Notorious P.I.G. – Chili Title Champ

My pulled pork chili won best title for the 7th Annual Hall of Fame Chili Cook-off.

My Title: Notorious P.I.G.
Description: I love it when you call me pig poppa
Throw your hands in the air,
if youse a true player
Piggie, piggie, piggie, can’t you see?
Sometimes your chili just hypnotize me.

Best Title of your Chili
Best Description of your chili (be as saucy, flirty, and sassy as you wanna be!)
Best Creative Culinary Creation Chili
Best Meat Chili
Best Vegetarian/Vegan Chili
*** And Best Cornbread — One overall prize was awarded in this category

This event in Portland, Oregon at one of our State Representatives home in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, was a fundraiser hosted by CM Hall for the Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC.

There were so many wonderful chili concoctions! The overall Chilampion was much deserved with their tropical infused (no beans for embarrassing incidents) chili with a sweet but zesty aftertaste, was Shaley Howard and her girlfriend Gia Goodrich for Lez Be Chilin. lez be chilin

Unicorn ornaments


Creating these cute unicorn ornaments turned out to be a success! Normally, when you pull a craft idea from Pinterest, it doesn’t quite turn out how you expect.

Supplies: Glass bulbs, craft clay, bits (flowers), felt, glitter, and floor polish (I used pledge floor polish), and hot glue.

Coat the inside of the bulbs with the floor polish and pour out (it looks just like slightly soapy water), then pour glitter inside and coat. Put bulb top back on. I used air-dray model magic for the unicorn horns. I hot glued the horn and flowers and jewels on, and the felt ears. I drew on the eyes with black permanent marker.

Super easy and cute as heck!

My adopted little sis, Ashley is modeling a unicorn horn in the background. 🙂

Artwork showing and selling

hello-kittyIn December 2016, I had my 12×12″ collage, Hello, Kitty showing at the Portland Building, 1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Lobby for the RACC ‘All the Art that Fits” show for city and county employees.

I also had my 12×12″ collage, Ode to Alfred, showing and for sale with another smaller collage at SCRAP PDX holiday show. The two pieces at SCRAP PDX sold and all proceeds benefitted SCRAP PDX.


Art Journals

I have been thoroughly enjoying my time art journaling with friends. I have a pen pal that I exchange two journals with via mail, and two co-workers I share art journals with. I also have one of my own that is a bit more personal. It is a great source of expression and release of anxiety. Art therapy!

Found objects collage

After seeing the the empty wall at SCRAP,  I decided it was time to create an ultimate creative reuse found objects collage. I collected small bits, toys, caps, lids, buttons, etc. and sorted them by colors of the rainbow. After gluing all of my pieces on, and finally coating with a clear coat to prevent dis coloring. I delivered it to SCRAP tonight at their new location on SW 18th and Alder in Portland, Oregon. The piece is 24″x34″ approximately.


Debbie’s Art Debut

chinese peony

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Flux Salon
515 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
(just south of Stark)

Please stop by for a refreshment and view my first exclusive display of my artwork! All of my pieces are at least 90% made from reused materials that I have purchased at SCRAP. In honor of my very favorite non-profit, I am donating 40% of the sales of my art at the showing at Flux Salon during the month of March…to SCRAP! (Any pieces sold can be picked up at the end of March).

see more artwork on the Gallery page.

Two pieces of my work showing at two shows in April

One of my pieces, “Next Please” is showing at Flux Salon at 515 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214 in honor of Sexual Abuse Awareness month. 

My second piece was accepted “Writer’s Block” to show at Whole Foods in the Pearl, 1210 NW Couch St.  First Thursday opening on April 5 from 5-8 pm, refreshments provided.  Artwork contains at least 75% reused materials.  This show is in honor of Earth Month and is presented by SCRAP (, and Whole Foods Market.

April is Sexual Abuse Awareness month. To increase awareness Flux Salon ( is showcasing a photo installation of survivors of sexual abuse. Also, all art on display this month was produced by survivors of sexual abuse.


New Book Design

While cleaning out my old office at work, I noticed that my co-workers were tossing out their tablets of paper because they just had a few pages left on them.  I collected all of them, and removed the paper, stacked it, drilled holes in it and created this new type of journal.  It is 98% reused materials.  ImageImage

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