by Percy Cat | Jun 27, 2012 | cortese design handbags, custom art & design, GIFTS, Miami
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.
by Percy Cat | May 11, 2012 | Bag of the Month Giveaway, Cortese Designs Bag of the Month, nature's energy
Sign up for our newsletters and you are also entered to win Cortese Design Bags, Art, iPhone and iPad covers in our Monthly Giveaways. Drawings are on the last Tuesday of the month and we need a valid email address to contact you if your name is on the winning entry.
No purchase is required, but know this: Every time we get an order for a Cortese Design Bag – Debra does her happy dance. She gets absolutely giddy to know her work is appreciated and that you are out there sharing the magic of nature with her!
So sign up HERE and start visualizing what you’ll wear with your new ‘Art Deco Tropical Flamingos’ Tote Bag!
The Art Deco Tropical Flamingo Tote Bag winner in the May 29th drawing.
by Percy Cat | Apr 6, 2012 | eco green, nature's energy
TOTEM Nature Art " Ferns and Avocado Bark Devas" by Debra Cortese
I wanted to create a custom background image for some of my new blog pages and since I didn’t really have a specific image in mind, I experimented with many variations of nature’s textures and colors from images taken in my back yard. The deep contrast and texture of the bark on our avocado tree was one of my first choices. The energy of the bark is powerful, serious and grounded.
I tested several versions of the bark texture with different flowers and leaves, however when I added the fern frond, which is a prolific character accenting many areas of our back yard, it started to feel right!
Reflecting or mirroring images is one of my favorite techniques in revealing the hidden magic of nature’s energy. You never know what you will actually see when the pieces come together and this time was exceptional! After sizing, layering, adjusting shadows and opacity and putting them all together, a center column of totem devas appeared. Now, this is often exactly what happens however, the images in this piece are profound to me. Their appearance and positions tell a story about the forests (perhaps a bit of fortune telling) and the importance of global connections and interdependence of ALL living elements.
What do you see?
Yes, I am a nature lover. I am soothed, balanced, energized and inspired by plants, trees, leaves, and flowers. I love cloud watching and delight in hearing the early morning bird songs, and in observing the industrious work of honeybees and spiders. Even snakes are welcomed as they tend to the removal of some critters that would otherwise gorge themselves on my rows of tasty vegetables.
Looks like a China Bear?
Here are a few sample Totem Devas and if you click the images you can view larger versions. I welcome your comments and am especially interested in hearing your insights 🙂
by Percy Cat | Nov 23, 2010 | art business, cortese design handbags, GIFTS, nature's energy
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!
by Percy Cat | Sep 20, 2010 | ART, Art events, Bag of the Month Giveaway, cortese design handbags, Cortese Designs Bag of the Month, nature's energy
Hope you can stop by for my Cortese Design Bags Trunk Show at LVS Salon, 5838 SW 73rd Street, South Miami. It’s this Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 from 9:30 am to 3 pm. I’ll be handing out gift cards – for a free matching clutch bag on select large casual tote bag orders, plus when you sign up (below) to receive my newsletter you are automatically entered to win the Bag of the Month Giveaway!