Since I’ve recently packed up my life’s belongings and made the move from Miami back to my childhood hometown, Narrowsburg, NY, I’m rediscovering work that I had tucked away in folders, portfolios and boxes. I was delighted to rediscover a folder of small, 5×7 inch acrylic paintings, really exercises in painting, small studies feels like the correct term. And, with my more experienced designer eyes, now saw these previously not so special works as prime material for derivative works. The waves and swirls of color are perfect for patterns and repeat designs. I see home decor textiles, wrapping paper, kitchen and bath designs, handbags of course, and oh, so many possibilities!
I’ve scanned all of them into high resolution files and have already begun the re-design process. And, since I really no longer need to hold on to these colorful little gems, I’ve decided to post them here on my ebay page so an astute and appreciative new art collector will be able to add to or start a collection of original paintings that literally vibrate with joyful shapes and colors.
If you may be that collector, here is the link to all of the small works. Happy bidding and if you are really interested, contact meand make an offer. You will make my day just by appreciating the art 😉
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.
Our holiday/winter break was quite different this year. My youngest daughter is a college student now as are most of her friends. I had agreed that Jen and Sabrina could temporarily transform our considerably less-than-suitable-for-living, laundry room space into a dorm room for a couple of weeks for two more girlfriends. I also agreed to a New Year’s Eve party at the house and of course it was a bit different and much larger than they originally described, but we all shared that it was one of our best New Year’s Eve celebrations in a long time.
The visiting students will leave tomorrow morning and everyone will be back in classes at New College, UM, FIU and Miami-Dade College starting next week.
It will be much more quiet around here but I can get back to my usual work routine and my coveted, precious, totally uninterrupted hours of creative/studio time.
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I’ve finally finished building the web pages for my biggest Handbag SALE ever
and am right on schedule for holiday gift giving and receiving!
I’m so happy and appreciative to be in the handbag business after the past few, shall I say ‘challenging’ years that I wanted to share my top five, best-selling Nature’s Energy designs on your choice of five different styles: the Classic Tote Bags, Petite Totes (that transition easily into an evening bag), Casual Totes (light and roomy bags that are great for the beach or everyday use), Laptop Bags (carry your business, school and personal gear along with your computer), and I’m even including the newest style, which I now carry as my everyday business bag, the Deluxe, Leather Trimmed Travel Tote. This bag truly holds everything, including an extra pair of comfort shoes for those days when I just cannot walk another step in my fashionable heels 😉
AND, THERE’S MORE…
To make this an even sweeter deal, and to truly express my appreciation for everyone who enjoys my designs, I’m including a FREE matching Clutch with every ‘Holiday Special’ bag that is ordered before December 3rd (so there will be plenty of time for your bags to arrive before December 24th).
I’m including FREE ground shipping to destinations within the continental USA.
So click to the main Holiday Sale page now, choose your favorite Nature’s Energy Cortese Design Bag from the 5 top-selling designs of 2010, and place your order today!
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Thanks to Just Ask Boo, I recently connected with Maria Lesseur owner of Market Boutique just in time to participate in this Saturday’s first TRUNK SHOW. I’ll be joining some fabulous area designers: Soy Delicious Candles, Lexi Jewelry, Mary Maalouf, Andrea Guillard Viamonte, Jimmy Vee, Paper Squid, Beauty by Arbonne, and Bead’s by Daisy. We will all be showing our latest fashions, accessories and products so this is a terrific opportunity to see so many designers all in one location.
Not only will you get to sip delicious cocktails and see great new fashions, you will also be helping young women transition from foster care to safe, afforadable, independent living with the services of.Casa Valentina.
Market Boutique is located at 8851 SW 132 Street, Miami, FL 33176
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Sippin’ & Shoppin’ for a Good Cause
Saturday, July 24th from 1 to 4 pm at MARKET BOUTIQUE
SW 132 Street, Miami, FL 33176 right across from The FALLS.
For a preview of Cortese Design Bags visit www.cortesedesignbags.com