Artist and best-selling author Abbey Sy has made a name for herself for her charming lettering and illustrations, plus the books she has released to teach what she knows. Now, she is letting aspiring artists in on not just her methods, but on her personal creative journey in the hopes of encouraging them to set off on their own art-filled paths.

Out soon from Summit Books is Always Be Creating: A Field Guide To Living A Creative Life, a book where Abbey gets candid by sharing her own anecdotes, insightful tips, and life hacks to inspire creatives both budding and experienced to achieve the art-enriched life they’ve always envisioned.



Always Be Creating is divided into four chapters: Passion, Purpose, Process, and Pursuit. In this book, you will first learn to find your passion and follow your curiosities. Next, you will gain tips on setting realistic goals and figuring out how to achieve them. To refine your process, this book will then teach you how to use inspiration as a tool for creation, hone habits that will keep you going, and beat burnout and practice self-care. Finally, Always Be Creating will usher you onwards with advice on taking on commissioned work, putting your work out in the world, and defining success on your own terms.

To give readers more bang for their buck, also in the book are a free sticker sheet so you can add a quirky touch to everyday objects, and worksheets and DIY activities to get you in the habit of constantly creating.



An artist, author, and creative entrepreneur, Abbey released The ABCs of Hand Lettering under Summit Books in 2015—when she was only 22 years old. The book went on to become a Philippine bestseller, and she then followed it up with Letters from ABC: 52 Postcards from A to Z, a collection of hand-lettered postcards; The ABCs of Journaling, a guide on the art of journaling; and ABC Magazine, a publication for artists, crafters, and makers.

Catch the launch of Always Be Creating on August 25, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at National Book Store in Glorietta 1, Makati, where guests can listen in on Abbey’s talk on the creative journey, take part in a meet and greet and book signing, and try their hand at fun activities. To join the launch, just purchase a copy of the book at the venue for P295 each. More details can be found here


Following the launch, Always Be Creating will be available in newsstands, bookstores, convenience stores, and supermarkets nationwide.

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