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

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

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…

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You are valuable.

Dear fellow time-travelers. We are about to embark upon the year 2020! The future is here, but it’s not very pretty. My heart has been wrenching with the pain I see all around us. You and I are no strangers to this phenomenon, but I feel compelled to share this message with the hope that…

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Express Yourself through Outfit: The Art of Color-Matching

What colors go together? Learn the basics of making stylish color choices for your outfits. One of the probably most demanding things in fashion is color matching your outfit. That is why many of us simply decide to go with the black and one more color since it’s easier to match. However, there are so many vibrant and lively colors out there just waiting to be picked.

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6 Ways to Turn Your Home into a Luxurious Sanctuary

Ways to Turn Your Home into a Luxurious Sanctuary

Make your home a luxurious sanctuary for you and your family. Decorate with lush pillows for ultimate comfort. Add art for a touch of sophistication. Go fancy with lighting. Give yourself a place to relax. Turn your bathroom into a luxe spa
Treat your floors to a remodel. Discover beautiful artistic pillows, watercolor art and home decor inspiration by artist Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish.

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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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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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Get up and keep going…

Though the journey may be difficult, keep thinking about all those who probably gave up at this point or would give up at this difficult turn in the road. Remember that you are in this for the long-haul and do what it takes to muster the courage to keep going. You are almost there… get…

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Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas

Award winning Christmas Children's Book about a Purple Santa Suit!

“One Christmas Eve it was a cold stormy night; and nothing at the north pole was going quite right…” Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas is a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book telling a whimsical tale of Santa’s journey through a Christmas Eve that doesn’t go as he expects. One small event leads…

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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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“When You Lose Someone You Love” Book on Kickstarter

Zenspirations Art by Joanne Fink

Joanne entrusted me with a prototype copy of this little book and I’m telling you, it seriously has some healing powers. It is a project very near and dear to her heart. Joanne Fink began making the illustrated pages while she was grieving the sudden loss of her beloved husband. Each spread is something to cherish…

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Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

It’s summertime here in North America and we are still going strong with the color of the year… Radiant Orchid. It was declared last December by the Pantone color experts themselves. Personally, these shades of orchid have been my personal favorites forever, so I’m not surprised to see their dynamic versatility. With the perfect balance between a warm pink and a…

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No-Sew Natural Burlap Drawstring Bags Craft

This blog hop is sponsored by BurlapFabric.com. They sent me these cute little natural burlap bag drawstring bags. I found these darling fabric and lace embellishments on wooden spools and thought they would look great on the little burlap drawstring bags. After testing out the best colors and positioning of the trim. I cut it down…

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Decorate Plain Party Paper with Washi Tape

Transform plain cupcakes into a reason to celebrate with these easy to make washi tape embellishments.

Turn plain paper into PARTY TIME with a little decorative washi tape. This month’s DCC craft designer blog hop is all about parties! Over the last year our design studio, Cherished Solutions, llc  has been working to design fun washi tape designs. We have designed everything from the sports washi tape you see here to the…

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