Open Your Life in Wonderful and Unexpected Ways

We tend to think of life as the big events like weddings, births, moving, and new jobs. But it is so much more. Each day and every moment contributes to the whole of your life. Being grateful for the little things and little moments every day can make a big difference in our overall outlook…

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Easy Embroidery Printable Christmas Tags Craft Download

emboidered name tag christmas ornament sample

Embroidered Name Christmas Gift Tag & Keepsake Ornament. These darling little gift tags ornaments couldn’t be easier to use! Print, cut, and add your choice of ribbon. Lastly, embroider the named of your loved ones on the tag to make it into a cherished keepsake ornament.

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Crafting a Creative Christmas: Designer Blog Hop

Hop on to a new blog each day for some creative Christmas concepts. Learn something new about each participating artist and with each designer link  get a chance to win “something to cherish.” Be sure to check back here on Nov. 19th for a fun little Christmas craft project from yours truly. Terri Conrad Designs…

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James Gurney: Illustration Dinotopia

http://www.dinotopia.com/

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of meeting James Gurney along with several art licensing and children’s book illustration friends. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps the name Dinotopia will. James Gurney is the multiple award winning author, illustrator behind this best selling book series which has circulated the globe as well as…

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Husband & Wife Children’s Books Illustrating Team

My husband, Benjamin Hummel and I were honored to be the first illustrator team to be interviewed by Shari Lyle-Soffe for her “Out of My Mind” About Books for Children blog. Find out: what made us start doing this in the first place how we work as a team to create illustrations for children’s books…

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A Dream to Cherish – It’s Amazing

Jem - It's Amazing

I am excited to share with you that today is the 2 year anniversary of my “Something to Cherish” art brand! To honor the event, enjoy this inspirational music video by Jem. I pray that your life will also be blessed as you follow your dreams.

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RMCAD Spotlight: Ben Hummel & Cherish Flieder

When Ben Hummel (IL ’98) and Cherish Flieder (IL ’02) enrolled at RMCAD they discovered more than just a love of art and design – they discovered a love for one another. Both natives of Colorado, Ben and Cherish met at a student event held on campus. They married in June 2002 and shortly after…

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Art of Licensing Meet-Up Tools

With only a few days and weeks left before the big, summer licensing shows begins, I invite you to participate in the Art of Licensing LinkedIn group “meet-up.” Those of you who have been following the discussions on the Art Of Licensing LinkedIn group board can sense how difficult or even impossible to schedule a…

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Art of Licensing Education Opportunities

So, you have heard about art licensing. What is it? How are you going to find out? Let me introduce you to someone who knows licensing inside and out, especially when it comes to licensed characters.

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Art Licensing Community on LinkedIn

For media inquiries contact: Cherish Flieder Art Licensing Community on LinkedIn PDF RELEASE The Art of Licensing group on LinkedIn is a professional forum for members of the art licensing community come together and network. The group was founded in July 2008 by designer and art licensor Cherish Flieder (www.SomethingToCherish.com) as a way to bring…

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SCBWI BLOG SPOTLIGHT

Kite Tales – Published March 2009 Interview with Jennifer Bertman for the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators Rocky Mountain Chapter Cherish Flieder is not only a designer, but an artist in the truest sense of the word, that has skills to help any client with a wide array of graphic, illustrative, and marketing…

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Paul Brent – Free Art Licensing Call

Listen & Learn to license your art with Paul Brent Do you know Paul Brent? He is an ever popular coastal artist that has his artwork licensed on just about anything you can imagine, even movies like the “The Truman Show” starring Jim Carey. I could go on and on, but I would rather you…

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Lovey Dovey

lovey dovey final painting by cherish-flieder

Something to Cherish Watercolor & Embroidery for Art Licensing See more at: www.SomethingToCherish.com

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Visual Storytellers Studio Interview

I recently joined this new creative group of illustrators known as The Visual Storytellers Studio. It is wonderful format that features new illustrators work on a rotating basis. Founding member and illustrator, Lisa J. Michaels, was kind to grant me an interview to tell me more about this unique way to get children’s book illustrations…

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Noah & Ellie – Kids that Inspire Me

My little brother and sister are amazing! They are about 20 years younger than me, and they are both very active in their community. So, I need to brag on them a bit and share with you their recent accomplishments. My eight year old little sister, Ellie, is a mini-me. She LOVES to paint and…

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5 Reasons I Love Art Licensing

With Valentines’ day coming up and love in the air, I thought I would take some inspiration from my art licensing friend and mentor Tara Reed and write about why I love art licensing. So here we go. . .

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The Designer’s Survival Kit

A special gift for all of the designers, illustrators and artists out there. Print this handy poster so you know what to put in your adventure pack as you work out the courage to follow your artistic art licensing dreams. Courtesy of the very talented illustrator and my good friend, Roberta Collier-Morales.

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How to Find, Interact and Work with Manufacturers who License Art

Tara Reed has a new e-book hot off the press that is a must read for any one serious about licensing their art to manufacturers. “How to Find, Interact and Work with Manufacturers who License Art” These 75 pages of informational bliss had my idea cogs turning, challenging the way I approach and sell art…

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