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Pine and oak trees overlooking the Delaware River inspire nature patterns for clothing, home decor and tech products

Original photo of the pine and oak trees that inspired Debra’s new bark patterns

My studio view overlooks these magnificent trees and the Delaware River in Narrowsburg NY. The visiting buck was a big photo bonus! - ©2013 Debra Cortese photo

Both the pine and oak bark patterns that are featured on clothing and home decor products were inspired by my love and curiosity for the variety of textures and colors of my surroundings. The models for this new design were actually the mature pine tree, the tall one behind the canoe in the landscape photo, and the hand-holding couple of oak trees that stand like guardians on the bank of the Delaware River just outside my studio window.

The trees and the surrounding plants (along with my gardens) serve as hosts to many creatures depending upon the time of year. In spring and summer, this particular pine tree is often inhabited by a hive of honeybees. They return each year to a long, narrow crevasse in the tree’s west side. I haven’t yet tasted their honey but am quite certain a visiting bear delights in his visits to this tree!

The colors and textures of the bark on this glorious pine tree were best captured with macro photography which I intently reviewed to select a most appealing detail section for the pine bark pattern. I’ve added images of several of the most popular ‘Pine Bark” products that are available from my Society6 shop. 

I hope you enjoy the texture and colors of my tree bark designs. I certainly enjoyed creating them!

3 Oak Tree Bark Patterns by Debra Cortese
now available on clothing, accessories, tech and home decor products

click on images for product descriptions, options and pricing

Could a seemingly simple coloring workshop bring positive change to your life?

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm I’ll present my playful, powerful and compelling, “Seeds of Intention” workshop at MISSING PIECES, 959 Main Street, in Honesdale, PA as part of the ongoing cultural events of the Wayne County Arts Alliance.

This workshop combines the therapeutic benefits of music, meditation and coloring within the transformational patterns of the universal Flower of Life. I’ll be guiding each participant through a series of playful exercises designed to help you clarify a specific personal or career goal.
Once you are clear on what you choose to manifest, you can embed the patterns of already having achieved your goal by intuitively coloring its energetic code within a Flower of Life template.

This hand-colored, unique work of art then becomes your ‘Seed of Intention’, a personal meditation mandala which you will use daily to reinforce the energetic flow and manifestation of your goal.

To learn more about the Seed of Intention process, click HERE.

LIBRA – powerful, ancient Flower of Life design

LIBRA September 22 – October 22
Week of October 8 – 15 LIBRA reading from Lorna Bevan – Hare in the Moon Astrology

“After so many months of plate spinning and juggling several balls at once trying to keep it together, it’s crunch time. With the Sun and Mercury in Libra at odds with karmic Pluto and Venus and Mars embroiled with restrictive Saturn, the chips are down. Before you hide your head in the sand, frame it as a blast of fresh air removing whatever and whoever has no place in your life so you can move on ,lighter and freer. Old structures, deadening routines and unsatisfactory relationships have to…”
continued at: http://www.hareinthemoonastrology.co.uk/astrologer/18/libra.html

“Each astrology design in Debra’s Flower of Life, Sacred Geometry collection resonates with the power of the ancient Flower of Life and the inherent sacred geometry and is intended to be used as a personal meditation mandala to attract what is wanted in your life. Focus and clarify exactly what you DO want to manifest and then, energetically align/embed this intention with your favorite product from the LIBRA collection.”
To learn more about setting your intention, click here.

VIRGO design and pattern prints are here!

clcik here for details on the VIRGO pattern Tote Bag by Debra Cortese Designs click here for details on the VIRGO Flower of Life astrology design totebagclick here for details on this VIRGO pattern Backpack by Debra Cortese Designs

 

Introducing the Flower of Life VIRGO Sun Sign design and the complementary VIRGO allover pattern on dozens of products for men and women.  CLICK HERE to see all of my Flower of Life Astrology Design products.

