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Shifting Totems

“Shifting Totems” art by Debra Cortese
opens April 6th at Narrowsburg Union
in 5 Gallery Art Exhibition

Golden Autumn Riverbank Totems

White Beard Bridge Guardian Totem

Rock Totem Bridge Guardian

I’ve been an artist/designer and avid nature lover for a long as I can remember. I grew up in Narrowsburg in the 50’s and 60’s and returned to the area in 2013 where I quickly became entranced by the ever-changing views of the Delaware River. My studio has an expansive view of the Narrowsburg Bridge across The Big Eddy* and I’ve been photographing and documenting this ever-changing landscape for six years with a focus on the rock formations and their reflections.

The impressive rocks above and deep below the river surface are natural palisades that not only provide the structure that guides the flow of the river, they also protect an ancient energy portal that I perceive as a multi-dimensional stargate. The portal aligns with specific energy patterns, usually moving in spiral vortex patterns that are momentarily visible during aligned periods of the dance among the sun, wind and clouds. These seem to be fleeting moments, but I sense they are energetically aligned to allow the River Totem Guardians to present themselves in force during the opening and closing of the portal gates. This is a protected gateway for multi-dimensional travellers. I imagine that the presence of Rock Guardians has always been a necessity.

The Opening Reception for ‘5 Gallery Art Exhibit’ is on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 5 to 8 pm at the Narrowsburg Union Gallery, 7 Erie Ave, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. This exhibit runs through May 18th. HOURS: Monday – Saturday 8 am – 8 pm. Sunday 8 am – 5 pm.

The participating artists are: Nancy Wells, Debra Cortese, Claudine Luchsinger, Gregory J. Pelly and Blake and Jessica Barroso. This exhibition is curated by Brandi Merolla.

* The Big Eddy is the widest location on the Delaware River and the Narrowsburg Bridge spans the narrowest and deepest area of the River.

 

Ocean Blues pattern makes it to Spoonflower Daily Favs list

I am delighted to have my ”Ocean Blues” pattern featured on one of Spoonflowers Daily Favs page! This nature-inspired, repeat design was created from a detail section of a photo of a Man-o’-War that I encountered on South Beach during my Miami days. The colors of this venomous sea creature reflect the ocean blue-greens, frothy white waves and sunset coral pinks.
Ocean Blues is available as fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap in addition to the home decor products from Roostery.
See all of the options from my Spoonflower shop at:
https://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/557663-ocean-blues-pattern-debra-cortese-designs-by-debracortesedesigns

Curious about a “Man-o’-War – check out NOAA’s info on this venomous sea creature at:
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/portuguese-man-o-war.html

The upside of watering a friend’s garden…

click images above for larger views

I’ve been watering my friend Jane’s flowers in between rains and am thoroughly enjoying this opportunity to get away from the techie side of my day and bask in a different locale of nature’s energy.  These red berries were practically shouting (via their sunkissed glowing) to be photographed! They are large bushes or trees (I haven’t properly identified them yet) that don’t need watering, but they were definitely ready to be photographed!
The three images above are detail sections of the large, full image which you can see below.

~ Sunkissed Red Berries – from the new, “Jane’s Garden” collection by Debra Cortese Designs ~

Links to art prints, home decor, tech products, fabrics, gift wrap, and more are on the bottom of the
Red Berries Page – click here

You can follow Debra Cortese Designs on Facebook and Instagram

first selfie of 2018

selfie in warm, kids bear hat

Narrowsburg, NY – wicked winter winds blowing across the Delaware River and I’m freezing inside with 3 layers of clothes on…

So, I can’t get warm, make another coffee, put on my old gray knit gloves with fingers cut off so I can type and find the warmest hat in the basket. Must have been some magic in that old child’s bear hat! Who knew it would inspire this image and that I’d be brave enough to share it! Warmed and cheered up my day when I saw my reflection! I’m still smiling and had a blast stylizing the image 😉 Hope this selfie creates a smile on your face!

Stay warm!

NEW TAURUS PATTERN

Flower of Life Taurus Pattern is now available on dozens of products!

New TAURUS pattern based on Flower of Life and Debra Cortese's Taurus Astrology Design

TAURUS PATTERN SWATCH

Getting ready to launch my May 12th TAURUS Giveaway but first, I’d like to share the new TAURUS pattern!

This is an all-over repeat design that was created from elements of the main Flower of Life TAURUS Astrology design.

Flower of Life TAURUS Astrology Design by Debra Cortese

TAURUS ASTRO DESIGN

The new pattern features a field of golden sacred geometry disks plus waves of spring greens and ocean blues and it coordinates with any of the Taurus Astrology Design products so you can easily mix and match to create your own outfit or room decor!

I especially like the bold combos of the Astro Design on a T-shirt with matching pattern leggings and, the patterned Comforter with the main Astro Design on Pillow Shams. You could even use the patterned window curtains for a coordinated TAURUS themed bedroom!

I’d love to see the combinations you come up with! Please do share your photos and notes in the comments section below.

To see all of the Taurus products CLICK HERE for my Society6 shop.

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

FEATURED ‘TAURUS’ ASTROLOGY DESIGN PRODUCTS

Flower of Life Astrology Design TAURUS phone cases by Debra Cortese Designs
Flower of Life Astrology Design TAURUS floor pillows by Debra Cortese Designs
Flower of Life Astrology Design TAURUS Tote Bags by Debra Cortese Designs
Flower of Life Astrology Design TAURUS T-Shirt by Debra Cortese Designs
Flower of Life Astrology Design TAURUS Metal Travel Mug by Debra Cortese Designs
Flower of Life Astrology Design TAURUS Pattern Leggings by Debra Cortese Designs
Flower of Life Astrology Design TAURUS Comforter by Debra Cortese Designs
Flower of Life Astrology Design TAURUS design by Debra Cortese Designs

“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

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

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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