Monday, October 25, 2010

You may not know this about me..... A Crusader's Challenge

Disclaimer: Non of what you are about to read is true in any way at all, well except for the best selling pb author part. I wholeheartedly believe that part. The rest is just my silly attempt at winning a crusader's challenge issued on another blog. So if you're interested in read my silly, totally untrue story, proceed with caution. I do use some non PG words. Check out Rach Writes and the following link if you're interested in participating.
You may not know this about me, but in an effort to get all the skeletons out my closet before I become a famous, best selling children's author, I feel I need to let the cat out of the bag. I don't want to be like one of those flash-in-the-pants politicians that bursts onto the scene, and then gets depantsed with some big scandal. So I'm just going to dish the dirt now, on my own terms. and artist. There. I said it. Out aloud.

I am the crazy lady that collects discarded umbrellas and turns them into works of arts.

I turn trash into treasure!

Call me crazy if you will, but something about umbrellas speaks to me. Perhaps, it's the fact that they protect you when life comes pouring down around your head. Perhaps, it's because I was breast fed and an umbrella is the shape of an enormous boob. I don't know!

All I know is that they speak to me. They inspire me.

I don't want to brag or anything, but I think that I probably have the biggest collection of umbrella sculptures on the East coast, maybe in the entire United States.

Just last week, I did a show entitled A Downpour Of Art under my pseudonym Grinhelda Kartoffelpuffer. I'm thinking of just changing it to The Artist Formally Know As Kartoffelpuffer when my work starts to really take off, and just have a potato pancake symbol represent my name. But that's still a ways off. I'll get back to you later on that.

I just wanted to take the time now to reveal the many sides & faces of Jessica Stanford. I am not only an artist of words, but of umbrellas as well.

Anywho. I hope that you can understand that an artist is an artist. Whether it's words, umbrellas, or poems a true artist creates with anything.


  1. Tee hee, love "The Artist Formally Know As Kartoffepuffer"!!! Great post Jessica :)


  2. I love your post for the contest! It's cute! Do you really collect umbrellas? If you do, I just want you to know that's pretty cool, especially since you turn them into works of art.

    If you'd like to follow me you can find me at

    I'll definitely follow you.

  3. Mary Mary,
    It's not true at all. Unfortunately, I'm just not that interesting. That would be kind of cool to do, though. Maybe, I'll start.

    Thanks for stopping by:) Hope to see you again.

  4. First of all, I LOVE your blog name. Love it. Secondly, how freakin cool that you turn umbrellas into art! I think it's awesome. Umbrellas are very cool... and you're right, they do kinda look like boobs. lol. Never thought of it before.
    Anyway, I stumbled onto your blog and so glad I did. You should post some pics of your umbrella art... would love to see it. :)

    Nice to meet you! Cheers!

  5. Hi Jess, I'm not sure if my earlier comment went through, may have done it twice: hope to read more of your 'romancing the umbrella' stories

  6. Too cute. Very inventive indeed. the idea to make up stuff about umbrellas just fall out of the sky(No pun intended)? You did remind me of my ex-husband who used to say, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." This was after he picked up other people's trash on the way home(moron). We're divorced now and I have a much smarter hubby. Yay me!

  7. Well, if there really are umbrella artists out there, I have lost at least 20 of them over the years. Hopefully they found a good home. (funny post!)

  8. Hi hopped over from the crusade I am following you know and I like how you snuck the words in

  9. where are the photos!? I want to see!!! :)


  10. Wow, I thought this was really clever! I think you should remove the disclaimer and just own the fabrications--let them become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    Also, I kind of like that you made a semi-vulgar anatomical reference as I've just based two posts on a "p-ness" story and I'm feeling quite lascivious because of it ;-)

    I'm following you of course ;-)

  11. Haha... this is cute. Very creative with the required words!

    I'm another Crusader waving and dropping by to follow you!