Kreativ Blogger

Kreativ Blogger Award nominated by Jen Goode

Kreativ BloggerI never expected my blog to be nominated for an award. I am honored to accept the Kreativ Blogger award from fellow art licensing artist, internet guru and renowned penguin artist, Jen Goode –

The Kreativ Blogger award originated in May 2008 in a post by Huldas Verden, a blogger from Norway. This award comes with the following requirements.

The Rules

  1. You must thank the person who has given you the award.
  2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  3. Link the person who has nominated you for the award.
  4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
  5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
  6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
  7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated. (Note – like Jen I used other social media methods to notify each person since it doesn’t make sense to post something this cool as a plain old comment on an unrelated blog post.)

7 things of Interest About Me

  1. I am inspired by Art Deco, Art Nouveau and the Red Rose Girls of early American illustration history.
  2. I knew I wanted to be a professional artist since I was 12 years old and took my first college art classes when I was 16.
  3. Hiking to beautiful places and painting en plein air with my little set of watercolors is a great joy.
  4. I am super inspired by many mediums and constantly experiment with new approaches to image making.
  5. I enjoy problem solving, it keeps me up late at night sometimes, but I love the thrill of putting it all together.
  6. Swing dancing is a favorite past time. My first date was Swing dancing with my sweetheart, now husband, Benjamin Hummel. We have no plans to stop dancing any time soon.
  7. I am enthusiastic about meeting new artists and getting them “linked in” with great educational information and resources. I guess this is why I like to teach at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design too!

My Kreativ Blogger Nominations

Drumroll please … I would like to nominate (in alphabetical order) the following artist bloggers for their creative contributions to the arts, licensing and the blogosphere.

Brenda Pinnick – designer and color expert –
Carol Eldridge
– illustrator and designer –
Claudine Hellmuth
– collage artist and illustrator –
Diane Knott
– watercolor artist and designer –
Gwenda Kaczor
– digital illustrator –
Paulette Insall
– mixed media artist –
Priscilla Burris
– children’s book illustrator –

Congratulations to all the nominees. I look forward to your award posts.

Jen, thanks again. I am touched and honored to be recognized for my service to many artists who are on their path to success!

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 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 She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design, and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.


  1. Leslie Clark on April 13, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    yea!!! Yo soooo deserve it Cherish!
    I don’t know many people who work as hard as you do!

  2. JGoode on March 31, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Thank YOU for all you put out there for others to learn from – you’re fabulous :D