Sunday Funday + Christmas gifts.

Philz Coffee... mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
me & my friends: Steph & Bonnie
Gotta love them Vegan cookies!
So i pretty much got one of the coolest Christmas presents for my older niece & nephew :)
1D headphones?? what 1D fan wouldnt want these?????
My niece is going to love it!

I was gonna get my nephew Ninja Turtle headphones and thought id go and grab it later during this week. BUT yesterday i made a stop at a different Hot Topic and found these awesome Marvel Headphones. My nephew is a HUGE marvel fan.. so this is perfect!

Fall Weather = LOVE.

My favorite time of the year is Fall. Why? Caramel Brulee Lattes make there way to Starbucks, you get to wrap presents in cute wrapping paper & as an Apostolic Pentecostal.. i get to wear (cute) tights!
I am slowly getting my Christmas shopping done - its really hard when you dont have much time. Also, getting off at 6pm doesnt help since the malls are packed. I just cant believe Christmas is only 11 days away. I got about 8-9 more gifts to go =/
Anywho, i hope you all are enjoying the cold weather as much as i am! :)
FYI: i hate summer! i hate the heat! Fire places/pits are acceptable ;)


Wish List.

There are so many things i want for Christmas. Dont think i will get at least one of them, but hey its nice to have a wish list ;)
My favorite perfume, which i have only owned a little tiny sample bottle and spray myself a few times whenever i am at Sephora, is Marc Jacobs Daisy ($65)! I am in love.. and one of these days i will own the actual bottle. One day.
Believe it or not i have owned my current curling iron for over 10 years! so shocking.. it works, but you can tell that its dying and doesnt produce too much heat. So, im in need of a new one! Saw this curling iron at Target, Remington Keratin Therapy Curling Iron, and im going to try my best to get it! its $28, which isnt that bad for my pocket.
Two cameras that i have been wanting for sooooooooooooooooooooooo long, yes thats a long "so", is the Nikon 1 J1 10MP Digital ($200 at Target) in white & Polaroid 300 Instant ($70 at Target). I love taking pictures and those two would be a dream!
So, i been seeing this heart sweater everywhere, in different colors, and found out that its a J Crew sweater - J.Crew Heart-intarsia wool-blend sweater - im not sure about the price but im guessing its around $60-$80?? I love the tanned colored one.
The Bamboo Splash (& Capture) have been on my wish list for YEARS. Its about $80 and im really thinking of getting it soon!
Such a purse lover! Though.... i do not buy them often. Usually i get my sisters hand-me-downs (which are STILL in great shape and CUTE) or i get them as gifts. The Pin Dots and Proper Bag (black one) if from Modcloth and i have been wanting it since last christmas but it always seems to be out of stock. its $55 and thats not too bad considering a lot of Modcloth items are way more than that =/ The mint green one is from Target - Mossimo® Solid Satchel ($19-$25). I have eyed it a few times walking into Target but i just never have the money for it (at that time).
Shoes: Heart for the Hills Heel (green) is $43 from Modcloth and is one of the cutest shoes i have ever seen in my life! That goes the same for the brown ones - Beets Me Wedge ($40) from Modcloth.
Last but not least, animation books - a.k.a. Disney books. haha. Abrams The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms and Beyond ($85) - which is a book of Disney's art work and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film Book ($35) - The title pretty much speaks for itself.
Well, there you have it! My (long) Wish List :)


So i was one of the nerds that saw The Hobbit at midnight. I cant believe how long ive waited, I also cant believe i went to bed at 4am! BUUUUUUUT omg was it worth it! I am such a Lord of the Rings fan + a Peter Jackson fan.. and knew that this film would be a success! I only read maybe 3 chapters of The Hobbit (still need to create a "me time" in my busy life to finish the book =/) - so i was on my toes watching the scenes when the Dwarves met Bilbo! The acting, music, humor, visual effects, etc.. is such a win!
Its a must see for sure. And you know its a "must-see" when youre up from 12-3am without falling asleep. haha :)
Also, im still in the process of learning all their names. haha.
I think i have only got Kili (*swoon*), Fili & Thorin down. =P
(i do not take credit for both pictures, found them on

Another Comeback?

So i guess the reason that i havent been blogging is that i dont have too many readers and that my life isnt all too exciting. haha. But, i really want to get serious about blogging starting 2013.
Recently, i have been working non-stop.
Monday-Friday i work until 6pm then after that i work on a bunch of customs until im ready to go to bed! Its been quite exhausting, but i defintely feel blessed.
Cant thank God enough for my talent. i truly love it.
Below is a drawing i did days ago. I been digging deep into my imagination lately :)
Here is another illustration i did! I actually made it into a listing in my shop! Its a cartoony drawing of Cece and Jess from New Girl. One of my favorite shows :)
Please take a look at my Etsy shop for more illustrations and keep a look out for more drawings :)

Johnny Cupcakes in SF?

