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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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Cinco de Mayo Salsa

Fresh Garden Salsa Recipe by Benjamin Hummel for Something to Cherish

As promised in today’s earlier post called Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers, my husband Benjamin Hummel is here to share his family-famous salsa. We are going to call Benjamin’s salsa “Cinco de Mayo Salsa,” but honestly it is a wonderful treat all year round. Ben’s Cinco De Mayo Salsa Story and Recipe from the Kitchen of Benjamin Hummel In…

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Decorating Christmas Cookies

Can you believe it’s already December? To get in the Christmas spirit, our family thought it would be great fun to get the little cousins together to bake and decorate some Christmas cookies. Here are a few snapshots of our day together in the kitchen and enjoying our tasty results. I can’t think of a…

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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!

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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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Interview on being a children’s book illustrator

Do You Want to be a Children’s Book Illustrator?

Recently I was interviewed by Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark about my journey into children’s book illustration.

Check out this article to find out:

How I got started on the path of creating children’s book illustrations
9 basic steps in the process of illustrating a children’s book
5 top suggestions for artists interested in becoming children’s book illustrators

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Prayer Posies – Rocky Mountian College of Art & Design Art Show

For media inquiries contact: Cherish Flieder Reception with a Colorado children’s book artist team Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design’s Alumni art exhibit features painted illustrations with hand embroidery by husband and wife art team Benjamin Hummel and Cherish Flieder. The show, which runs through March 5, marks the first time the Rocky Mountain…

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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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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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Just One More Book

With SO much happening everyday in the children’s publishing area, it can be very difficult to stay on top of things. Andra from Just One More Book just sent me this cool children’s book resource. I hope you find this as interesting and educational as I did. . .www.JustOneMoreBook.com

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Illustrated Books: Madison and Main Gallery

Greeley, CO (March 3 – April 25, 2008) Cherish Flieder and Benjamin Hummel, Colorado native artists & children’s book illustrators, in conjunction with the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, bring to Colorado art lovers a show entitled “Illustrated Books.” Through April 25th, the Madison and Main Gallery in Greeley, CO will display original…

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