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TAURUS Astrology Design amplified with the power of the ancient Flower of Life

FEATURED ‘TAURUS’ ASTROLOGY DESIGN PRODUCTS

“Every astrology design in my Flower of Life Sacred Geometry collection has been created as a meditation on that particular sign. I set an intention to create images that would share the highest and most inspirational vibration of each sign’s planetary aspects, known characteristics and the essence of its element (earth, fire, air or water). The colors and patterns of each sign developed organically as I tuned into the energy that flowed through my muse. My eyes, hands and photoshop were merely tools expressing and translating the vibratory meanings that downloaded as the images you can see on this page. I also intended that these images could be used as visual meditation tools to amplify the positive aspects of astrological alignments and in particular, to set specific, personal intentions that will activate the energy of the desired outcome every time you touch, or acknowledges, your intention through visual and emotional alignment with these powerful designs.”

~ Debra Cortese

To see all of Debra’s Flower of Life Astrology designs & products
visit her shop at:

https://society6.com/debracortesedesigns

Flower of Life Astrology Designs are back!

In my ongoing effort to organize my spaces and work flow, I’ve been reviewing and reorganizing thousands of files. In this process I re-discovered my Flower of Life Astrology Designs and was instantly inspired to revive this particular collection based on two main features:  1. All of the designs were created with the intention to share the positive aspects of their respective astrological sign which is layered over and within the powerful pattern of the ancient Flower of Life. 2. Millions of people are interested in the astrological interpretations and insights of their astrological birth alignments so, I’ll be sharing info & insights from my favorite astrologers throughout the year.

That said, I would like to not only re-introduce the Flower of Life Astrology Designs on this first day of Spring in my birth sign of Aries, I would also like to announce…

THE FIRST* ‘FLOWER OF LIFE ASTROLOGY DESIGN’ GIVEAWAY!

On April 12th (which just happens to be my birthday) I’ll be giving away not one, but two ARIES Flower of Life designs, one is on a Travel Mug and one is on a Tote Bag.
These are both from my new Society6 shop  – in case you absolutely can not wait for the Giveaway Drawing or you just want to see all of the designs and dozens of great products.

You can ENTER THE GIVEAWAY RIGHT NOW ON THIS PAGE.

I’ll be sharing more about the positive aspects of each sign in future blog posts, but for now I just wanted to tell you about the GIVEAWAYS!

*There will be GIVEAWAY PRODUCTS that feature designs from all TWELVE SIGNS and once you ENTER your name/email will be included in every drawing!

 

Red-Shouldered Hawk in Golden Morning Light

Looked out over the Delware River to the perch tree about 8:30 this morning and saw this golden glow on a Red-Shouldered Hawk that was surveying the Big Eddy landscape. Never cease to be amazed and inspired by my surroundings… by nature!
– Debra

This gorgeous bird of prey was glowing in the morning sun on the popular eagle perch high above the Delaware River. Apparently surveying the Big Eddy for breakfast options. I am so blessed to have this daily view. Took the photos still in my cozy zebra robe and before first cup of coffee because I know too well that a photo opp like this can be gone in seconds.

Hope you enjoy this bit of my morning wildlife inspiration. And here’s the article where I learned a bit more about Red-Shouldered Hawks: http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/species/spotlight/redshouldered/

Two more photos – a bit blurry, but remember, no coffee, still in wakeup mode and the hawk is flying off the branch…

Flower of Life Pisces Astrology Design

Flower of Life PISCES Astrology Design on Throw Pillow by Debra Cortese Designs

This PISCES Flower of Life Astrology Design along with eleven more Signs of the Zodiac are now available on 20 different products in Debra’s Society6 Shop.

PISCES – February 19 – March 20

What’s Your Sign used to be a prelude to, or an actual pickup line. Maybe it still is, but at my age, I’d probably answer that I’m a triple Aries which, if you are familiar with the basic traits of the different signs, would immediately indicate that you should leave now or be forever entranced, or tormented, depending upon your own planetary alignments.

from Google search:
The most compatible signs with Pisces are generally considered to be Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn. The least compatible signs with Pisces are generally considered to be Gemini and Sagittarius.

According to a very well-worn astrology book that has been in my library since the early1980’s, Pisceans are exceptionally intuitive, among the kindest and most compassionate people in the Zodiac. They are true humanitarians, are often artistic, and they have a natural aptitude for psychic communication.The information continues to thoroughly describe aspects of the Pisces personality and traits as they interact with each of the twelve houses of the zodiac.

I’ve always been interested in astrology and to me it is yet another aspect of the great wonders of nature. The spectacular and infinite space, stars, sun, moon, planets, galaxies and black ‘wholes’ surrounding our planet often represent vast unknown, mysterious other worlds, and just as easily, can be considered as an extension of the energetic waves of our entire universe.

I’ve intentionally used the ancient Flower of Life pattern as a grounding and empowering base for each of the twelve astrology signs. Each individual sign has also been created by consciously aligning with the major known aspects of its positive strengths and attributes.
My intention in creating these designs is twofold. First I would like you to enjoy their vibrant colors and patterns and second, if you choose, your Flower of Life Astrology Design can be used as a daily meditation mandala to assist you with staying focused on what is wanted in your life.

