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The fire of a Dragon…

Today the fire of a powerful and loyal dragon led me to the:

Dragon’s Loyalty Award
First of all I thank so much Erika Kind for considering and nominating my Blog
for this beautiful and great Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

The rules:

  1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  2. Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
  3. Give 7 facts about yourself.

Ok let’s face the fire and see what 7 facts I can get for you:

1) I have been surronded by Art all my life my father is an amazing Artist and Oil Painter some of his beautiful painting are here somewhere in US, and in other Countries, he used to sell in a Gallery that was exporting Art from Italy to all over the world. He has been also winner of several Art shows.
This is just one of his beautiful paintings:

Roses E_Russo

2) I have been practicing sports pretty much all my life. I have been a Tennis Player! I started to play Tennis at the age of 7 years old, until I was 18 years old, I have been playing seriously in Teams doing all the National Italian age appropriate tournaments and won several of them! 🙂

3) One of my first passion in Art beside the love for drawing, has been and still is Fashion Design. I started to create fashion clothing for my Barbie Dolls, they were my inspiring Muses. I was able and loved to create beautiful dresses from scrap of fabrics, I was years ahead with the up-cycling…:-) I learned all the secrets to perfectly sewing from my mom, that was precious to me to learn such a great skill, that was perfect for my passion, and benefit me later in life as useful for my Fashion Design freelance, and job positions as Fashion Expert for several nice brands. I have in my plan for the future, to add to my Jewelry Collections also some unique and one of a kind fashion designs Collection.

4) Talking about Fashion my favorite store here in US which I loved as soon I discovered it is:
Anthro LogoIt was love at first sight for me, their products clothings and home decor style are beautiful! I had the privilege to work for them, and I loved it! I always enjoy visiting their stores, they have amazing layouts and displays, there are several stores opened in Europe too.

5) I am a Mom and I have a wonderful and beautiful 11 years old daughter:
for my BDay

6) I am Italian and who doesn’t like Italian food!!! I love to cook, and I am creative also while cooking I don’t like too much to follow recipes, I mean I do…but I like to put my own twist to it and also I love to create my own dishes from scratch!

7) And for last fact…hmmm…let’s say…I leave it for as surprice for the next time! LoL


And right now my nominees are:


Krista Kemp

Joleene Naylor

Sarang – Wall of Wonders



Thanks Erika again for this beautiful Award!
Right now with those 7 facts you guys got to know something more about me!!!
Go around and give your nominees…




What a Thunder Strike…

Today it is a great day!!!
What a nice way to start June!  After reached the #50 Followers Milestone which is growing already by the hours. Today I had a wonderful nomination for another great Blogger Award:
encouraging-thunder-e1427793461525My new friend blogger  THE V-PUB  nominated my blog for this wonderful and striking award the  “Encouraging Thunder” I am delighted and truly honored by this nomination which I accept with great joy! Thank you Rob for this beautiful and unexpected award!
THE V-PUB is a great Blog as the soul that is behind it. Rob is an amazing musician and vocalist a great Artist. His music and interesting posts will delight your visit to his Blog… make sure to click that link up there!!!

Well about this Award here there are all the rules:

The Rules:

  • Post it on your blog.
  • Grant other bloggers the award.

    What you cannot do:

    • Abuse or misuse the logo.
    • Claim that it is your own handmade logo.

    What you should do after receiving the Encouraging Thunder Award:

    • Enjoy the award!
    • At least give thanks via comments, likes and/or mentioning the blog that you received the award from.
    • Mention your purpose in blogging

    My purpose in Blogging:

    I always loved to design what I was feeling…make my own path and now my dream is to  share  my artistic creations and visions with the world. My creativity and my collections will come alive here on this Blog. The purpose is to display my Art in every form of expression I have, and interacting with other artists and inspiring people, share thoughts about art and life. I am here now…and we will see what the future brings for all of us, blogging is amazing you know where you start and you never know where you land… with positiveness great things will come!

    And….my nominees are:

    Joe Traveller
    Moxie Luster
    Erika Kind
    Shade but no Shade
    Anne Murray

    All my nominees are great bloggers and awesome people who I enjoy daily
    please visit their blogs!


Great Award Season – Blog Tour Award!

blogtourawardMy special thanks goes to the wonderful Anne for her nomination of the Blog Tour Award. I am very happy to accept the nomination with great honor because she decided to choose me and my Blog between millions of great other ones. Please visit her blog she is a fabulous writer of beautiful stories and novels, sure you will have a good reading time with her.

