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
………………………I’ve just created several new Nature’s Energy designs for my line of bags and want to announce that the bags are selling Â so well I’m now able to produce these at a lower cost and am happily passing it along to my buyers!
This laptop style that was originally selling for $190. is now Only $129.95 and that includes a removable padded computer sleeve and free shipping in the continental United States!
All of the bag styles and new designs are online now at Cortese Designs
AND…I welcome requests for custom works and any collaborative projects that promote positive and joyful vibrations in the world.Â (amÂ particularly fond of projects that benefit the environment, animals and children.)Â For samples and information on CUSTOM ART or DESIGN for your business or organization, see myÂ CUSTOM ART page.
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Fuschia Orchid Cascades is one of my newest Nature’s Energy Artworks. As usual, I was most inspired by this year’s International Orchid Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. As soon as I saw this particular prize-winning orchid display I was thinking fabric design. Wouldn’t it feel beautiful to wear a flowing, silk fabric dress with these vibrant colors and contrasts?!Â
Don’t have the dress fabric available…yet (if you have a source, please let me know?).
Two versions of this artwork are now available as 18×12 inch, handsigned, fine art prints, or you can order it in a custom size on fine art paper or canvas and bring the magic of Nature’s Energy right into your home or office to enjoy it everyday! Call me at 305-665-2528 or email me at:Â debra@debracortese for size and framing options and pricing.
You can see a larger imageÂ here.
“Fuschia Orchid Cascades” is also available on my Handbags and new Business Bags (just the right size to carry your laptop and paperwork!) Click on Cortese Designer Handbags to see all styles and designs.
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