Enjoy the Simple Things: A Holiday Coloring Book for Kids 1 to 92 is a holiday celebration coloring book designed by 70 artists who are members of ArtLicensingShow.com. Each page is unique and designed to bring the most amount of holiday cheer. Together we want to embrace the spirit of reduced stress and overall happiness and healing that can come along with the simple act of coloring.
Artist Cherish Flieder recently published a one-of-a-kind holiday coloring book. Included in it’s 92 illustrated pages is a wide range of styles from 70 professional licensing artists. The artists are all members of an innovative, online new portfolio site, ArtLicensingShow.com. The membership site allows artists, art directors and manufacturers to virtually meet to license art.
Released on #GivingTuesday 2015, this free gift is a way to promote the new site as well as many artists who participated in this digital coloring book. The hope was that individual artists would distribute the book in their community over the holidays.
Since we have released the free book over 4,500 copies have been downloaded so far. We have already heard heart-warming stories of places these wonderful coloring pages are going and hearts they are touching. Among them are women’s shelters, children’s hospitals, schools, church groups, counseling centers and family gatherings.
Artists from all over the world are represented in this holiday book including Joanne Fink artist of the best-selling Zenspirations® brand based in Flordia, Varda Livneyan established greeting card and children’s book illustrator in Israel, and Deborah Faenza an artist from Italy who’s child-like charm graces the cover. And of course, Cherish Flieder and her illustrator husband and partner Benjamin Hummel, from Colorado, who helped design the book have their art pieces included as well.
Participating artist Pamela Hamilton shares, “adults want to have fun and harken back to their days as kids. I remember when my favorite thing at Christmas was to get a brand new coloring book and a box of crayons.”
Not only is Cherish passionate about building a flourishing art licensing community to create opportunities and inspiration in the arts, but she creates and licenses art and products for her brand Something to Cherish® at SomethingToCherish.com.
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 the creator of Something to Cherish®, an artistic brand that joyfully connects with the hearts of women through her original watercolor mixed-media artwork on pre-treasured gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and keepsakes.
Cherish is also the founder of the art licensing community ArtLicensingShow.com. She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design, and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design.
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