List of Biennials and International Prize Awards:

1) International Prize Tiepolo Awardee (my 1st Arte Milano award) - Milan, Italy (April 21, 2016); 2) International Prize Colosseo (Artist in History) - Brancaccio Palace - Rome, Italy (May 20, 2016); 3) Shakespeare In Art Award at the 1st Triennale in Contemporary Art - Verona, Italy (June 9-11, 2016); 4) Venice in Art (Casanova in Art Awardee) - Flangini Palace - Venice, Italy (September 17, 2016); 5) Critically Acclaimed Contemporaries at Uffizi (Contemporary Artist Awardee) - Uffizi Gallery Museum & Ximenes Palace in Florence, Italy (November 11-13, 2016); 6) International Prize Award Galileo Galilei Awardee - Pisa, Italy (January 22, 2017); 7) Awardee of International Prize Cristoforo Colombo in Genova-Genoa (an Art Explorer Awardee) - Genova Aquarium in Genova (February 16-18, 2017); 8) International Award Dante Alighierri Prize Awardee - Biennale Peschiera del Garda, Italy (April 1 2017); 9) Chosen or Cited as Top 100 International Artists for 2016 By VIDA E-Commerce Shop - (San Francisco, California, USA); 10) International Award Francisco Goya Prize Awardee - Hall of Mirrors at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain (May 6, 2017); 11) ART EXPO ROME CARAVAGGIO PRIZE: Awardee of International Award Michaelangelo de / di Caravaggio - An International Award Caravaggio Experience - Salle Del Bramante at Piazza del Popolo, Roma (May 26 - May 29, 2017); 12) Premio Internazionale Milan Art Awards Awardee (my 2nd arte milano award) - The very First International Milan Art Awards -Theater Del Verme, Milan (July 25, 2017); 13) A part of - "The Best 2017 Modern & Contemporary Artists" an Effeto Arte curated by Salvatore Russo & Francesco Saverio Russo "Premio Internazionale Berlino" with Official Presentation of Art Volume - Berlin at Franzosische Friedrichsadtkirche Georges Casalis room (September 24, 2017); 14) a part of Art Exhibition: Segnalati I in Berlin (September 2017); 15) Silver Artist Awardee of VIDA E-Commerce Voice and VIDA (dolce) Artist Discovery Showcase - San Francisco, California, USA (September 30, 2017); 16) Awardee of International Prize Award Andrea Mantegna - Biennale Mantua, Francesco Gonzaga Museum, Mantua, Italy (November 2017); 17) il Genio dell' Arte 2017 (Prize) Awardee {the Genuis in Art 2017) with Art International Contemporary Magazine (Paler{o}mo, Italy) - October 2017 release {November / December 2017 publication}; 18) a mini part with Miami meets Milano {International Art Milan / Arte Milano Exhibition} - Hotel Victor, Miami Beach, Florida, USA with El Russo and Spoleto Arte: on Biennale Milano (an Art Milan) {December 6 - 10, 2017}; 19) International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci (the Universal Artist Award) Awardee for 2018 - Borghese Palace, Florence (Firenze), Italy (January 20, 2018); 20) Biennale della Nazioni (United Nations Biennal - International Artists Awards 2018 Awardee) – Miseracordia Complex, Venice (March 16-19, 2018); International Prize Award of Nations (Tribute to Tiziano),
Scuola Grande della Misericordia Palace in Venice (March 19, 2018); 21) New Art Masters 2018 Catalogue (United Kingdom), only waiting now for the catalogue's release with; 22) Premio Canaletto Awardee (one of the 15 awardees) – Spoleto Pavillion, Venezia (May 29, 2018); 23) International Prize Raffaello Awardee 2018 - Bologna, Italy (May 4, 2018); 24) International Prize Guilio Cesare Awardee 2018 - Velli Palace, Rome (July 7, 2018).

{-[-(--- my artisianl goals below: ---)-]-}
to create, to aspire, to design, to inspire and hopefully continue to reach new heights in this crafting hobby]
[NEEDLE CRAFTING GOAL: to create, to aspire, to design for gifts and give-aways of friends and loved ones]
[CULINARY & BAKING GOAL: to aspire, to indulge, prepare & bake and hopefully . . . learn to bake fondant & go full blast on this culinary endeavour]

Kerygma Books by Shepherd's Voice Publishing


Monday, October 29, 2012

"Ballerina Girl" LO for Let's Get Sketchy Challenge #35: Scraplifting Challenge

For the 5th week of October 2012,
we have a new kind of challenge - a Scraplifting Challenge.

We're asked to scraplift any of our co-DT's LGS LO.
Now, isn't that a neat and awesome challenge?
With the overflowing talent my co-DTs have,
I'd grab the chance to scraplift one of their works.

Assigned for me to scraplift was any of Laura Whitaker's LGS work.

Here's my chosen LO from Laura's LGS' DT LOs:
(her June 18th LGS inspiration LO)

Here's my lift or LO version:
SUPPLIES:  Pattern Paper: Echo Park's "Le Ballet du Grand" Mini Theme Collection kit;  Stickers: Echo Park's "Le Ballet du Grand" Mini Theme Collection kit;  Cut-outs: Echo Park's "Le Ballet du Grand" Mini Theme Collection kit; Pearls: Queen & Co, Kaisercraft; Flowers: Prima; Glitter Heart Foam Stikcers: Filstar Distributor Corp.; Baker's Twine: WRMK; Other: pink heart doily.

Well, it's not an exact scraplift.  But I really do want to remain true to Laura's inspirational LO.  I scraplifted the layers of pattern paper around the photo . . . I just added a doily heart mat.  Then I had the photo skewed a little and lifted having baker's twine wrapped on the lower portion of my photo.  I wanted to remain minimalist but the LO calls for more color around the heart doily matted photos.  Thus, the "Happy Feet" border strip and the tag on the left side.  I just had to balance the LO out with stickers on the top portion of my LO.  I hope it was not that bad, eh?

I still wanted to add stitching on the last layered pattern paper and some blings or rhinestones on the "Pointe" tag.  I'm still thinking about it.  Maybe I'd do some re-touching soon . . . but for now, this LO stays as is.  Maybe you could change my mind . . . . 

Very truly Yours,
 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Let's Get Sketchy (LGS) Sketch Challenge Blog
Pioneering Design Team Member


  1. lots of pretty elements on this layout!

  2. You love to fill more space on your layouts, and I think you did a great job of still showcasing the original design, but keeping it within your personal style. Well done.