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); 25) European Art Museum 2017 artists for 2018 - EAM, Denmark (year 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


Sunday, April 27, 2014

On Travelling Notebooks

April 27, 2014 am:  Multi-tasking the whole day yesterday, April 26, 2014 . . . ascertaining sign-ups for various Travelling Notebooks and currently travelling TNs statuses and actively trading or swapping at the Postcrossing FB Forum. Took a little bit of nap after dinner and resumed. Signed-off after a fruitful session of swaps and trades at the Postcrossing FB Forum, rested again. Started again by waking up past 12 midnight working with addressing all postcards due to send this coming Monday or Wednesday and commenced work on various TNs:

1. 2 pending TFNs (for Mitch Hidalwa and Vanessa Suiza-Torres) - adding to the cover design and working on my alloted 5 pages with page background designs. Will be working on writing on the these notebooks hopefully soon.

2. adding and further decorating my 2nd Travelling Scrapbook Mini Album (back cover and front cover design) - will be put on hold until ascertain new signee participants will be joining to have this travelling.  Here's the before and after:

 3. decided to decorate my TFN for the Facebook Groups' Postcrossing Forums (handmade cards group and regular postcrossing FB forum), both front and back covers - working on the first few pages soon - to send out as soon as participants fully sign up. 
Here's the before and after:

4. decorated Victoria mini notebook Creative TN cover - gettin ready to fill in first few pages, as this should be ready to go and travel. I still need a nameplate label for the cover. Looking for a rush job with a blocksmith.  Here's the before and after:

5. decorated another Victoria mini notebook Creative TN cover for Art Philippines activity with me - just need finishing touch with an adornment of metal nameplate label. Sign-ups with this is already up and waiting for participants.  Here's the before and after:

Finished past 3 am and took a few photos with my Iphone camera before turning in for the day. Woke up around past 6am for breakfast with my family and prepped up to go to hear Sunday mass at the parish church at 9am. Set everything aside and my table in order before proceeding to church.


Received postcards thru the mail

Hi, everyone!

I've been dilly-dallying or having second thoughts on sharing here on my blog postcards received recently, April 24, 2014:


Saturday, April 26, 2014

. . . 1st batch of postcards I've sent for Direct Swap Postcrossing in an FB Group

Here are the Philippine postcards I've sent thru post under a Postcrossing Group in Facebook, April 25, 2014:

A Street in Vigan, Ilocos Sur
a 1997 photo contest winner
swapped with a Big MAP Germany shaped card

 A Cebu and Bohol Map Card
swapped with a Ukraine Map Card

A Manila Zoo card
swapped with a Vintage card on flower arrangement from Russia
3 Philippine art postcards of paintings of 2 Philippine National Artists
swapped for a Moroccon Sahara art card with surprise birthday card and postage stamps
Philippine's Abra Sakuting cultural dance card
swapped with Taiwan Map Card
Batad Rice Terraces card
swapped with California Map Card
Jotobal Philippine cultural dance and Philippine Eagle postcards
swapped with Portuguese Tart Maxicard from Macau, China
2 other batches swapped:
  3 painting postcards again for 3 Leslie Cheung cards
1 Easter hybrid handmade card for postcrossing handmade cards 


Thursday, April 24, 2014

. . . sharing a glimpse of my Maxi Card monitoring notebook

Hi and hello, everyone!

It took me some time or a great deal of number of weeks to share my "Cherish" notebook devoted for Maxi card monitoring.  I was hoping I can get to issue and issue and release and release Maxi cards as needed in Forum swaps in RRs and direct swaps.

So far, I was only to have the Jose Rizal, art card, a non-photo but a sketch portrait card maxified with an art stamp also of paintings of Leonardo Cruz for Jose Rizal at 150yo

Here's the Maxi card I was able to give and yet for some aren't called a Maxi: 
(though I didn't hear anymore from the respective Maxi card RR hosting authority after I said my piece)

I'd state the exception to the rule of concordance for art cards under FIAP.  And it remains for me to see and view were the paintings shown on the stamp on front, could be found / located.  I'm really hoping it's within Las Piñas City, specifically at the Las Piñas Bamboo Organ church.  Otherwise, I have nothing to say anymore about the concordance rule.

Now, here I am sharing my monitoring notebook with the hopes that I'd go on:

here's the 1st entry with the stamp on the front of my Maxi Hero's card and on the opposite page are the entries of Maxi art card releases (only sent out 2 3-pc batches).

here's the last entry where I have the remaining Maxi art cards retained in my keeping.

waiting for a chance and a opportunity for me to have a go with another Maxi card design.  this is the cover of my monitoring Maximaphily notebook of my own for my own personal use.  looking into personalizing it with customized nameplate or my own DIY name embossing. 

Hope to know more on how other postcrossers and Maximaphilists do their own cards and of their monitoring devices.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Postcards Mailed for a Direct Postcard Swap

Here are the photos of the postcards I've mailed today for a postcard swap within Facebook Group:

for Marina Voskovskaya

 for Gilchuk Oksana

I also mailed a Travelling Notebook (TN) under Recipe category.
It's a notebook from Germany now going to Netherlands.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"2013 Knights of Columbus Officer's Installation" for Crescent Moon Designs

Hi, everyone!

There's a freebie release at

Crescent Moon Designs (CMD)'s Blog

"Hunny Bunny" digital kit:

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit freebie and
here I am now sharing my prepared project with CMD . . .
Here is my CT Project for CMD's kit freebie release:
(I utilized Seoul 2 Scrap Digital Template #1 availabel at Scrappy Bee's BeeHive)


  To download the digital kit freebie "Hunny Bunny" above,
click HERE to visit Crescent Moon Designs' blog.

You may view more of Crescent Moon Designs' digital kits at Scrappy Bee's BeeHive.

Thanks & Very Truly Yours,

 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Crescent Moon Designs (CMD) 
Design and Creative 'Moonpie' Team Member
(digital LO designer, social media & freebie maker)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Happy Birthday, Mommy!" LO for Crescent Moon Designs

Hi, everyone!

Today's the release of

Crescent Moon Designs (CMD)'s 

"Easter Village" digital kit:

I had so much fun creating with the digital kit and
here I am now sharing my prepared project with CMD . . .
Here is my CT Project for CMD's kit release:

Please visit the following shops
to grab CMD's new "Easter Village" digital kit:

Scrappy Bee:

Thanks & Very Truly Yours,

 Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez
Crescent Moon Designs (CMD) 
Design and Creative 'Moonpie' Team Member
(digital LO designer, social media & freebie maker)

Friday, April 18, 2014

. . . another batch of postcards coming in . . .

Hi, everyone!

Another or this is my 3rd disappointing note on a 3rd batch of postcards received like this.  Again, I've received or awaken with these postcards ready on top of my writing desk.  I saw these a good postcard and decided to go back to sleep and then wake up and start writing on a Travelling Recipe Notebook.

After writing on a TN and getting ready to send as soon as Holy Week Observation ends, I found these 3 postcards again stamped with a Las Piñas City postmark on the face of the postcard.  Saddening and yet unbelievably true.

Here are the postcards received, upon waking up in the wee hours of the morning, as of April 17, 2014:

came in April 11, 2014 but claimed April 16, 2014 from Philpost customs window
Travelling Notebook (Recipe category)
notebook from Germany came thru Russia
sending to the next participant

April Alternative RR#3
a legendary Soviet cartoon
still popular amongst children

Palaces RR Group
Palace in Strelna in St. Petersburg suburb
card came from St. Petersburg, Russia

 April Alternative RR#3

multi-view card from Germany