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); 22) New Art Masters 2018 Catalogue (United Kingdom); 23) International Prize Award of Nations (Tribute to Tiziano),
Scuola Grande della Misericordia Palace in Venice (March 19, 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


Thursday, June 6, 2013

My "Walt Disney Film Strip" Cross-stitch - Great Craft Time Contest Winner

Hi, everyone!

I would like to share the great news that my cross-stitch entry won at the recently concluded Craft Time Contest under the Thread Category.

I submitted (2) entries - (1) under the Paper Category and (1) under the Thread Category.
Both entries were a masterpiece for me.
And I'm glad and really fortunate to have (1) of my entries declared as the winner.

Here's the photo of my winning entry:

Before I discovered any other hobby, cross-stitch has been my foremost hobby.  I started hearing about it and learning a little about it in my grade school days (was it around Grade 4, 5 or 6 . . . my memory do escape me . . . sorry) while taking our Home Economics class.  I later on took my 1st cross-stitch pattern, during a Summer Vacation way back when I was in High School and the rest was history.  It wasn't an addiction but the needlecraft proved to be my favorite thing to do with my hands.  I got cross-stitch pattern after pattern specially when I was in my 20's while being employed.

The above piece was one of the patterns I procured a few years after year 2000.  I kept it with me for a while and took it out of hiding when I was no longer employed and had opted to stay home with my parents.

I love this cross-stitch piece because it features or showcases all the Walt Disney Characters I know during my childhood to teenage years.  I was at first taken aback by the numerous colors of threads in play in the completion of this cross-stitch piece, nevertheless, I took it as a challenge and was all excited to have it all completed and framed.  It was a delight seeing it framed and hanging on the wall at home.

From the top left corner of the cloth to the lower right corner, the whole cloth is covered with stitches looking much like a mini tapestry of Walt Disney Characters in a Film Strip.  It took me almost a year (I think or less number of months) if I could still remember the duration by which I commenced work on this piece until I had it framed hanging in our home.

I'm proud of this piece and I'm really privileged to have been chosen by Craft Time Magazine as winner under the "Made with Thread" Category.

I'll be waiting for the feature on Issue 17 of Craft Time Magazine of the Winners of their Grand Contest coming out mid-June and on shelves latest by July 2013.

Thank you so much, Craft Time Magazine and
more power to your team!

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