Carmen Darley operates Carli D Collective, an outlet for her own artistic creations and a space for her to inspire acts of everyday artistry through her creative boxes.
A self-taught artist, Carmen opened her business in 2016 as a hobby to support her own mental wellness and to help her cope with her journey to become sober after struggling with alcoholism for twelve years. Her own personal struggles with mental health challenges have made mental wellness initiatives central to her business.
In addition to encouraging a do-it-yourself approach to art for her customers, her long-term goal is to be able to provide free art workshops to others facing mental health struggles. Carmen is a proud partner of the Ontario Shores Foundation. Her work has been featured in a wide variety of luxury magazines, including WedLuxe, Wedding Chicks, Wedding Bells, The Bridal Affair, and others.
Previously featured in our Membership Welcome Box (no longer available)
Handmade Resin Coasters
Inspired by agates and geode, these coasters or jewelry dishes are individually handcrafted with resin. The perfect modern statement in your space and a great conversation starter – and bonus, they’re shatterproof!