Cherish’s Art Journey

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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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 Craft Techniques.” While I have many craft techniques that I enjoy, lately I have been experiencing the joy of Koi watercolor markers. They come to a lovely tip and you can do all sorts of traditional…

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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. We recently connected on Twitter over a submission to the Art Licensing Artist’s Daily. We thought it would be fun to do a Valentine’s Day MEGA GIVEAWAY and artist feature. Learn about Brandi’s journey as an artist…

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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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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 I was making the Felt Thank You Journal and I couldn’t resist. Enjoy!

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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.

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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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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 the artist, Benjamin Hummel: The phenomenon of little league sports can be pretty humorous at times. Attending many such outings with my younger brothers, there were always two or three (usually my siblings among them),…

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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.

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Artist & Designer Alex Colombo

Alex Colombo Artist Interview

Last year, illustrator and licensing artist Alex Colombo, interviewed me about my style, themes and technique. Since then we have got to know each other more through social media and today I want to share with you all about her background and the wonderful things she is doing with her art and blog. Alex Colombo…

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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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Quality vs. Quantity

When I am exploring an idea or practicing a new technique, quantity is what makes me a better artist each time. As they say, “practice makes perfect.” However, if you are seeking quality, it isn’t helpful to just keep going and going without stopping every now and then to evaluate the work and the process. This process becomes our teacher and shows us more about quality.

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The Meaning of a Pear Tree

Recently, I updated my site header to include a pear that I painted as a part of my “Partridge in a Pear Tree” art licensing collection. It is now going on my Directory of Illustration ad for 2012 as well as a new run of business cards. So, I got to thinking, what does a PEAR or PEAR TREE symbolize anyway? Since it is an embedded part of my updated branding I just had to find out.

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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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