Musings on Materials (+ a Giveaway!)

April 16, 2015 Filed Under: Artsy Advice, Giveaway, Sponsored Post 242 Comments

Here’s the thing: I have this frustration with using new art materials. It’s either I’m too intimidated by it (especially with high end, expensive brands) or I end up storing them for a long time and not using them because it freaks me out. *Me and my weird tendencies*
Sennelier3Sennelier1But during my trip to Paris, Tippy suggested I visit Sennelier, one of the oldest and finest art supply stores in France. Picasso used to have his pigments and colors made there, among other artists – so that’s something.
Sennelier2Funny story – well, okay, more of a rebellious story. The Louvre was closed that day so a few of my cousins decided to go to the Love Lock Bridge. While crossing the street, it was there, I saw it – that green stall standing out in a sea of greys and beiges. I knew I had to run to the far end of the bridge and visit Sennelier. #priorities

In an attempt to tell myself that I deserve better (lol, where did that come from), I did get myself a few high end products. No regrets, indeed!
The loot: Schmincke watercolors / Raphael 0 brush / Arches watercolor block / Bockingford watercolor pad

I have this theory that my reason for getting myself new materials is a sign that I’m improving with what I do. It’s like leveling up from a game and going on the next round (me and my analogical references, lol). But, really, I don’t like hoarding and wasting most of the stuff I use, so it really takes me a lot of courage to purchase new things to add to my art stache. It’s living proof that I’m expanding my skillset and heading towards becoming a better artist. *pats self*
My favorite purchase (aside from Arches watercolor block) would be this new set of Schmincke watercolors. I’m all for trying out foreign brands because based on reviews, the pigment of this brand is pretty strong – which I find, lacks with Prang (because it’s entry level). I’ve yet to use it, but I’m excited! BTW, I’ve shared my go-to list of art materials here, in case you’re wondering what I use on a daily basis.

Books1Primary on point for my book haul! I got these at the Louvre, Van Gogh Museum Shop and the 6th floor Librarie in Galeries Lafayette.

Speaking of books, Fully Booked here in Manila carries a lot of international brands and it’s great, because it’s more convenient for us folks in Manila who need our art materials and books fix. They also hold SOFT (School of Fun Things) classes for people to learn more about art and kickstart their own creative journey (I’ve taught one last January, by the way, and I’m on teacher mode this weekend as well).

Giveaway Time!

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With that, I’m giving away a book courtesy of Fully Booked! And yes – it’s all about type. :)

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Drawing Type has always been part of my recommended reads as it showcases a variety of typography, calligraphy & lettering artists that may inspire beginners as they take on their first steps through lettering and finding their respective styles.

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I’ll also add in my hand lettering sketch pad so you can practice while reading up on the book. You’re welcome.

Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below. Contest ends on April 23. Best of luck! Open to Philippine residents only.
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Giveaway photos by Sofia Lorenzo

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242 Responses to “Musings on Materials (+ a Giveaway!)”

  1. Clare Dela Rosa
    April 16, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I first attended one of her workshops without any knowledge on lettering, materials and what it means to be a letterer. I fell inlove immediately with what she taught all of us – the materials you use, discovering your own style, practice and finding inspiration. I am very much inlove with the materials I got from the workshop. They are just the best! I know I still have a long way to go. And these materials in the giveaways are just – ugh <3 – a must have (for noobs like me). I love Ate Abbey's taste in materials and where she finds inspiration. So, for sure, you won't go wrong with these goodies.
    And this is another Abbey Sy giveaway I don't want to miss out on!

  2. Julie
    April 16, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I really want to win this giveaway because I really want to enhance more my lettering skills and I think this one would be the best help for me to explore more the end of my comfort zone

  3. Eilynn Charm Quiros
    April 16, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    If I win these goodies, I will be able to unleash the creativity in me just like you Abbey and these will absolutely help me fulfill my dreams of being a “designer” in my own little way! :)

  4. Nica
    April 16, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I am still learning a bit of art and lettering by myself and drawing tons of inspirations from experts like you in this field. I believe with the drawing pad and Drawing Type book, I can learn more and discover my capabilities. With that, I hope you can consider me. Thank you!

    April 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I wanna win so I can practice lettering! I love letters and art but I have no talent in it. Also because I’m a sucker for nice things and books! please let me win!

  6. Kai Salamanca
    April 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I want to win because I’ve always wanted to try lettering and calligraphy and I think this is a good way to start :)

  7. Cass
    April 16, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I seriously want to win this because I love Calligraphy and Lettering and am trying to learn on my own now, too. Bought myself some pens the other day and this book would certainly help me out. <3

  8. Christine Pelayo
    April 16, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I want to win those goodies because I’m still new to hand lettering and I want to learn more. It will be a big help for me to know more about different styles and techniques!

  9. Joseph C.
    April 16, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I want to share creating witty and beautiful type with my siblings! It goes a long way sharing your skills and pooling in each other’s creativity :D

  10. Kyle
    April 16, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I really love typography and typefacing. If I win, I will able to learn more on executing typography in graphic design. Graphic artists like me dreams of having this kit! I will help unleash one’s potential!

  11. Kim Eniego
    April 16, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    having them may help expand my horizons and i could practice lettering even more. :) (also, it helps & is applicable to my advertising dreams~)

  12. Patricia Langitan
    April 16, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I want to win these goodies, because these can help me in honing my lettering skills as well as giving me more knowledge of it. As a beginner, I need all the help that I can get, and these goodies will not only help me, but inspire me as well!

  13. Anna Mae Bag-ao
    April 16, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I want to win these goodies because I really want to learn how to do hand lettering stuff. Wanted to try calligraphy but never had the chance. Maybe now’s the right time! <3

  14. Roice Tayag
    April 16, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    If I win these wonderful goodies, my summer wouldn’t be so boring as it is right now; also, these would make my creative soul grow and mature more!!! I hope I win!!!!! :)

  15. Adrian Pamintuan
    April 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    If I win the goodies, I’ll more tools to practice and enhance my lettering skills because I’m just a beginner. I want to be a really good letterer so I need much tools for me to practice and also to teach others who want to learn lettering or calligraphy. :D

  16. Ayra Pirante
    April 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    This post is heaven sent!

    I recently discovered typography and I fell in love immediately. Problem is, I don’t have the guts and the materials to start my own creations. I am still afraid to try it out because I feel like I won’t be able to do it right and that the finished product will be ugly. I guess I should start collecting my confidence! Hope you can help me to start this new discovery.

    Keep it up, you’re an amazing artist!

  17. Princess Marie Aquino
    April 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    I’m finding new ways to unleash my inner creative self, and as I have started learning the art of lettering and calligraphy, I think everything in the loot would be a lot of help! :)

  18. Celina
    April 16, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Well, all I’ve ever had to teach me about typography and lettering is the internet, and I can’t really spend much on books yet since I’m only starting off, so winning these goodies would definitely help in my growth as a beginner.

  19. Aira Shaine Juarez
    April 16, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I’ve been fangirling over your really artistic lettering skills for quite some time. I’m looking forward to attend one of your workshops soon. Hope I’ll win. :)

  20. Jennilyn Zuniega
    April 16, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    I want to win this giveaway! Oh myyy, my handwriting is not that good. But when I’m drawing, well.. you’ll see a difference between them! Haha! Anyhow, with these tools for the budding artist in me… I want to learn how to do it properly and challenge myself to do more artworks even if it sucks haha!
    Oh btw, I follow you, Abbey because I find your artwork as an inspiration! Pushing myself to do well and just keep on practicing and improving along the way. :)

  21. Patricia Mercado
    April 16, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I want to win these goodies because I want to expand what I know about hand lettering/calligraphy. I also want to share it with other aspiring letterers and designers. That way, we can all channel our inner creativity!

  22. Zian
    April 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I want to win this giveaway goodies because I want to know more about the lettering. The Drawing Type will help me get ideas and will also help me learn more about design. It would be a great help for my passion in arts. :–)

  23. Krizsa Floresca
    April 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    This is a giveaway that I need to win because it will help enhance my lettering skills more. Lettering has been a hobby of mine and if I win this, I will be more inspired to make different kinds of lettering and share this talent of mine to others

  24. IRA
    April 16, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I’m letting myself out of my comfort zone. From portraits to hand letterings but the strugle is realll. I have no one to teach me how and i can only rely on books and videos from youtube. :( Not that I am complaining but my life would be slightly easier if I have enough materials to use. hehe <3

    April 16, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I’ve recently attended a watercolor and lettering worshop, and since then, I’ve been itching to do more! I want to develop my own kind of lettering and design so the goodies will help a lot to get inspirations and improvements. Cheers to more creativity and personality

  26. Andrea
    April 16, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I really want to win these goodies because I know it’ll be a big help in being a better letterer (hey it rhymes!) and in improving my work. I’ve been following ate Abbey for quite a long time now, but I’ve only begun trying out typography (can’t believe I didn’t try it sooner, though) and I think winning these goodies would definitely inspire me to do more of what I have grown to love.

  27. Bettina
    April 16, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    I’m only 15 years old and for a teenager like me I want to development my skills in letterings. I want to be able to start off early so as I go on I will be able to share my skills to other people :) This would really be helpful to me.

