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!

 

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.

Does it have to be $$$ -OR- a healthy planet?

HoneyQueenBeeFlowerofLife_$orHealthBee populations are plummeting! Yet the Environmental Protection Agency recently sided with Dow AgroSciences to approve a new, highly toxic bee-killing pesticide called sulfoxaflor.

And now the EPA is considering expanding the number of crops this pesticide can be sprayed on to include corn, alfalfa, oats, and several other significant and widely grown crops.

Will you help? Tell the EPA to deny Dow AgroScience’s application to expand the registration of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor now.

Nearly one-third of our crops—including many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds—depend on bees for pollination. But bees in our country are dying at unprecedented rates, and scientists are pointing to pesticides like sulfoxaflor as a cause.

A world without bees is unimaginable. Earthjustice is doing everything we can to save the bees, using the law and the power of the courts. But we need your help to change this latest proposal.

Help us ensure the health of the bees and our planet. Take action now to save bees!

That’s why I signed a petition to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which says:

“As a citizen concerned about our nations health and food security, I urge you to deny Dow AgroScience’s application to expand the registration of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor so that it can be sprayed on corn, alfalfa, oats, and several significant and widely grown crops.

Honeybees are dying at rates unprecedented in history, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to warn that it is no longer confident in our ability to ‘meet the pollination demands of U.S. agricultural crops’; Rather than expand the number of crops that can be sprayed with highly toxic and systemic insecticides like sulfoxaflor, the EPA must take immediate steps to help bees recover. I join with other members of Earthjustice in calling for you to suspend the use of sulfoxaflor on all crops pending a thorough analysis of the impacts to bees and the many crops that depend on bees for pollination.”

Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-bees-from-a-highly?source=s.fwd&r_by=10684519

Thank you.

 

April Giveaways – 2 New Spring Bag Designs

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Post a comment below (be sure to use a valid email address) to let us know which design (Vanda Orchid or Flower of Life pattern) you would like to win and you will automatically be entered to win your favorite new Spring Design Hipster Bag. The Giveaway Drawing is on April 12th at 4 pm EST.

Two winners will be notified by email so be sure to provide a valid email address.

We hope you will sign up here to receive all of our member’s only offers 🙂

For full details about the Vanda Orchid Hipster Bag, click HERE.

For full details about the Flower of Life Hipster Bag, click HERE.

 

SPRING SALE on New Orchid Bags

My Spring Sale starts today, March 11, 2014 and ends on Thursday, April 10th at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time. ONLY 200 sets (Hipster Bag with matching Wristlet) are available in each design. Order your favorite design today, get the matching leather wrist wallet/phone case FREE,  and save $75.00!
Click HERE or on the image for the official SALE page for both new designs.

Vanda Orchid Cross Body Hipster Bag heralds Spring in Green, Orc

New Spring Bags feature Orchid Pinks and Flower of Life  by Debr

New Spring Bags feature ‘Orchid’ – Pantone’s color of the year

I was definitely inspired by Pantone’s choice for Color of the Year, Orchid, which is a blend of mauve-rose-purple-pinks. I knew I had a Vanda Orchid image with these very colors and so, one of the new spring bag designs features an actual Vanda Orchid image, complete with spring greenery in the background.

Since I’m very focused on creating designs and art that incorporate the ancient and powerful Flower of Life, this pattern is also included within the two new spring designs.

I’m testing a new marketing strategy and am limiting the production of the Vanda Orchid and Sensuous Orchid Black Flower of Life designs on Cross-Body Hipster bags to only 200 of each design. This may be a terrific incentive or a total flop, but I won’t know unless I put it out there. Let me know if you have any opinions on this by commenting on this post, by sharing on commenting via the Facebook or other social media links below, or via email to me at debra at debracortese dot com.

To see larger images and full details of any of the new bags, just click the main image.

Welcome Spring…. please arrive soon!

 

Holiday Gift Lists for Women & Men

I know many people, myself included, will wait until the last few days to really get serious about holiday shopping. However, for those who get it together for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, I have several options that will bring smiles to both the men and women on your lists.
NEW fall-winter collection Debra Cortese Design handbags

Holiday Gifts for Women…

Handbags (of course) but did you know about my holiday specials?

1. BOGO FREE – on the new fall/winter design cross body “Hipster” Bags (plus I’m extending the free shipping through Dec. 5th).

