Valentine's Day Art for Licensing on Fabric by Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish

Top Design: Valentine Pattern Design Challenge with Robert Kaufman

News & Events Cherish Flieder 1 min read

It is an honor to share with you that my “Heart-Full” watercolor pattern design was selected by Robert Kaufman to be in the Top 6 Designs for the Art Licensing Show Valentine’s Day Art Challenge! This print was inspired by some of my favorite winged insects and birds as they carry a message of love to their Valentine. Loose…

Celebrating Art & Licensing

Art Licensing Cherish Flieder 5 min read

So, the last year has been a little quiet here at SomethingToCherish.com because I have been devoting my main attention to create something very special for the art licensing community. I am happy to announce that we are now celebrating our first anniversary on the new site I created called ArtLicensingShow.com. I actually started working on…

Art Licensing Elegant Beauty Watercolor Collection Preview by artist Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish

Art Licensing Spotlight Artist

About Cherish Cherish Flieder 1 min read

This month I am a featured spotlight artist on Annie Troe’s art licensing show blog! Some fun things I share with Annie: Art school or self taught What mediums I work in Where I get some of my inspiration from What I am working on now (Hint: Some exciting product design, art retreat, and art licensing community updates!) Early riser…

Peacock Plumes Collection Nicole Tamarin

Nicole Tamarin Licensing Illustration

Artists Cherish Flieder 7 min read

I am pleased to introduce to you my art licensing friend Nicole Tamarin. We first met in person at the 2012 Surtex, and I invited her on the blog for a brief feature of her work. Of course, she is super busy doing art and caring for her family, so finally at Surtex 2013 we were…

Recess Chitchat Art by Cherish Flieder

Playground Art Discoveries

About Cherish, Art Licensing Cherish Flieder 5 min read

Let me share with you an exciting new piece that came about from a summer of art play and rediscovering places I want to take my art This artwork is all about celebrating the simple memories I have from my playground days. Slides, jump ropes, four square, hopscotch, tetherball, and others were always favorites, but mostly…

the copyright detective, Copyright Clearance for Creatives

Copyright Clearance

Copyright, Trademarks & Legal Cherish Flieder 6 min read

Let me introduce you today to the idea of copyright clearance and a professional colleague, Joyce L. Miller. Joyce, of Integrated Writer Services, LLC, is in the business of helping authors, publishers and other content creators stay out of hot water by applying methods for copyright clearance. She is the one making sure they have the proper permissions in…

Brandi Fitzgerald Artist Feature Valentine Give Away

Brandi Fitzgerald: Artist Feature & Giveaway

Artists Cherish Flieder 9 min read

Brandi Fitzgerald of Brandi Fitzgerald Fusion Arts & Photo, is one of our 7K+ members on my ArtOfLicensing.com group on LinkedIn. We recently connected on Twitter over a submission to the Art Licensing Artist’s Daily. We thought it would be fun to do a Valentine’s Day MEGA GIVEAWAY and artist feature. Learn about Brandi’s journey as an artist and…

art licensing agent interview with suzanne-cruise hosted by monica-lee

Art Licensing Agent: Suzanne Cruise

Monica Lee of Smartcreativewomen.com recently interviewed art licensing agent Suzanne Cruise. Their interview touches on so many need-to-know points about the state of art licensing today. I have listened to hundreds of talks on art licensing over the years and this is one of the most authentic perspectives on working with companies and agents, even helpful for a self-represented artist like myself.

Alex Colombo Artist Interview

Artist & Designer Alex Colombo

Artists Cherish Flieder 3 min read

Last year, illustrator and licensing artist Alex Colombo, interviewed me about my style, themes and technique. Since then we have got to know each other more through social media and today I want to share with you all about her background and the wonderful things she is doing with her art and blog. Alex Colombo is…

Quality vs. Quantity

Process Cherish Flieder 1 min read

When I am exploring an idea or practicing a new technique, quantity is what makes me a better artist each time. As they say, “practice makes perfect.” However, if you are seeking quality, it isn’t helpful to just keep going and going without stopping every now and then to evaluate the work and the process. This process becomes our teacher and shows us more about quality.

The Meaning of a Pear Tree

Art Licensing, Illustration, Symbolism Cherish Flieder 3 min read

Recently, I updated my site header to include a pear that I painted as a part of my “Partridge in a Pear Tree” art licensing collection. It is now going on my Directory of Illustration ad for 2012 as well as a new run of business cards. So, I got to thinking, what does a PEAR or PEAR TREE symbolize anyway? Since it is an embedded part of my updated branding I just had to find out.

art licensing business seminar - the new dynamics

Art Licensing: New Dynamics Business Seminar

Art Licensing, News & Events Cherish Flieder 5 min read

In our new, global marketplace, the need for unique, inspired art & design continues, however, the
playing field has drastically changed in the last few years. While art and design remain at the core,
there are new expectations and new challenges you need to understand before investing your time,
energy and money into marketing your creative works and your brand.

Lovey Dovey – In Studio Process

Embroidery, Illustration, Process, Watercolor Cherish Flieder 1 min read

After sketching the desired image for Lovey Dovey in my sketchbook, I re-drew my line work onto the watercolor paper. This picture shows the watercolor/embroidery process at stage 2. You can see the sketch lines on the Arches paper and the palette is mixed and ready to go. The color is washed on to the paper in steps until the desired depths and forms are developed. Stage 3 is embroidering the art and the final step is to scan and edit the finished piece so it is ready in a digital format for reproduction.

Craft Month Marches on with CHA & the Designer Blog Hop

CHA Cherish Flieder 2 min read

As a CHA designer member, I have been privileged to attend and show my art licensing and design work at five of the recent shows in Illinois and California. Each show has brought me unique insights on trends and introduces me to new products and techniques.

Ask Debbie Mumm

Art Licensing Cherish Flieder 2 min read

Debbie Mumm’s story could be lifted from a textbook for success. Start small, find a niche, and promote yourself. Study the market and connect with everyone from the manufacturer to the consumer. We had the chance to listen and learn first hand from this very successful licensed artist.

Debbie Mumm will be a part of the monthly Art Licensing Ask Call Series on February 16, 2011.

Photoshop CS5: Painting & Mixing Brushes

Workshops & Classes Cherish Flieder 3 min read

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!

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