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14 Sep

So what’s new? Busy as usual (busy busyhan, hehe)

I’ve earn million eye bags already, if only I can sell my eye bags, haha

I changed my plan for the exhibit, instead of acrylic on paper, I’ll use acrylic on canvas (same feather) 


and all will be framed….


my mentor Dandel taught me how to make frames..

Photo-0331 I will do it for the first time…


All is in progress, so far out of 7 paintings, I’m almost done with 5… but it still need to retouch… I hope I can finish it as soon as possible. Sorry for the low quality picture. I need to sleep now, zzzzzzzzzzzz!



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! 🙂

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)… 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 🙂

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 🙂 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… 🙂 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 moment (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.

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.  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 🙂


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 🙂

Invited Kayo

31 Jul

523399_496871807055856_1274334949_n (1)Ipagdasal natin maging matagumpay ang show na ito, invited ka ha.. hihihihi 🙂 Sa wakas may pakinabang din mga gawa ko, sa wakas maisasabit na din sa isang exhibit…. at nang hindi lang nakatambak  sa bahay. Kita kits ha??? 🙂 Salamat sa suporta. Mabuhay Lakbay Kulay.

Tons of effort

9 Jul

Finally I am  done with my painting, my entry for ASEAN-PHILIPPINES PAINTING CONTEST, with the theme “Our People, Our Future Together”.

The Painting contest is an initiative of the Philippines to commemorate the 46th founding anniversary of ASEAN in the Philippines and bring ASEAN in the consciousness of the Filipino and promote ASEAN identity in support of the establishment of ASEAN community by 2015.

After tons of eye bags, and kilometer of patience.. at last! Wew!



“We, the Filipino people are the creator of our tomorrow. Being proud of our roots and knowing who we are will reap a successful nation. Together let’s be one in raising ASEAN community. Let’s plant a seed of oneness, peace, friendship, respect and let’s watch it grow. Counting our blessing one by one, side by side will see each other through”

Sali lang ng sali… 🙂 Surely something good will happen, all efforts will be worth it..just add more kilometer of patience in the journey..higher faith..and most of all PRAYERS 🙂 God Bless. I sent my entry a while back… hopefully it will reach tomorrow-the deadline. Woooow.


7 Jul

In times I thought it would never happen again… promise to myself never fall again… but future is uncertain, though there are plans, sometimes it would not happen exactly the way we expect it.

As I mentioned in my old blog (no to love life) Sorry this wasn’t achieved. This blog is intended for arts stuffs, pero magsisingit ako ng lovelife… (hihi, wala basagan ng trip :P) pero arts is still related. You will know later….

Our story is like this song….

“Somewhere back in time, he became a friend of mine….and day by day we’ve grown a litter closer… he’s my spirit to be strong, a friend when things go wrong, so I’ve written down these words to let him know. Love’s grown deep, deep into the heart of me, he become a part of me. We’ll plant a seed and watch it grow. As we travel down the road side-by-side we’ll share the load hand-in-hand we’ll see each other through. Though we’ve only just begun. We’ll count our blessings one-by-one. I thank God for life; I thank God for him…..”


I never thought in my life I would be blessed with someone like him, for I’ve been into failed relationships in the past that broke my heart (ang lalim!!! Haha trauma lang) ..that I thought I could never be in a happy and lasting relationship anymore. But I was wrong, in an unexpected situation… I was blessed, more than so blessed.

Dandel, is one of the artists I met on Febuary 21, one of the promising artist in Baguio (silip niyo nalang dito sa old blog).. since then we’ve grown a litter closer, he was always there for me, he always give me advices in painting… tips, techniques, he always guide me, so when I improve, I owe it to him for his endless support, and guidance. He made me feel how I’m so loved by him.

Thank you Dandel for your love,, understanding, respect. You’re not just a boyfriend to me, but a bestfriend too, a listener, a guidance, a partner… and also my art mentor. Nothing more can I ask. I LOVE YOU! (bulgar lang??)  Walang basagan ng trip! :)))))) Hihi.


27 Jun

Meduim: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 2ft x 3ft
Year: 2013
Price: _____
Artist: Jessica Lopez

“Ang mga espesyal, madalas hindi sila maunawaan ng marami, minsan sentro sila ng tuksuhan, minamaliit at pinagtatawanan. Tulad ng isang abstract art hindi agad natin naiintindihan ang nais iparating ng mensahe kung sarado ang mga mata sa kung ano lang ang nakikita at kaya nating makita, buksan lamang ang mga mata sa mas malalim na kahulugan nito at ito’y makikita. Tignan natin ang mga espesyal hindi dahil sa sila ay iba, kundi sa regalong taglay nila. Regalo na magbibigay kulay at saya sa iba. Sa bawat guhit at pinta ng kanilang pagkatao nabubuo ang isang obra, obra na hindi matutumbasan ng salapi.”

Sa mga nakakakilala na sa akin, painting na talaga hilig ko at I really find time to improve more. Sumasali ako sa mga painting contest… Ito entry ko para sa SHELL student painting contest 2013, sana this time I can make it. Lagi ako sumasali, sali lang ng sali, pero kung hindi man ako palarin manalo, I’m still happy 🙂 Priceless naman ang mga natutunan ko sa bawat kompetisyon na salihan ko. “In every competitiom, it’s not always winning, but self development on how can we become better next time around” JLo quotes, hehehe!


10 May


We will never survive alone. In everything we do,God is always with us, if we only trust HIM. In our journey of life, we will always be happy if we allow God to be our shield of our life. He’ll surely protect us 🙂

I just fell in love with my new love, dong-a oil pastel… it was highly recommended of some artist friends, it’ my first time to try, and wow! I’m lovin’ it, now that I discovered that Dong-a oil pastel is good, this will be the brand that I will always use (oil pastel)