Archive | August, 2013


29 Aug



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22 Aug

Title:PAyong ng Ngiti
Size: 15″x20″
Meduim: Acrylic on Paper

This is one of the painting that will be hang on September, entitled “Payong ng Ngiti”. Inspired with the rain Philippines is experiencing these past few days. Despite the rain, there’s still many reason to smile, there’s color in rain and flood (just looking at the bright side) Good vibes always. Smile! πŸ™‚

September is near approaching for the exhibit…. and it’s kinda worrying…I have nothing to hang yet…I have lots of things to share but…(busy kunwari eh)…Β I’m doing some commissioned portraits (na super babang commission, hihihi, pantawid gutom…pero thankful na din kesa wala). How much I wish to visit blogs…but this shit computer at home really *&@/…. mas mabagal pa sa kabagalan. Sorry, bawe bawe nalang pag may time πŸ™‚

ASEAN-Philippines Painting Contest (FINALIST)

15 Aug
"We Raise Up"

ASEAN-Philippines Painting Contest


Lately I joined ASEAN-Philippines Painting Contest… I jumped with happiness when I received an email from the DFA that I qualified as one of the 30 semi-finalist weeks ago. I became speechless… for being a semi-finalist is already a big achievement… it’s my first time to qualify in national competition. It gave me hope, and I prayed that it will win, or if not, just qualify to 12 finalist.

The awarding date has passed and I didn’t receive any email from them… so I felt sad (I already knew what does it mean)… but it’s totally ok πŸ™‚ Win or lose, it was a great experience.

But today, August 15, 2013, when I opened my email, I received an email from them that I am one of the 12 FINALIST. WOW!! (tears of joy). Thank You Lord :))))))))))

The 12 art pieces will be utilized for ASEAN promotional materials and subsequent exhibits featuring these art works will be held in 2013, as follows:

* 04-11 September 2013, ALumni and Public Relations Hall, Philippine Normal University
* 10-17 October 2013, Edsa Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Ortigas Center -Atrium, Main Wing
* 18-31 October 2013, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) – 2nd floor, Hallway
* 1-30 November 2013, Philippine Information Agency (PIA)
* 1-15 December 2013, San Beda College – Alabang Museum

Other promotional events will be organized in 2014.




11 Aug

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-I’m frustrated… I’m not going to join Petron painting contest anymore… why? No more time! Though the deadline was moved from August 9 to August 12 (hindi buo loob ko sumali, kung rush lang din naman).

-It’s quite sad, but it’s ok… πŸ™‚ Cheer up Jessica! Not all competitions, you’ll grab, ok? Life if full of happiness, just take your time, you’ll achieve your goals through years, so enjoy every momentΒ (payong sarili medyo down)

gumawa na rin ng artist profile, just making myself feel better, thanks for all the people who are part of it.Β

Napagtanto ko na ang aking pangalan, Jessica Lopez will now become Bigsmyle… and Bigsmyle will appear as my signature in my future works… Why BIGSMYLE??? (nexxt post nalang)


4 Aug



– Nganga-ness! This is my entry for Petron Student Painting Contest, I started it August 1, and today is August 4, and the deadline is on August 9. There are 5 days more left, I wonder if I can beat the deadline? I don’t know. When I woke up this morning, I didn’t even comb my hair (haggard lang, haha) I started to work on this until 6:30 pm, and I’m still 20% done. Β The coming week will become a busy week: school requirements, midterm exam, lesson plans, in campus practice teaching…(maisisingit ko pa ba matapos ito???)

-About the entry, I will share the story why I chose my mahal as my subject next post.


July 30, 2013 : My former instructor invited me to become a speaker in her 3 art classes (Bachelor of Elementary) students, to share something about my “expertise” (daw) in arts. At first when she invited me days ago, I’m surprised because I don’t expect that someone like me will be invited to speak, and in the first place (I feel I’m not credible enough yet, I’m also student like them). I just said yes (to the maximum nervousness).

So when I spoke in 3 sections of BEE third years (consisting of around 150 students), at first I’m so nervous, but when I became comfortable, there it goes…. (hindi na maawat pa, hehe)

I really thank Dr. Alma Vida Gallardo for the opportunity.. for the great experience, it was my first time and it is very fulfilling sharing what I know, and it would be just additional reward if I have touched even just one to pursue arts πŸ™‚


About the exhibit, it will be held at GSIS, Pasay (September 24,2013, opening). Wuy punta kayo ha please? I’m so blessed that, my first group exhibit ill be held outside Baguio City, which supposedly I should start from my hometown. Well, kung nasaan ang opportunity doon tayo, I thank the President of the group for joining me. Thanks Sir Boy Capital.

Wala pa ako budget sa pagpunta doon, nganga! Hanap pa mga clients para gawan portraits, para may pang-Manila. Sana wag umatras mga nagpagawa sa akin, saaaaaannnaaaaa talaga :))))

Un nga lang nga-ngers pag wala bibili ng paintings, hehe! Let’s pray makabenta (not all for my own profit, but I’m dedicating it to someone I want to help) I will hang the best painting that I can. I will hang some old paintings, and some I will make new. In the next posts I will feature each painting… I’m looking forward it would be successful πŸ™‚