Card readings have been familiar to me since I was a very young child. My maternal Grandmother was the one with the ‘gift’ for telling people’s fortunes using a regular deck of playing cards. Her intuitive abilities were apparent when she was a young lady, still living in the old country (Italy), and it was a gypsy fortune teller that recognized Grandma’s gift and mentored her until she was confident and capable of using her gift, along with the cards, to read for friends and family members. By the time I met Grandma and was allowed to observe her readings, she had honed this art along with all the classic drama of a matronly Italian Grandmother of the 50’s. I was duly impressed. Grandma was magical and just a bit scary to a 5 year old, but the magic part was always the best! So, in my continuing fascination with all things magical, informative and fun, for the past almost 5 years, I’ve been using an intuitive, user friendly, do-it-yourself website for readings along the lines of Grandma’s. It will never be the same as her dramatic presentation, but is perfect for checking in and learning how to ask the right questions. With that said, Click here for a FREE Tarot Reading, and let me know if you find it helpful, entertaining or post whatever your comments are on the subject of card readings. I’d love to hear your opinion and experiences on this subject.
“Gnome Island” 18″ x 12″ mixed media (photo/graphic digital airbrush & acrylic paint) on canvas.
Twelve or more cypress knee gnomes, a woodland fairy, coral rock panther, gator, a woodsman and two much larger gnomes inhabit this magical area of south Florida’s Pinecrest Gardens.
To purchase this painting, email: debra@debracortese, or call 305-665-2528
Original photo of “Iris Gnome” and “Iris Gnome” closeup below.
Â Something clicked yesterday. I was able to let go of a tiny piece of ego and could immediately imagine new possibilities. This morning, instead of my usual solitary, coffee and pets walk around the yard, I carried my camera so I could share a bit of what I know to be the magical energy of nature. Hope this very basic little movie can convey some of the joy, peacefulness and creativity that comes from ‘presence’. Take a few deep breaths and seeÂ Morning Joy on my website.
Hope it inspires you!Â
February 2008 Monthly Giveaway This Classic Totebag featuring “Cocoplum and Cattails”
This is a nature’s energy reflection image ofÂ the cocoplum bushes and cat-tail grassesÂ that accent my front walkway.
The original photo was taken at twilightÂ when the most magical light entices the fairiesÂ and devas to dance and playâ€¨regardless of who may be watching! Vibrant and subdued hues of violet, purples,â€¨greens and rich, golden yellows make thisâ€¨an elegant and fashionable bagâ€¨forÂ evening or casual dress.
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All orders process through my PayPal account,Â orâ€¨you can order by phone or mail.
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You can also see theÂ EXCLUSIVE HANDBAG DESIGNSÂ that I created forÂ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.Â These are available only fromÂ The Shop at Fairchild,Â located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL.
Open 9:30 – 4:30 every day except Christmas