Saturday, May 23, 2009

Competition ( Now Closed)

Four Zebra Prints To Win!
Competition ends June 6th.

I have four zebra prints to give away, just contact me here and let me know why you would like to win this fun zebra wall print!

I will do a post on this competition later with some of the comments you made.

Good Luck!

I am receiving some great comments, PLEASE keep them coming, the more people enter the more fun it is. It is great to hear all these lovely things said about my work (not going to my head at all!) Don't forget your print will be sent to any destination in the world, a great gift for a child (or adult!) and fun decor for their walls.



Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rolling!

Rolling!

I haven't quite been on a roll this week but have managed to finish my new growth chart - Rolling. I am trying to offer a larger range of growth charts to my customers and have been illustrating away on this new image to add to the range. The idea was in my head for ages and I just had to get it down on paper. It has taken me a couple of weeks to illustrate and will be for sale on my children's art online shop in the next week or so.

I am also thinking of offering wallpaper to my customers. I would love to see my illustrations filling up a whole wall. I have to illustrate some new images for the wallpaper, so I am eager to get started. The company Digi Tile will be producing the wallpaper, their work is amazing.

It would be great to hear your opinions on Rolling, it has been wonderful getting all your comments on my blog. I love hearing your thoughts so please leave some more!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Growth Chart Mad


New growth chart design to
add to my Wall Growth Chart category.

Yes, I have gone growth chart mad! I have had an idea buzzing around in my head that I just had to get down onto paper. I started the rough today, I want this to be totally opposite from my cat growth chart in my last post. I want this to be very simple with strong bold colours.

I never lost that excitement you feel as an artist of having an idea in your head and getting it down on paper. I used to be a bit more obsessive about my work, and would paint until the early hours to get an illustration finished. I am a little more controlled now and enjoy stepping away from a piece I am creating to do something else. Oh, the maturity of age!


Anyway back to my growth chart, I will post the final artwork as soon as I have completed it. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Finished At Last.



New growth chart design to
add to my Wall Growth Chart category.

This has taken me forever to do but at last it is finished. I feel like the lion on top of the chart- very happy! From the first post a few days ago to this finished growth chart, what do you think?


The next step is to send it to my printer for a proof, then if I am happy with the quality of the print it will go into production. I will let you know when it is available for sale on my online shops- CarlaDaly.com and CarlaDaly.co.uk

PLEASE
leave a comment.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Phew! New Growth Chart.


New growth chart design to
add to my Wall Growth Chart category.

Phew, is right, it has taken me a long time to get my new growth chart finished and guess what it isn't finished yet! I thought it would be nice to show you the progession of the chart. This is the first stage completed, the illustration of my image. The next stage (which I will blog about later in the week) will be the completed chart. I will have added the cm and inches to the growth chart and it will be ready to go to the printers. I would love to hear what people think about it so far? Please leave a comment.

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Work

World Map
now available at my shop selling art for kids

I have been illustrating two new growth chart designs, both are still unfinished! Where does the time go? I try and paint as much as I can, unfortunately time is restricted. I find this frustrating as I have to work on the other areas of my business.


Alphabet wall art
now available at my shop selling art for kids .

I have managed to create three new prints, two are images that I have used on other products on my site, my world maps and my alphabet. These two new prints are now available in my Kids Wall Art category.


Boat Trip
new baby art keepsake print

I have also illustrated a new image for my Baby Art Keepsake category. My baby art keepsakes are very popular and I really have to widen this range further, when I get the time. People love the personal touch that is created with these prints. You can add all the baby's birth details to the print- name, date of birth, weight, Mum, Dad, brother's and sister's name. I add this information by hand (and I wonder were all my time goes!) Between, admin, illustrating new ideas, getting them printed and personalizing them, promoting my site etc, etc. No wonder there isn't enough hours in the day!

My goal for the week- is to do as much painting as possible and to finish at least one of my growth charts. I hope to be blogging about one of them next week.


I would also like to thank all my followers of my blog, it is great to be receiving so many comments it really gives me a boost to know there is such an interest in my work.