Archive for November, 2007


Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Off to work today

taking these guys 🙂



Stinkin Lights

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007


I did list new ornies on and will start another batch tomorrow for those readers who are watching.

Went to target today to get lights for the tree and two strings don’t work right out of the box, grrrrr I despise having to return things. Bought two jingle bell collars for my two pugs and one of them doesnt fit, have to return that 🙁  Pugs have fat necks. Squishy, fat, kissable necks!



Friday, November 23rd, 2007

."One thing I ask of you, never be afraid of giving, but do not give your surplus, give to a point that is difficult for you"

This was a hard concept for me to wrap my brain around, but the more I practice it, the better I feel and the less attached I feel to things, it gets easier and easier. I kind of apply the idea opportunistically


Black Friday

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

I just don’t know how people can stand being out in the shopping madness!!  Its so easy to shop right online..

We will go get our Christmas  tree today as I like to get as much mileage out of it as possible! I enjoy spending plenty of time adding each ornament, it will take nearly a day to decorate. I like all the preamble to the holiday more than the actual holiday, that nostalgic feeling of cozyness, staying warm inside, deliberating about gifts and creating all the stuff for sale has become a big thing for me, its fun. I even like doing the Christmas cards! We are going to make cookies for family and I may make some tamales for Christmas dinner though I am not sure I should try without mom’s help! She is especially the expert at applying the masa (dough) to the corn husks 😀

Our Thanksgiving was very low key and quiet, no drama which is the way I like it. My stuffing turned out exceptionally good this year, not sure why, just glad it did, its so tricky to get it just right.

Here is my ugly ornie, I like it so much I might not sell it.

If I had kept all the ornaments I have made over the past three years I would have a whole tree full of unique one of a kind handmade ornies, at the same time, I adore the idea of collectors adorning their tree with my pieces for many years.

Puppet Ornament

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007


listed on ebay: triciajpug


Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving to any persons reading here today! Hubbie and I are having a peaceful day at home. I don’t care to travel on holidays in particular.

Though its been a very rough year for this artist I still have a lot to be thankful for.

Polymer clay art doll with mixed media, I’m listing Unicornie on ebay, user name Triciajpug

Pensive Moment

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Accepting the loss of our pet has been much harder than I would have thought. I really didn’t understand how much the joyful happy little guy figured into my everyday existence and beyond that, my hub for whom that particular pug boy owned is intensely sad, today he inadvertantly called one of our other pugs "Promo" the nicname of our lost boy.  How can one not love a critter that exists only for your love and attention, the sweet little face torturously lingers in my minds eye. Our little angel, he added so much to our daily life

Here is my newest ornie, named by a dear friend of mine Pensive MOment



Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

RIP our beloved pug, you brought us great joy and so much love.

after a terrify night and morning we decided our puggie needed peace. His symptoms became progressively worse since Saturday with more frequent and longer lasting seizures, with apparent intermittent blindness, staring out into space, continuous labored breathing, and no recovery in between bouts. He was so disoriented, collapsing and circleing and he couldn’t stand up to urinate and I really could not bear to see him suffer any longer. We did everything we could think of to comfort him and help him.

He was the sweetest pug of our three. The youngest and the most playful, he would nudge and nudge our other two puglets to play, full of hyper energy he would pace and jump in and out of the step into our pool. He was very obedient and friendly to other dogs. He loved my hub much more than me! it seemed he bonded completely with him when he rescued him and drove him home from the Bay area. If my hub went to hug me or kiss me he would go crazy with jealousy, he was just a delightful boy and brought us great joy during his short life.

Pug Dog Encephalitis is a mysterious disease and difficult to diagnose and one good reason to choose a different breed for a pet if you are a moosh heart like me. watching him go through what he did and having to make the tough decision to euthanize was one of the most difficult experiences of my life, it was very painful.

So, I’m burning a candle in memory of our faithful friend who is now at peace, I loved him and I will miss our dear Prometheus


Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

peace has been on my mind a lot this year.

My puggie had another seizure and spent  another day at the vet, its still a guessing game, at this point we are just trying to control the seizures. Its heartbreaking.



Monday, November 19th, 2007

My Pug had another seizure, he is spending another day at the vet, this has put a damper on my creative energy, but I’m trying…