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


Saturday, March 29, 2014

. . . postcards coming in

Sharing postcards received on March 27, 2014:

postcrossing postcard from Minsk, Belarus

postcard from an Art Group RR at
painting of the Chinese in the Tang Dynasty
{accroding to the book "The Everlasting Regret"}

postcard from Art RR - People in Art
painting from An American painter, Mary Cassatt.
sent from Japan. 

postcard from Tula, Russia
where the famous writer Leo Tolstoy was born

postcrossing postcard from USA


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sending out my very 1st Maxicards and . . . finds here and there

Hello, everyone!

I'm glad to be going around a little bit day-to-day or even just for week-to-week.  Last week, I went to one of the nearest shopping mall for some window shopping for my special needs in postcrossing, arts and crafts. 

On to my specialty bookstores, I got some fabulous finds.  Another set of notebooks again. LOL  But these lot are mini notebooks and journals that I just can't refuse.

I bought them and started working on 2 out of 6 journals.

Here they are:

 3 mini journals that really reminds me of my 2 challenge blogs that I'm giving up on by the end of the month of March 2014; 2 art journals of Monet and Van Gogh; and 1 quote Cherish mini journal.
Such wonderful finds at NBS.

These 2 mini journals, I've started decorating the back and front covers with my name and more embossed on the covers.  Wax seals embossed at the back too with my name again. =)


I've been working on joining a Maxicard Swap Group at and had set my eyes on it as early as 3 weeks ago.  I would frequent our Las PiƱas City PO to look for means and how I could be able to do it.  And just last week, I saw a chance for me to send 1 set of Maxicard.  I hurriedly inquired at the's Maxicard Group and told them of my circumstance.  And I went to my Post Office again and was able to secure the stamps to affix on the front to make my card a Maxicard.  The rest was history . . . . =)

The included me in the group and I got my Maxicards underway just this Monday, March 24, 2014.  Looking, inquiring and making a way for me to be able to release more Maxicard from the Philippines internationally thru

I suddenly got 1 of my Mini Journals, the one I'm yet thinking how to personalize or customize to make it my very own, and I had my very 1st entry onto the very 1st page of the journal.  It's to document the Maxicards I'll be sending out. 

Hopefully, I'd be able to find a notebook to affix an extra sample of the very Maxicard I'm and I'll be sending out for my own collection.  Properly postmarked or cancelled and if possible, authographed too.

Here's the photo of my very 1st entry on my Cherish mini journal:
Wishing I could affix the stamp affixed on the card making it a Maxicard and also the postmark or cancellation too stamped on the very 1st page before my entries of Maxicards sent out with that batch of Maxicard design for a swap.


. . . postcards thru

Still waiting for postcards from postcrossers drawn thru,
but unfortunately I've only received 1 postcard thru the

The rest of the postcards I'll be showing here are from swaps at the Forum other than the main site.

Hoping for more postcards to reach me coming from the main's main website.

For now, here are the postcards received last March 18, 2014:

postcard from Palm Beach florida, USA.
Received from a swap at's Forum 

postcard coming from Japan but the postcard is of Paris, France.
I guess we both love to see Paris someday. . . for me with a good travelling experience in tow if need be and could afford to be there.


Here are postcards received yesterday, March 25, 2014:
Iiris and tasse together
postcrossing postcard from Turku, Finland 
(the oldest city in Finland and a UNESCO Heritage City too)

Crimea, Ukraine Palace and Museum
postcard coming from Ukraine 
from a swap under Palaces category 

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton
postcard coming from United Kingdom
from a swap under Different Continents 

Art postcard of a portrait of Claudia 
by Aristarkh Lentuluv
postcard coming from Moscow, Russia
from a postcard swap under's Art Group 

A postcard of a painting "Shopping" by Katherine Ace
(American artist) 
art postcard coming from United Kingdom
from a swap under's Art Group

a handmade card from the USA
created by an Accounting student at one of the oldest schools in Alabama
from a swap under's Different Continents Group
thinking if this was rendered as a blank postcard and 
was remedied by having it as a D&G card 

postcard from R.O.C Taiwan
from a postcard swap under's Different Continents Group 

a Keith Baker postcard from Germany
looking thru a little guy who could be famous when he grows up
from a swap under's Different Continents Group 


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

More on my Bencab Art Journal . . .

