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


Friday, July 31, 2015

My 7th Batch of 2015 CBLK Postcards


Due to insistent demand to resume my postcard printing activity, here are my 7th set of CBLK Postcards.  These card designs were prepared as early as May 2015 for a Design Team Member Project.  I thought I could resume printing my card designs next year in year 2016, but here I am back printing again.

These designs are a part of my 2 Art Series in Pink . . . from watercolor paper, oil painting paper, sketch pad to handmade art cards . .  . I have now digitized them and produced a digiart version of my 2 Art Series in Pink.

Here are my new card designs which are my 1st foray in DigiArt Work:

digital art series on a postcard
"The Smalles Wonders"
digitally created for Creo by Lady Katutz on May 17, 2015.  Created also as a Design Team Member Project for Book of Life Facebook Group/Community for May 2015.
Special thanks to Sunshine Inspired Designs.

digital art series on a postcard
digitally created for Creo by Lady Katutz on May 17, 2015.  Created also as a Design Team Member Project for Book of Life Facebook Group/Community for May 2015.
Special thanks to Sunshine Inspired Designs, Floppy Latte Designs & Stitchy Stamps.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

CBLK Bee Mine, Hunny Dorin Maxicard with CBLK Dorinco Love Stamps

Hi, everyone!

My very 1st transaction with Dorin Cojocariu is finally completed.

The Love Stamps designed by Dorinco at customized for me under CBLK has finally arrived together with my franked Bee Mine, Hunny postcard Certificates.

Thank you so much, Dorin!

Here I am now, showing thru this post my signed souvenir CBLK Bee Mine, Hunny Dorin Maxicard together with the Customized Love stamps:

 My own designed postcard signed by Dorin for my keepsake.

My 1st Dorin Maxi for me to keep.

Originally a sheet of 20s Customized Dorinco Love stamp

The above shows the stamps left as my souvenir after the CBLK Dorin maxicard transaction was completed.

For those who want to order my stamps above by Mr. Cojocariu,
click HERE.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tourism Postcards & Stamps V


I'm sharing a 5th post on Tourism Postcards & Stamps:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tourism Postcards & Stamps IV


I'm sharing a 4th post on Tourism Postcards & Stamps:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tourism Postcards & Stamps III


Sharing a 3rd post on Tourism Postcards & Stamps:

Friday, July 24, 2015

Kaboodle Doodles Philatelic Souvenir by Royal Mail


I've been so glad and overjoyed for the past few days.  I have been concealing my excitement upon receipt of 5 envelopes from Royal Mail.

These are my orders from their stamp shop catalogue.  I thought I'd never get to the point of having a tri-issue ordered for my Kaboodle Doodles team and community, a philatelic souvenir for my keepsake.

It was Dorin Cojocariu who showed me where to have my Kaboodle Doodles postage stamp ordered and fulfill the dream and my plan for a tri-issue Kaboodle Doodles stamp.  

A tri-issue from Philippines - USA - United Kingdom.

I have my stamp design submitted already to the Philatelic Division of Manila CPO or PHLpost.  I have already pushed an order with Mr. Cojocariu under for the USA issue.  And I was so esctatic that Royal Mail responded promptly and swiftly to my online order.

Here's my Kaboodle Doodles stamp by Royal Mail - Smilers:

1st class Kaboodle Doodles stamp - Penny Black

   1st class Kaboodle Doodles stamps - Penny Black
(stamp sheet in 20s)

 2nd class Kaboodle Doodles stamp - Christmas 2014

2nd class Kaboodle Doodles stamps - Christmas 2014
(stamp sheet in 20s)

Worldwide - Europe Kaboodle Doodles stamp - Far and Away

Worldwide - Europe Kaboodle Doodles stamps - Far and Away
(stamp sheet in 10s)

Worldwide Kaboodle Doodles stamp - Up, Up and Away

Worldwide Kaboodle Doodles stamps - Up, Up and Away
(stamp sheet in 10s)

I have ordered for more stamp booklets of the definitives and also Mini sheets of these as my added souvenir from Royal Mail.  I'm looking for an opportunity for these to help convert into maxicards the few postcards I've printed in tribute for Kaboodle Doodles.  I hope to find someone from Edinburgh to do the cancellation for me.

Wish me luck!! 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

My All Days in My Everyday

Have you ever wondered about your everyday?  or Have you ever thought analytically how you spend your day everyday?  or what activities take you All Day and have fun with it or about it?

Since my operation last July 1,  I have incorporated with my everydays going to an All Day Convenience Store.  Things became different after the operation.  I could no longer stay for the whole day at home after my recovery.  The colors of the house and the play of lights and sounds in my home environment is not as conducive to let me spend All Day or All of My Days just staying home with my craft.

I resorted to going to an All Day Convenience Store where the ambiance is bright, clear and just everything white in my eyes with splashes of color.  It's where all the colors in my craft come to life.

My administrative work in my arts and craft hobby becomes more easier to accomplish, my adult book coloring activity more doable and relaxing, and I just recently discovered the convenience in continuing with my Girl with Mangoes crossstitch project became much clearer to my eyes and my mind.  Albeit, crossstitching is a bit slower than doing it in the confines of my room but it is cooler to my eyes to be doing it in the confines of the All Day Convenience store.  I prefer sitting quietly in one area, maybe a little chit chat here with a seatmate, but preferably quietly stitching and not loosing count of my every stitch.

