art licensing story

My Art Licensing Story Video

In this short video I will share with you my journey (so far) as a licensing artist. 

A short while back art licensing artist and educator Tara Reed encouraged us artists to make a video of our art licensing story to share on online. Now, I am a little camera shy, but decided to give that web cam a try after a little more prompting from Tara and my art licensing friend Jen Goode. I am also very blessed to have a husband and business partner, Benjamin Hummel who thought the idea of animating my fireflies would be a fun project. He stayed with his vision and directed and edited the whole thing for me. So in short, this fun little video came together and is now LIVE on my YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure.

About Cherish Flieder

Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator. Cherish’s designs have been seen in fashion apparel, books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, crafts and more. She is the creator of Something to Cherish®, an artistic brand that joyfully connects with the hearts of women through her original watercolor mixed-media artwork on pre-treasured gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and keepsakes. Cherish is also the founder of the art licensing community She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design, and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.


  1. Virla Harrell on January 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Dear Cherish and Ben,

    I really enjoyed your video. It really gives me more of an understanding of what you are doing. Ben you did an excellent job of presenting this for Cherish.

    You really do inspire.

    Love, Virla

    • Cherish Flieder on January 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks Virla, I’ll pass that along to him.
      It’s an honor to know have you in our lives, you inspire us too!

  2. Camen Brunson on April 27, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Hi Cherish, I am an artist in SC. I have recently been exploring the idea of art licensing. I just wanted to visit your website and tell you how much I appreciate your video. I stumbled upon it while visiting Tara Reed’s art licensing blog. Some months ago, I downloaded the Something to Cherish tool bar for my computer. I did not put the two together in until just now. Wow! I have really enjoyed the tool bar. It has been very resourceful. Thank you so much! You can visit my website @ I am also on twitter! I will have to try to connect with you if you are on there. Hopefully we will meet in person one day! Maybe when I figure all of this art licensing stuff out! Hehe! Have a great day and thank you again for sharing such great info!

  3. Judith HeartSong on March 15, 2010 at 4:41 am

    What a great video Cherish…. good job! Sharing the story is inspiring and lets everyone know that goals are attainable.