welcome to the world of once upon a design . . .

in a far far land of CHO

there lived an illustrator who drew cats & dogs & frogs & more.

​there were dark skies filled with the sun, stars and moon.

every day told a story of good and bad. 

stories of memories had.

the beginning

Best Sellers

cute whimsical greeting cards, love bunny heart, rabbits hare, cotton tails, note cards

greeting cards

give one to all your friends, family, co-workers, neighbours or just because they're so darn cute!  

each greeting card is blank inside and comes with plain white envelopes included [14x11 cm]

give some joy!

animal friends canvas growth chart, kid's room décor, cute whimsical animal illustrations, baby gift ideas, new moms

animal friends growth chart

animal friends canvas growth chart with a whole pile of animals!

watch your baby grow with these cute little dogs, cats, frogs and more...

makes a wonderfully unique gift . .

canvas art, frog & star, mini wood easel artwork, inspirational children's illustrations

hand drawn mini easel art

Thomas the frog is wishing on a star...

he's so close he can almost taste his goal!

Hand illustrated with ink and a touch of yellow lacquer paint for the tiny balloon on cotton canvas, ready to show off on it's own wooden easel




I love the growth chart I ordered for my daughter and so does she! The animals are adorable! Fast response times and shipping. Thanks!


These framed canvasses are really special. I am very happy with my purchase. The artwork is so whimsical, creative, and unique! They are such nice quality with a very nice frame. I purchased one for my sister for Christmas, but then decided to order one for myself also. I am really glad I made that decision.


Such cute canvas art! Was a gift for my friend's birthday and she loved it! Shipped on time.


proudly made in canada eh!

  • made in canada, ontario made, shop local, toronto artist, proud to be canadian, maple leaf, eh, beaverton ontario

​ once upon a design - wendy CHO



hello art

Have you ever walked into a restaurant or an office and seen a breathtaking painting, and wondered if you could bring it home? That’s what helloart is about — we partner with businesses to host local artwork, like "once upon a design" that customers can easily purchase.

once upon a design has been featured at:


Starving Artist

hello art Online

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Preston Gallery

we're excited to be a part of this amazing Uxbridge gallery again!

starting in June

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Riverdale Artwalk

Online Show

June 18 - July 2, 2021

August 20 - September 3
September 25 – October 9, 2020

Jimmie Simpson Park


Booth 27

August 21-22

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