  28. Raisa Faye Bangsal
    April 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I have never tried doing art writing (lol thats how I call it) but I am very much interested at how to create one. If I win this giveaway this will be one a statr! Also I really want to enhance my creativity skills, I always have this artistic ideas and thought that are stuck in my head and I want to unleash them by writing artsy! :D

  29. Patricia Mercado
    April 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I want to win these goodies because I want to expand what I know about hand lettering/calligraphy. I also want to share this book with other aspiring letterers so that we can all channel our inner creativity! The contest also ends on my birthday so I thought it would be a good idea to join this giveaway :)

  30. Dianne
    April 16, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I want to win these goodies because I want to learn more about types and letters, and learning about something I love is a way to enhance my skills on lettering. :D

  31. Leeam Frances G. Minas
    April 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I love lettering so much and if I win this giveaway, I know that my skills will improve. Lettering isn’t just my leisure time activity. It is also my hobby (the back of my lecture notebooks are filled with them! Shh.. Don’t tell my teachers!) and my talent and as we all know, everyone must pursue their talents and share them to the world! Thank you so much for this opportunity! All the love xx

  32. Nella Ventura
    April 16, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I hope to win these goodies in order to get to know myself through learning more about typography and I know these goodies will help me along the way. I want to know if this is what I’m really good at and if this is what I really love doing.

  33. Jamie Catt
    April 16, 2015 at 5:59 pm


  34. Abbey
    April 16, 2015 at 7:42 pm


  35. Kristine Joyce Lopez
    April 16, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I became fascinated by calligraphy, typography and lettering only this year, last February, and I fell in love instantly. I really want to learn, and I will do anything to learn, I love learning. A beginner, a newbie, yes I am, but I want to be good at this because I love doing it. So if I win these goodies (thanks to you and to Fullybooked for this awesome giveaway), you guys will be helping me to be better at my chosen craft. Thank you.

  36. Genary
    April 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    When I do my lettering, I always take inspiration from other people’s work – be it the font or the design. But because I’ve been taking lettering more seriously lately, I believe that winning these prizes will give me a sense of individuality when it comes to my work and would help me create a unique style I can purely call my own. :———)

    April 16, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    It is because it is from you (heehee) and to practice, enhance my ‘little skills’ in lettering (woah)… And, sino bang may ayaw magkaroon nito for free? :) And I want to learn more, explore more. Thank you!!! :) *hearts*

  38. Myril
    April 16, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    If ever I win this goodie it will be a good thing with my blossoming love for lettering as I always find myself doodling over and writing at the back pages of used bond paper. Thanks for the opportunity and I always love and admire your creativity Abbey

  39. Jamie
    April 16, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I want to win this book because I want to explore my creativity!

  40. Allison Julian
    April 16, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    I’ve always wanted a book on typograhies! Literally, every visit to Fully Booked, I cannot seem to find some books :< I'm an art enthusiast and I really want to make my own artworks as well. I had also been going to workshops and luckily, I'm finally going to one of your workshops this weekend (yay~) and I'm so stoked to learn! But having this book would also help me in developing my skills further. :)

  41. Katrina Mae Barquin
    April 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I want to win these goodies because it will help enhance my skills in watercolor and lettering. Once I mastered the lettering, I want to inspire others like Abbey.

  42. Mimai
    April 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    That place is eyecandy! <3

    Hoping to win as I haven't invested on books yet and this would be a great start. :)

  43. Raffy Perez
    April 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I do some basic lettering on my journal, bu I really want to improve. I love this giveaway!! :)

  44. Aaliyah Reodica
    April 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Just recently I’ve been really inspired by people like Abbey Sy to further develop my hand lettering skills. Personally, I believe that the best way to really learn is to observe talented artists and masterpieces. I’d really love to win this contest because I believe it would be a really great opportunity for me to expand and discover new ways to express my thoughts. Van Gogh saw beauty in everything, I see beauty in the gift of lettering and sharing it with the people you love!

  45. Aniqa Canlas
    April 16, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Art has always been experimental for us all and with that in mind. The choice of materials and techniques also vary per person. As a creative who still doesn’t know her signature style yet. I believe that Drawing Type (and the sketch pad. hehe) will be my kind of a starter pack. Hopefully it would help me find my signature style as I go through it page by page.

  46. Tamia Reodica
    April 16, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    To others, art may merely be just art but to me, art is just as important as the air we breathe. Recently, the type of art I’ve taken interest in is typography in particular. Paper and pen alone already go hand in hand together very beautifully, but when you add a much more creative touch to it, then it becomes something else; Something magical. Sadly, I’m not very good at typography so I normally admire from afar but I’d love to learn! I feel like learning more about typography and how to make my own art would help me express all the wisps of thoughts spiraling around my head!

  47. Mariz Bernabe
    April 16, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I really want to have this book I hope I can get it!! I think it would help me to enhance my skills in lettering and also to be inspiration to others…

  48. Chelsea Pacheco
    April 16, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    It’s always been a dream of mine to finally kickstart a “legit” learning sesh for the arts & crafts!! :) Hehe. So I really wanna win this so that I could learn what lettering really is all about and hopefully get to share with others the new skills & techniques I’ll be able to learn from these goodies!! :)

  49. Mervin Lising
    April 16, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    If I win , I will be able to improve and learn more about my creativity.

  50. Nica
    April 16, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I want to learn more about letter forms to improve my hand lettering skills which has always been a passion of mine.

  51. Hanna
    April 16, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I want (or maybe need? Lol) to win these goodies because I think it will help me be more confident and creative with my knowledge and skills about lettering. I have always loved this hobby ever since and I’m planning to make this as another possible career in the near future. I want to enhance my skills as early as now and get more inspirations from this. :)

  52. Sam Sañga
    April 16, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I hope I’ll be one to win this giveaway. It’ll help me with enhancing my talent in lettering. Also, I can share all the things that I will learn with my friends and family. I, THANK YOU!!!

  53. Katrina Centeno
    April 16, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I want your Paris loot!!! But the book will do! I hope I win.

  54. Gianne Confesor
    April 16, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    The moment I saw this lettering sketch pad in Facebook months ago, I knew right away that I have to get one for myself. I die every time I see it in Facebook or in Instagram and still not have one. Winning the Drawing Type is already a big deal – a very big deal – to me but when I scrolled further and saw that it comes along with the lettering sketch pad I’ve been eyeing on since its release, I couldn’t stop myself from squealing in class. If I don’t win this, I’ll probably cry myself to sleep for about 48985615151 years but if I do, it’ll be like Christmas all over again!! ♥

  55. Lei Lubigan
    April 16, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    If I win, I can improve my lettering and calligraphy skills more. I’ve been wanting to have that book about typo. It will help me to have further knowledge about lettering. I hope I can take home that loot! :)

  56. Katrina Centeno
    April 16, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Oops. I just commented without reading the question: I want to win the book because I want to improve my lettering skills.

  57. yan
    April 16, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Anything from you, really!

    April 16, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    “Creativity is contagious, pass it on. “This are the words of Albert Einstein on creativity. Through this giveaway, I will be able to draw and write not only beautiful words where I could to express my inner self but also would hopefully be able to touch others as much as you have inspired me. I am grateful for people like you who not only gives words of encouragement but also inspires other people so as for them to show their creative sides. Also, I am thankful for this wonderful opportunity you give to people like us who are just starting at this. Thank you.

  59. Arianne Agasang
    April 16, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I’m such a big fan of Abbey’s that is why she inspires me a lot of her talent and she really helps me to pursue and enhance my skills and a lot more by following her; Also these goodies will be a big thing for me and will help me a lot :)))

  60. Patricia Ann Ruedas
    April 16, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    I need to win this giveaway because it will help to enhance my lettering skills and let out the creativity in me. :)

  61. Karole Nina Mandap
    April 16, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    I do really want to win these goodies because these are really big help to me as an aspiring letterer. It has been passion ever since and I believe these would be a big help for me to enhance more my skills in designing. So I’m really hoping to win. Thank you so much for this chance :))

  62. Trisha Anne
    April 16, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you for hosting such an amazing giveaway!

  63. Szel
    April 16, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Starting creativity again inspires me a lot because of you, Abbey Sy!!! :)

  64. Soleil Taguines
    April 16, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Hi Abbey! First of all, your whole post is awesome. Thank you for sharing to us the materials that you use and some that you recently bought from your trip. I used to paint a lot during my high school years but stopped after all of my paintings got washed away by the flood before graduation (sadly taking photos before wasn’t as popular now so no pictures of any of them). I guess I got a bit traumatized after that and stopped painting. Until recently, a few friends told me to join a watercolor workshop and after 10years I finally held a brush again. Now, i can say I am jumpstarting again my love for both watercolor and calligraphy. I totally get the part wherein you mentioned that you needed courage before buying more quality or “level-up” materials. Unlike you though, i haven’t summoned enough bravery yet to buy pricier materials. Maybe winning a copy of the book Drawing Type and your sketch pad can help me become better in my craft and also help me regain my confidence in buying better materials. Keeping my fingers crossed here! Thanks!

  65. Chesca Acpal
    April 16, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    I hope to improve my lettering skills with this book! It’s hard to get a hold of books like these since they are expensive and are not found at many bookstores. Crossing my fingers! Here’s to more creativity!

  66. Sophia Naval
    April 16, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I always have a passion in writing and drawing letters like you Ate Abbey. But unfortunately, as a typical student, I cannot afford expensive materials that I need to enhance my capability. That’s why this is a great opportunity for me to grab, because the materials that you will give can help me to improve my skill. Likewise, you’re really an inspiration for us, to keep doing what we love, and that is lettering. Thank you…

  67. Kj
    April 16, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    What you’ve said during your workshop made thirst for new inspiration. Winning this giveaway, I think, can help me quench my thirst. :)

  68. Pauline BEM Zenit
    April 16, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    To be quite frank, it’s very hard to find books and materials for lettering and calligraphy here in Bicol. Traveling to manila is something I don’t do often (except to attend workshops) and this got me and some friends thinking: what if I learn and hoard materials during my travel to manila (LOL hoarding), then share them with craft enthusiasts in my hometown?