We are in the astrological alignment of VIRGO from August 22 through September 21. For more information about this sign, check out one of my favorite astrology sites HARE IN THE MOON with Lorna Bevan.

Here is a link to Lorna’s VIRGO forecast for the week of Sept 3 through 10: http://www.hareinthemoonastrology.co.uk/astrologer/17/virgo.html

Sammy cat ‘models’ for Taurus Giveaways

Cat models for Taurus Giveaways by Debra CorteseMy cats are great when it comes to posing for product photos and they are always eager to pose if treats are involved. Pretty sure Sammy Cat had just consumed his first round of treats and is looking for more in this photo.
I realize his ability to focus and stay in one place is limited to at most, 2 minutes, so have to shoot quickly and be content with the best photo out of the 3 or 4 good ones. This is definitely a fun part of my work and the cats usually love the extra attention.

ABOUT THE GIVEAWAYS

This is the second month that I’ll be giving away two of the new Flower of Life Astrology Design products and this month the giveaways are again, the popular Tote Bag and Metal Travel Mug. Each one features the bold, earthy, TAURUS design which represents the current alignment of planetary influences during the April 21 through May 20 time period.

The actual drawing will happen on Friday, May 12th at 9 am EST and two names will be randomly selected. Next, I’ll notify each person – ideally through email, but if necessary due to the preference and popularity of social media, I’ll contact you through your Facebook or Instagram account.
Once you respond and I have your confirmed shipping address, I’ll announce the winners and get your Totebag or Travel Mug in the mail!

You can ENTER HERE by email, or if you prefer using your social media accounts you can find the TAURUS GIVEAWAY instructions on:

INSTAGRAM:  https://www.instagram.com/debracortese/


FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/debracortesedesigns/

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Last day to enter the ARIES GIVEWAYS!

Today, April 11th, is the last day to enter my ARIES GIVEAWAY. The response has been great and I’m thrilled that so many people are enjoying my Flower of Life Astrology Designs!

You can ENTER by email at: debracortese.com/blog/enter
or, you can LIKE and Share my ARIES GIVEAWAY posts on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.

The ARIES Tote Bag and the Metal Travel Mug are ready to ship as soon as the winners are confirmed.

I’ll be notifying the winners first thing tomorrow morning and then…

I’m taking the day off to celebrate my Aries birthday

You can also see all twelve Flower of Life Astrology Designs and products in my Society 6 Shop

YAY – beautiful spring day here in Narrowsburg, NY!

I think the cascades of bell flowers popped out all at once! Not sure what this bush is officially called, but it is right along my walkway and outside the cat door.


Lilacs are one of my childhood favorites and this gorgeous little bud is growing right next to the giant pine tree on the edge of the lawn overlooking the Big Eddy of the Delaware River in Narrowsburg, NY.

 

It was almost like I could feel the tiny buds and blooms stretching to face the warmth of today’s glorious sunbeams. Of course I went out with camera in hand. Nature was calling and I couldn’t get outside fast enough. Pretty sure I shot over a hundred photos and will be processing them over then next few weeks. There is an entire new series from today’s inspiration and I can say that it will be quite different from what I’m posting today 😉

~ Debra

New Birthday Giveaways

I’m very happy to share that I’ve repurposed one of my favorite design collections – the Flower of Life Sacred Geometry Astrology Designs!
Right now there are over 20, fun and functional products in my new Society6 Shop.

All 12 signs of the Zodiac are available with the intentionally empowering, Flower of Life Astrology Designs!

And… to celebrate not only the launch of this collection, but also my own Aries birthday on April 12th, I’ve decided that a GIVEAWAY of not one, but two Aries products would be great!

All you have to do to be eligible to win either the Aries Tote Bag or an Aries Metal Travel Mug is ENTER HERE!

PS: I’d be absolutely delighted if you would share this post with any of your horoscope & astrology-friendly friends!

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