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New Leather Wrist Clutch Collection from Debra Cortese Designs

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 😉

Check out all 15 new designs HERE.

Design is on front only. Full zipper closure, supple full grain leather and 4 interior pockets.

 

TRIAD #2 opens June 16th a VALMAR Art, Bird Road Art Walk, Miami, FL

image for TRIAD 2 Art Exhibition on June 16, 2012 at VALMAR ART, Miami, FL

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
“HOT TROPICS”
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

For full details and a map visit our official TRIAD Invitation page HERE!

TRIAD Art Exhibits open May 19th Valmar Art, Bird Road Art Walk

3 artists, 3 exhibitions, 3 months

"Buy Me Love" fiber art by Pamela Palma

Miami Beach fiber artist, Pamela Palma opens the TRIAD shows at VALMAR ART on Saturday, May 19th during the Bird Road Art Walk.

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

 

Artistic Threesome

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.

Garden Blues Angel by Debra Cortese

Revisiting Manatee Waters at Deering Estate

Manatee Waters Revisited by Debra CorteseManatee 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

*MANATEES are an endangered species.

To learn how you can help them, visit:  http://www.savethemanatee.org

View National Geographic manatee video here.

 

Cortese Design Bags at A Night In Bollywood and Power of the Purse 2012

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!
Diamond Orchids custom Cortese design Business Travel Tote Bag for Women's Fund of Miami, Power of the PurseWomen’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

Win this Cortese Art Deco Pink Flamingo Travel Tote Bag at "A Night In Bollywood" fundraiser for Sunil's Home OrphanageOn 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.

Get your Bollywood tickets HERE.

 

 

 

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:

Checking art & bags inventory for my Holiday Open Studio

Holiday Greetings image of Garden Red Tomatoe and Holiday Green Tarragon from Debra Cortese

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!

My top selling bag designs and styles are featured in the annual HOLIDAY BAG SALE via this PAGE.

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

Enjoy nature – and my nature art 😉

~ Debra

Angel in the Bird Bath with Tomatoes

Tis the season for gifts of magical nature art!

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 have new Hipster* style bags and the Peacock Feather Blues is already a big hit as well as the deluxe Business Travel style bag. Note: 5 top selling designs are specially priced for this holiday season.
If you order by Dec. 12th you can have them delivered by Christmas in the continental USA!

*(Hipsters are not available online yet but will be very, very soon!)

Time to go. I have an appointment to meet with my chief Elf advisor who gently but firmly distracts me from even more BSO’s (bright shiny objects) so I stay focused on the truly productive projects 🙂

The meadow where I dream…

I read this early today, before I got out of bed and then, I went out to my favorite tree where I always feel connected and inspired and Julia’s song made even more sense!!!

In the center of your heart
Is a still small part
Like a meadow in a forest made of green.

In the center of your heart
Is a still small part
And that is where your soul must go to dream.

~ Julia Cameron, “Vein of Gold” Guidance chapter

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* 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.

Dare To Share – Lisa Marie Platske UPSIDE THINKING

Aqua Affair custom design bags by Debra Cortese

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

 

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