Hi everyone! I’m Icy — born and raised in Manila. At 27, I moved abroad to study. Currently, I’m in Spain as a PhD fellow.
I started doing calligraphy as early as I can remember. I’ve always been a fan of pen and paper, and would doodle away in my notebook with hand-lettering and faux calligraphy. In high school, I picked up a Speedball calligraphy guide and got a bit more versed with strokes and calligraphy styles.
I had a long and dry calligraphy spell after high school, and only got back into the hobby while living abroad to do my postgrad. The mental energy I spent writing my thesis manuscript made me crave for a creative outlet to help me unwind. Some time later and after stumbling upon inspirational calligraphy blogs, I dared to try out dip pens and brush pens.
My aesthetics are ever-evolving, but I’m especially drawn to flowy freehand calligraphy styles and minimalist, clean designs with botanicals and only the slightest touch of color.
Through this blog, I hope you can find material to nurture your creativity through hand-lettering and calligraphy and find inspiration to achieve a clean and minimalist look in your projects, whether you’re a DIY bride or a small business owner. Together, let’s rediscover our creative bone with intention and achieve more with less.