CHA Winter 2012 Experience

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I am excited to share some snapshots from my recent CHA experience. I have attended these shows since 2007 and I can easily say that CHA 2012 Winter Show was the best year yet!

As a part of being at the event, I exhibited my 3-D art licensing illustration and design portfolio in the Designer Showcase. I was privileged to meet up hundreds of creative people walking the show floor and taking valuable classes. This year I got more time to test many new products and techniques through the make-n-takes which is what the whole craft industry is about!

The day before the show started I took classes from 8am-10pm at night and then more classes peppered through out the other show days. To me education is a very valuable part of my CHA experience and I learned so many new ideas about marketing, business, retail and even a couple classes on the legal side of things. I look forward to implementing what I  learned into my art business the coming year and I am eager to share this knowledge with my students and manufacturing and publishing clients as well!


Also, if you missed the opening day “She’s Crafty” flash mob, this is for you!

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About Cherish Flieder

Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator. Cherish’s designs have been seen in fashion apparel, books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, crafts and more. She is best known for her Something to Cherish®, whimsically elegant mixed-media art. Cherish's illustration and design studio, Cherished Solutions, happily serves the artistic needs of publishers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and non-profits. She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.

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