    To help kickstart this idea (a zygote project

  69. Levi Sanchez
    April 16, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I am an inspiring typography artist. You inspired me to be one ever since I saw your work on tumblr. Winning this giveaway, will surely be a big help for me to become a typography artist.

  70. Levi Sanchez
    April 16, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    You inspired me to be a typography artist ever since I saw your work on tumblr. Winning this giveaway, will surely be a big help for me to become a typography artist.

  71. Elaii
    April 16, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I’m a visual artist using mainly acrylic and oil paints. On the side, I write poems, and short stories. The beauty of lettering is being able to incorporate one into the other. And that would really be amazing. Hope I would win this book :D Kudos to you!

  72. AJ
    April 16, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Typography and lettering are media that contain much power to communicate the beauty of human experiences. To accentuate text in a creative manner is a challenge. It is basically synonymous to visually articulating human experiences that are precious to the artist. This is where the beauty of typography and lettering surfaces for great art is one that communicates as well as understands.

  73. Alexa Jeane
    April 16, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I’ve always been dreaming what I want to do with my life, and then came calligraphy. I’ve been practicing, and using the materials that I have bought on my own. I don’t have much resources in hand so the book would really help a lot.

  74. Jorese
    April 16, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway, Abbey!
    I want to win the goodies to learn more about lettering. I’ve tried watercolor lettering and basic calligraphy but I still wanna learn about different styles and techniques. And with these goodies coming from you, it’d surely inspire me more to be creative :)
    Thanks again and more power! :)

  75. Kelsey O. Mendoza
    April 16, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Before I entered law school, I used to paint and draw a lot. However, because of the demands of law school. I haven’t been able to unleash creativity anymore. Recently, I found therapy, release and inspiration in lettering. I purchased my first ever brush pen, bounded together leaves of paper and started writing quotes to inspire and encourage me. Winning these goodies would really be a joy because not only would I learn about a new hobby but I would also be given something to inspire me in the toxic environment I move in. :)

  76. Joanna Yuson
    April 16, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    This would be a really great help for me to enhance my creativity and writing skills that I could share to some people and might also give them the happiness that you could give to us just by sharing us your works!

  77. Alexa Jeane
    April 16, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    I’ve always been dreaming what I want to do with my life, and then came calligraphy. I’ve been practicing, and using the materials that I have bought on my own. I don’t have much resources in hand so the book would really help a lot. It’d be one of the great firsts in my calligraphy/hand-lettering journey.

  78. Trysha
    April 16, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    OMG! Ate Abbey ~ I’ve been waiting for this book since forever T.T You’re really one of the best artist I’ve ever known and inspire a lot of people ♥️ Thanks for this Giveaway!

  79. Dani
    April 16, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    This would help me explore what I can do with my creativity.

  80. Jenina
    April 16, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Hi! I first saw your work on your Facebook page, and it inspired me to start drawing again. When I started college, I promised myself that I’d still pursue my art (I wanted to choose an art-related course, but stuff kept me from going through with it.) As the years passed, the only thing left on my mind was passing, homework, often telling myself that it’s too tiring and I should be finishing schoolwork. Seeing your posts and reading your blog has inspired me to return to doing things I like just because I enjoy them, not to please anyone else. I’d really like to win this book because it’s interesting and it would definitely help in learning things and eventually exploring and experimenting.

  81. YNA
    April 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I really inspire you!! I want to learn more about calligraphy cause honestly, I’m not really good on that. But if I win this giveaway, it’ll be a big help for me to enhance my skills and also to share it with others. Thank you! More power! x

  82. Alyssa
    April 16, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    My hands are itching to touch that goodies! I don’t mind taking that home!

  83. Andrea Ungson
    April 16, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    It’d be beyond amazing to have the chance to win these, especially since I’m just a beginner. Having attended some workshops (although I still have yet to attend one of yours – soon, I hope!), there is still so much for me to learn and this would really help me in my creative journey. Thank you for sharing your talent and time to beginners like us, and for this opportunity as well! :)

  84. Sophie
    April 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    The art of lettering has always interested me for the longest time. I always admired how neat and beautiful it looks in its simplicity. In fact, I tried it myself but can’t seem to get the hang of it (although I have attended several different workshops already)! That book would guide me and inspire me to do better (plus the really pretty sketch pad <3)! :)

  85. April
    April 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I didn’t think we’d have something like that here, it already looks so pretty. Huhu.
    I’m so sad since I can’t and couldn’t attend your past workshops. </3
    If, in the smallest of the chances that I win this giveaway, it will help me improve with my typography,
    which, by the way just plain sucks at the moment. I guess sometimes we really have to study and learn the basics first
    before attempting to break the rules and explore to become better quote unquote Picasso
    ('cause I just started and all, I just have a basic background of it).
    Thank you for the giveaway, nonetheless. Continue inspiring lotsa people yeeeeeh. <3

  86. Ailah Kathrina
    April 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Should I win this, I will be able to learn more about lettering and that I can share this talent in any good way I can. I believe this chance is given to me to make use of what I can do to help and inspire other people. :)

  87. Karla
    April 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    It would be great to have this book because I want to learn more about typography, and mainly, to enhance my lettering skills!

  88. Siena
    April 16, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks for this opportunity Abbey! Anyway I want to win the book because I’ve been looking for it everywhere and I can’t find it and it will be a really great help for me to enhance my skills and to learn different styles and techniques to practice this summer. I really look up to you, you’re one of my inspirations and your works are truly amazing! So fingers crossed! Thank you.

  89. Pam Quinto
    April 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I believe that most great things don’t come easy, but they are worth waiting for and fighting for. I am grateful that I have discovered my passion for teaching and lettering. Thank you for being an inspiration, Abbey!

  90. Leizel
    April 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I’m an art student and currently learning the basics of design and drawing. I am a lettering enthusiast and almost all of my design plates include lettering. I would love to learn more about typography and this would help me enhance my non-existent skills. Hahaha. This book would be also useful for me in the future when I get to design my own layouts and posters. :)

  91. Sherrinah
    April 16, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    This is the nth time I joined a giveaway from you Ate Abbey, I’m hoping this time I’ll win :) Anyway, I want to win them because I want to have more knowledge about hand lettering. I want to practice more with new knowledge and I think this will inspire me more because if I win this, I know that this is from Abbey Sy, who’s my biggest inspiration when it comes to hand lettering :)

  92. Eliza Espino
    April 16, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I want to win these items because it’s my goal this Summer 2015 to engage in typography. I fell in love with typography and calligraphy a few months ago and I’ve always wanted to attend your workshops but I’m really lacking funds right now. Hehe. If ever I get the book, I will be able to start learning more about the craft on my own. If I get the sketchpad, I will be able to apply what I have learned from the book and I will also be able to practice. I hope that this giveaway could help me achieve one of my Summer 2015 goals before I go to college in August. :)

  93. Denisse
    April 16, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I want to win these because the items are really helpful especially to those who are just starting to learn typography. ☺☺☺

  94. Eunice FLores
    April 16, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    This is such a great opportunity for me to expand my artistic skills and with the help of this giveaway I’ll be able to learn more and try something different and unusual. :) I really do hope that I’ll get the change to win this giveaway. :)

  95. Ellaine Lopez
    April 16, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I want to win this giveaway because I want to improve my art skills and I’ve been looking up to Abbey Sy for a long time already. And I thought that this giveaway could help me know what I need to start lettering. :)

  96. Marielle Lavelle Bandong
    April 16, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Hi! Ms. Abbey, I want to win the giveaway because I know that it can enhance my skills and also to motivate me to do more in lettering because I got so frustrated every time. Also I didn’t have that enough tools and materials to do it so winning this giveaway will be great. Btw, you are a total inspiration. Love you since tumblr days.

  97. Eunice Flores
    April 16, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I fell in love with typography when I first saw ate abby’s blog and as well as her posts on IG :) It’s really something that I want to dwell on especially this summer. I love to paint and to draw and this giveaway is a must have for me not only it is from ate abby (that’s a bonus :)) But it is something that would surely help me to improve my creativity skills and as well to try something different and beautiful. I’ve never realized that typography could be this fun and really helpful because it creates something different inside you and something unique that you can share with your family and friends. :)

    I really really wish to win this giveaway so that I can further unleash the artistic being inside me :)

  98. Roweann Morito
    April 16, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Hi! I want to win because first I love both you and Fully Booked and second is because art is really close to my heart. Art has helped me go through many bad days and anything that can help me grow and love art more will be greatly appreciated.

  99. Johanna Kho
    April 16, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I want to win this because i want to enhance my lettering skills. I already attended one of your workshops and i really enjoyed it. Hoping to win this book!! :)

  100. Marian
    April 16, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Hi, Abbey! I want to win so that I can be further inspired to learn and practice lettering/typography. Thanks so much for the opportunity! :D

  101. Angeli Manabat
    April 16, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I’m a big art enthusiast and it would really mean a lot to learn from that book!

