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.

fun-a-day Portland

 This January The artclash collective ( is holding their sixth annual Fun-A-Day Project! Guidelines for entry are simple. Create your own project and produce one piece of artwork each day for the entire month of January. Then submit your 31 pieces by early February to be included in the show.
Fun-A-Day Portland
February 13, 2010 , 7 to 11p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church
2800 SE Harrison Street, Portland, OR 97214-5699
I am doing a piece a day that will be combined into one big piece like a huge calendar.

New artwork showing at SCRAP

I just had some of my artwork (3 pieces) showing at Colored Pencils at City Hall on December 3, 2009.  I had great responses from folks.  Especially on the larger piece with almost 120 miniature collages framed in seed beads.  Now, the same three pieces are showing on the walls of SCRAP’s Creative Reuse Center at 2915 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, Oregon.

so many ideas, so little time

I have started several projects at the studio and have not finished any of them.  There are so many things that I want to do and to try, but do not have the time!

I own a book by Claudine Helmuth that I browse all the time for inspiration. It is called Collage Discovery Workshop.  I love the style that she uses.  I recently purchased a more recent book by Claudine called Collage Discovery Workshop: Expect the Unexpected.  This book has all kinds of different methods of collage that involve techniques to create different surfaces, backgrounds, etc.  Oh…so exciting!

I am working on so many things right now outside of crafting that I do not seem to have enough time to do the crafts and new ideas that I want to do!

New artwork!

I have been spending a lot of time in my studio lately (not as much as I’d like).  I have a lot of fun experimenting with different mediums for my collage work.  The photos below include work with paint, nature, buttons, beads, and wax.  So much stuff that I want to do!  So little time!  aaahhh!


Here are some of my collage pieces that I have created as well.  This is one of my favorite things to do.  I love getting the glue and modgepodge all over my hands… 🙂

my books

I have been making books for a couple of years now.  I mostly use reused materials, scrapbook, wrapping, and handmade paper.  I sew the pages together and then bind them.  Here are a couple of samples.  I also cover composition books (because some people like to have lined paper).  I make the books for fun, but have custom made books to order.