PRESERVING YOUR MEM­O­RIES

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - You, You, You -

Preserving a mem­ory through il­lus­trat­ing or keep­ing a jour­nal is a good way to look back later and see where you’ve been, what you’ve done. It’s ther­a­peu­tic since you don’t have to think too hard when you’re jour­nal­ing, un­like when you’re work­ing on a big pro­ject. And when I look back, I get to see how I’ve grown. I laugh at the small things, like, “Grabegan­i­topalaako­mag-isip be­fore!” where to start. Like when you buy a re­ally ex­pen­sive piece of cloth­ing— that’s how I feel when I buy a book. It’s the lux­ury of buy­ing some­thing you know will last for­ever. I still like to read in print rather than dig­i­tal—the last­ing qual­ity of a book makes it a worth­while in­vest­ment. Kahitsabi­hinkon­aang ma­halng book, if it con­tains knowl­edge and in­for­ma­tion I can use for my art and my strate­gies in life, then it’s a good in­vest­ment that will be help­ful in the fu­ture.

SHAR­ING YOUR KNOWL­EDGE

The most re­ward­ing thing about con­duct­ing hand let­ter­ing and travel jour­nal­ing work­shops is when stu­dents say, “Your work­shop re­ally helped me. I re­ally found my di­rec­tion and what I wanted to do.” ’Yun­giba,parang begin­ner ta­la­gana they don’t feel cre­ative. Af­ter they at­tend a work­shop, they feel en­cour­aged—they can do it

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