  102. Hope Due
    April 16, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I want to win these goodies because I believe that these could be a good start for me to hone my skills in lettering, typography, and calligraphy. Ever since I was little, I am often fascinated by letters written beautifully and ache for a handwriting as beautiful and neat like those that I have seen but I have a complicated time imitating and mastering the styles that I have viewed that is why I made word arts and typographies using Photoshop instead. I love making soft copies of inspirational quotes but I want to try making these quotes appear beautiful using my own hands. I also hope that I will be able to inspire others to try typography as well. Thank you! :)

  103. Patricia Diosana
    April 16, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    As a beginner in lettering, these goodies will be a BIG help on my progress. AND! I’ve been searching/looking for Drawing Type for ages! All of the Fully Booked I went to, the book was either not yet available or out of stock! =)

  104. Marzi
    April 16, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Yay. Thanks for the giveaway. I want to win the goodies, the book would really help me to improve my skills in calligraphy.

  105. jade
    April 16, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    i want to win these goodies because i want to explore new stuffs like making typographies. It would be really great to win the book because i know that it will really help me improve my lettering skills and have a better penmanship, too :—)

  106. Amanda
    April 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    this would totally be a great birthday gift if i win <3

  107. Phoebe Ruth Roberto
    April 16, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Ms. Abbey! :) I’ve been a very big fan of how letters can become so beautiful and rich in art. I usually do lettering at home since it removes the stress out from me. Then I saw bloggers do calligraphy, lettering and typography and it made me interested more into this kind of art. I’ve been having my informal training/ self help training and I believe it would be a thousand better to have a good book about typography and learn more about it from the experts. Experts who had spent years in this field and place them in one book! :)

  108. Aika
    April 16, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    If I win, I’m giving this as a retirement present for my mom who’s always wanted to try typography!

  109. Betina Sy
    April 16, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Hello! I want to win this book because I know that it can help broaden my knowledge on hand lettering which plays a significant part in the field of art/design – which is something I am very passionate about. I strive to continuously study and learn more about art and design in order to develop and enhance the skills I have. With these knowledge and skills, I hope to produce artworks that will be relevant to the society. Thank you!

  110. Alyzza Clein
    April 16, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Hello! I would want to win these goodies because It would not only inspire me to do and to be more of what i am capable of, to unleash what i might be in the near future, but also to inspire other people likewise to how you do to me, and to help people (my friends and family specifically) who would want to learn to acquire or to enghance their knowledge of the said skill of the art of lettering/typography by sharing what i might get from winning this giveaway. :)

  111. Heleina
    April 16, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Last year I’ve started doing a bit of typography and now I want to be able to do lettering as well. My friends and I have been interested in it for the past few months and we wanted to learn further. Having this book will certainly be an inspiration for us!

  112. Gab Pineda
    April 16, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Winning Drawing Type and your hand lettering sketch pad would be an ideal way for me to improve my calligraphy as I just started to learn and love it. Lettering has contributed a part of my life, showcasing the creative side of my personality, and most of the time I find it as my chill pill (I letter to relax). So, having these two goodies would help me improve my typing as well as finding my own way to express myself through lettering. Thank you for being an inspiration! :)

  113. sherra
    April 16, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I want to win these because they can help me in finding my own typography style. :)

  114. Irish Rabena
    April 16, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I want to win because being a Fine Arts student, I’m also inclined to lettering, and I believe that if I win and get the prize, my skills in lettering will be more improved and I can also apply this talent with other forms of art.

  115. Alf
    April 16, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Learning typography would be a great addition to my skill set in illustration and winning these pretty amazing goodies would really be of so much help! oh, and there’s no fully booked where i live so this would probably save me a lot of money (just being realistic heehee)

  116. Erica
    April 16, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    I joined because I want to give myself a chance to retry typography, calligraphy, etc. I gave up because I lack knowledge about it. This giveaway can be a big help for me since I can bring those babies anywhere and I can write every time I feel writing.

  117. April Angelo
    April 16, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Winning these goodies will definitely enhance my skills. As a growing and an aspiring letterer and designer (both digital and manual), I am very open to seek help not only from the people around me but from different materials as well. I would be very glad to win these because I am very eager to learn and apply/use the various techniques I will be learning from the book. I would also like to have the personalized sketch pad by my artspiration, Abbey Sy. It will be a perfect gift for my 18th birthday this coming Sunday :)

  118. Bianca Diokno
    April 16, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I want to win this because I want to gift it to my sister so it can hone her artistic talent further.

  119. Ayami
    April 16, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Art, that’s my passion. And recently, lettering is in the center of attention. I sometimes stay late at night searching for lettering inspiration from your instagram account. Huehue. And finally, I will be able to attend a workshop with YOU to kick off my lettering journey. *happy kid* very excited about that. You have inspired me to start my lettering journey although I still feel a bit nervous about it. But I hope with your workshop and this book (please please please) I will be able to take my lettering skills TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!! I know this book will PUSH ME and INSPIRE ME to do more lettering and PRACTICE more!!! So I hope I win (although I have shown to be unlucky with contests like this. STILL HOPING FOR THE BEST)!!!!

  120. Nikki
    April 16, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    I am a big reader of books and maybe a little bit of a hoarder keke. A few days ago I bought myself a book that I was eyeing for awhile. I am striving for that improvement since I’ve been in love with lettering ever since I was in high school. So I thought, ‘hey, why not read one and learn from it’ and went to the bookstore to have one. That’s why I wanted to have this book too in order for me to get to know more about lettering and typography as well. Crossing my fingers on this!

    By the way, I really loved looking at your pictures when you were in Europe. Life goals indeed! I want to go thereeeee! Thanks for the giveaway!

  121. Jamiya Velandres
    April 16, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    These goodies would be perfect to enhance my skills and I really really want the book because I’ve been looking for that book for ages! Because every time I go to Fullybooked, the book was out of stock or not available yet :( I hope I win because these goodies would really help me a lot :)

  122. Jade Anne Ward
    April 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I want to win this giveaway because I want to try this particular form of art. I’m not much of an artist, really. I’m more of the technical drawing type, and even that I can’t do very well. I’ve always wanted to have a guide book on lettering and calligraphy, because I think it can express my love for words and colors at the same time. Thanks for the chance!

  123. Kevin
    April 16, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I’m racking my brains to think of the wittiest answer I could think of but the only thing that keeps coming to mind is the fact that everybody wants to win something. I want to win something. I’ve never won anything in my life. LOL. And, it would be really, really great if I won something that would teach me a new craft.

    PLUS, IT’S A FREE BOOK. *sniffs new, glossy pages*

    I’m pretty sure there’s something in it I can use as an inspiration to fill my empty, stark white room. Hoping to fill every inch of my room with quotes to kick me into straightening up and focus!

    Hoping to sniff the pages and rub it on my cheeks… Oh, and, yeah. TO LEARN! YEY. *confetti*

  124. Shawn Alviar
    April 16, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Honestly, I do not like my chances of winning this giveaway because it seems like other people need it more than I do. I think I only joined this giveaway contest because I really can’t save up money to buy a copy of it, and most of the Fully Booked branches are too far from where I live.

    Typography seems like a really good area of expertise when it comes to graphic design.

    Personally, I really love knowing about how fonts— or typefaces —are made and which go well together. I learned about it on my own, with knowing that there are actually books about that sort of topic available. Because, come on, who would spend almost 4 hours staring at a screen just to learn about to kern more? (The obvious answer would be me.)

    It would be a great thing to win but I guess I am not cut out to win. It didn’t hurt to just try because I have very low expectations of winning anything.

    I may win, maybe not. Who knows? Congrats, in advance, to the one who will! :)

  125. Joal Rose Lin
    April 16, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    I’ve known Abbey for years and I’ve seen her progress. Who once was a stranger to me is now one of my most admired local artists, and I aim to also be one of the many wonderful talents, albeit in my own weird way.

  126. Maria Catrine Go
    April 16, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    My heart always scream for lettering. Winning these will surely enhance my “skills” and awake my creative side. I just rely on letterers’ ig vids and if fortunate, vlogs talking about the basics. Having a book like this will not a problem for me since I’m a big reader of everything with words (no kidding, I even read the ingredients of chips everytime I eat ’em).

    So really, I am joining all your giveaways yet time forbids. Hopefully, these end up on my bookshelf.

    Thank you and I just want you to know that you are the best. xx

  127. Danica
    April 16, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    This would be /the/ perfect gift for my sister’s 18th birthday! Please please please!!!!

  128. alexis amancio
    April 16, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    I want to win this giveaway because i love sketching quotes and i even literally sketch everywhere (Like back of notebooks and books, tissues, walls (sorry), doors (sorry mom), chairs (sorry again), etc.) hahahhaha! i love you abbey! Fan since ’12. Stay awesome! :*

  129. Faye
    April 16, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I am beginning to set the time to do the things I love (and feel I will love). Winning this will really encourage me to study calligraphy/typography, although I’m not saying I won’t start if I don’t win.

  130. Abby
    April 16, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    I would like to win this giveaway because I would like to expand my skills and knowledge on typography. I want to win this because I have always like the idea of lettering but usually gets discouraged when I see the result that I dont really like haha. So, having this book would hopefully improve my skills.

  131. Kayla Meagan
    April 16, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    With the extra time I have this summer, I want to improve on my lettering and typography skills. I feel like these goodies would definitely give me a push in the right direction, especially coming from someone whom I’ve looked up to as an artist :)

  132. Jess
    April 16, 2015 at 11:46 pm



  133. Lausanne Barlaan
    April 16, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    This would be the best graduation gift!

  134. JAM
    April 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Hi! Art and design has always been close to my heART ever since. It would be fantastic if I would be lucky enough to win these awesome goodies from one of the people who inspired me to pursue my passion!

