PRESERVING YOUR MEMORIES
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