Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
I know people are looking for great gifts for new baby, christenings, kids birthdays, kids christmas gifts, so I have added a new category to my website CarlaDaly.ie. My Christening Gifts Category is really popular and now I have added an Early Learning Gifts Category. In this category you can purchase a gift with educational value. Educational wall maps, height charts, alphabet wall plaques, so you can now educate and decorate at the same time!
Yes, I have finished my kids world map. Wow, it has taken me a month of very long days to finish it. I think it looks great. What do you think?
It is not available as a poster on my kids wall art site yet but I will keep you posted when it is!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
It has taken me a while but I have nearly finished my kids world map. I think it should be completed in about a week!
I would love to know your thoughts. I will be adding it my kids map range on my site as soon as it is printed.
Will keep you posted!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Here is a new image I am working on. Phew! This is taking a loooooong time to complete. Hopefully it will be available soon on my websites as a kids wall poster.
I will keep you posted when it is finished!
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
My kids map of America has been licensed to a large puzzle manufacturer in the USA, Ravensburger. To celebrate this I am giving away 2 kids USA wall plaques to 2 followers on my Facebook page. To win LIKE my page & SHARE this post on Facebook with your friends!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
My agent will be at The Licensing Show, Las Vegas in June. She will be introducing The Herdvillians to the world! If anyone would like to set up a meeting with her she will be at Licensing Liaison, Booth #4931 Art & Design, Mandalay Bay Conv. Ctr. Her name is Alicia Dauber and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
children's book / kids animation.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I have been working very hard on an idea for a children's book or a kids animation series. I would love an animation company to pick this up as I think it would be a great kids tv show.
If you are interested don't hesitate to contact me (email@example.com) or my agent Alicia Dauber at Licensing Liasion. She will be showing more of my Herdville illustrations at Surtex and The Licensing Show.
I am delighted to announce I have a new licensing agent and my work will be shown at Surtex in May and the Licensing Show in June. Her name is Alicia Dauber and her agency is Licensing Liaison. So, if you are interested in licensing my work don't hesitate to contact her.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
10 height charts to giveaway......I am looking for some fun names for my characters. Just name one chartacer and the funniest or coolest will win one of 10 height charts. Maybe get your kids involved, that would be fun I would love to see what names they come up with! Go to http://www.carladaly.ie/, http://www.carladaly.com/ or http://www.carladaly.co.uk
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A new piece of work to add to my christening gift and baby gifts category on CarlaDaly.ie. This will be personalised with baby name, the boat will be called Lisa's Ark (or the name of the baby you arfe purchasing the print for!). Baby's name, date of birth, Mum's name, Dad's name, sisters, brothers, hospital name and home address. This will be a large poster around 45cm x 60 cm.
It will be available on my websites in the next few weeks, I will keep you posted!
Friday, March 2, 2012
In October 2011 I received a call from my brother, Simon, that his 19 year old son had decided to focus the next few months working on a porfolio for art college and would I help. Christian had just passed his leaving cert and then realised that what he wanted to be was an artist. Christian used to spend time with me in my studio as a child and always enjoyed art, but that was the last thing I had seen him draw, and had no idea what type of creative he would be.
I obviously said I would help and five months later after Christian sitting in my work room (which is quite small) painting, drawing, sculpting, has today delivered his porfolio to his first art college for review. Nerve racking stuff!
I think he is a very powerful creative and his passion is to become an animator, which I have no doubt he will become.
I also must say thank you to some seriously creative people who helped him along the way, Trion Sweeny of Sandymount Art School, Charlie and Caroline Kranz and Viv Duignan.
Above is a few samples of some of his work, which I hope you enjoy.
Monday, February 27, 2012
I sent three of my products off for an independent review on BizzieBaby.co.uk. 3 reviewers are randomly picked to review the product. I am delighted with my reviews and got a 5/5 from a lady called Kate Monda. This 5/5 review gives me the silver product award by BizzieBee.
Below is Kate's review and here is a link to all three reviews.
Product Tested By Kate Monda – Raphael 5 Months
Kate Awarded The Carla Daly Personalised Wall Plaque 5/5
It's great – sturdy, brilliant size, lovely colours, really nice unusual piece for a nursery. Nice packaging, the parcel looked lovely and had a nice little company label on it. The design is great – Unique and colourful. The personalisation for this item was just perfect. It was completed brilliantly – only small point to make is that on the side of the bus the word ‘every' was spelt ‘ever' so I had to add the y with permanent marker myself. A very minor point though and not a huge problem! The quality is brilliant – it would take a lot to bend the product as it is really sturdy and will last in a Childs bedroom for a very long time. It looks as if it will wipe clean very easily too. , very good value for a unique and personalised product compared to others on the market that are similar. The design is unique to the artist and it just looks great! I would definitely consider this for babies and children of friends and family. You can really be sure that they won't receive anything similar for their birthdays/christenings etc. It is something that they will remember fondly and will keep well over the years – a lovely gift. I would have been thrilled if I had received this as a gift. I would recommend this product without hesitation. A bright and colourful special piece to hang on a Childs wall that will be treasured for a long time – so unique and refreshingly different to many of the other run of the mill ‘personalised' products available on the market today. It really looks lovely in my little boy's nursery. Kate Monda – Raphael 5 Months
Friday, February 3, 2012
25% off all children's wall art products, just go to CarlaDaly.co.uk and during checkout enter the code 25off
As simple as that!
Browse through a wide range of kids wall art and gifts by artist Carla Daly. Height charts, nursery art, kids posters, personalised kids art, alphabet art and more. Great wall decor, baby gifts and kids birthday gifts.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
I find running my own business gives me very little time to be a creative. I promised myself when January came I would work on some new art. The first week back was really busy getting orders out but now I have completed a rough for a new personalised art print. It is based on the idea of Noah's Ark but will be personalised with a child's name, date of birth, weight, hospital and family names. The the picture will personalised like this.... Carla's Ark, 24.6.2011 etc. This will be added to my Christening Gifts category which is a very popular category with my Irish customers.
I have started painting it in, this will take a while and I will post you the final artwork when it is finished. It is so nice to pick up a paintbrush again!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I haven't blogged for a while, lazy me! I have been very busy and to add to all my work I have had my websites redesigned, both CarlaDaly.com and CarlaDaly.ie are completed, CarlaDaly.co.uk will be finished this week. A wonderful designer Viv Duignan designed it for me and I love it! I also think it is really working for me, in the short time I have been live (since Christmas) sales have doubled. So here is to a busy 2012 and thanks Viv :-)