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A B O U T .

Hello there and thanks for stopping by!

 

My name is Michelle Lo, aka MLO. I was born in California, went to New York for college, and have now ended up in jolly old England where I now spend most of my free time trying to consume obscene amounts of tea and bars of Cadbury's Fruit & Nut. (You may notice that the pictures on this page are very bright and sunny - they were obviously not taken in the UK!)

Made by MLO started in 2017 more or less as a new year's resolution. I felt it was time for a new hobby, and at the start of the year I decided to try brush lettering which eventually lead to me reigniting my love for calligraphy and picking up watercolors.

Growing up, I never really saw myself as artistic. I enjoyed crafts like knitting and cross stitch and I always liked to keep my hands busy, but I always scoffed at the idea that I could draw or paint.

Trying watercolors in 2017 has been such a wonderful leap of faith for me. Trying new things is scary! And I'll be honest, I wasn't very good when I first started, but I loved the freedom it gave me and the opportunity to express myself in a way I hadn't been able to before. And I hope to be able to share a little bit of that with you!

Feel free to drop me a line on the Contact page or head on over to my Instagram to see more.

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