The bestselling author and artist behind The ABCs of Hand Lettering has come up with another offering that will not just encourage aspiring artists to be creative, but will motivate them to find meaning in their everyday moments.

Out now from Summit Books is The ABCs of Journaling by Abbey Sy, a helpful guide on the art of journaling that teaches you how to collect your thoughts and record your experiences on paper in a manner that’s not just creative, but authentic to you.

The ABCs of Journaling starts you off on your journaling journey by schooling you on the basics, such as the terms you need to know and the materials you can use to personalize your pages. The book then helps you explore different ways you can document your days and shows you creative techniques for immortalizing your travel adventures.

In the book, you’ll also be inspired by real people who have committed to keeping journals, from famous figures in history such as Anne Frank, Charles Darwin, and Dr. Jose Rizal to today’s crop of Filipino artists like Googly Gooeys, Mikka Wee, Kaila Ocampo, Robert Alejandro, Gaby Gloria, Reese Lansangan, and Mall Licudine.

Finally, The ABCs of Journaling urges you to turn your journaling hobby into a habit for you to see yourself through a clearer lens.

“A journal is an avenue for self-reflection,” Sy says in her opening letter. “It’s the best friend that helps you know yourself better. It’s a compilation of stories, memories, and the little things that make life great. And over time, it becomes more than just a repository of your personal experiences. It also serves as a reminder that the best part of life is not about where you’re going, but where you are right now.”

Sy is a 23-year-old artist, author, designer, workshop instructor, and creative entrepreneur. The ABCs of Journaling is her third project with Summit Books, after the bestselling book The ABCs of Hand Lettering and the postcard collection Letters from ABC: 52 Postcards from A to Z, which were both released in 2015.

The ABCs of Journaling is now available in newsstands, bookstores, convenience stores, and supermarkets nationwide for P350.

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