Posts Tagged ‘ornie’


Friday, October 2nd, 2009

air dry clay


For those reading who participated in Barbie Redux, there is another inspiring altered Barbie exhibit in SF
altered Barbie

Atcs and lost keys

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

I woke up happy in spite of the restless night and I work at the gallery today. I made up a box of glass ornaments and greeting cards, tags and atcs.


The annual Holiday party is tomorrow night five to ten.  I’m also trying to finish up three bottle dolls for someone who purchases one every year, last year it was slim pickings as I think I only put one out 🙁  I seem to operate this way, obsess about a particular medium  until I burn out on it then move on to the next, although I never seem to tire of painting probably because there really is no limit to imagery.  I wanted to make some figures like the ones to the right of the screen but time is eaten up in so many ways lately.  Like yesterdays wasted day:

I arrived at the store about 9:00 a.m. hopeing to get all errands and chores done early so I could work on art stuffs, when as I got ready to leave and paid for my purchases I realized that I did not have the car key I came in with.The lone car key that is so puffy I can’t put it onto a key ring and have to carry it loose. I retraced my steps ten times over, meticulously, and determinedly trying to find it in the massive chaos that is the Dollar Tree.

Round one, no key, round two, what did I handle, what did I pick up?, round three, pulling hair, round four, shit, round five, oh god what am I gonna do?, round six, a new damn key is 250.00, round seven, it would be the second time this year, round eight, stomps foot, why is there sooooo much crap here, oh yeah its the dollar store, round nine, I don’t have my stinkin cell phone, round ten, F— BOMB!!, I have to call my husband at work!!

I explained to the store manager what had happened and asked her if I could use the phone to call for help. SHe said "oh no its a business phone" for criminey sake, would it hurt to cut me some slack, a little kindness perhaps??? its the freakin holiday spirit, grumpy, careless, mean scroogism abounds!! you ugly thing!!!

Trying  to find a public pay phone, is nearly impossible anymore. I have a blackberry but never remember to bring it with me and constantly forget to charge it, so I had to borrow someone’s phone, and hubby was not very happy about canceling the afternoon meetings. I was there for FOUR hours, what a night mare. That definately put a crimp in yesterday’s productivity, bleh.

Well, the experience serves to remind me to slow down and be mindful. 

I did finish a sweet little ornie last night, she has a vintage plastic Christmas tree on her head and I just might keep her!! I’ll try to take a pic this afternoon when I return from work.

Best wishes for a great day to all readers of this blog today

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.


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



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…

Twirl and Girl

Saturday, November 17th, 2007


She is odd looking, in a good way I think;D  I’m working on more ornies but need to save them for something, and will probably only post a few but I also have new figures in the works, paintings and some heads, I’m feeling like myself, it feels good!!

Big Head and Jingle Bell

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007


Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Slight Inkling





Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

What a thrill to discover that Reevo over at Ektopia mentions my art yesterday. If you want to add a fun and interesting blog to your blog roll, check out Ektopia