The new collection of Leather Wrist Clutches is now available online!
The wrist clutch is one of my favorite new products because it is perfect for stylishly carrying your basic essentials – license, credit card, cash and your cel phone! Plus, it makes a great wallet when you want to carry a bigger bag (hopefully a matching Debra Cortese Design 😉
TRIAD No. 2 (of 3) art exhibitions at VALMAR Art & Framing Gallery
Join us on Saturday, June 16th during the monthly Bird Road Art Walk.
Coconut Grove artist, Karen Deilke is headlining this opening with her
a collection of large, colorful, tropical paintings.
Miami Beach artist, Pamela Palma, will present new fiber artworks.
Miami artist, Debra Cortese. will be showing her playful
Making Mango Salsa and food art, mixed media paintings. NOTE: Cortese’s “Seeds of Intention” will be headlining the TRIAD 3 opening on Saturday, July 21st
Palma’s exhibition explores the subtle innuendos of the values of money by weaving together shredded US currency with common expressions.
Karen Deilke headlines the June 16th opening with her mixed media collection of “Hot Tropics” paintings, and on July 21st, Debra Cortese is the featured artist showing her new “Seeds of Intention” mixed media art.
VALMAR ART is located at
4150 SW 74th Court, Miami, FL 33155 just one block south of Bird Road (turn onto 74th court at the Shell Station)
White Orchid by Karen Deilke
Palma, Deilke and Cortese will each have works on display throughout the entire run of TRIAD. The official opening is this Saturday, May 19th in conjunction with the monthly Bird Road Art Walk. TRIAD ART runs throughout the summer until mid- August, 2012.
Manatee Waters Revisited mixed media gicleé on canvas with acrylics – 30″ x 18″ – by Debra Cortese
“Manatee Waters Revisited” is a new derivative image of an earlier Manatee series that was created in 2008. The following is a brief description of the story behind the Manatee art. To read the original 2008 post and see the earlier work, click here.
During an early January afternoon visit to the Deering Estate at Old Cutler, we encountered a group of about six manatees*. We watched and photographed them for almost two hours as they played, snorted, splashed and rested on this perfect winter day. It seemed as though they were performing just for our entertainment! Due to the angles of light and the constant ripples of the water, I was not able to get a recognizable photo of a single manatee. However, all of the “Manatee Waters” images share the delight and joy of their magical Manatee energy!
For more information or to order any of the Manatee art, contact Debra here
This month, you have 2 opportunities to mingle with friends, make a contribution to an outstanding charity and possibly take home a Cortese Design Bag! Women’s Fund of Miami, Power of the Purse
On Friday, March 23rd, you can bid on a “White Orchid Diamonds” Deluxe Tote Bag at the annual Women’s Fund of Miami, Power of the Purse event held at the Hilton Miami Downtown.
Get your Power of the Purse tickets HERE.
A Night In Bollywood
On Saturday, March 24th, attendees at “A Night In Bollywood” the annual Fun-Raiser for Sunil’s Home Orphanage in Coral Gables, Florida can bid on a one-of-a-kind, Deluxe Travel Tote Bag featuring Debra Cortese’s “Art Deco Pink Flamingos with a handcrafted Swarovski Crystal Elements floral accessory.
For information on a custom design for your business or special event, contact Debra HERE.
The White Orchid Diamonds bag is also available HERE and a portion of each sale will be donated to the Women’s Fund of Miami.
The 2011 custom designed bags for Sunil’s Home Orphanage are available HERE and a portion of each sale of these bags will be donated to Sunil’s.
Bollywood on Youtube:
Holiday Card - detail of a Tomato series of mixed media paintings & prints by Debra Cortese
Will have over 40 artworks – paintings on canvas, mixed media, framed giclées, dozens of matted, archival prints, journals, cards, calendars, the new nature pattern flip flops and of course the bags!
If you can’t make it to the Holiday Open Studio, here are the webpages where you can order some of the products and have them delivered before Christmas – if you order by Monday, Dec. 12th!
Flip Flops, iPhone and iPad Covers, Hats, Journals, Ornaments, Calendars, Mugs, Tiled Boxes, and more
at my CafePress Shop HERE. Check for daily specials on shipping!
For art, paintings, limited editions and prints that you can order online, please see my SHOP page which has links to cards, art and more. If you see something and it doesn’t have a price or if you have any questions, give me a call at 305-298-2023 or send a message to: debra (at) debracortese.com
Or better yet, practical, wearable, gifts that are not only endowed with the beautiful, joyful energies of nature …. they also have the ability to protect ones feet, adorn ones iphone or ipad and carry ones important papers, laptops, yoga gear or baby supplies.
Just click on any of the images and you can get all the details plus see many more designs!
I’m in the process of putting together my annual Holiday Open Studio event and as always, I like to have several brand new bag designs plus some new stocking stuffer type items. This year, CafePress came through with a fun new product that I just got carried away with. I’ve had so much fun creating patterns for the new flip flops and I can’t wait to see people’s reactions to them on Sunday. Several clients have already ordered multiple pairs and the new iphone covers are a big hit as well.
* I only recommend products and services that I personally use and believe in. I have an affiliate account with Amazon and I may earn a commission on products that you purchase from following my link. This is another way an artist/entrepreneur is able to earn money and continue doing the kinds of work I love.
Transitions - the newest custom Cortese design for The Aqua Foundation
Finishing up my preparations and packing for tonight’s Dare To Share event in Coral Gables, Florida where I’m not only participating in this high energy business networking event, I’m also exhibiting my line of Cortese Design Bags. I’m hoping to meet fellow entrepreneurs who would benefit from a custom design for their business and, potential business partners who are interested in taking advantage of all kinds of joint ventures!
Dare To Share is just one of Lisa Marie Platske’s leading-edge business events. You can learn more about her work at UPSIDE THINKING.
If I don’t get to see you at tonight’s event, visit www.cortesedesignbags.com and let’s talk about a custom design for your business or special event!
Call me at 305-298-2023 or email: debra (at) cortesedesignsbags.com