When I first moved to Toronto I followed Art communities like Sketch.ca, Toronto Art Crawl, and Celebrate Toronto – wishing that I could one day be part of it. At the time I was working full-time, paying a mortgage and I had never imagined that I would live in Canada long term. 2 Years later I launched my online Etsy store, and 3 years after that, I’ve built my own little community of artists through “Love Toronto And Friends” and the “Love Toronto Creatives Meet-Up.”
Now living as a permanent resident of Canada, I am celebrating the 3rd year anniversary of launching Ave Mariabell Designs! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine to be living on this side of the world working for myself as an artist! I believe that creating abundance in your life starts with appreciating what you already have, and celebrating every small victory along the way. Here is a look at some of the best of our skyline designs, collaborations and achievements over the past 3 years.
1. Skyline designs.
I have over 30 designs, however a few of my favourite skylines I’ve created are Chicago, Moscow and of course Toronto. I love Toronto for the ultra minimal look of the buildings against the sky dome and CN Tower. I love Chicago because (apart from Dubai -a skyline I am yet to draw), it is considered by some to be the Architecture capital of the world, and it is next on my bucket list – especially to visit Cloud Gate.
I love my Moscow skyline designs because I think it really captures the unique building forms that occupy the city. It is also my dream to one day visit Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Ottawa is the most recent skyline I have designed, and it is released here for the first time on my blog!
I have collaborated with many influencers over the past 3 years, and here is one of my recent collaborations with Instagram influencer @my_norfolk_nest. Alicja and I share the same enthusiasm for Scandinavian inspired spaces. Take a look at my prints which suits her minimalist kitchen perfectly!
From bloggers to interior design gurus, I am so grateful to be able to share my art with people who are equally enthusiastic about their love for the cities they have travelled to.
In the last 3 years I have been so fortunate to work with corporate companies such as Square Up and Google Canada. It has also been a delight seeing my designs in small local boutique stores such as Brimz on Queen West.
Although we are largely based in Toronto, it is my goal to have Ave Mariabell Designs internationally recognized. A boutique gift item store to rival with high-end brands, selling cherished mementos of cities you love, in cities all around the world!
Ave Mariabell Designs is locally established but made for the world. Share the journey and take a piece of the city you love home. It’s been a crazy three years and we anticipate a lot more in the years to come! We are continuing to grow our global outreach and invite you to follow us on our journey – follow us on Instagram and Facebook!
Until next time,