally altering the images each time, so each book in an of itself will be different, and since this takes a TON of time on my part that is the main reason why this book is very limited edition, you also get when you purchase this book a free piece of original art...

I am thinking of this book more like a zine

there will be a book in the future that will be open edition that will be my illustrations, poetry and all copyright free imagery, those will be printed in larger quantities than 1 of each and 10 total.

sorry to go on and on...I also discussed specifics about this book with people in the know. contact me privately if you would like to discuss further

3:24 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Congrats, Jenn!! As always, I couldn't be more proud of you. xoxo

6:43 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Oh wow, the book looks like it will be AMAZING!!! What a great idea :) Can't wait to see the final product!

10:37 PM  
Blogger http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

A Boooook!!! How magically wonderful!! It looks incredible!! Yiippeeeeeeeeeeeee! Oh I am so excited for you xoxoxoxoxoxo

10:52 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Congrats on your sale, I love your work~I have put you in my treasury in the past. Great to see talented artists succeeding :)
Becca

9:36 AM  
Blogger sf said...

Hard to wait patiently for your rockin' book, Miss! Our coffee tables are gonna be so pretty.
xxo
sarah

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Celise said...

What a cute name for your dog! And I love the fact that you're creating a book of your work. When I get a REAL office (read: make my current office look like a real office instead of a spare bedroom), I'm going to order your stuff. When you do your book of poetry, who will you publish thru? Are you going to include pictures?

5:06 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

The misadventures of Scribble...poor little wet thing!

Wow!! 2000 in the shop? And a book? How wonderful for you!! Congratulations on both huge accomplishments...

6:01 PM  
Blogger Octavine Illustration said...

congratulations. your art is so lovely.

12:10 AM  

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