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

Cat, frog, once upon a design

Best Sellers

Le mew french cat drawing

12x16 canvas art

Le mew, Le purr, Le meow! =^!^=

for this season, Le mew, the french cat is sporting his little red beret and a fashionable striped top

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.


The painting brings me joy every day


"custom order"

I have tears in my eyes…it’s perfect!!!Thank you for making this all happen


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



2023 shows

once upon a design flying piggie with balloon logo

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