CHA Winter 2012 Experience

By Cherish Flieder | February 21, 2012

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!

Ebook for Web Educators

By Cherish Flieder | February 16, 2012

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!

Dala Horse Wall Hanging

By Cherish Flieder | November 7, 2011

A quaint little Swedish Dala Horse Wall Hanging designed by Cherish Flieder with embroidery and button accents featuring her illustrated Dala Horse Ribbons.


Adobe Illustrator Tricks Event – Repeat Patterns

By Cherish Flieder | March 23, 2011

Tonight at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, I am honored to be on a panel of Adobe Illustrator expert illustrators of all genres with the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators. I will be teaching how to make a seamless repeat pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

1st Monday Blog Hop – 365 Days of Crafts

By Cherish Flieder | February 15, 2011

A new blog ring of professional designers and crafters has launched! The theme is 365 Days of Crafts: “A totally cool new website with year round inspiration.” I am honored to be asked to participate in the ongoing display of creativity. Just look for the logo on our blogs and that will keep you hopping right along with us.

Photoshop CS5: Painting & Mixing Brushes

By Cherish Flieder | February 6, 2011

This Thursday Evening at the Community College of Aurora, I am honored to be on a panel of Photoshop expert illustrators of all genres with the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators. I will be presenting tips on using the new painting and mixing brushes now available in PS CS5. The new oil-like painting features are simply amazing. If you are in the area, I would love to catch up with you then. Best!

Valentine's Day Ribbons, Cards, Journals

Cherish your Valentine

By Cherish Flieder | February 4, 2011

Here are some of the special things Painting for Life has to help you cherish your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Select from fine quality ribbons, cards, pins and other delightful gifts.

Art Bash 2010

By Cherish Flieder | December 10, 2010

Once a year the artists of Painting for Life are pleased to participate in the Annual Steele Foundation Art Bash, in which their works will be auctioned off in a silent auction. Proceeds will go to benefit the Steele Foundation’s scholarship programs for student artists. If you ever wanted to own a Painting for Life original, here is your chance. If you can’t make the event and would like to place a bid online, you can email For more information go to

Dala horse art Sweden inspired

Dala Horse RMCAD Faculty Exhibition

By Cherish Flieder | September 29, 2010

“UNDER THE INFLUENCE” Once every two years, the illustrious faculty at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design show off their skills in a faculty exhibition. This year’s exhibition, Under the Influence, revolves around the concept of finding inspiration in everyday objects. Faculty members have contributed objects that influence the individual works of art they…

DIY Butterfly Bamboo Pillow

By Cherish Flieder | August 3, 2010

This month my Something to Cherish art style is featured on the Fairfield website. I am excited to teach you how to make a whimsical and nostalgic bamboo filled pillow that you and your environment can feel good about. Repurpose pre-printed fabric with a butterfly painting and hand stitching application that comes from the heart