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Swedish Dala Horse Ribbon is back by popular demand!

Cherish Flieder's Dala Horse Ribbon

Dala Horse Ribbon The lovely Renaissance Ribbons is weaving up some more of my Dala Horse ribbon design just in time for your Christmas crafting and Swedish sewing projects! It was an honor to be asked to re-issue this best-selling ribbon for the upcoming Holiday season. They not only do they make the most luscious French-style woven…

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Better Homes and Gardens Editor’s Choice Washi Tape Design

How exciting it was to see one of my custom designed washi tape design packs selected as “Editor’s Choice” on Better Home’s and Gardens website shop along side of many of the other designs I’ve created!   How do you like to use washi tape? I use it in my day planner and card making…

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Top Design: Valentine Pattern Design Challenge with Robert Kaufman

Valentine's Day Art for Licensing on Fabric by Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish

It is an honor to share with you that my “Heart-Full” watercolor pattern design was selected by Robert Kaufman to be in the Top 6 Designs for the Art Licensing Show Valentine’s Day Art Challenge! This print was inspired by some of my favorite winged insects and birds as they carry a message of love to their Valentine.…

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Pottery Barn – Premiere Pop-Up Art Shop Event

I am excited to announce my very first “pop-up shop” for Something to Cherish®, hosted by Pottery Barn! Over the past couple of years, I have been exploring some diverse painting styles and approaches to art making. I am thrilled to be invited share this new artwork with you at this premiere event. August 20, 2016…

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Around the World with 80 Artists

Around the World with 80 Artists: A Creative Art Academy Arts and Crafts Adventure   This is an incredible collection of craft ideas from around the globe. I am honored to be a contributor and applaud Mahe Zehra Husain for her vision to unify creators around the world with a beautiful spark of inspiration and…

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92 Pages of Free Holiday Coloring!

92 free holiday coloring book pages from Art Licensing Show

Download 92 FREE Holiday Coloring Pages to SHARE with your groups, friends & family! Do you know of any children’s hospitals, nursing homes, recovery support groups, counseling centers, shelters, study groups, places of healing and hope, schools, anywhere where people gather and would enjoy coloring some holiday art?

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Chalkboard Art & Holiday Hoopla

Social Media Sharable: Holiday Hoopla Chalk Art Campaign Illustrated and Designed by Cherish Flieder

It wasn’t long ago that chalkboard lettering and chalkboard art (especially on the classic blackboard) became a major trend. I’m sure you have noticed, it’s everywhere, especially at art supply stores, home decor studios, and gift shops. Plus, Pinterest is out of control with numerous, wonderful chalk board inspirational sayings. While I love studying trends,…

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Book of Life Movie: Paul Sullivan, Art Director Presentation

"This film is a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village."Book of Life Movie Concept Illustration, Art Director Paul Sullivan © 2014 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Paul Sullivan, Art Director for the animated film “Book of Life” and fellow RMCAD Illustration Grad will be on campus at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design on Friday, Nov. 7! He will give a lecture/presentation in the Mary Harris Auditorium at 12:30-1:30 followed by a Q & A on the movie. The community is…

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Even After Everything: Art Exhibition

2014 Biennial Faculty + Staff Exhibition, Even After Everything. Philip J. Steele Gallery Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

2014 Biennial Faculty + Staff Exhibition, Even After Everything. Philip J. Steele Gallery  Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design October 9 – 29, 2014 The rich, creative accomplishments of our online and on-campus faculty and staff serve as a strong foundation for our college. The exhibition showcases art and design works created by members…

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Banner of Hope: You are a blessing.

A simple message of hope created for everyone who sees this banner “You are a blessing.” I sewed and painted this 8″x12″ Banner of Hope on New Year’s Day as a response to an invitation to the professional Designer Members of the Craft & Hobby Association and the non-profit art program called Charity Wings. It will…

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Tie-Dye Your Summer

Hobby Lobby Tue Dye Demos

Did you tie-dye your summer? Technically you still have about a month left. What a great way to celebrate a new school year with some DIY apparel designed by you and the kids! Last week, I had the honor of visiting 3 Hobby Lobby stores to demonstrate how easy and fun the Tulip Tie-Dye Kits…

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Bella Crafts Quarterly – Trending Thoughts

bella crafts quarterly spring trending thoughts

Spring is just around the corner. So, how do you find inspiration for your art and craft projects in the springtime? This is exactly the question that I was asked to answer in the current issue of Bella Crafts Quarterly along with some of my favorite craft designers. Also, check out the artist feature on Claudine Hellmuth. Download…

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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 art friend and teaching colleague Anne Emmons is hosting everything in her lovely studio and classroom space in Lakewood, Colorado! Art makes memorable gifts for the holiday season: originals, handmade items, limited edition prints, art cards…

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“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 even online? If so, don’t miss this workshop. Learn about creating with the customer in mind, product development, packaging and presenting, pricing to sell, plus many more marketing and show tips. Instructor: Cherish Flieder Sat. Oct…

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Art Licensing: New Dynamics Business Seminar

Art Licensing Exciting Seminar

In our new, global marketplace, the need for unique, inspired art & design continues, however, the
playing field has drastically changed in the last few years. While art and design remain at the core,
there are new expectations and new challenges you need to understand before investing your time,
energy and money into marketing your creative works and your brand.

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Adobe Illustrator Tricks Event – Repeat Patterns

CAI-Cherish-Illustrator-Repeat

Tonight at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, I am honored to be on a panel of Adobe Illustrator expert illustrators of all genres with the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators. I will be teaching how to make a seamless repeat pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

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