Ave Mariabell Designs Blog

  • Self Employment During a Pandemic

    It’s been a hard year for everyone and for those self-employed like myself, it can sometimes be even tougher. The impact of government restrictions...
  • The Minimalist Life and Living Simply

    Once upon a time in the land down under, I had a mortgage, a car, a full-time corporate job - everything you could expect from a twenty-something, ...
  • Fall Wardrobe Essentials

    Ave Mariabell Designs Newsletter. Travel in 2020 has been uncertain. Instead of traveling out of your city, why not have your fave city come to yo...
  • The Dark Side of Self Help

    2020 has been defined by tragic world news - from the Australian bush fires, to the pandemic and ongoing worldwide protests - it seems as if every ...
  • WE ARE BACK!

    Oof, it's been quiet a turbulent year so far! Normally during the summer we would be participants in various local markets all around Toronto. How...
  • 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...