Hi and Good morning, everyone!
(5:32am as I start drafting my post to share on my blog)

I have already share similar posts of what I'd like to share here with all of you.
I have 1st written about this at the Filipino Scrapbookers - Let's Get Scrappy (the Filipino Scrapper's Community's writing blog) and also wrote about this at the Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge Blog, as I have promised my Designers before I started sharing my Art Journal with them.

It's my very 1st Art Journal.
It's also my first Bencab Art Journal.
{purchased from Bencab Museum's gift and souvenir shop when my family visited last December 2012}

I had the luxury of filling up the first pages for my own Designer projects with various Challenge Blogs, as follows:

these ones are the very 1st few pages I created for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge blog.
1st Art Page sponsor: Whoopsi Daisy (digital stamp sponsor)
2nd Art Page sponsor: Milk Coffee  (digital stamp sponsor)

 below is the art pate I created solely for Southern Girls Challenge Blog
Art Page Sponsors
Inky Impressions (digital stamp sponsor) 
Isabel Ocasia of the Philippines' Yellow Violet Haus (die cut sponsor)

here are the last 3 art pages created for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog
1st Art Page Sponsor:
All About Scrapbooking (local scrapbook supplies sponsor from AAS Scrappin' Club)
Hallmark, Inc. (8x8 pattern paper sponsor thru Filstar Dist. Inc.)
2nd Art Page Sponsor:  Eureka Stamps (digital stamp sponsor)
3rd Art Page Sponsors:
Digi Darla Designs (digital stamp sponsor)
All About Scrapbooking (heart felt strip from AAS Scrappin' Club)

 and below is the solve art page I created for Sunny Side Up Creations Arts and Crafts Challenge Blog


Christmas Season 2013, I had my very Bencab Art Journal volunteered to be an Art Travelling Journal for my Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge Blog's Design Team.  

Those who participated are only Bessie E. del Rosario-David; Nathalie Cabbie Jane L. Lopez-Jaena and Gem Jemie Ime P. Oranga-Sy.  Pardon me.  Here are their pages:

pages now from Bessie:

 pages now from Cabbie:

pages now from Ime:

As the Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge Blog's Travelling Art Journal Activity has concluded last December 2013 and there are a lot more pages to be filled-up, here's me wishing for more opportunity to have artists (in the Philippines and abroad) to have the time and accord me the privilege on having them add to my Bencab Art Journal by doing an art page for me on this very Bencab notebook.

Please pardon me in this effort . . . 

Thank you so much for viewing!!

Much regards,

"Another Mini Book Project" for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #216 - Dreaming of Spring

I guess I never got enough of the's Mini Book kits from Little Town School and Office Supply.  That's why, here I am with another mini book project for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #216 with a theme of "Dreaming of Spring".

This time the Kaboodles Doodles Challenge #216 is sponsored by a former fellow Kaboodle Doodles DT, Nanette van der Veen of together with her Sunny Side Up Creations.  I utilized her heart with wings embellishment on the cover of my mini book kit on a predominantly Paris black and red theme.

Without further ado, here's my mini book project:

Visit Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog for more DT Spring inspiration.

Yours truly,
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog (KD) Admin-DT


Saturday, March 22, 2014

2nd Generation atc Trades

Sharing the recently sent out atcs from my very 1st 2nd Generation ATC Trade activity with atcsforall

I claimed 10 atcs from the 90-atc pack from the ATC 2nd Generation Activity.
Here are the photos of the atc sheets with 9-atc pockets per sheet:

(the ones double in one row shows the selection on the right side where I added my own created atcs to replace the 10 atcs' I've claimed & the photo on the left is the original set of atcs when I received the artist card document pack.)


already sent out Friday, March 21, 2014
to the next 2nd generation atc trading participant
(onward to Netherlands).

  MEMBER - trading card swapper