My best friend and i got to see Johnny Cupcakes in the flesh on Monday,
We waited in line for 3 or 4 hours just to buy his gear and meet him.
I got to say, he is one of the most nicest & humblest people i have ever came across.

Frankenweenie : a must see!

LOVED Frankenweenie! If you haven't seen it yet, go watch. Tim Burton amazes me once again. It is now my favorite Stop-motion film by him! My favorite characters : Weird Girl & Mr. Rzykruski (because he resembles Vincent Price so much!!) ♥

Tim Burtons Original Nightmare Before Christmas poem

It was late one fall in Halloweenland,
and the air had quite a chill.
Against the moon a skeleton sat,
alone upon a hill.
He was tall and thin with a bat bow tie;
Jack Skellington was his name.
He was tired and bored in Halloweenland

"I'm sick of the scaring, the terror, the fright.
I'm tired of being something that goes bump in the night.
I'm bored with leering my horrible glances,
And my feet hurt from dancing those skeleton dances.
I don't like graveyards, and I need something new.
There must be more to life than just yelling,

Then out from a grave, with a curl and a twist,
Came a whimpering, whining, spectral mist.
It was a little ghost dog, with a faint little bark,
And a jack-o'-lantern nose that glowed in the dark.
It was Jack's dog, Zero, the best friend he had,
But Jack hardly noticed, which made Zero sad.

All that night and through the next day,
Jack wandered and walked.
He was filled with dismay.
Then deep in the forest, just before night,
Jack came upon an amazing sight.
Not twenty feet from the spot where he stood
Were three massive doorways carved in wood.
He stood before them, completely in awe,
His gaze transfixed by one special door.
Entranced and excited, with a slight sense of worry,
Jack opened the door to a white, windy flurry.

Jack didn't know it, but he'd fallen down
In the middle of a place called Christmas Town!
Immersed in the light, Jack was no longer haunted.
He had finally found the feeling he wanted.
And so that his friends wouldn't think him a liar,
He took the present filled stockings that hung by the fire.
He took candy and toys that were stacked on the shelves
And a picture of Santa with all of his elves.
He took lights and ornaments and the star from the tree,
And from the Christmas Town sign, he took the big letter C.

He picked up everything that sparkled or glowed.
He even picked up a handful of snow.
He grabbed it all, and without being seen,
He took it all back to Halloween.

Back in Halloween a group of Jack's peers
Stared in amazement at his Christmas souvenires.
For this wondrous vision none were prepared.
Most were excited, though a few were quite scared!

For the next few days, while it lightninged and thundered,
Jack sat alone and obsessively wondered.
"Why is it they get to spread laughter and cheer
While we stalk the graveyards, spreading panic and fear?
Well, I could be Santa, and I could spread cheer!
Why does he get to do it year after year?"
Outraged by injustice, Jack thought and he thought.
Then he got an idea. "Yes. . .yes. . .why not!"

In Christmas Town, Santa was making some toys
When through the din he heard a soft noise.
He answered the door, and to his surprise,
He saw weird little creatures in strange disguise.
They were altogether ugly and rather petite.
As they opened their sacks, they yelled, "Trick or treat!"
Then a confused Santa was shoved into a sack
And taken to Halloween to see mastermind Jack.

In Halloween everyone gathered once more,
For they'd never seen a Santa before
And as they cautiously gazed at this strange old man,
Jack related to Santa his masterful plan:
"My dear Mr. Claus, I think it's a crime
That you've got to be Santa all of the time!
But now I will give presents, and I will spread cheer.
We're changing places I'm Santa this year.
It is I who will say Merry Christmas to you!
So you may lie in my coffin, creak doors, and yell, 'Boo!'
And please, Mr. Claus, don't think ill of my plan.
For I'll do the best Santa job that I can."

And though Jack and his friends thought they'd do a good job,
Their idea of Christmas was still quite macabre.
They were packed up and ready on Christmas Eve day
When Jack hitched his reindeer to his sleek coffin sleigh,
But on Christmas Eve as they were about to begin,
A Halloween fog slowly rolled in.
Jack said, "We can't leave; this fog's just too thick.
There will be no Christmas, and I can't be St. Nick."
Then a small glowing light pierced through the fog.
What could it be?. . .It was Zero, Jack's dog!