2. Get a FREE matching leather Wrist Wallet/Phone Case when you order any new Fall Winter Travel Tote, Casual Tote or Hipster (only one special offer per hipster – cannot combine 2 offers or I’ll be looking for another part time job!)

3. The 2013 Business Travel Tote Bags (not the new Fall/Winter Collection) are on sale for $170. each. That’s a savings of 40%!

4. For my sunshine loving friends, the Trio Collection Sale has also been extended. You save $65. when y

ou order one of the 3 trio sets: Peacock Feather, Aquarius Blues and Golden Fractals. The Trios include a casual tote, matching leather wrist wallet and matching flip flops!

Holiday Gifts for Men…

1. Dopp Bags in the new Fall/Winter Designs. These are great travel bags for your toiletries and are big enough to pack an extra pair of socks too!

Debra Cortese Designs Silver Maple Dopp Bag  Silver Maple Bark Messenger Bag

2. Messenger/Laptop Bags or man bags are great for carrying all of your business papers, laptop or tablet, plus there’s room for personal items and the sturdy, padded cross body strap makes it easy to carry. Check out the Silver Maple Bark Design. It is a pattern that I created from a photo of an actual section of bark from a silver maple at the Boston Arboretum, or the Snake Pattern. This was from a photo of an actual rainbow snake that was living at Silver Heights Organic Nursery in Cochecton Center, NY this past summer. The snake was quite colorful, but for the manly design, it has been modified to more subdued colors which actually accentuate the design!

3. Here’s the link to my FLASKS and Cell Phone Cases which feature my sacred geometry designs in combination with astrology signs. Note: these are great gifts for men and women.

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4. Calendars, Mugs, Ornaments, Shirts, Hats, Shower Curtains, Pillows and Laptop Skins can also be found in my shops on Cafepress and Zazzle.

 

Gift Certificate are always the right size and color! Plus, you get an extra 20% value when you purchase any amount of Gift Certificate by December 3rd.

Check back soon or better yet, sign up to receive my email news… where I always feature a special member’s only offer!

AND… when you sign up to receive my email news, you are automatically entered in all future giveaways 😉

If you have any questions about the sales or products, send an email to me at: debra (at) debracortese.com or call: 305-298-2023

If I’m not available to answer when you call, leave a message and I’ll call you back – usually within 24 hours or less!

Please share this post (you can use the share buttons below) with your nature loving friends so I can share the beauty, power and magic of nature with them too!

 

 

 

The Universe is always sharing messages. What do you choose to listen to?

I’m in the process of rebranding my handbag business and all of the messages I am receiving reaffirm that my childhood passions for gardening, hiking, exploring, beeing in nature were the original blueprint for the story of who I am. Along the way, sacred geometry and Flower of Life joined my list of major inspirational alignments. The symbolic and energetic vibrations of Flower of Life and all of its variations have become the basis for many of my paintings, projects, and designs over the past decade, which is especially significant in light of the challenging background story of bankruptcy and foreclosure that I was living during that time. The energy and alignment that I experience while creating art and designs using the underlying grid that represents the Flower of Life and all of its power is phenomenal.

My close friends and family knew the background story and as the foreclosure process signaled that is was time to move on they also understood why I chose to return to my childhood home town of Narrowsburg, NY. It was time to review the full circle, time to help my only sister with the care of our 88 year old mother. Mom had a severe stroke in 2005, is paralyzed on one side of her body and needs full-time assistance for all the basic daily grooming and feeding activities that most of us go through on auto pilot. I now also realize from conversations and the posts of many Facebook friends that we are among so many others taking care of aging parents and, as much as possible, we are maintaining and expanding our own stories along the way.

One of the ways I maintain an optimistic perspective is to begin my day with great coffee, my two favorite inspirational daily emails (Thoughts from The Universe and Abraham’s Daily Quote). If that isn’t enough to get my energy and attitude in the flow, because some mornings just need an extra dose of positive energy – I’ll listen to a short meditation or watch an inspirational video.

Today I ‘listened’ to the messages that, not surprisingly, came through a link in an email, and followed one to the video on this post. I’ve been aligned with the work of Esther and Jerry Hicks/Abraham for many years and as I allow more of what feels right to me, I understand, to the point of tears of joy, why nature is such an inspiring, vital part of who I am and what I can share.

Please share your thoughts on this in the comments below and share this post with your friends (share buttons below).

Enjoy the video and NATURE!

The Universe Always Provides Signs. Pay Attention
a YouTube Video of Esther Hicks/Abraham that reminded me of the power of my connections to nature: