Ave Mariabell Designs Blog

  • 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...
  • Fall-ing for High School Reggae Beats

    Orange you glad it's fall? It’s the season for be-leaf and fall-ing in love!  Acorn-y joke, I know! But so appropriate for the wild start to this s...
  • Artist behind the Art

    55 Random Facts About Me If you buy from small businesses, it's probably because you want to support your community. After all, it's nice to know t...
  • RUSTIC HOME DECOR

    "Creativity is the only worthwhile endeavor." -Unknown- Creativity can come in many forms - not just artistic forms such as painting and writing, b...
  • Clean space. Clear mind.

    Is minimalism just a fad? With the popularity of minimalist advocates like Marie Kondo and The Minimalists (Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodem...
  • Celebrating Milestones at Ave Mariabell Designs

    The bad news is time flies. The good news is that you’re the pilot. (Author Michael Altshuler.) It has been almost 5 years since I made a big move ...