  135. NIA
    April 17, 2015 at 12:08 am

    This would be a great start in learning typography. I have read your blog about your recommendations on this book and I have wished for this book to help me learn more about typography. I do hope I win. Fighting! :)

  136. Joie Reyes
    April 17, 2015 at 12:08 am

    I really want to win this cuz i really love typography and calligraphy these days. Ms. Abbey Sy is one of my inspirations these days and how she grew and developed her skills really enlightened me, so I want to win this as well cuz i want to know and explore more about typography :))

    April 17, 2015 at 12:25 am

    I have been very fond of lettering since the buzz started and I can truly say my passion has lead me to better artworks that I never imagine I could do. Learning more skills through this as another journey would be a supplement to my hand- lettering knowledge

  138. jeinalyn torren
    April 17, 2015 at 12:43 am

    I love everything you did ms. Abbey. And I want learn those things you did. I love lettering but I’ m not good as you. You inspired me. Thank you for inspiring us. I know you inspire many people. God Bless.

  139. Madz Madaje
    April 17, 2015 at 1:23 am

    “Here’s the thing: I have this frustration with using new art materials. It’s either I’m too intimidated by it (especially with high end, expensive brands) or I end up storing them for a long time and not using them because it freaks me out. *Me and my weird tendencies* ”
    These words are just like what’s inside my head most of the time. I usually tell myself that I’ll start to learn typography and enhance my painting skills again yet I end up wishing upon the stars and doing some other things. And so upon reading your post, once again I got inspired. I know your sketchpad+drawing type will motivate me more. Hope to win :) But if not, I believe that he/she will be so happy to receive those wonderful goodies, thank you :) God bless!

  140. Claire Operio
    April 17, 2015 at 1:39 am

    I need this in my life because type books makes me & my artsy friends happy more than anything so if I win I’ll share this book with them :)))

  141. Clarienith
    April 17, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I want to win this because I wanted to explore more of my creative side! :)

  142. Clarienith
    April 17, 2015 at 1:59 am

    I want to win this because I wanted to explore more of my creative side! And it would be a good start

  143. Denise
    April 17, 2015 at 2:08 am

    I feel the same when having high-end materials. My mother gave me a Van Gogh Watercolor set as a gift which I haven’t opened till now hahaha afraid that I’ll just waste it. Anyway, hoping that I would win this giveaway! This will surely help me in improving my skills in typography. :)

  144. Kendee
    April 17, 2015 at 2:22 am

    I have always been fascinated with calligraphy/typography since god-knows-when! Winning these awesome treats will surely pump up my eagerness to improve on the art. *crossing my fingers and toes that I win this one*

  145. Vanessa
    April 17, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Hiiiiii I’m actually trying to win this contest for a friend, I didn’t tweet about it because I’m sure she’d see this. But if in case she does then aww AM I THE SWEETEST BFF EVER OR WHAT????? Anyway, I’m trying to win this for her since I’m kinda like her BIGGEST fan. I mean she’s so good, all her instagram friends can attest to this! (The website I indicated here is her IG account) It all started as a pastime for us (well she was good na ever since HS), especially when our profs are boring (btw we’re also from DLSU lolz #AN1MO) and she really got better at it. Although she would only usually get inspirations online, even from you hehe, I want to help her find her own style and I guess this book would really help her. She’s also a fan of your work, Abbey! She wanted to try out your internship thingy but she didn’t meet any of the given criteria! Please help me win this for a really great friend with solid skillz like you!!!!! We’d also love to meet you! You’re such an inspiration <3 Thanks, Abbey! :)

  146. Annika
    April 17, 2015 at 4:50 am

    I have been inspired to start calligraphy ever since I tumbled upon some calligraphers not so long ago, one of which is Abbey Sy. I have wanted to join workshops but never had the audacity to go since I barely knew anything about typography and such. (Why not save myself the embarassment?) This giveaway is basically an opportunity for me to do something very alienated to me. I want to start a new learning experience, especially now that I am in summer vacation and would like to have new hobbies for me to apply later on in my life.

  147. Dominique Pamoso
    April 17, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Scrolling through the comments to type up my own, I suddenly realized how small the probability of me winning this giveaway would be. This is my first time doing something like this so I have no idea how this goes.
    But I really do love your work. It makes me want to strive harder to get better at my own works. Being lucky enough to attend your TEDx talk gave me that inspiration. I wonder if I could push my luck a little bit more. I really want to win this.

  148. Dominique
    April 17, 2015 at 5:11 am

    This is my first time doing something like this so I have no idea how this goes.
    Scrolling through the comments to type up my own, I suddenly realized how small the probability of me winning this giveaway would be.
    But I really do love your work. It makes me want to strive harder to get better at my own works. Being lucky enough to attend your TEDx talk gave me that inspiration. I wonder if I could push my luck a little bit more. I really want to win this.

  149. Kenneth Tabafunda
    April 17, 2015 at 6:35 am

    I have been learning about letters and type for the past year and Abbey Sy is one of the letterers I admire the most. I hope I win this book and learn from the same stuff Abbey learns from :(((( Someday I’ll be great also and this book will definitely help me get there!

  150. Cyrene Ng
    April 17, 2015 at 7:26 am

    I want to win this kit so I get to be inspired and learn for free =)

  151. Thea
    April 17, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I started to take interest in Lettering because of you, Abbey Sy and I’ve been a fan of your works as soon as I laid my eyes on it. I also want create beautiful lettering artworks like the one you post on your sns accounts and I think that with the help of this book, it will be possible and it will also open me to more styles and design concepts! It will surely improve my skills along the way! I’ve always had a hard time looking for lettering/typography books so winning this giveaway will be a great experience for me :”)

  152. Gillian Sandigan
    April 17, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Despite my love for lettering and calligraphy, I’m a person who’s never really had enough money to splurge on art supplies and books. My arsenal is quite limited: I have a single black Zig brush pen and six Unipins. The rest are just random pens and markers I have. Most of the time, when I practice lettering, I’m left to scribble on bond paper and scratch paper and my only source of instruction is the Internet. Until recently, I’ve never considered myself as an artsy person, I was always so frustrated because I have zero talent in drawing. But upon learning about the art forms of lettering and calligraphy, I immersed myself in these two arts.

    Winning this giveaway would really mean a lot. It would grant me one of the type books I’ve been hunting for and hopefully it would be the first in my collection of type books. And with the hand lettering sketch pad, I’ll finally have a place to practice lettering and calligraphy. All in all, winning this giveaway would be a milestone in my journey of continually developing a lifelong hobby.

  153. Melissa Cruz
    April 17, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I want to try calligraphy and typography and I know this book can guide me.

  154. Andrea Quan
    April 17, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I would want to enhance my skills in lettering. These goodies will surely help me practice lettering/ typography, the book will bring me so much inspiration and idea that could help me come up with my own unique style or designs. Your notebook will surely be the bowl to my creative ideas and be my motivation to pursue getting better in lettering/typography.

    Thank you Abbey for this giveaway!

  155. Krizzia Sapinit
    April 17, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I want to win these goodies because I believe this would be a perfect chance to start my lettering ~*career*~ Lol. Kidding aside, I really want to do lettering artworks of my own (of course, I’m inspired by you!) and these stuff will help me achieve it! :)

  156. Mikee
    April 17, 2015 at 10:31 am

    This book is a good way to unlock my creative side that has been hibernating for quite a time now :)

  157. Catherine
    April 17, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I really want to win these goodies because I’ve been really interested on lettering (and you have been my inspiration for it) but because of the lack of materials (and money for it), I am unable to fulfill my want of practicing this kind of art. I have been joining numerous giveaways with the hope that maybe someday I’ll be able to bring home some of these materials and be able to achieve my dream of finally being able to experience lettering the proper way. :)

  158. Sandee Suan
    April 17, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I really wanna win this giveaway because it’ll be so helpful for a beginner like me to learn more about lettering and typography. This book will mean everything to me!

  159. Maricon
    April 17, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I want to win these goodies because as a future multimedia artist, I want to explore more of the finest lettering/s by great artists. Just like you, Abbey I am so amazed by your feed on instagram, those professional strokes that make me go… wow idol! Typography is one of my goal/s to achieve this summer, lettering like a pro and just letting your mind flow, let your creativity be shown and many more. I know that this book can greatly help those aspiring artists to pursue more and dream more. I know that there are also people who badly wants this awesome book, but for me it would be a great opportunity if I win this give-away. I really adore nice typographies ever since, I just want to stock more knowledge about those different kinds of letterings. Good Day ! :)


    April 17, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Hi Abbey! The reason I want to win these goodies is because, first of all, they are from you. You have been my inspiration for type since I have discovered you last year. I love the way you express yourself and the way you have confidence, and I really love your lettering. If I were to win these, I would really work hard to improve my type and be like you. The second reason is, I wouldn’t want to waste the chance to win this giveaway, even if I have like uhhhh a 2% chance to win. I know these other people want to win like I do, and I hope whoever gets/wins this giveaway can use this to fulfill their dreams in lettering. Have a good day Abbey! :”)

  161. Esme
    April 17, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I am hoping in winning this giveaway for 2 reasons. First is I want to excell in my passion and be confident because for some unknown reason, I am very insecure about my art so I basically went incognito in Instagram by creating an art account aside from my personal one. Second is, I am badly in need of help hahaha, I need assurance on my work, let it be watercolor ones, lettering, sketches, name it and I’ll try to do it. That’s it, I guess. AND ALSO, I am inlove with prints and me seeing these snaps from the book, makes my insides melt. I genuinely know that these material will help my 15 year old self doing what I love and finally have the right materials to do so.

