Ave Mariabell Designs Blog

  • How Art Can Be Healing

    If anything good has come out of 2020, it's that many of us have probably picked up a new hobby or two. Because let's face it - most of us have mor...
  • Rising Revolution

    Are we at the beginning of a revolution? Was our pre-covid existence one we should settle for? One thing is certain: we are on a verge of a major t...
  • Inaction Is Complicity

    If you’re here, it’s because you want to take action steps towards making much needed changes in how the police play a role in our communities. It...
  • My Top 3 Boredom Busters

    Bored in quarantine? What did you do as a child to stay entertained?  As the world continues to social distance, those of us that have more than en...
  • Coping With A New World

    It has now been over a month since the first declaration of the state of emergency in Ontario. Some words we all must be sick of hearing? "Unpreced...
  • Keep On Keeping On

    Oh my, how the world has changed in a matter of days. In an effort to stay informed with the situation that is changing daily,  it has been so hard...
  • Behind The Scenes

    What goes on behind the scenes when you are an artist, entrepreneur and small business owner? A LOT! But what I love the most is being able to work...
  • Evolution from Student to Entrepreneur

    Top 10 Highlights of the Decade It’s funny where life takes you… especially in the span of over 10 years…. Typically this time of year, I will blog...
  • Australia and Canada Fight Fire

    Today I was inspired to create a piece of art to raise awareness of the catastrophic fires happening in my home country, Australia. My art below is...
  • More Presence, Less Presents

    As an artist and online retailer, it is my job to engage in the highly commercialized holiday season. Attending local markets and selling my art is...
  • The End to Start New Beginnings

    It's the end of an Era! We've been at Arts Market for three years, but for our business which started in 2016, it seems like a life-time ago. This ...
  • Halloween - Minimalist Style

    The streets of Toronto are decorated with spider webs, graves, ghosts, zombies and more! Although I am absolutely terrified of all things to do wit...