by Debra Cortese | Feb 21, 2018 | nature's energy
NEW PATTERNS & ART
created from detail sections of a 4 foot tall painted gnome*
Below are just a few of the new print on demand products in my ‘Garden Guardians’ collection.
All of the patterns and configurations were created from elements of the original 2004 hurricane plywood GNOME painting which you can see in the photo below the designs. It has taken a few days to create the patterns and print files and more time to create the promotional images which will be used on social media to reach people who are searching for a green garden gnome image on a pillow or a phone case!
It is often a lengthy and involved process and I mess up quite often, but I’ve been doing this type of work for years (many, many years) and I still enjoy all of the processes. I really only get frustrated when there are technical issues like the site is slow and the print files seem to take forever to load, or I’ve mis-calculated the size for a particular product and have to start over. All just part of the process.
To see the full Garden Guardians collection, click HERE.
*The mystical Green Garden Gnome in the photo that accompanies this post has become a mascot for much of my personal story. This character, along with over a dozen very unique ‘hurricane plywood’ gnomes allowed me to connect with the Miami art and business communities in ways I would not have expected. It was a delightful project involving about 17 artists, the Neighbors for Neighbors organization, television stations, the Miami Herald, Miami Arts & Business Council, Pinecrest Gardens, the Coral Gables Annual Christmas event and much more.
To see the original Gnomes click this link and, to read the front page article by Patti Roth click HERE.
PHOTO 2004: the original 4′ tall hurricane plywood (Hurricane Wilma 2004, Miami) Garden Gnome with a tiny garden Fairy holding a violet light star tetrahedron.
by Percy Cat | Aug 16, 2017 | nature's energy
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEO FRIENDS!
July 21 – August 21
This astrology design for LEO birthdays exudes the power of the ancient Flower of Life pattern as well as with the bold, courageous and loving personality characteristics of those born during the astrological alignment of the Sun, the Earth, and the Zodiac star group that is known as the Leo constellation.
Unique Birthday Gifts for Women and Men of all ages!
My Flower of Life Astrology Design collection includes dozens of unique birthday gifts for men and women of all ages!
To see all of the products and designs, visit my shop at:
To view the full LEO Flower of Life Astrology Design Collection – CLICK HERE.
by Debra Cortese | May 9, 2017 | Animals, astrology designs, custom art & design, Debra Cortese, Flower of Life, GIFTS, GIVEAWAY, Narrowsburg, Nature Designs by Debra Cortese, nature's energy, Patterns, rescue cats, sacred geometry, shopping
My cats are great when it comes to posing for product photos and they are always eager to pose if treats are involved. Pretty sure Sammy Cat had just consumed his first round of treats and is looking for more in this photo.
I realize his ability to focus and stay in one place is limited to at most, 2 minutes, so have to shoot quickly and be content with the best photo out of the 3 or 4 good ones. This is definitely a fun part of my work and the cats usually love the extra attention.
ABOUT THE GIVEAWAYS
This is the second month that I’ll be giving away two of the new Flower of Life Astrology Design products and this month the giveaways are again, the popular Tote Bag and Metal Travel Mug. Each one features the bold, earthy, TAURUS design which represents the current alignment of planetary influences during the April 21 through May 20 time period.
The actual drawing will happen on Friday, May 12th at 9 am EST and two names will be randomly selected. Next, I’ll notify each person – ideally through email, but if necessary due to the preference and popularity of social media, I’ll contact you through your Facebook or Instagram account.
Once you respond and I have your confirmed shipping address, I’ll announce the winners and get your Totebag or Travel Mug in the mail!
You can ENTER HERE by email, or if you prefer using your social media accounts you can find the TAURUS GIVEAWAY instructions on:
by Percy Cat | May 6, 2017 | ART, Art by Debra Cortese, astrology designs, custom art & design, Debra Cortese Designs Handbags, Flower of Life, GIFTS, GIVEAWAY, Nature Designs by Debra Cortese, nature's energy, Patterns, sacred geometry, shopping
Flower of Life Taurus Pattern is now available on dozens of products!
TAURUS PATTERN SWATCH
Getting ready to launch my May 12th TAURUS Giveaway but first, I’d like to share the new TAURUS pattern!
This is an all-over repeat design that was created from elements of the main Flower of Life TAURUS Astrology design.
TAURUS ASTRO DESIGN
The new pattern features a field of golden sacred geometry disks plus waves of spring greens and ocean blues and it coordinates with any of the Taurus Astrology Design products so you can easily mix and match to create your own outfit or room decor!
I especially like the bold combos of the Astro Design on a T-shirt with matching pattern leggings and, the patterned Comforter with the main Astro Design on Pillow Shams. You could even use the patterned window curtains for a coordinated TAURUS themed bedroom!
I’d love to see the combinations you come up with! Please do share your photos and notes in the comments section below.
by Percy Cat | Mar 21, 2017 | astrology designs, Flower of Life, GIVEAWAY, Nature Designs by Debra Cortese, nature's energy, Patterns, sacred geometry
In my ongoing effort to organize my spaces and work flow, I’ve been reviewing and reorganizing thousands of files. In this process I re-discovered my Flower of Life Astrology Designs and was instantly inspired to revive this particular collection based on two main features: 1. All of the designs were created with the intention to share the positive aspects of their respective astrological sign which is layered over and within the powerful pattern of the ancient Flower of Life. 2. Millions of people are interested in the astrological interpretations and insights of their astrological birth alignments so, I’ll be sharing info & insights from my favorite astrologers throughout the year.
That said, I would like to not only re-introduce the Flower of Life Astrology Designs on this first day of Spring in my birth sign of Aries, I would also like to announce…
On April 12th (which just happens to be my birthday) I’ll be giving away not one, but two ARIES Flower of Life designs, one is on a Travel Mug and one is on a Tote Bag.
These are both from my new Society6 shop – in case you absolutely can not wait for the Giveaway Drawing or you just want to see all of the designs and dozens of great products.
You can ENTER THE GIVEAWAY RIGHT NOW ON THIS PAGE.
I’ll be sharing more about the positive aspects of each sign in future blog posts, but for now I just wanted to tell you about the GIVEAWAYS!
*There will be GIVEAWAY PRODUCTS that feature designs from all TWELVE SIGNS and once you ENTER your name/email will be included in every drawing!