by Debra Cortese | Dec 1, 2017 | custom art & design, Debra Cortese Designs Handbags, Delaware River, Gift Certificates, GIFTS, Greeting Cards, honey bees, Narrowsburg, Nature Designs by Debra Cortese, Nature Lovers Gift List, nature photography, nature's energy, Patterns, photography, shopping
Original photo of the pine and oak trees that inspired Debra’s new bark patterns
Both the pine and oak bark patterns that are featured on clothing and home decor products were inspired by my love and curiosity for the variety of textures and colors of my surroundings. The models for this new design were actually the mature pine tree, the tall one behind the canoe in the landscape photo, and the hand-holding couple of oak trees that stand like guardians on the bank of the Delaware River just outside my studio window.
The trees and the surrounding plants (along with my gardens) serve as hosts to many creatures depending upon the time of year. In spring and summer, this particular pine tree is often inhabited by a hive of honeybees. They return each year to a long, narrow crevasse in the tree’s west side. I haven’t yet tasted their honey but am quite certain a visiting bear delights in his visits to this tree!
The colors and textures of the bark on this glorious pine tree were best captured with macro photography which I intently reviewed to select a most appealing detail section for the pine bark pattern. I’ve added images of several of the most popular ‘Pine Bark” products that are available from my Society6 shop.
I hope you enjoy the texture and colors of my tree bark designs. I certainly enjoyed creating them!
3 Oak Tree Bark Patterns by Debra Cortese
now available on clothing, accessories, tech and home decor products
click on images for product descriptions, options and pricing
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 | Nov 20, 2013 | cortese design handbags, designer handbags, GIFTS, nature's energy, Patterns
Does a walk in nature create a sense of joy in your heart? Have you ever hugged a tree or marveled at the gorgeous twinkling moonlight on newly fallen snow? Let’s make that twinkling twilight on gently rolling ocean waves for my Florida friends!
All of the designs on the new Fall/Winter Handbag Collections share the beauty, power and magic of nature’s energy. I’m always photographing elements of nature that ‘feel’ good – because they are literally, sharing the vibrations of their location, colors, the time of day, the smells, sounds and sights of nature’s seasonal effects. Nature has so many beneficial vibrations and all we have to do is tune in to align with this power.
All of the designs in my new Fall/Winter Handbag Collections are created to energetically share the amazing vibrations of the flora, fauna or location they are based on. The 8 new designs, available on 5 different styles, are: Tribal Zebra, Peacock Diamond Blues, Red Dragon, Leopard Reflections, Snake Pattern Browns, Silver Maple, No. 9 Bridge Blues and Baby Greens in Gray.
See them all at: www.cortesedesignbags.com
Be sure to click through to your favorite design for very special Holiday Shopping bonuses like a free matching leather wrist wallet and even a BOGO special on Cross body Hipster bags for new subscribers.
by Percy Cat | Jul 25, 2012 | Bag of the Month Giveaway, cortese design handbags, Cortese Designs Bag of the Month, GIFTS, nature's energy
Just a quick post today. Sign up to receive our newsletter and you are automatically entered to win our bag of the month. Drawings are on the last tuesday of the month – so next week, July 31st we will draw a name to win the Orchid Cascades Tote Bag – a $130. value and one of the top selling designs in the Cortese line.
by Percy Cat | Jan 24, 2011 | ART, Art Licensing, cortese design handbags, General optimism, GIFTS, nature's energy
Jadevine Hearts Pattern custom design by Debra Cortese for Child's Voice annual fundraising event
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To inquire about a custom design for your business, organization or event, contact me at: email@example.com
or call 305-298-2023. I’m most interested in working with projects that benefit our environment, children and animals 😉
To see my current line of handbags visit: www.cortesedesignbags.com