I’ve wanted to create images combined with nature quotes for many months and today, I just completed the first one.
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees” is an image of Oreo, one of my 5 rescue cats looking out over the Delaware River during the recent snow storm, Nika (NEE-ka), from Greek mythology; the goddess who personified winning or victory. To see all of the winter storm names and their meanings, click the linked type to open the list on the Weather Channel’s page.
This beautiful Nature Quote is from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll:
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
You can find more nature quotes online of course, but Goodreads.com has already compiled a terrific collection!
If you are interested in having a print of this new image, please visit my Etsy Shop here. If you would prefer a different size print, or perhaps a framed version, send an email to me at email@example.com and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
I’m anxious to work on #02 now…
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Finally produced a new design that feels right. Has been a bit of a challenge this winter to keep my muse and myself inspired. Very cold nights and days along with a bit too many ‘shades of gray’ of the no sun and dreary gray landscape in my studio window view.
However, a new White Heart on Waves of Pink & Orchid has emerged from yet another revisited photo. Seems I am drawn back in time on many levels since returning to my childhood hometown (Narrowsburg, NY).
The base inspiration for the new White Heart image was from my Miami garden so not that far back. What I once thought of as the dracaena plant turned out to be a cordyline and that is the basis for the new design. The fractal or overlaying grids of gray lines represent the energy lines of both the plants leaves and the interaction between the sun, the shadows and the plant. The White Heart developed after many variations of reflecting portions of the image in a variety of angles.
My intended outcome was to offer a design that is filled with the energy of unconditional LOVE. The surprise for me was that it is also filled with JOY and a SENSUALITY that evolved with the finished art.
Unfortunately, I did not complete this in time to have any handbags produced for Valentine Gifts, however, you can order it on a necklace, a locket and pillows through my Zazzle shop. http://www.zazzle.com/debracortesedesigns
White Heart on Waves of Pink and Orchid is available on custom products, as a print on paper or canvas and it is also available for licensing. Just pop me an email at: debra at debracortese.com and let me know what you have in mind.
In the meantime, I’m sending waves of LOVE and JOY and SENSUALITY out to the Universe and can’t wait to see what returns 😉 LAW OF ATTRACTION…
NOTE: This design will be available on handbags – look for it in the new Spring 2014 collection.
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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.
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!
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.
4. Calendars, Mugs, Ornaments, Shirts, Hats, Shower Curtains, Pillows and Laptop Skins can also be found in my shops on Cafepress and Zazzle.
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Does a walk in nature create a sense of joy in your heart? Have you ever hugged a tree or marveled at the gorgeous twinkling moonlight on newly fallen snow? Let’s make that twinkling twilight on gently rolling ocean waves for my Florida friends!
All of the designs on the new Fall/Winter Handbag Collections share the beauty, power and magic of nature’s energy. I’m always photographing elements of nature that ‘feel’ good – because they are literally, sharing the vibrations of their location, colors, the time of day, the smells, sounds and sights of nature’s seasonal effects. Nature has so many beneficial vibrations and all we have to do is tune in to align with this power.
All of the designs in my new Fall/Winter Handbag Collections are created to energetically share the amazing vibrations of the flora, fauna or location they are based on. The 8 new designs, available on 5 different styles, are: Tribal Zebra, Peacock Diamond Blues, Red Dragon, Leopard Reflections, Snake Pattern Browns, Silver Maple, No. 9 Bridge Blues and Baby Greens in Gray.
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Pastel Sunset- Twilight Myst on The Delaware River – Narrowsburg, NY
available as a fine art print on paper and canvas.
Custom art and licensing available.
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