845-252-6650 debra@debracortese.com

Dracena inspired new artworks

Vibrant hues and shades of magenta in nature’s own dracena plant.

Give art to your Valentine and he/she will have a gift that

not only endures but enhances emotions and spirituality. 
The energy of love in the colors of nature!

Dracena Reflections 1

Dracena Reflections No. 1

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Dracena Reflections 2






Dracena Reflections No. 2

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debra@debracortese.com for custom sizes on fine art paper or canvas. 

Handbag Giveaway

February 2008 Monthly Giveaway This Classic Totebag featuring “Cocoplum and Cattails”Cocoplum Handbag

This is a nature’s energy reflection image of the cocoplum bushes and cat-tail grasses that accent my front walkway.

The original photo was taken at twilight when the most magical light entices the fairies and devas to dance and play
regardless of who may be watching! Vibrant and subdued hues of violet, purples,
greens and rich, golden yellows make this
an elegant and fashionable bag
for evening or casual dress.

See my newsletter
for drawing date and details.

 If you would like to purchase this bag, or a different size or design, visit my designer handbag pages where you can shop safely and securely online.

All orders process through my PayPal account, or
you can order by phone or mail.

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You can also see the EXCLUSIVE HANDBAG DESIGNS that I created for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. These are available only from The Shop at Fairchild, located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL.

Open 9:30 – 4:30 every day except Christmas

Organic Coffee Art great conversation starter…

Dryspill #1

I’m a serious, morning coffee type. Freshly ground (at home) Starbucks French Roast

with steamed milk and a touch of cinnamon..ahhh my favorite!

Without that first cup… I shudder to even consider the possibilities!


At some point, I started noticing the intriguing images created from the drips that remained when I’d finished

pouring the life-giving, rich, deep-brown morning elixir into my favorite cup. There, on my stovetop, between the circular patterns of the electric coils… (by the way, as soon as I can, I’ll install gas instead and my friends can laugh again when my daughter and I bbq hot dogs over the gas flames) …were graphic images, dried old coffee spills that looked like…

coffee creatures?!? Something to be photographed and, of course… turned into art!

Prints of old, spilled coffee. Sometimes several days of spills melded together because I knew it could be a better image

with just a little more… spill.


My teenage daughter just rolled her eyes – an all too frequent response to many of my creative projects.


Dryspells – usually implied for writers block.?

Certainly applicable to artist blocks or anytime you’re drained of creative ideas…


a dry spell? …a Dry Spill!


Here are three of the Dryspills:







and you can see all 9 at:  http://www.plant-spirits.com/dryspills.html


Go ahead, add your comments. Coffee and conversation is what this art is all about!

What do the dryspills look like to you? What’s your first thought?

Have fun with this. I’m hoping for some creative insight into my favorite caffeine addiction.

certainly coffee is one of the most popular  ‘Nature’s Energy’ drinks 😉