Let's slow down and smell the roses.

Watercolor Markers

Watercolor Markers

Love the look and feel of watercolor, but lack expertise? Try watercolor markers! This month’s blog hop theme is “Favorite…

Read More

Brandi Fitzgerald: Artist Feature & Giveaway

Brandi Fitzgerald Artist Feature Valentine Give Away

Brandi Fitzgerald of Brandi Fitzgerald Fusion Arts & Photo, is one of our 7K+ members on my ArtOfLicensing.com group on LinkedIn.…

Read More

Cre8time Video – The Movement

Cre8time for something to cherish

Cre8time – The Movement. It’s time to make space in your life for what you love.

Read More

Beauty comes from a life well lived

cherish-beauty-and-fashion-shoes

Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you’ve lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and…

Read More

Happy Holidays from Cherish!

|
joy-christmas-cherish-holiday

Make each moment with your loved ones this holiday season Something to Cherish!

Read More

Emerald is the Pantone color for 2013

 Learn more about 2013 emerald color and download the specifications here.

Read More

Art of Licensing Group Reaches 7K Members

| |
Art Licensing LinkedIn Group

Art of licensing community on LinkedIn reaches 7,000 members including many renowned art licensing artists and manufacturing companies working today.

Read More

myCreativity – Holiday Art Open House

Visitation by artist anne emmons

You are invited to join us this Saturday for our first-ever open house, art market, crafting and holiday party! My…

Read More

Peppermint Bath Salts: Handmade Holiday Gift

|
Peppermint Bath Salts are "Something to Cherish"

DIY Peppermint Bath Salts A quick and delightful handmade gift that just about anybody would enjoy this time of the…

Read More

Never Forget, You Are Loved

| |

This is a simple card I made with handmade paper. I lined the inside with a cut of scrapbook paper…

Read More

DIY: Silk Ribbon on Vintage Perfume Bottle

Recently, I have been experimenting with hand dyed silk ribbon for crafts. I love how the colors mimic the patterns I…

Read More

“Wonderful” Handmade Paper Doily Card

| |

Last week I shared with you how easy and fast it is to make a giftable journal out of a sheet…

Read More

Paper Bird with Journal Sketch

|
bird-sketch-head-gesture

A quick pencil sketch of this little paper bird. He was staring back at me from my craft table as…

Read More

DIY Felt Thank You Journal

| |

A giftable felt journal that is so easy to make.

Read More

Art Licensing Agent: Suzanne Cruise

|
art licensing agent interview with suzanne-cruise hosted by monica-lee

Monica Lee of Smartcreativewomen.com recently interviewed art licensing agent Suzanne Cruise. Their interview touches on so many need-to-know points about the state of art licensing today. I have listened to hundreds of talks on art licensing over the years and this is one of the most authentic perspectives on working with companies and agents, even helpful for a self-represented artist like myself.

Read More

“Art to Product to Market” – Westminster Art Class

art product development and marketing

Are you an artist in Colorado looking for help selling your work at art festivals, fairs, galleries, retail stores and…

Read More

True Love Vintage Handmade Card

| |

Using lace, a crystal chandelier prism, glitter mod podge, ribbon and handmade paper I created an elegant wedding card for this month’s Designer Blog Hop Challenge theme: Vintage.

Read More

Barefoot Path: Right Field

Little league baseball print "Right Field" by Benjamin Hummel

“Right Field” by Benjamin Hummel was selected for the cover of Barefoot Path: Exploring childlike wonder and faith Comments from…

Read More

Aloha Mixed Media Canvas

| | | | |

For today’s Designer Connection Blog Hop, I bring you a lovely vacation themed mixed media canvas collage painting of a beautiful beach somewhere off the shore of Kauai.

Read More

Paper Quilling

|
Paper quilled heart pin

Alli Bartkowski is the most passionate quiller I have ever met. I had seen this art & craft form over the years, but for some reason I never had the opportunity to give it a try. Alli’s booth at the most recent CHA show in California was filled to the brim with the most creative quilled creations I have ever seen. She literally uses the technique to sculpt and form anything she wants from traditional quilled motifs to 3-D people and cupcakes!

Read More

Artist & Designer Alex Colombo

AlexColombo - The Blue Sun

Last year, illustrator and licensing artist Alex Colombo, interviewed me about my style, themes and technique. Since then we have…

Read More

Husband, Artist, 2x Liver Transplant Survivor – Benjamin Hummel

| | |
Benjamin Hummel - Child Liver Transplant Survivor and Children's Book Illustrator - Digital Self Portrait

I am blessed to be married to a handsome and talented artist who has an extraordinary view on celebrating life. My husband Benjamin Hummel and I will be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary this June and he will also be celebrating 20 years of liver transplant survival!

Read More

Easter Egg Garden Craft

|
easter garden

Have you ever wanted a beautiful miniature garden to celebrate easter indoors? Photographer and designer Jessica Roy from ROY JOY, put together this delightful DIY project you are sure to love. And with her kind permission I am pleased to share this with you today as you prepare for your Easter celebrations and perhaps start a new Easter tradition that is something to cherish.

Read More

Mixed Media Canvas Painting Collage Workshop

|
Colorado Mixed Media Workshop

In this 3 hour Mixed Media Canvas Painting Collage Workshop, designed by artist Cherish Flieder, students learn techniques to artfully use many mediums together for both professional art and personal craft applications. They are guided through the process to make a unique canvas creation that embodies a theme of their choice. Students explore how to combine the use of watercolor, colored pencil, markers, acrylics, collage elements and embellishments like embroidery, buttons, beads, fabric scraps and more. See examples and get inspired to mix and match elements to make your art fun and vibrant!

If you are interested in participating in future classes, contact Cherish to be added to the wait list.

Read More

CHA Winter 2012 Experience

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 it was the best yet!

Read More

Pinterest Is Becoming the Next Big Thing for Business

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. That is where it starts. However, I recently I came across this article that both…

Read More

Ebook for Web Educators

|

It’s always fun when a new book that you have helped to develop comes out. So, I’m excited to share with you Best Practices in Web Development Instruction. just recently released by iThemes. The best news is that it’s a free download!

Read More