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


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tips for the Month of July 2015


This is a Summary of the June 2015 Tips of the Week, I've written for Sunshine Inspired Designs (SID)'s blog.

If you need to refer for some more layout examples, I've added the link to SID's blog on her weekly tip of the week post.


TIP No. : 10  Don't be afraid to break the rules.  You are the Storyteller and no one will tell it better than YOU.

This tip is on being yourself in expressing oneself.
Break away from all of the DO’s and DON’Ts. The rigid rules that sometimes limits your expressive ways to create more of what you feel and what you see.
Some scrapbookers work or chronicle only the What, When and Where with the right embellishments and papers for the photo sometimes forgetting the Why.  Just add journaling and written notes to adorn your layouts.
One may be on a Heritage Album project and it’s up to you if you’d like to scrap by telling the History from vintage to eclectic layout styles.
You could rather be a Humorous Storyteller by injecting lightness in your scrapping going for light to bright colors, injecting cheerful doodles on your layouts, with word arts and thought bubbles.
Scrapbook Layout Challenges on a themed or thematic challenge, to a color motif, to a quote or song topic or to any challenge topic that can be asked of, works well for those in an inspiration dilemma for an LO. Just go with what you feel, what each element or embellishment you add to your layout means to you and to the main story you are scrapping about.
This is more than having photos of or the memorabilia itself for paper layouts in form of ticket stubs, mini souvenir items to receipts added as inserts or clipped on to your LOs.

It’s forming a layout which captures the very story running in your head, what that photo means to you or just tell us why your chosen photo is significant to be documented in a layout. Just take to mind, you are the Storyteller of your Scrapbook layout and do scrap to your heart’s content.

Here are my layout examples from YEAR 2015 for Tip No. 10:
Halloween Party LO as Creative Team Member - Worker Bee for Scrappy Bee (2014); Creo by Lady Katutz LO as Creative Team Member for Sunshine Inspired Designs (2015)Happy New Year LO as Creative Team Member for Sunshine Inspired Designs (2015); and Julio LO as Creative Team Member - Worker Bee for Scrappy Bee (2015);

To read more and find more examples, visit SID's June 10th blog post.


TIP No. : 11  To give your letters more dimension, outline them.

This tip is on the use of alphas.  Do you ever realize or remember while working your layouts that there are cases that your title or journaling lacks in depth or dimension.  Nope, I’m not talking of how the content of your title or journaling comes across.  I’m talking about the total look of your layout created wherein, your letters or font used lacks in the added thickness.  In other words they come in too flat for your layout.  Maybe your letters or alpha choice are too thin, making your title or journaling barely readable or the letters barely recognizable depending on the type of font utilized.

The best way to create your layout with letters for those instances mentioned is to have your letters outlined.  For those utilizing Adobe Photoshop, you may use the blending tool – Stroke, for added dimension.  It’s up to you to choose the color that would be reflected in your outlined letters.  Another way, is to re-create your alphas graphically with a thicker outline.  Others use shadows for added dimension. 

Do try any of the above-mentioned, for you to get a grasp of the dimensional digital technique you would like to utilize or you would choose for your future layouts.

Here are my layout examples from YEAR 2013 for Tip No. 10:
different outlined or thicker alphas at Design Team Member LO Cafe by the Ruins for InspiredbyDominic Designs (2013); Design Team Member - Administrator Digital Card: You are a Friend as Sweet as Honey digital card/postcard for the Filipino Scrapbookers (2013); Design Team Member - Administrator Handmade Card: Snow Angel for Kaboodle Doodles  (2013); and Moonpie Creative Team Member Digital LO: Last Breakfast at Modesto's SG for Crescent Moon Designs (now Charly Renay Designs) (2013)

To read more and find more examples, visit SID's June 24th blog post.

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