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

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canvas art on wood easel


because elephants never forget! How can anyone forget you if you gift this little cutie?!

Give some joy!

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 . .


custom commission artwork

Unique custom artwork

Would you or someone you Love like to have a very special piece of artwork?

You can pick your favourite animal or creature holding a balloon, ice cream, heart.... We can even draw your dog or kitty or hedgehog or whatever your heart desires!



I bought the Crazy Like a Fox painting and everyday I enjoy it more and more. It relaxes and calms my mind, while brightening my day. The work you have is some of the best I have seen and I hope you continue on making people smile with your art.


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



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