The rules:

  1. Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.
  2. Give your nominees the rules and a specific Monday to post.
  3. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.
    • How does my work differ from others in my genre?
    • How does my writing/creative process work?
    • Why do I write or create what I do?
    • What I’m working on at the moment?
  4. Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator).

1. How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I am an Artist designer and my Art extends in many different ways. I like to have my designs and creations recognizable. I am hoping that when people see them they know it is mine  without seeing my signature. I like to stand out from the mass-produced in anything I create. In my jewelry collection I like to work on One-of-a-Kind and Limited Edition pieces only. I like “uniqueness” because  each jewel will be a little different from one another. In my artistic vision I believe that each person is different and deserves uniqueness. My jewelry is uniquely made especially for you.

2. How does my writing/creative process work?

My creative process start from my inspirations. I get inspired from almost anything, it can be all of a sudden something pops in my mind, or just looking outside the window…anything can be the start of a great creation for a painting a sketch or  jewelry. Often, while making my jewelry, I get inspired by selecting the beautiful natural gemstones, their colors, their meanings and their powers.  My creativity leads my hands to forge and hammer the metal around it creating a shape that will complete the natural stone bringing to life a wonderful creation. I like to write a little story  for each jewelry piece and give to each one a meaningful and powerful title. I always create a custom packaging including my Certificate of Authenticity.

3. Why do I write or create what I do?

I have been an artist since I was a little girl. My great inspiration started at home. Growing up I have been surrounded by my father beautiful oil paintings and more of his art.  I always had the love for drawing, create and handcrafts.  I have been following my heart and path, believing that anything is possible if you truly believe in it and in yourself. Be creative is in my genes it is what I am.  Each item I design it is special, unique and has a piece of my own story and background, there is my soul and heart in every creation I made.
I always loved to design what I was feeling…make my own path and right now my dream is to  share it with the world and with you.  I would like for you to express yourself and be able to create your own mutable story-style day by day, feeling special, beautiful and unique wearing my creations. I am happy when I can make someone happy!

4. What I’m working on at the moment?

At this moment my primary focus it is creating new designs for my “Among Nature” Jewelry Collection 2015″ jewelry inspired by nature. I will keep shooting and staging all my jewelry photos.  Working on this website blog which make me happy.  I came across to wonderful inspiring people. I love to create all the graphics that you see here. And… there are many other things that I would be doing artistically… 🙂

The Monday I choose for the nominees is June 8! Post anything you want on this particular day! Just pingback your own Blog Tour Award post on that day! 🙂 

My nominees are:

Mihaela Beads Academy
Bruno Shooting Venice and More
Erika  Erika Kind
Wilson Storing Hope
Moxie Moxieluster
575 🙂  thehappyhaikuer

These are all wonderful bloggers with great creativity, imagination and art. I choose more than requested by the rules, six bloggers insteed than four, because lately I came across several amazing blogs that I want to share. Please visit their Blogs and enjoy their posts, as I do anytime.

Congratulations to all…


More Blogger Awards

More awards on my way…and on your way too! 🙂

During last two weeks I have been nominated with three Blogger Awards. I am very pleased and thankful for the nominations it means a lot to me! This time I was nominated for The Creative Blogger Award & The Liebster Award from the lovely Blogger Karen at Shade but no Shade and I would like to thank her so much for including me in her nominations. Please visit her Blog and get some read on, sure you will enjoy it! She has a lots of nice ideas plenty of positive energy and a wonderful personality!

Here are the Awards:

5 Random Facts About Me! 

1. I Love to workout and eat healthy.

2. I don’t like to be interrupted while I am in a creative mode!

3. My favorite store is Anthropology!

4. I am very happy when I can make someone else happy with my Art!

5. I cook amazing Italian food! 🙂

Her questions

1. What is your wake up song (if you don’t have one, what would be)?
I don’t really have a wake up song, but it would be “One” by U2.

2. If you can be in one classic scary movie, which one would it be and what would be your smartest hiding spot?
___Scary__________(“‘) (^_^) (“‘)_______LoL_______

3. You stumbled upon favorite 90’s TV show. You are invited to be a study for one of the characters. Which one would you choose? What drew you to that specific person/thing?
I don’t know, I was in Italy in the 90’s.

