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:

Monday, September 29, 2008

been working.....

it's been a while since I posted the pieces that I am working on...

well I finished a large scale custom piece several days ago, it was 3feetx3 feet....and about halfway through the process I once again fell in love with art.

not that I ever fell out of love with art, but it was like a re-awakening of my creativity, all of a sudden there was so much for me to do, to say.

So with that new found excitement I worked on these two new pieces, they are each 12x12 and are done on stretched canvas and are available in le shop.

I am going to try my hardest to blog each day this week, if I do that will mean my 500th blog post will be on Friday, that's just crazy.

hope you all enjoyed your weekend, ours was crazy and involved the mean cheese, and one little Scribble who drank too much water and ended up peeing all over his bed, his favorite toy, and himself.

yup, this is quite the life I lead.


(3.5 hours until gossip girl!)

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday Night Special Sales

Saturday Night Specials!

Prints Buy One Get One Free!! Just write which print you would like in the notes to seller.

Everything Else 20% off!!

Please write SNS in the message to seller and wait for a new invoice before paying.

original art, coffee table books, postcards, blank note card sets, reproduction prints, pocket mirrors, button sets and more!



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Thursday, September 25, 2008

R.I.P Book Challenge


ok for the first time in my whole life I am going to take part in a book/reading challenge....yup, normally I shy away from these things as I tend to buckle under the pressure of "having" to do anything specific at any certain time. This time though, I have faith.

You see my friend Carl hosts a yearly reading challenge called "R.I.P", and it runs from September 1 - October 31st.

now, as you can tell I am late jumping on this bandwagon, but truthfully I have been preparing for this all summer, mistakingly I decided to read the book Peyton Place at the beginning of September, thinking I could fly though it and move on to the spooky stuff, but little did I know that the classic Peyton Place would not be the delicious page turner I thought it would be, now it does fulfill a bit of that longing for a NH autumn and Indian Summer, but that is about it.

anyway, moving on to the books I will be reading once I polish off the last 75 pages of Peyton Place....keep in mind I will most likely not finish all of these before October ends, but I am going to stretch this into November if I have to.

1- Audrey Rose by Frank De Felitta - now I know this was a movie but I never saw it and have been telling myself I am going to read the book since I was 15, so now I am finally doing it. I love the thought of the reincarnation mystery at the center of this I have a weakness for any book/movie that has a creepy kid in it

2- The White Room by A.J Mathews it's about a haunted house in I need to say anymore? I mean really, it's a haunted house book so that means even if it's bad it's probably pretty good and it takes place in Maine, the creepiest of all the New England states (not really sure why I am making that proclamation...moist likely because it takes place there, if it took place in Rhode Island I would probably say the same thing about it). Oh, and the premise is a family who has traveled to Maine so the wife can heal from a nervous breakdown. I love crazy ladies, they remind me of my mom.

3- Five Victorian Ghost Novels - this is an anthology of a bunch of books I never heard of by authors I never heard of, but the price was right and it's Victorian!!!!! Hello??? Perfect for me!! I will probably only read one of the books contained, right now I am leaning towards "The Ghost Of Guir House" by Charles Willing Beale

4- Coraline - Neil Gaiman - this is the graphic novel of Coraline with art by P Craig Russel who just happens to be from Ohio and one of my favorite artists. To be fair, I read the Coraline novel a few years ago and loved it (again, creepy little girl is involved), so this reading of the graphic novel will be a good palette cleanser in between "book books", For those of you who are unfamiliar with Coraline or only think of Neil Gaiman as "The Dream King", you should dash out to pick this book up, it's like Narnia but replace the Jesus Lion from Narnia with your worst nightmares and people with button eyes, and there you go.

5- A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray - I have been literally DYING to start reading this series, it's young adult fiction which I tend to love when it is done well, and the story is about a girl named Gemma at boarding school in the late 1800's. Oh, and she sees horrible visions of the future. Gotta love it.

{wow, this is a lot of books...yikes}

6- The Host by Stephanie Meyer, now as I mentioned yesterday I spent a part of my summer reading the (hot) book series Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, now normally I am not too into vampires and manpires (except all things Buffy or 30 days of night), but the Twilight series truly filled the hole in my heart that Buffy and Angel left. That being said, The Host is Stephanie Meyer's first foray into Adult fiction....and yes, it's about an alien and it's sort of Sci-Fi, but I have faith that she can make me care about an alien the way she made me care about a vampire family and wolves in the Twiloght books.

7- The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch - by Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli and Todd Klein. I needed to through in another graphic novel into the mix and this one had me captivated just by reading the line on the back of the book "Come, come hear the strange and terrible tale of Miss Finch an exacting woman befallen by mystery and abduction deep under the streets of London"

So there you have it, that is what I will be reading, you know when I am not busy looking up pictures of my Gossip Girl boyfriend Ed Westwick.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

what's this....two days in a row???

morning y'all

hey thanks for welcoming me back to the blogosphere with open arms (or open laptops as the case may be), it really did make me feel good to realize that I was missed.

Also big thanks to those of you who sent me little emails wondering where I had gone to and if I was coming back. I did receive a funny one from someone saying that the Internet rumor was that I was with child and that is why I was not blogging.

in answer to that question.....NO, NOT WITH CHILD.

my body and babies are like oil and water, they definitely do not mix.

so the burning question being, where was I? Why the blog sabbatical?? Well to be truthful many of you know about the nasty comments I was getting on a regular basis, well they got the best of me and I stepped back for a while.

Not to get into it again but the breaking point was when "someone" left a mean note saying that they hoped my sick dog was taken away from me because it was obvious I did not know how to take care of him.

it sort of broke my heart, my dog was sick for months, it was hard to go through and a constant worry in my mind and to have that said to me...well, you know.

So I became a blog recluse, I did a lot of reading ( I plowed through the whole Twilight series in no time....I am really obsessed and counting the nanoseconds until the movie) focussed on art, and even started drawing again, hell I even opened a new etsy shop for my illustrations, it's called Painted Sketchbook.

But...though I kept busy, I missed you, I missed my blog. I found myself saying things like "wow if people were filled with the icing that you put on Toaster Strudel, I would totally be a vampire"...and after saying such profound/ridiculous things I realized that I should be blogging those things, not pestering my bubs at 6:00 in the morning with them, right?

so there you have it...a little of this and a little of that.

see you tomorrow.


PS- I have tons and tons of new stuff in my shop, including new blank note card sets, you should go look.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Scribble!!

My little love pups turns one year old today, I can hardly believe it....I have to wonder just when and if he will lose that insane puppy energy he has.

oh and for those of you who were following along during all of Scribble's sicknesses....he is doing much better (knock on wood) he has been well for about a month and a half.

My blog is coming back with regular postings starting this week...stay tuned for lots of stuff about books, my shop, bad tv addictaion...cough...Gossip Girl....cough

and so much more.

until then, enjoy my cute puppy.

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