ARIES Flower of Life Astrology Design Throw Pillow by Debra Cortese Designs
Watch for my next post featuring ARIES…
Hmmn, maybe I should have a guest writer for this one!

~ Debra

 

 

PS: I’m a dedicated proponent of the Law of Attraction especially via Abraham-Hicks, the Power of Positive Thinking, Like Attracts Like, Thoughts Become Things and more.

To see all of the Flower of Life Astrology Designs and product options, visit my shop HERE.

If you have any questions, you can always reach me HERE.

#StandingRock #WaterProtectors 2.22.17

 

This Delaware River Rock Totem represents the Power of Nature to guide and contain the magnificence of the life fluid of our planet. Today, February 22, 2017 this River Rock Totem is shared to keep watch over the Water Protectors and the Water Destroyers.

Mother Earth provides all of resources – focus on what is wanted for the health of all.

Ancient River Rock Guardians Stand with All Water Protectors

Sharing the power of the Delaware River Rock Totems with the Water Protectors of Standing Rock.

Like many others, I have been shaken by the chaos, greed, irreverance, hostilities, fear and anger that is bombarding our lives. I’m fortunate to live beside the Delaware River and for the past four years have become increasingly attracted to the ever-changing faces of the ancient rock formations that surround an area called The Big Eddy in Narrowsburg, NY.

I’ve been photographing, sketching and painting the rock formations that support the bridge and line the riverbanks almost daily during every season and at all times of day. The images can change dramatically within seconds and I literally have thousands of photos that I feel compelled to work on, to be able to share the majesty and presence of the ancient rocks that hold the earth, trees and guide the flow of the river. I feel the energy of these ancient guardians and often imagine the stories that they have witnessed throughout time.

The earth energy is very powerful here. I often wonder if the rocks and river harbor a secret portal that often deflects the electronic signals of phones, computers and televisions. Some of my favorite neighbors are eagles, bears, raccoons, skunks, opposums, minks, and snakes. There are also owls, ducks, geese, herons, all kinds of water loving birds, fish, turtles and deer – often strolling past my studio window or nibbling at my garden.

I digress.

Nature, our earth, Mother Earth to me, provides us with all kinds of gifts and when we are open to listening and seeing, there is beauty, power and magic everywhere.

Today, it feels like time to share the River Rock Totems, as Guardians, especially for the Water and the Water Protectors at Standing Rock – with the intention to share the ancient wisdom and power of nature for all who care about the health of our planet and each other.

~ Debra Cortese 12.2.16

Sharing the power of the Delaware River Rock Totems with the Water Protectors of Standing Rock.

Ice Jewels

click image above for slide gallery

Bright shiny objects just call to be photographed. After dumping the block of ice that had frozen in my garden wagon, I noticed the sparkling lights and winter colors and of course, could not resist a few photos and then patterns/reflections – voila! Ice Jewels.
The slide gallery shows all six of the designs that are derivative artworks from that wagon full of ice.

You can see four of them (framed and ready to hang or giftwrap) at the 12th Annual Art In Sixes holiday show at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance 37 Main St. Narrowsburg, NY (Great Holiday Shopping at this event which features 168 artists and over 500 works of art!)

As you may know I also represent other artists via the virtual Gallery Number Nine and just want to add that six of us have work in the 2016 Art In Sixes show – the others are: Philip Jostrom, Tamara D’Antoni, Louis N. Pontone, Ramona Jan and Susan Miiller. And, of course you are invited to see all of our art online at Gallery Number Nine.

 

ART in BLOOM exhibit at DVAA

This was my first time exhibiting in the Annual Art in Bloom exhibition with the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and I am still smiling after several days of absorbing the magnificent energy of art and flowers! Impressive and highly creative visual and floral art throughout the show. Because the floral interpretations are all created with LIVE flowers, the show was a short 3 days but I did take many photos and decided to share them so you can see that I am not overstating the creativity that went into all of the work.

CLICK on the images for larger views.

Here is a list of the participating artists and the floral designers that interpreted the work:

Mark Friedrichsen ART with Kristin Porter FLORAL
Debra Cortese ART with Cecilia Lamy FLORAL
Paul Plumadore ART with Carole Linkiewicz FLORAL
Daria Dorosh ART with Sharon Chopping FLORAL
Ellen Kantro ART with Claudine Luchsinger FLORAL
Brandi Merolla ART with Alison Peck FLORAL
Hanna Marritz ART with Mia & Joe Koerner FLORAL
Lenore Fiore Mills ART with Anne Manby FLORAL
Trix Render ART with Juliet Dunn FLORAL
Allan Rubin ART with Donna Marchesin FLORAL
Dasha Ziborova ART with Sandy Schrader FLORAL

Some of the photos are a bit fuzzy. It was opening night and my inner photographer was not fully cooperating – or she is just more attuned to taking pictures of nature subjects outdoors 😉

If you are the floral or visual artist for any of the images shown, let me know and I’ll add your name to the image and if you would like a copy, contact me by (email or phone).

Special thanks to Cecilia Lamy for the incredible floral interpretation she created for my “Fractal Deer Totems” and to Jane Luchsinger who curated the show and Rocky Pinciotti for sharing my work with Jane.