4. What is your top go to foods that make you feel happy and guilty all at once?
Some good Pizza I made! 🙂

5. You are stuck in a new city, or a new country for a week. What do you have with you to make it a great time?
My creativity, my Sketch book and my laptop.

6. What’s your biggest obsession?
I love shoes!

7. In your area, where’s the best place to go to lunch?
Spago Beverly Hills – Los Angeles (If you can afford it!) or there are plenty of nice affordable places going to Malibu if you would like to eat sea-food by the ocean.

8. If you had one chance to change your entire wardrobe, would you call a celebrity specialist or take the $10,000 gift card?
I am the specialist!!! I have been working as Fashion Expert for some great brands sooo…. I get the $10,000 gift card to create my own “One-of-a-Kind” beautiful unique clothes!

9. What is your best casual outfit to wear with friends, to a bar, to parties?
A black skinny jeans a white silk top,  high heel shoes and of course my jewelry!

10. If you could switch places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
For now I am ok where I am…

My Questions:
1. Why do you have a Blog?
2. What inspire you the most?
3. Do you like to create your work on day or night?
4. What is your favourite book? and why?
5. What mood do you have when you create?
6. What is your favourite Artist?
7. Do you prefer the Ocean or Mountains?
8. What type of jewelry do you like?
9. Tea or Coffee?
10. What is your dream?

Rule for Creative The Blogger Award:

Post 5 random facts about ourselves and nominate others.

The rules for The Liebster:

1. Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award.
4. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
5. Copy these rules in the post.

And the nominees are:
here I am going to link some wonderful ladies and their amazing Blogs! Make sure to click their links and enjoy the visit!

Mandy Moran
K. L. Register
Laura Macky Photography
Anne R Murray
Tai East
First Night Design

I hope that you have fun answering all the questions (I know it is quite a bit of work it took me awhile lol) I wish you having fun nominating others! If you do decide to accept the nomination, please link to the post in my comments enjoy and have fun!



Nomination & Award

I am very happy to announce that I was nominated for an Award!
“The Sisterhood of the World”
This is my first one on the Bloggers world! So it is very special.

Lately my blog is growing and I made some great connections with my followers.  I always say I love to interact with inspired people. I am happy with this Award to be able to promote and support other great Blogs. It is my pleasure to accept this Award and I would like to give many Thanks to my sweet friend Blogger Moxie Luster for thinking about me with this nomination. She is amazing and has a wonderful Blog with a variety of nice things to read. Please I suggest you all to go to check out her Blog for good reading.

Rules for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award:

Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
Answer the 10 questions given to you.
Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog

1. Have you ever passed gas in public? No! sorry but I control myself. lol
2. What is your favorite snack food? I love chocolate especially with hazelnuts or almonds.
3. How many people have you gone on dates with? Uh..I don’t remember the number but several nice ones.
4. Name the best and worse thing in a relationship>? Best: enjoy each other and the love you have –  Worst: you loose your own space.
5. Favorite animal and why? I love all the animals! Dogs are special they are so loyal! But at this moment I fave our Dutch Rabbit he is amazingly cute and super smart.
6. Would you rather smell the roses or smash the bees? Well…smell the roses.
7. Top 3 favorite musicians? I like…Fall out boy, Sia, U2
8. Star gazing or Mudding or neither? Star gazing
9. Have you ever been fishing and did you like it? Yes! I have been fishing…my dad wanted to teach me when I was 10 years old. I did liked as long I had some good catch!
10. Share a selfie! (I ran out of questions haha) Here it is me…


I am going to link to these 7 terrific ladies Blogs, so make sure to click their links and enjoy the visit!

Magny Tjelta
Shade But No Shade
Just here, right now
A Spirit-Kissed Soul by Tai East
Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

No one should feel obligated to accept or to link back. I just wanted to share your amazing Blogs with other’s in the Community. Though if you do decide to accept, that’s awesome!

Questions For Those Who Accept:

1. Why do you have a Blog?
2. What inspire you the most?
3. Do you like to create your work on day or night?
4. What is your favourite book? and why?
5. What mood do you have when you create?
6. What is your favourite Color?
7. Do you prefer the Ocean or Mountain?
8. What type of jewelry do you like?
9. Tea or Coffee?
10. What is your dream?

I hope that you have fun answering all the questions as well as nominating others! If you do decided to do this, please link to the post in my comments enjoy and have fun!