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  • kcortese
  • Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:16 am
  • Last visited: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:32 am
  • Member Type: Artist/Photographer
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  • My Real Name Karen Cortese
  • Location: Meadville, PA
  • Age: 60
  • Occupation: Unemployed Clerical Worker Starving artist
  • Interests: Horse Back Riding, Hiking, Art, boating, fishing.
  • About Me: Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA USA
    Married with 1 son
    Live in Meadville, PA
    Have1 Rottweiler dog, 1 cat.
    Love all animals, nature, and art.

    My love for animals (even reptiles and rodents) and nature continues to inspire my creativity of rustic art.

    I am a self taught artist with no formal training, who will sometimes struggle with a new medium. I am not afraid to try something new, I even tried my hand at wood carving and made a couple of clocks all of which were sold.

    Each time I pick up a brush I learn and gain a technique of my own.

    I never know what projects will develop each day when I wake up. An idea will pop into my head, and I go with it. Some projects workout, and some don't. Each day is a journey for me.

    I work from home, and NEVER get bored!

    Everyone who knows me think I'm a hermit, or unsociable. But, I'm very busy making art stuff. My day's are completely full and go by very fast.

    Sometimes I get lonely working from my home, but when I go to an event to sell, it is very rewarding to have created something that will make another person happy.

    I have even given away a few items to a people who had no money, but were touched by something in my booth. I will get a big hug, and once we both broke into tears. It makes me feel good when I can make a person happy, if even for a few minutes.

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by ehoeveler on Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:18 pm
Karen, your work is So NOT amateurish! RU kidding me? You art was one of the first things I loved on ASC when I joined. Please go through your gallery again and look at your work - I still love it! And Thank You for your sweet comments on my work! E
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by ehoeveler on Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:47 pm
S'OK, Karen! I'm still thinking about ya! E
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by jenn_iam on Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:26 pm
Hi - I understand you have a Birthday to celebrate! Well, if so, please let me be among those to say "Bon Anniversaire! and may your day be filled with pleasant memories and wonderful surprises!" Best, Jenn & all the ASC Folks.
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by ehoeveler on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:15 am
Dear karen; We all wish you a Happy Birthday and
KNOW you'll be celebrating another year as a creating artist.
Take care, and Enjoy.
Ehoeveler and everybody at ASC
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by ehoeveler on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:42 am
Well, Hello, Ms. Cortese; Where are you? E :)
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by Christine Burke on Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:56 am
Reading your introduction I had tears in my eyes K., I am very much like you ! very much. You are a wonderful artist with a big heart. Very happy to be with my old friends. Many hugs and kisses. K.
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by Christine Burke on Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:49 am
Thank you Karen! xxxK.
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by Christine Burke on Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:19 pm
Hello Karen!
After a long absence I would like to say hello to you and be on your list of friends. Hugs Krysta. Your art amazes me!
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Re: I would be interested to know what can be felt? on Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:52 pm View the latest post
This painting is astonishing it looks like a photograph! The eyes are incredible, and the freckles ...
Re: Remains - oil on canvas on Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:45 pm View the latest post
I must say that I really like this painting. Perhaps apply what others have suggested by adding som...
Re: Felted Artwork on Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:00 am View the latest post
I never saw anything like this before. You did a fantastic job with this creation. Thank you very ...
Re: Jewelry Box Lid with Falls on Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:49 am View the latest post
Thanks....
Re: Jewelry Box Lid with Falls on Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:44 am View the latest post
I painted this jewelry box lid like 6-years-ago. Maybe when I get some time, I can take a better pi...

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