Just finished “Peacocks” inspired by all of the wonderful Coconut Grove Peacocks (art & live birds) and encouraged by Heather Bettner – thank you for the nudge, and AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt 😉
NEW Cortese Design ‘Peacocks’ Casual Tote Bag
Dimensions: 15″W x 13″H x 6″D
and Matching Clutch with wrist strap
Dimensions: 7″W x 5″H x 1″D
Large Casual Tote Bag & Matching Clutch
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And just in time to donate a matching set of the Art Deco Pink Flamingo Casual Tote Bag and Clutch Purse for the Silent Auction of my favorite non-profit arts organization, the Arts at St Johns. In case you haven’t heard (and if so it may be my fault, since I’m working for ASJ in the marketing/pr/design department) they are KICKING OFF their biggest project ever, the History of Miami Beach. This includes concerts, workshops, play readings, art exhibits, the Annual Talent Quest, Divine Debris and Glorious Trash, Common Roots and….it culminates on October 1, 2 and 3 with the premiere of an all-original production, Miami Beach – the MUSICAL! Artistic Director, David Kingery and Creative Consultant/Artist/Author, Deborah Weed are creating and producing the Musical. Carol Hoffman-Guzman, Founding Director of ASJ has been interviewing people for months in person, and on Facebook. There are over 1200 fans for the Miami Beach stories on Facebook and more people are contributing their stories every day!
The KICK-OFF Party is tomorrow night, Thursday, April 22nd at the newly renovated Art Deco Welcome Center on South Beach. (1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. That’s right at the intersection of Ocean Drive and 10th Street).
There’s always a parking challenge on the beach, so below is a list of parking lots and garages within walking distance of the Art Deco Welcome Center:
Here is a list of parking lots and garage locations on South Beach and a clickable map of 1001 Ocean Drive:
South Pointe Park
South Pointe Drive & Ocean Drive
Washington & Commerce
1st Street & Washington Avenue
4th Street & Alton Road
7th Street & Collins Avenue – Garage
11th Street& Jefferson Avenue
5th Street & Michigan Ave(Softball Lot)
6th Street & Meridian Avenue
9th Street & Washington Avenue
10th Street & Washington Avenue
6th Street & Collins Avenue
10th Street & Collins Ave
12th Street & Drexel Avenue – Garage
13th Street & Collins Avenue – West Side
13th Street & Collins Avenue – Garage
Art Deco 7 Flamingos in Ocean Blues and Tropical Greens/Fruity Oranges:
The Art Deco 7 Flamingo Design Bags will be available online very soon. If you can not wait, please email me at: email@example.com, or call 305.298.2023 and you can be one of the first to own them 😉
Here are the TOP 6 Reasons to attend the KICK-OFF PARTY tomorrow night!
I hope to see you there!
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Cortese Design Bags
Art & Design for Licensing
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Cortese Design bags are more than fashionable, they can energize you! Designer, Debra Cortese says, “When you carry one of my Nature’s Energy Design bags, and consciously tune in to the vibration of the plant that is at the core of the design, you can virtually ‘feel’ the positive, magical energy of nature.” She explains that every element of nature emits a unique vibration or energy field. When you are in nature and truly focusing your attention of a flower, (how the light plays on the petals, the gentle swaying in a breeze, the interaction of a tiny, hovering bee coating his little bee legs in pollen) you’re able to connect with the vibration of that flower, that bee, and that moment in time. This is an excellent, natural way to enhance, stimulate or soothe your own energy.
The Design Process
Cortese Designs are a visual transference of Nature’s Energy. Debra tells us “The design for each bag is intentionally created to share the energy that I experience when I am tuning in to a particular plant or flower. I begin by photgraphing a plant that is emitting positive vibrations. (Poison Ivy would not be a plant I’d choose for sharing any energy!) Next, I choose one of the photos that visually shares the strongest sense of that energy and use it as the basis for my design. I then go into the flow of the creative process, and using a range of digital painting tools and a sequence of custom techniques, I work the image until I achieve a visual presentation that most effectively transfers the vibrational energy of that plant, flower, creature or environment.”
Cortese Design Bags are available online at: www.debracortese.com, and at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida where they sell an exclusive, custom designed line of Cortese bags.
Custom Designs for Businesses, Organizations, Fundraisers
Debra’s focus is on growing the Cortese line with additional fashion and home decor products and through licensing her designs with businesses and organizations that share a vision to increase awareness of our magical environment. She enjoys creating custom designs and collaborating on projects that promote positive, joyful vibrations in the world, and is particularly fond of projects that benefit the environment, animals and children.
Bag images and links at: https://www.debracortese.com/CorteseDesigns_PR_GiftGuides.html
photo: Paul Andre Photography
model: Diane Mooney