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

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Book Love





Morning!

ok first...an update on Scribble, he is doing much better, he's a trooper so I knew he would be fine, it's just going through the cycle.

For those who expressed concern and asked why the poor puppy was always sick, well the answer is IBS, yup...just like a nervous little person might get. We just have to be very careful, as he is small and things can go from bad to worse, awful quick. We do the best we can to make sure it does not happen, he never gets new food, no people food ever, and the only treats are special "easy on the stomach" treats.

But, nevertheless, he's a dog and he will lick the ground and eat dirt occasionally, so bad things happen. Also if he gets very upset, like the other day on a walk he came face to face with his first "mean dog" in this case it was a giant barking thing, chained up outside the neighbors house. You see we share a big looping driveway and we were walking up the path and the dog darted out from behind the house and "came after" Scribble.

My little puppy love was safe, but PETRIFIED. I had never seem him like that.

It was both funny and sad to see him bolt back down the path the way we came, pulling me on the leash behind him.

So...that's the story on Scribble, he's good...but neurotic. Sort of like me.

Now on to my latest treasure...As you know I am a bookish sort of girl, and I have to say if I was only allowed to buy one type of thing for the rest of my life (besides art supplies) it would have to be books....yup, they even beat out fashion.

Crazy, I know.

Shortly after moving to our house and out of the ghetto, my bubs and I were wandering the new town when we stumbled upon what could possibly be, the bookstore of my dreams, the kind I always pretended I owned when I was little and would spend hours playing "bookstore". The shop, quite simply called "The Little Bookstore" is up a cobblestone street and resides in an old house, with a beautiful slate roof. Run by and elderly man, the place is filled with books and other vintage posters and whatnot.

I could spend hours there.

A couple months ago when going through the children's books I found the most beautiful book I had seen in ages, "The Royal Book Of Ballet", printed in Italy the book is basically a fairy tale book, telling the stories of the great ballets, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty.

The illustrations were like peaking into dreams I wish I could have.

just stunning.

But, being a very starving artist, buy the book was just not really an option. It has been in my head ever since. So the other day was the 2 month anniversary of our wedding, and my bubs and I ventured into town for ice cream and books, and my dear bubs bought it for me.

It's mine now, and I could just die. Isn't it dreamy??

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13 Comments:

Blogger AprilDawn said...

Aww poor puppy! Give him an extra kiss from me :) Good to know what it is, you'll be able to help him now!

WHAT a gorgeous book! You find some great things!

Have a good day!


April

7:28 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

that book is absolutely gorgeous. Happy 2 month anniversary!

I am glad scribbles is feeling better even if he is having a good scare these days!

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully you didn't pay too much. You can get it for $1 on ABE.

10:49 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

Anonymous, I did not "pay too much" but I would rather pay more money and support this bookstore than get it for a $1 from anywhere else.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

Poor scared baby...I hope his tummy calms down a bit...

That book is just luscious...oh my!

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Celise said...

That would be my new writing home. Are there places to sit and read in there? That would be so awesome and it sounds great.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Celise said...

Jen, I have an "artist" question for you. Could you please contact me through my website? Thanks.

1:35 AM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

That is a lovely book. I can definitely see how it inspires you!
Give that puppy of yours a big hug from me. poor Scribbles!

5:41 PM  
Blogger Callooh Callay said...

Gorgeous illustrations! I adore children's books, it can be quite an addiction.

8:07 AM  
Anonymous karen beth said...

Ah! What a gorgeous book! Children's books are such WONDERFUL eye candy... well, many of them anyway.

You and your Bubs are so sweet. I love that he treated you to this book. Just makes me swoon! :)

10:31 AM  
Blogger Sarah McBride said...

that book is beautiful!

hope scribble feels better.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

So glad to hear that your puppy is on the mend. Dogs are certainly dear companions but they can be just as much work as any human with their illnesses and penchants for making poor choices (eating anything that moves, etc.).

Wonderful book! I can't really make out the name of the illustrator, but whoever it is is truly amazing! The artwork is gorgeous! I can see why you wanted it so badly.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Waterrose said...

OH wow I had forgotten about that bookstore. There was one in GV too that went on and on forever...

Glad your puppy is doing better.

12:44 AM  

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