Hi! I’m Ashley, a first generation Filipina-American. I’m ready to break barriers and enter into spaces my family would’ve never approved of growing up. I want to show others who are like me that hopping into the world of creativity is possible. Not fulfilling the typical Nursing route, I explored industries like entertainment and hospitality. As a former Disney Cast Member, Red Carpet Representative, and Wedding Planner - I noticed all of these moments helped me prepare for today and on. My love for events has been prominent in my younger years as I’ve always been one who went a little extra step to add details for celebrations.
Back in 2019, while shopping at Paper Source, I stumbled across their brush lettering workshop and knew I had to sign up. With that one class, and a few workbooks later, I felt the urge to continue and letter away. I created my IG page, @dearlybe, shortly after as a place to showcase my crafts, I never would have thought to call it my business. Within the last year, I have added a few services like calligraphy engraving, laser engraving/cutting, acrylic signage, and picnic rentals. Through this, I’ve made connections with other small business owners, gained new friends, reconnected with old ones, and found a community of calligraphers. When I’m not working, my social life consists of eating out with friends, finding new and trendy spots, shopping and going to music events.
Excited to meet you at one of my classes, cheers!