  162. Dianne Napoles
    April 17, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I’m trying to enhance my skills in different art forms and these might just be of big help! I want to win these goodies because I want to be able to do hand lettering the right and systematic way. Also, I’d rather get help from a good book rather than tons of resources from the Internet, cause it’s much much more accurate (for me). :)

  163. erika
    April 17, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I want to win this amazing book and your amazing pad because it will be a huge help for me to improve and will keep me inspired. Starting the craft with these would be so awesome.

  164. Camille
    April 17, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I want to win those goodies because I’ve been wanting to learn calligraphy for so long. And winning those goodies will definitely push me to finally start learning it. I’ve been busy with my studies for the past years and I want to try other stuffs than reading our textbooks lol. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway! God bless and may you inspire more people like me to unleash our creativity. :)

  165. Rouella Fajardo
    April 17, 2015 at 11:25 am

    When it comes to typography and calligraphy, I’ve got to be honest- I’ve barely scratched the surface. I did try doing it a couple of months ago (not too many tries though, just less than 5 times), but I am not used to how precise it should be or how careful I should be with my strokes. I draw and paint, but I find it challenging to do types. With this book, I really hope to learn more and basically get over my fear of types (if that’s even a thing, lol). I want to go out of my comfort zone and explore something that would help me improve as an aspiring artist. Please choose me, Ms. Abbey! :) This book (and the pad!) would be such a blessing to my future artistic endeavors. :)

  166. Judy Lyn Aroy
    April 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Abbey Sy! Hardcore! You’re truly blessed in your talents. For the giveaways. It is not me who wanted that book but it is my hand. My hand with full of interest, my hands who have veins with bloodart that makes my body and mind passionable aesthetically and shall bring me to the world of art further. And if I ever win this book, this book will be a way to enhance my skills. And I hope that I can also inspire someone by the means of art especially in letterforms. #ABCGiveaways

  167. pat abalos
    April 17, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    i really wanna win because i’m pretty new to the world of typography and hand lettering and i’m really really interested in it so i wanna learn and improve my skills and i believe that by winning this giveaway, it can be a stepping stone the developing and honing whatever skill i have. I know i already have the passion for it so i think i just need the proper guidance and inspiration to develop and get better.

  168. Royce Martinez
    April 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I would really love to win this giveaway because this will be my first ever book for lettering, which I really need. As a beginner, I want to improve more of my craft and lettering skills.

  169. Patty Villegas
    April 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I am no good in expressing my thoughts through creative illustrations. Instead, I use the power of words to convey my feelings. I wanna win this book to enhance my art on typography and gather added type inspirations.

  170. Khelsy
    April 17, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I need to win this giveaway because this can help me to start my lettering hobby. I often try to do lettering and calligraphy but because of the lack of materials, I cannot practice it more. This can also help me in my chosen course in college. And this can develop my love for calligraphy more. ❤

  171. Samantha
    April 17, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I want to win the materials in the giveaway because I would really want to up my skills in lettering and typography. I would also want to learn more about the art in a sense of its structure and how to perfect it (even though perfection doesnn’t exist!).

  172. Sheidz
    April 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I have been a silent follower of yours for quite some time now, and truly admire how talented you are. You are just out of this world! :) You have inspired me to be creative and it was thru you that I fell in love with words and eventually, lettering. So, I am joining this giveaway with the hopes of getting a “Hello and a Congratulations” from one of the most talented people eveeeeeer + a GOOOOOD lettering book!

    Keep inspiring us, Abby Sy!

  173. Alyzza
    April 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I am really fond of lettering and calligraphy ever since I was in Grade 8 and trully I am inspired by your works! Sad how I never really had any formal acceleration in lettering because I never had materials, books, nor attend any workshops and other stuff which will help me learn and improve (sad financially challenged life of a highschooler). I would really love to win those goodies because I believe it would help me improve my skills and would help me carry on with my dreams to be like you (you’re so awesome; in life-living and being an artist, I cry). I also have type-geek friends, and books are meant for sharing, so… we’ll all learn together! I’m really looking forward to win because if I do, I’ll earn several ticks on my bucket list ;) Yayy!!!

  174. Chantal
    April 17, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Hoping to win these awesome giveaways!

    I have always admired Abbey Sy’s determination and passion to achieve her dreams. I feel like she pours out a ton of effort and planning in all the projects she does.

    I do hope to get a chance to master lettering and produce beautiful and inspiring artworks as well.

  175. Lois Macorol
    April 17, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I could use more inspiration in my snail mail endeavors and would love to win these goodies!

  176. Kassandra
    April 17, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I want to win these goodies because it’s the closest thing I can have with experiencing a class (kind of) with you. I’m from Mindanao and can’t really afford to go to Manila to join your classes. So wining this would mean a lot.

  177. Clarisse Provido
    April 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I badly want to win this book since I’ve been collecting art books where I have been getting my inspirations and influences, and for sure, this book will be a great addition to my existing collection! I’ve seen the preview through one of your workshops and I’d be happy to get a copy of my own <3.

  178. Kat Mercado
    April 17, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I want to win these goodies because, besides the fact that I could learn more in the art of lettering, I will be able to draw inspiration from a book and not from the Internet that only distracts me and makes me less productive. :)

  179. Kath Nerva
    April 17, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I want to win because these materials will definitely help me as I practice my lettering and calligraphy. Been following Abbey and her art-ventures recently and what I can glean from her stories is that practice is essential in mastering this craft. This art is also based largely on technique but it also requires one to exert one’s individuality. I do think that having the Drawing Type book will help me become more informed about the different styles and techniques so that eventually I may be able to discover or even create my own style.

  180. Lera
    April 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I want to win this giveaway to get the book of course! But also because I’m fond of lettering and I tend to use the same fonts/templates/structures over and over again due to not having enough resources. I also do bookmarks for my friends and they usually give me cash in return and hopefully the cash that they give me would help with college bills.

  181. Aggie Aviso
    April 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks for this chance Abbey! I’ve been dabbling into making things with my hands again and I’ve always loved typography and writing – the book will certainly help me learn a lot!

  182. Patricia
    April 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I would love to win these goodies to level up my lettering and calligraphy game to beyond beginner. I’m passionate about these especially recently because I believe that creativity is also needed to grow even in a mundane type of job.

  183. Erika Liveta
    April 17, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    The first time I saw Le Reveur’s Facebook page, I have subscribed as soon as I can so i can have update if they will have a workshop nearby our place.. true enough, they will be having one here in Alabang this Saturday and I am BEYOND excited to come and learn new ways to be creative. If I do get this goodies, It will help me learn more about calligraphy and practice it too. I am a fashion design graduate, so calligraphy is new to me. Hopefully I can inspire people with the works I will showcase that it’s never too late to learn new stuffs! :)

  184. Andrea
    April 17, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I want to win simply because I want to be better, don’t we all? And this is gonna help me out big time.

  185. Ma. Clarice Lao - Itumay
    April 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I just finished attending a calligraphy class and I can say it is truly liberating. I enjoyed it so much that I want to pursue practicing it especially that I can use it for my dessert buffet business…

    I am still at the stage of exploring new materials so, I would love to try this.

  186. Ian
    April 17, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Winning these goodies would be the PERFECT gift for my girlfriend which would be on the 23rd of April. I know she has the skills in her, but she gets so down and frustrated at times that she wouldn’t even consider her art an “art”. You are one of her biggest inspirations and it would mean a lot to her (and me) if I get to win these goodies.

  187. Rina
    April 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I am always a fan of Ms. Abbey Sy. She is not only artistic but also inspiring. She gave life to my forever life peg @iamsuperbianca’s book Paano Ba ‘To?! Because of this, millions of Paano Ba ‘To?! readers were inspired and encouraged more in life. Her artworks there contributed a lot in the book’s recent distinction which is one of the best-selling books in the country.

    Other than that, I really wanted to win this because lettering is one of my favorite hobbies. Through lettering, I am able to inspire other people – just like what Ms. Abbey Sy did to me.

    This book will really help not only me, but also the people around me. So, hopefully…

  188. Katrina Seguira
    April 17, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Ever since I was 12 (I am now 17), I am obsessed with typography and books. So it may be an understatement that I totally flipped out when I saw you retweet fully book’s tweet. Lol.

    I want to win this giveaway because amidst all the chaos going on around me lately, I somehow lost my spark in typography and I know winning this book will light up my flame once more. And stumbling into this giveaway gives hope in my heart. OMG CHEESY. But yep, this would mean soooooo much!!I really want to be in the zone again. My sister and I are even planning to start a business soon so to rephrase that, I NEED to be in the zone again. I also have been self-thought ever since I can’t go to workshops because they’re too expensive for my life. HAHAHA.

