I’m really getting into preparing design collections to exhibit at Surtex in May and am pleased that so many of my existing artworks can be updated and reworked into coordinating designs, patterns, silhouettes and borders! Also am definitely appreciating my graphic design and print production background. Always knew it was an advantage, but it really does give me a big edge for editing and adapting art for the licensing business.
Below are a few images of the creative process (Note: My favorite part, inherent in every step, is actually feeling the magic of nature’s energy as I’m working with the images)!
Here’s the original photo that all of my Orchid Cascade designs are based on:
“Photo taken by Debra Cortese at 2008 Orchid Festival
atFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden”
One of the first designs was ‘Orchid Cascades Reflection’ which has become
one of my top selling Cortese bag designs:
The last image shows the latest adaptations of Orchid Cascades – for fabrics,
gift wrap, journals, mugs, calendars, cards. I’d love to have it on a shower curtain!
© 2008-2011 Debra Cortese/Nature’s Energy Cortese Designs
“White Orchids Swaying Ferns” (shown above), “Blue Tango” and “Fuschia” Tote Bags by Cortese Designs are partying in New York at the Inc Lounge in the Time Hotel on West 49th Street. They’re part of the “Untapped Fashion & Music – NYC 09” event which happens tonight between 8 to 11 pm.
After that, they are off to a NY after-party at Greenhouse. (Lucky bags!)
I’m physically here in Miami, but my inner designer is definitely right there in New York via the three tote bags that bear my name. For this event, editors from local & national press (hopefully all of the following): OceanDrive
, Time Out New York
, Miami Herald
, People Magazine
, US Weekly
, W Magazine, VOGUE
, Lucky Magazine
, New York Post
, Village Voice
) get to view collections from many designers, while listening to music from unsigned & talented musicians. The fashion designers’ creations will be showcased on models strutting around the lounge. The event is sponsored by Eric and Luck, Sagatiba
, and Starlite Shoes & Accessories
. Celebrity guests will be in attendance including Isaac Mizrahi, Real Housewives of New York and New Jersey, MTV’s Real World contestants, America’s Next Top Model contestants, Malan Breton of Project Runway, Kristen Dalton – Miss USA.
Once again, Jordana Engholm
of Jordana PR
has gone above and beyond the usual to create this innovative, intimate club event to promote the work of emerging fashion designers and musicians.
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Select a Gift Certificate in the amount of your choice and your recipientYou will be able to choose the dollar value of your gift
can shop for paintings,Â limited edition giclees, fine art prints, and posters, and cards,
or they can choose from over 20 designs on 5 styles of
Nature’s Energy Cortese Design Handbags
when you click the order button below.
NOTE: The Gift Certificate shown here
is issued through my safe, secure Paypal merchant account.
Contact me at: debra@debracortese.
You can also order by phone: 305-665-2528
Celestial Treasures, located in Miamiâ€™s affluent Coconut Grove business district, is a beautiful store that serves the Metaphysical community. They provide tools and services to enhance your spiritual journey and, they have a large selection of books, crystals, incense, candles, jewelry, artwork, fairies, and many other contemporary products to use on oneâ€™s spiritual journey.
As of today (May 5, 2009), they are also carrying the Cortese Designs line of Nature’s Energy Totebags, Laptop Bags and Backpacks by Miami Designer, Debra Cortese. Read about the design process and the visual transference of Nature’s Energy at: https://www.debracortese.com/cortesedesignbags_Story_pics.html
Celestial Treasures is conveniently located at the edge of the courtyard at 3444 Main Highway in Coconut Grove, Florida. Their phone number is 305-461-2341. You can visit their website for more information.
On May 13th, Celestial Treasures will host “The Secret of Money: How to Use the Law of Attraction for Financial Health and Wealth”, a two and a half hour presentation by Life Coach, Cary Bayer. Call 305-461-2341 for time and registration fees.
Mr. Bayer studied monetary, career, emotional and spiritual success secrets with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Deepak Chopra, Phil Laut, Bob Mandel, Fred Lehrman, and Napoleon Hill student Foster Hibbard. He also ran a successful marketing firm for 18 years, counseling Alan Arkin, David Steinberg and Quality Inns, among others.
A TM Teacher since 1973, who’s trained dozens of other teachers, and a Life Coach since 1988, Cary has helped thousands of people transform their lives from southern California to Western Europe. He is author of The Prosperity Aerobics; an affirmation series on money, success, relationships, communications; and his syndicated column, “Life 101” appears throughout the U.S.
For more info on Cary Bayer, visit www.carybayer.com