The ABCs of Journaling by Abbey Sy

Creatively chronicle your moments with The ABCs of Journaling by Abbey Sy

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 experiences. Out soon 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 moments and record your thoughts on paper in a manner that’s not just creative, but authentic and personal to you.

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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 techniques for chronicling your travels and adventures.

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Be inspired by individuals 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 such as Googly Gooeys, Mikka Wee, Kaila Ocampo, Robert Alejandro, Gaby Gloria, Reese Lansangan, and Mall Licudine.

Finally, The ABCs of Journaling urges you to turn journaling into a habit for you to hone in the years to come.

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A journal is an avenue for self-reflection,” Abbey 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.

Abbey Sy is a 23-year-old artist, author, and creative entrepreneur. The ABCs of Journaling is her third published work 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.


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The ABCs of Journaling will be available from September 10, 2016 in newsstands, bookstores, convenience stores, and supermarkets nationwide for P350. For updates and more information, like on Facebook via and follow @SummitBooks on Twitter and @summit.books on Instagram.

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Let’s Start #KawaiiJournaling!

We are encouraging everybody from the Kawaii Philippines to join our #KawaiiJournaling adventures! Simply post photos of your kawaii journal pages & spreads with the hashtags #KawaiiJournaling and #KawaiiPH so we can repost some of your kawaii diary entries!

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If you interested in starting this new hobby, we’re all inviting you to the official book launch of the #ABCsofJournaling happening this September 10, 2016 at NBS Glorietta 1 from 1:00-6:00 PM!


Get creative at the craft station consisting of washi tapes (from Hey Kessy), stickers (from Rainbowholic Shop & Little Miss Paintbrush), art tools (from Faber-Castell Philippines), stamps (from Life After Breakfast PH), stationery items (from International Fine Paper Exchange) and other goodies provided for you to work on your journal pages. There will also be a flatlay station for you to style your journals and snap photos!

The first (30) to register get an exclusive loot bag & a chance to be part of the creative journaling workshop.

PS: You must purchase a copy of The ABCs of Journaling on the day itself in order to enter the venue.

See you there, Kawaii PH family!