  189. Cherry
    April 17, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    I was always fascinated with the world of hand lettering but it was only last year that I really pushed myself to practice it, after I saw Abbey Sy’s works on Instagram, actually. They’re so beautiful you would want to have her hands! :) Anyway, I love how I could express my feelings with drawing and writing letters. But most especially, I am glad that through this hobby, I get to see myself grow not only in this skill, but as a person. This book would really help me to hone my skill and inspire people through the messages that I draw and write. Whenever there’s a giveaway, I really join because that’s the only way I get to have this kind of stuff. Great art materials are way too expensive for me to afford so I really hope I win this time! :D

  190. Louella Lunas
    April 17, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I’ve never been lucky enough to win these kinds of contests but I’m trying it anyways. I would love to win the giveaway mostly because of the same reason as anyone else, to learn lettering well. But I would also love to win because I’m not luxurious enough to buy such materials or books. It would really be an advantage to win one of these. Also, I’m a lover of books and I want this to be part of my soon to be part of my big shelf of books. :D

  191. Joy
    April 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Gusto ko pong manalo ng giveaway kasi since nagbago yung academic calendar ng school ko ngayon at hindi po ako makasama sa mga workshops (as much as I want to) dahil super hirap po ipasok sa schedule ko yung dates ng workshops, magiging malaking tulong at inspiration yung mga giveaways kasi somehow, magiging guide ko sila para matuto mag-calligraphy. Haha!
    Any, okay lang na di po ako yung manalo basta,
    mabasa niyo po to Ate Abbey!! :”) Fangirling all the timeeee!!
    You’re so amazing and artistic! More power! God bless! <3

  192. Cloie Mananquil
    April 17, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I want to win because I want to try something new this summer. I can’t stop thinking of trying out lettering ( even when I’m in school, lol). Yes, I’m that excited. Because of that, I can’t wait for my summer to start! I think I’m in need of good company when I start my journey in type and lettering. Hopefully it develops into a hobby!

  193. Patricia
    April 17, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    I really want to win this giveaway because aside from the me wanting to hone my skills, I think this book would be really helpful in my career path. I’m taking up Advertising and typography, as my teacher pointed out, is not one of my strong points. So yes I want to win this giveaway to make me better as an artist.

  194. Zofia Lopez
    April 17, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Ever since I got to know of Ms. Abbey Sy, I’ve always been a lettering enthusiast and my love for it will continuously grow as time passes. I want to win the prize because it will be a very effective means of practice, especially that I am self-taught. The book can serve as a guide for me to brush up my passion for lettering and knowing that it’s from the amazing Abbey Sy just motivates me even more to be as good as her.

    Crossing my fingers!
    Love you! x

  195. justinne
    April 17, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    I’d really love to win the goodies because I love Art. That explains it all. :)

  196. Shekinah
    April 17, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    You’re so blessed! Hi Ate Abbey, I wish to win your giveaway because I haven’t been to any of your workshops even if I badly wanted too. The places where you conduct these workshops are a bit far from my place so winning this will make me feel connected to you and will make me learn something about what you do and why you’re so in love with lettering. You’re my inspiration ate Abbey. More power to you :)

  197. Fayne
    April 17, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Always always ALWAYS wanted to attend Abbey’s workshop but living far from Manila makes it impossible to do so especially with lack of funds. But this giveaway might be my first jump start to learning lettering while I’m still saving up for the workshop. I think it would be a great reminder for me, and a sign as well, to finally be brave enough to chase what I am passionate about and leave everything that makes me feel frustrated.

  198. Angel
    April 18, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I extremely want to win these goodies because Ms Abbey Sy inspired me to get started on lettering and i just keep getting fascinated more and more by all her works that she posts in IG. Because of her, I’m encouraged to try out this newfound art. Maybe, just maybe I can win this because I rarely get lucky in any raffle or random picking contest but who knows! Ms Abbey I’ll keep chasing you in workshops until i finally get a slot because I always run out of slots /sobs/ More power!

  199. Kim
    April 18, 2015 at 12:33 am

    I’m a writer and words are my livelihood. I want my presentation to be as beautiful as its content. And I believe I have all the wonders inside me to learn from this book.

  200. Lea Bernardino
    April 18, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Hi Ate Abbey,

    I’m one of the participants from your last workshop in La Creperie. It was so nice seeing you in person (though I’m actually regretting now that I wasn’t able to find enough courage to take a picture with you :< ) I really had fun learning new things from you! Hoping for you to have more blessings in life!


  201. Mariel Domingo
    April 18, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Lately, I have been into lettering and typography. There’s something about writing that makes it so therapeutic – it distracts me from all my worries and takes away the stress. I would really love to win this giveaway because it would be an opportunity for me to improve my skills and learn new techniques :)

  202. Patricia
    April 18, 2015 at 1:44 am

    I wanna win this giveaway because I want to improve more on lettering and the book could give me some inspiration for some pieces I might make in the future

  203. Ann
    April 18, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Whyyy? Because it would have been my first ever hand lettering book! xD And that would be beyond words helpful for me as I begin my trek as an artist. ^.^

    So yay! I wanna win this book. >.< That'd just bring me over the moon. Or was it 'over the rainbow'? Anyway, pick me pleaseeee. Hahaha. xD

  204. Maegan
    April 18, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I would love to win these goodies because I am a lettering enthusiast, and Abbey Sy is one of my greatest inspirations when it comes to lettering. As a beginner, it would be helpful for me to acquire this book in order to expand my knowledge about the field and to gain inspiration in my future works. Also, as a provincial resident, it is quite difficult for me to attend Abbey Sy’s workshops and to buy lettering materials, which are quite rare in my area. Winning the book and the sketch pad would be a very helpful tool for my growth in the field of lettering.

  205. Jessalyn Nalangan
    April 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I want to win this giveaway because I’ve been wanting to start on typography and calligraphy! :)

  206. Kahlil
    April 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    You inspired me to splurge in lettering & calligraphy so winning this giveaway would really help me become as great and skillful a you :) Thanks for the chance ! God Bless you :D

  207. Ma. Patricia Garcia
    April 18, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I want to win these awesome goodies because I really want to learn about calligraphy. The art really intrigues me, and I want to put life to random thoughts in my head. ;)

    P.S. I admire your works! You’re so talented. :)

  208. William Fan
    April 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I’ve been wanting to study proper letterforms and typography and this might do the trick! I also want to win this to share for my girlfriend, because she’s a fan of all things type and cutesy stuff as well. And I’d like to do more of these stuff with her! :)

  209. khristine
    April 18, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I really admire your talent and your works. I want to get the prize because I want to learn more. :)

  210. Charlene
    April 18, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    I freaked out when I saw this giveaway! I’ve always wanted to have this book because I’ve seen lots of artists who are using this and I thought that maybe it was a good book until you recommended it and I was convinced that it is one of the ‘must have’ books for starters like me! This book plus of course, your hand lettering pad would be a perfect gift for my birthday next month! I always join your giveaways but unfortunately, I never win :( I hope that I am meant for this one! Thank you for this giveaway Ate Abbey! Hoping to attend one of your workshops soon! God Bless :)

  211. Jayna Mae
    April 18, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I want to win this giveaway because I never hada chanve to join any of your workshops and I know by winning this may help medevelop my skills in typography! I also in dire need of a productive summer time! Thank you and more blessings to come your way Ate Abbey! God Bless! :)))

    April 18, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    When I met you for the first time during UP Design Core’s ACLE, something sparked in me. The dream to be as great as you are :) hehe (ULTIMATE IDOL) Ever since then, I have been experimenting. I have learned to “Trust the process” . I feel like I’m getting better and better through time (i think? :)) but being a college student with budgeted allowances can be a hindrance when it comes to purchasing art materials and books so if I win this giveaway, it will surely help with my practices and drills. Road to being as amazing as you are, ABC. Hopeful. :) <3

  213. Henrick
    April 18, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Winning this loot would help me on my lettering process and skills + these would be great in my future designs in my future art business! :)

  214. Mark Kyle D. Cortez
    April 19, 2015 at 12:23 am

    I really want to win this give away because I believe that it can really help me out a lot in many different ways. I’m a newbie at this and I’m really passionate and interested in learning more about this art of lettering.

  215. Venmar Christoppher G. Rivera
    April 19, 2015 at 2:02 am

    In my opinion, I’ve always thought that I lacked artistic senses and perspectives, but I do know how to appreciate art. I love literature and poetry which I believe is one of the most exceptional forms of art. I’ve only recently been really interested and curious with the subject of lettering and typography, and though I’ve encountered them in the past ( mostly in class ) this is the first time I’ve tried to actually produce and create art in the form of letters. The art of lettering is brilliant mix of two forms of art, literature and design. It would be amazing if I had the chance to get a few pick-me ups through this book which I’m convinced would help me tremendously. I’m a self-confessed beginner with this stuff and the goodies of this giveaway would be great help for me.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  216. Joyce
    April 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I’ve always wanted to try calligraphy and lettering but i lack with proper materials and winning this would be great so that i can practice and practice more! :)

  217. Frances Dei
    April 19, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I want to win the giveaway so I can practice more on typography and lettering and to help the creative juices flow

  218. Hanz Tan
    April 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Wow! This giveaway could really jump start my dream on starting up on lettering!

  219. Joanne Chu
    April 19, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Because I wanna be just like you <3 haha. Well, you are an inspiration!! HAHA
    and I think getting these items would help me push myself even more to practice lettering and improve myself :) and then of course pass it on

  220. Stephanie Roslinda
    April 20, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Why do I want to win this giveaway?

    It’s so easy to say that this will be really helpful in practicing lettering or calligraphy or whatever kind of art it is. But for me, I would say that this giveaway will not just help me in practicing but also in helping me to improve. Improve, not just in making art (lettering) but also myself. I wanted to inspire people, just like how ate Abbey Sy does to her fans, or followers, or admirers (or whatever she calls them, i mean us– you name it) of her works, by making some good (or great) art. I wanted to change myself through it. So I guess this will be really helpful for me.