There!  I've discussed the convenience of staying at All Day.  

Now, let me talk about food you can buy at All Day. . . .

I believe the concept of All Day is a coffeeshop and a mini convenience store put together, making it bigger and yet cozier than a 7-Eleven.  It started as another 7-Eleven to be or a Mini Stop to be, but with their mini coffeeshop kiosk, it proved to be a friendly place to stay and hang-out.

The food is a mix of a typical food you can find at a convenience store from snacks of biscuits, junk food to real food of sandwiches, siopao, mini pizza, empanada to pastries.

I like the choices of drinks, from their big self-service ref to drink dispensers of juices and coffee.  Well, if you'd prefer for a Starbucks-like drink, you better tap the counter of All Day's coffeeshop for your choice of concocted coffee from iced coffee to hot to warm coffee.

I have to admit, I had a problem with their heating food with All Day's microwave.  The rice that goes with their rice meal ends up too hard.  The pastries, on the otherhand, becomes too hard burnt-inside and not really as edible when microwaved.

I'd request for those mentioned food items to be not subjected or chucked in the microwave.  And I prefer chancing upon newly cooked rice from their kitchen or from their serving pastry chef.

Anyway, so much to say about All Day that I have definitely included All Day Convenience Store with my Everydays.  Who knows I might stay at All Day longer to take care of me to have an enjoyable to delightful All Day at the Convenience Store. . . .  hmmm . . . . I never really thought of it that way before but it might work for me, maybe once a week aside from my everyday minutes of staying there.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Book Review: The ABCs of Handlettering

I have finished reading a good book related to my arts and crafts work.  It is The ABC's of Handlettering with author Abbey Sy:

I was so esctatic to be able to grab a copy of her book.  I was doing my calligraphy work and typography work on my own and it's great news to hear that there's a book for beginners on handlettering.

My aim is to help me know the handlettering terms more specifically an intro to handlettering branching into calligraphy.  I guess the book speaks of generally of handlettering with a little glimpse on calligraphy.

It helped broadened my knowledge on the features I'd see on my editing software and digital scrapbook application . . .  on fonts, leading, styles and techniques on handlettering with a little glimpse on digitizing too.

I'm afraid the book isn't as instructional as I thought the book would be.  But nevertheless, the book is informative and a good read with an introduction on Manila's handletterers . . . those who have studied further handlettering going to the extent of taking additional education abroad and showing us readers how they make use of these learned talents.  Their passion and how everyone started into the art of handlettering.

It is an easy and fun read.  And yet I started a little confused as to classifiying each bit of information found in the book, if it belongs to arts, digitals, letterings and many other forms of classification.  I would even would have wished that Abbey had shown where handlettering falls in the heirarchy or section of the Arts for me to get a clear glimpse of this branch or added element of lettering.  And also the position of a letterer in the arts and crafts industry.

I have been glad and I do enjoy injecting handlettering or more specifically calligraphy in my arts and crafts project . . . from my art journaling, project life pages, book of life pages and scrapbook layouts.

  It is fun!  And to know of this particular element or part of one of my projects is something that I would like to know and learn about.  And know I would like to learn more, as everything forms part or is a part of a discipline from which everyone can derive pleasure in creating a beautiful and wondrous project.  For me, in my art and crafts discipline which I, for now, call still a hobby.

Thanks for releasing such a book to Summit Media, Abbey Sy and all the letterer artists included / introduced in the book (it's so good to know these artists do exist), and to National Bookstore for making the book reachable for everyone!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bee Mine, Hunny CBLK Dorin Maxicard


Now, I'm sharing another CBLK postcard turned maxicard.  This time my card was turned a maxicard in the United States of America.

My Bee Mine, Hunny postcard is now a CBLK Dorin Maxi.

The postage stamp is a zazzle stamp designed by Dorin Cojocariu.  He had it customized for my CBLK postcard and for me.

For those who want to order the stamp below by Mr. Cojocario,
click HERE.

The Dorin Maxi was cancelled June 27, 2015 with his own MPPs.

Here are my Bee Mine, Hunny Dorin Maxicards:

I have to agree with Dorin (for maximaphily purposes) per FIAP and FIP, the Love word on the stamp is an abstraction from my Bee Mine, Hunny postcard.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hibiscus (Gumamela) CBLK Maxicards in Sepia-tone

Hi, everyone!

Sharing the Heritage Month Celebration of the University of the Philippines and PHLpost, with my Creo by Lady Katutz Gumamela Maxicards in sepia-tone.

These are a Special Issue with cancellation of June 12, 2015 - Philippine Independence Day.  The Gumamela CBLK postcards are a part of the May flower CBLK collection for 2015.  But the availability of the Hibiscus Hybrid stamps from PHLpost made the creation of the maxicards done after the month of May 2015 as the stamps were made available in the month of June 2015 at the P.O. accessible to or near me.

I have 3 sets of CBLK Gumamela postcards.  
What I'm sharing with you now, with my 3rd and last post on Hibiscus CBLK cards, is one of the 3 sets - the one in sepia-tone:

The above 4 black n white Hibiscus (Gumamela) CBLK Maxicards are with the Centennial Series of Hibiscus Hybrid philatelic stamps (set of 4 stamps).

The above 4 black n white Hibiscus (Gumamela) CBLK Maxicards are with the Millenium Series of Hibiscus Hybrid philatelic stamps (set of 4 stamps).

I regret the cancellation is not as clear or readable.