Jack said, "Zero, with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

And to be so needed was Zero's great dream,
So he joyously flew to the head of the team.
And as the skeletal sleigh started its ghostly flight,
Jack cackled, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

'Twas the nightmare before Christmas, and all though the house,
Not a creature was peaceful, not even a mouse.
The stockings all hung by the chimney with care,
When opened that morning would cause quite a scare!
The children, all nestled so snug in their beds,
Would have nightmares of monsters and skeleton heads.
The moon that hung over the new-fallen snow
Cast an eerie pall over the city below,
And Santa Claus's laughter now sounded like groans,
And the jingling bells like chattering bones.
And what to their wondering eyes should appear,
But a coffin sleigh with skeleton deer.
And a skeletal driver so ugly and sick
They knew in a moment, this can't be St. Nick!
From house to house, with a true sense of joy,
Jack happily issued each present and toy.
From rooftop to rooftop he jumped and he skipped,
Leaving presents that seemed to be straight from a crypt!
Unaware that the world was in panic and fear,
Jack merrily spread his own brand of cheer.

He visited the house of Susie and Dave;
They got a Gumby and Pokey from the grave.
Then on to the home of little Jane Neeman;
She got a baby doll possessed by a demon.
A monstrous train with tentacle tracks,
A ghoulish puppet wielding an ax,
A man eating plant disguised as a wreath,
And a vampire teddy bear with very sharp teeth.

There were screams of terror, but Jack didn't hear it,
He was much too involved with his own Christmas spirit!
Jack finally looked down from his dark, starry frights
And saw the commotion, the noise, and the light.
"Why, they're celebrating, it looks like such fun!
They're thanking me for the good job that I've done."
But what he thought were fireworks meant as goodwill
Were bullets and missiles intended to kill.
Then amidst the barrage of artillery fire,
Jack urged Zero to go higher and higher.
And away they all flew like the storm of a thistle,
Until they were hit by a well guided missile.
And as they fell on the cemetery, way out of sight,
Was heard, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good

Jack pulled himself up on a large stone cross,
And from there he reviewed his incredible loss.
"I thought I could be Santa, I had such belief"
Jack was confused and filled with great grief.
Not knowing where to turn, he looked toward the sky,
Then he slumped on the grave and he started to cry.
And as Zero and Jack lay crumpled on the ground,
They suddenly heard a familiar sound.

"My dear Jack," said Santa, "I applaud your intent.
I know wreaking such havoc was not what you meant.
And so you are sad and feeling quite blue,
But taking over Christmas was the wrong thing to do.
I hope you realize Halloween's the right place for you.
There's a lot more, Jack, that I'd like to say,
But now I must hurry, for it's almost Christmas day."
Then he jumped in his sleigh, and with a wink of an eye,
He said, "Merry Christmas," and he bid them good bye.

Back home, Jack was sad, but then, like a dream,
Santa brought Christmas to the land of Halloween.

the end

Poem copyright Tim Burton

Oz: The Great and Powerful

A while ago i heard about a new movie being made with James Franco, Titled: OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL. I really had no idea how this movie was going to look like or anything. All i knew was that James Franco and Mila Kunas was going to be in it. I found out through fb that the new trailer for the movie came out! I think it looks pretty good!!!! But we shall see when the movie comes out! So, i posted the trailer (from YouTube) for you all to see! Enjoy!


Out of all (current) 13 PIXAR films, Wall-E is the only i havent seen (yet).
that makes me kinda sad :(
i must watch it SOON!

Drawings & Sketches

sloppy pencil sketch of Carl (from Up)
my first ever attempt at drawing him.

Not sure how i feel about the balloons, they remind me of easter eggs =/

Todays Drawings (during work)

4th of July: Seabright Beach, Santa Cruz

Once again, 4th of July was spent at the lovely Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz.
Though our group wasnt as big as usual it was still so much fun!
Here are pictures from my time at the beach.

"Lost Dog" Short Improv Film

Here is a short film i recorded while my friends did a little improv.
Starring: Felicia Lopez and Sam Ankarcrona.
Narrator: Stephanie Lopez
Music: Roger Coss

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Sketches & Drawings

Sunday July 1, 2012

Sunday we had another CnC Devotional. It was quite memorable; great speakers, DELISH food, Just Dancers and pool throwing/pushing =P

Saturday June 30, 2012

Saturday was my sisters baby shower! Hosted by her good/close friend Heather. Heather asked me to do a few things. So heres some pictures of some of the thing i did (Bows, Cake Pops) and pictures from the baby shower. I cant wait to meet my niece, Elayna Rose, mid-August!! 

Red Velvet Cake Pops

Filipino Feast!

Games! Diapers.. haha

Favors: Bows i made out of felt. I also designed the label.

NEW drawings

Those that know me, know that the type of artist that i am is different from the "usual".
Often times, Artist can create amazing pieces through painful, hurtful emotions.
But me? Im a "Happy" Artist!
Meaning, i can only create when im happy.
Every time i would try to create when im sad, nothing ever comes out!
BUT, for a few days - i was completely devastated - and thought to myself, i wonder if i could draw with how im feeling.
So, i tried, i started drawing. I stopped a few times but decided to FORCE myself and i ended up drawing four pieces that i am quite proud of. 
My first time EVER drawing with sad feelings.
I hope you like them.