194: The Art of the Travel Journal with Abbey Sy and Miriam Schulman

2022 IP Podcast - Episode 194 - The Art of the Travel Journal with Abbey Sy and Miriam Schulman

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Journaling has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. It’s known to help with finding inspiration as well. Since you are here, it’s a safe bet you too are looking for inspiration. We are deep diving into creative art journaling. 

Creative journaling, also known as visual journaling and art journaling, is known to today’s guest, Abbey Sy, as travel journaling. Abbey is a published author, creative, influencer, and YouTuber with more than 40K subscribers. 

In today’s conversation, Abbey details her creative experiences, combining her love for travel with editing, producing and so much more. 

In this podcast, you will discover…

Travel journaling and creativity with Abbey Sy: 

  • Producing YouTube content and creative direction 
  • Having her travel journals published as zines
  • Documenting life on paper to make art more accessible
  • Going through a creative energy slump
  • Who is the future Abbey?
  • Detailed account of being published 

“Travel journaling has a really special place in my heart, and I really would like to share that with other people, and with others who would want to know more about it.” – Abbey Sy 

Abbey’s obsession with art and her work ethic has created the opportunity to publish 7 books on all things creative and artsy, from hand lettering to calligraphy to her travel journals. Because creatives sometimes struggle with disciplined organization and productivity, Abbey also shares her best tip for staying productive. 

“Enjoy the journey. Live in the moment and really embrace every part of it. The good, the bad, and all these little things that make it great.” -Abbey Sy 

Don’t forget to access Abbey’s Free Toolkit and subscribe to her newsletter  

Links Mentioned

Connect with Abbey Sy: 




Books from Abbey Sy: 

The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy 

Hand Lettering A to Z 

The Art of the Travel Journal 

Check out Schulman Art’s Mindset Playlist and My Favorite Art Supplies for Art Journaling 


About Abbey

Abbey Sy is an artist, author and creator—but most of all, she loves to journal and document about her life and creative musings.

Over the years, she has pursued different creative passions—from writing and illustrating bestselling books, freelancing for brands, running a small business selling books and stationery, giving talks and hosting workshops on hand lettering and creativity, to building a community of artists and makers.

Currently, she creates and produces videos on YouTube and Instagram, manages a team for the Always Be Creating community page, hosts monthly journaling hangouts on Patreon, and is sharing more about her upcoming new book, The Art of the Travel Journal (August 2022). With her Always be Creating mantra, she hopes to inspire others to unlock their creative potential and move forward with their creative journey.

Website: http://abbeysy.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/abbeysy
YouTube: http://youtube.com/abbeysy
Patreon: http://patreon.com/abbeysy
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@abbeysy

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

After witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. Check out my best-selling book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, how to make money from your creativity, wherever books are sold. When I’m not in the studio, I split my time between New York City and a farmhouse in the country. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies

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Listener shout out of the week!

Awesome Podcast
Love the insightful and inspiring information from Miriam and her guests. As a fellow artist I am motivated to take my art career and endeavors to new heights! Thanks again Miriam.




In honor of the 300th episode of The Inspiration Place podcast, I'm giving away three $100 Amazon gift cards!

There are 3 ways you can win:

  1. Leave an honest video review of the book Artpreneur on Amazon. Go to SchulmanArt.com/Amazon to leave your video review.
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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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