I’ve been talking about journals in my Instagram feed @iam_artisan for a couple of weeks now. And that’s because I’ve been journaling religiously since the pandemic started.
It is my way of showing self-love, coping, healing, memory keeping and simply documenting my everyday.
Now, since I started journaling with the traveler’s notebook size a few years back, as much as I wanted to buy the Midori’s Traveler’s Notebook, I just didn’t have the budget then. Luckily, a very good friend of mine, Airees was selling her very own journal cover with her artwork on it.
Last year, since I got really into journaling more, I scouted for more local journal makers. Although, at that time, I still wished to own a Midori Traveler’s Notebook then, I just couldn’t fit it in my budget yet, until recently.
So, I searched for locally made journal covers and surprisingly, I found a lot in the market already, which is such a good thing.
So, in this video, I shared my recent journal covers that are proudly Filipino-made. You’ll see how these journals are beautifully made.
These three covers now hold my precious journals and some of the inserts are my Pandagdag journals. Being a maker who also owns a small shop, it just feels good to buy and support from other makers as well.
Do you also own or know and other local makers for journals? If you do, please share them in the comments. I would love to check them out.