  221. Myka Denila
    April 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Why do you want to win these goodies?

    I became a fan of the arts and everything artsy when I started college (it was a hidden passion) and this passion drove me to start practicing lettering with the guide of the internet, and believe it or not, I found myself browsing on Since then, it was a bookmark on my browser and a daily routine to check out what’s new. Years passed, I still find myself doing the same thing plus checking out type books at bookstores but never had the money to buy one. I really really haven’t bought at least one book and I regret not buying one when I had the money. So I just settled with scanning through the pages at bookstores and mentally photograph what I see. I even try to secretly rip plastic covered books (guilty uh oh) to see what’s inside. Books nowadays cost a lot and my Mom wouldn’t even buy me one cause she said I could just google it. But it’s a whole lot different when you read from a book.
    I can’t say I’m good at this, but I’m okay. People would acknowledge my “potential” when I scribble in between notes.

    So here’s me, trying out my luck for this giveaway (again and again), and trying to win my first ever Type book. Crossing my fingers for this again!

  222. Marielle Medina
    April 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I’ve always been a big fan of you ever since I discovered your work. Ever since then, I’ve scouted for books about typography and calligraphy, but I can’t seem to get myself to buy anything that sells for more than P500! This book is really good though and if I don’t get to win it, I’d definitely save up for it because you recommended it. It must be really good especially since they feature artists who does calligraphy too! I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed for this! Keep inspiring us Abbey! Cheers!

  223. Marielle Medina
    April 20, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I’ve always been a big fan of you ever since I discovered your work. Ever since then, I’ve scouted books about typography and calligraphy, but I can’t seem to get myself to buy anything that sells for more than P500! This book is really good though and if I don’t get to win it, I’d definitely save up for it because you recommended it. It must be really good especially since they feature artists who does calligraphy too! I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed for this! Keep inspiring us Abbey! Cheers!

  224. Marielle Medina
    April 20, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    You have been such an inspiration the moment I discovered you not too long ago. I started following you on instagram first and that in itself was very overwhelming. Seeing your creativity through typography, I wanted to try it too. What I did was scout similar books and eyed a lot, but I just couldn’t get myself to buy anything that sells for more than P500. This giveaway would definitely be very helpful and inspirational. I also like the fact that it features other creative artists. I found your instagram account looking for creative people all over the world for inspiration, so it’d be fun to get to see other people’s work as well. Even if I don’t get to win this, I’d definitely save up for it because you recommended it. I trust that it’s that good! The lettering pad looks perfect as well! Keep up the really amazing work, Abbey!

  225. Jessica Olaivar
    April 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I honestly think that a person must have at least one art form to live a beautiful life. (That sounds really cheesy but I truly believe that.) Inspired by the works of Abbey Sy and lots of other local artists, I’ve chosen lettering as one of my art forms. That being said, winning this giveaway would really add to my appreciation for letters and my love for drawing letters, and help me become a better letterer. My goals of becoming a better letterer is driven by the fact that being good in my chosen art form is really important to me because for me, it seems like I’m adding more beautiful things in the world, and the most simple but most important, is that lettering makes me happy.

  226. Fraulein Maricar Roa
    April 20, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Hi! I was asked to answer why I wanted these goodies and I guess the answer is simple: I want to explore more ways to channel all of my creativity. I have been meaning to start learning about calligraphy and lettering since I’m very fond of writing my favorite quotes or lyrics on paper. With these goodies, I could get started on my creative journey!

  227. arelalala
    April 21, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Hi Ate ABC! I’ve always admired your work especially when I watched your TEDx Talk on Life and Lettering. From then on, I knew that they weren’t just letters but they contain substance and meaning. I was inspired on how you grew as a letterer. I become more motivated to continue this craft. You taught me that to become successful in what you do, you must start off as a beginner. Winning this giveaway will really help me in improving my skills and all, especially that we’re thousands of miles away and I can’t join you in at least one of your workshops because you’re there and I’m here. So, I can only rely in watching tutorials in the internet, but with this book, I can easily practice lettering. But actually, I don’t just want to win this giveaway because of that reason, but it’s more of, I want to get something special from you because I’m really a fan. There are days when I get disappointed in myself because I can’t achieve what I have expected, but when I see your works, I get motivated to try again and improve. Most importantly, you helped me realize that lettering is my passion and this is not just wasting papers and ink. So, I’m forever grateful to that.

  228. Janet Marquez
    April 21, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Why do I want to win this giveaway?

    I became fond of Lettering during my first year in high school. I wasn’t that good but I practiced everyday and it did improved my Lettering skills. Up to my sophomore year, my friends were amazed by my lettering works. But when I stepped in 3rd year, I lost interest in lettering. I stopped doing what I once loved to do. I lost inspiration. Not until that very moment when I was scrolling in my instagram feed I saw Ms. Abbey’s account. When I clicked it I was amazed by her posts about lettering. I regret stopping during my junior year. But thanks to Ms. Abbey Sy, I wanted to start all over again. And with this book, I know I can do better than before. I found inspiration once more. I hope I can win this giveaway because I know this will help me to do what I loved to do.

  229. Janika
    April 21, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I’d want to win this giveaway since I admire lettering and typography and I love your work! they’re so pretty and they make me feel so happy and motivated I would love to share that with others too and I’d want to learn more about it and practice more, I believe this would help me out!

  230. Camille Elvina
    April 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I’ve been writing (more of doodling) since college and I want to improve and learn the proper way of lettering.

  231. Patricia Bode
    April 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    The first time I saw this giveaway I didn’t hesitate to repost and open up my thoughts and why I need to win this book , I just laugh because im expecting myself to be the last person to win this giveaway I’m not a lucky person when it comes to this stuffs but why not try? I really do love lettering and sketching so much , when I first visit abbey sy instagram account I just can’t leave anymore hahahahaha and then I saw her travel diaries I just can’t explain what Im feeling I really love the architectural designs she’s been drew through out the diary I really do want to learn from her , from how she see things easy and how she hold and stroke the brushes but sadly I never attended her workshop because Im so far away from the venue hahahaha Im from cavite by the way but to win this book , I think I’m going to be addicted on lettering not just sketching faces and I have a hard time to think style’s and design of letters and I just can’t make my OWN I just copied abbey sy work and put some (c)abbeysy on it HAHAHA and then my classmates admires my work I said to them that abbey sy and her work inspires me I’m looking forward who will win this adorable and full of lessons book and Im looking forward to be how abbey sy started.

  232. Alicia David
    April 21, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I want to win this giveaway because I want to enhance my skills in order to be socially confident. Winning this giveaway will not only give my materials and guide, but will also give me confidence to post what I have been practicing for a few months.

  233. jasmin aragon
    April 21, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I really want to win this because I know that I’m not that creative but I know this will help me improve :’)

  234. Christine Dela Cruz
    April 21, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I’ll be teaching arts and crafts this school year with the grade school students (G4-G6) and your giveaways would help both my students and I to further master our skills. With your works, I am inspired to include hand lettering as part of our activities in our Arts and Crafts Club. You will not only bless me with it but also the students. They would be glad to know that part of our lessons will be inspired by your works.

  235. Ela
    April 21, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I would like to win this giveaway because I want to learn more on the art of letters. It has fascinated my ever since I started writing. My passion furthered when I first saw your works. I would love to attend a workshop of yours someday. However, financial constraints has hindered me from attending one.

    I hope to win this giveaway to enhance my skills in lettering, and to share what I’ve learned from it to other people :)

  236. Celine
    April 21, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve been a fan of yours for a while now (ilang taon na ba… hehe) and I’ve always admired your works and it’s amusing to see how much your works have become more and more beautiful (yiee ♡) ♡♡ I’d love to win the goodies because I wanna widen my knowledge on lettering & your sketchpad looks amazing WAHHHH it’s so pretty I feel like all I’ll do with it if I get one is HUG IT jk HAHAHA ♡♡♡

  237. Alecsa Alcantara
    April 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    i wanna win this giveaway because i wanna expand my knowledge in lettering and hearing all your great achievements makes me want to follow your footsteps and be a great letterer someday :)

  238. KATH
    April 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    I want to win this giveaway because I’ve always admired typography. And I am really into quotes. I think it’s important to always have a reminder to be positive in life. All these people who’ve seen the world share their wisdom and it’s just good to know that no matter how bad life seems right now, it’s never as bad as you think it is. I’ve always been dreaming of being a traveler and Abbey Sy really is an inspiration. I really want this giveaway to practice my lettering, especially when I’m able to do lettering with quotes, how it would look so much colorful and full of life, because I really want to do lettering without erasing so much and wasting papers. I wanted to inspire people, just like Abbey Sy did to me, and maybe this will help, to let me find my part, in art, and in the world.

  239. Marian
    April 22, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I want to win this giveaway because first of all I am a fan of you and I am fond of lettering. Winning this giveaway from you would mean a lot. I also want to win this gveaway for me to enhance my lettering skills through the help of the book and the other materials included in the giveaway. I would also want to create letterings that are of the same level as yours because am still an amateur on lettering but I am practicing on it.

  240. Shekinah Jahziel
    April 22, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Hi. I’m so in love with you blog right now and maybe if I win this giveaway I can practice my skills in typography and lettering. I live in the province and looking for typography materials like yours is tough. You have to go to Manila or the nearest store just to buy one plus it’s quite expensive. Also, I can’t afford the workshops yet so I’m trying my best to practice on my own and the sources from the internet. Hoping you’ll read this and I’ll be praying for this giveaway. God bless you. :)

  241. April Lim
    April 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Love your work Abbey, and I want to learn how to do lettering for my scrapbooks :D

  242. alexis
    April 22, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    i want to win these goodies because they are beautiful and i think they will really help me improve in my lettering!!! aaa <3 <3 <3