“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong - Illustration by Cherish Flieder

Inspirational GIANT Leap Cosmos Art – 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

This week marks the 50th anniversary since America landed the first humans on the moon!

Ages of dreaming, imagination and the end of the space race came to fruition as Neil Armstrong set the very first human footprint on the lunar surface. He famously remarks “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” And it was a victory for mankind as well as the hundreds of thousands of men and women who worked diligently on this mission to make it possible.

Many accounts, books, and movies have been recorded to commemorate this epic event in human history. NASA has a very detailed overview of the mission here if you want to learn/recall more specifics.

Meanwhile today back on the blue planet, also known as Earth or home to us mere mortals, there has been a rebounding interest in Outer Space and all things regarding the Cosmos.

My personal fascination with the galaxies and universes beyond our own was kindled my many trips to the Planetarium as a child. More recently, an epic talk by Louie Giglio—a MUST SEE VIDEO on YouTube—caused my imagination to run wild and it spilled over into my watercolor creation and ideas for designing new star-struck products.

I am blessed to attend multiple international gifts shows each year creating art for many different kinds of gifts, stationery, home, and fashion accessories. Interest in the stars and beyond has been a steadily growing trend that you can see interpreted by all kinds of different artists.

My recent collection called “Elements by Cherish” that I created for StudioM was even featured in the Gifts and Dec article “Out of this world Finds” for their trend sighing at Market “looking to the stars and beyond!”

For me, the Cosmos inspires me to shine brightly, look beyond, make space and dream big. What is it telling you?

Apollo 11 - Eagle Patch - NASA Account of Moon Landing
NASA Apollo Mission Patch

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 ArtLicensingShow.com. 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.