Ave Mariabell Designs Blog

  • Art Launch Anniversary

    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 […]
  • Travel is a Universal Love

    Today, like every year on this day, I am celebrating an unconventional Valentines Day. I am celebrating my love affair with art. And my love for the tiny victories I have had with my art venture – see below some of the latest and greatest news and art at Ave Mariabell Designs. My biggest 2019 victory […]
  • Letter to Google

    So crazy thing… I recently discovered my Toronto skyline decal is on display at the @google headquarters in Toronto! Thanks to fellow entrepreneur @nastockcompany for recognizing my work and tagging me. Turns out it’s been on display there since 2017! I’d sold it to an individual, not knowing they bought it for Google! Now I’m on a mission to find […]
  • Abundance through Minimalism

    I have a confession. I’m scared. Scared that one day I’ll no longer get to share my art with the world. One day, the realities and expectation of society will come tumbling –  that I will have to conform back to the 9-to-5 grind. There is a voice telling me that there is no way […]
  • Top 10 Highlights of 2018

    It’s that time of year again that has me reflecting on the highlights that made the last 12 months incredible. Each day, each week and each year as an entrepreneur is an unpredictable one. Although there were challenging events, this blog post highlights only the best of 2018. I’ve learned that I am somebody who […]
  • ‘Tis The Season for Dreaming

    Wouldn’t it be great if I could travel the world while running a boutique travel brand with my designs? What if it could afford me the freedom to vacation with my family in Australia, whenever I wanted? What would it look like if @AveMariabell.Designs became a leading retailer in travel-themed products? I have a crazy […]
  • Latest News at Ave Mariabell Designs

    This blog is long over-due! It has been over 2 months since my last blog post, and there is so much to update! Scroll down to see all the latest and greatest news at Ave Mariabell Designs, including info on our new stockist, summer markets, and collaborations!   New Stockist! We are so excited to […]
  • Pura Vida

    The meaning of life. I made a mistake. I had it all wrong. For a long time, my life was a series of events driven by the desire to achieve more, be more, acquire more, and constantly compete. The culture that surrounds the mentality of, “go big or go home,” or “sleep until your dead,” […]
  • Spring Fair

    Love Toronto is back for a Spring Fair pop-up event on April 21st! Located in Kensington Market; a bohemian neighbourhood that draws artists and tourists to its indie shops, vintage boutiques and arts spaces. Come by to browse unique art and apparel from Toronto designers. If you love iconic art, you will find it […]
  • Life Changing Travel

    THANK YOU FOR HELPING US REACH OUR GOAL!  We are so happy to announce that we reached our goal to raise $1,000 to help build homes in villages within Costa Rica! Although we didn’t reach our original ambitious goal to send three volunteers, we are sending one volunteer to participate in the Build Abroad program. […]
  • Designs for the Toronto-Obsessed!

    The Love Toronto and Ave Mariabell Collaboration We are so excited to share our recent collaborations with Love Toronto! This gear is for the Toronto-obsessed. If you are proud to be a Torontonian and not afraid to show it, then you will love this! Toronto Skyline Toque YYZ Code Tee Club Toronto Crew-neck Sweater Black […]
  • Love Affair with Art

    February 14th. Today, words like this get thrown around: “You complete me.” “My other half,” or “My better half.” I am not a cynic, I promise. But these words are utter horse s#it. I am a complete human being with or without a significant other. Life is a solo journey with many visitors. And I […]