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 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.

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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.

8 x 10 Chicago

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.

8 x 10 Moscow

Ottawa is the most recent skyline I have designed, and it is released here for the first time on my blog!

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2. Collaborations.

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!

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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.

3. Achievements.

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.

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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!

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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,

 

Sincerely,

Ave

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