Introducing the Something to Cherish YouTube channel, which features watercolor and creative wellness videos designed to provide a relaxing break in the day and inspire viewers to live an abundant life. The channel is run by modern watercolor artist Cherish Flieder, who creates beautifully painted illustrations for various gifts, cards, books, home goods, and fashion accessories. Cherish believes that every soul is worthy of love and beauty. The videos aim to wrap viewers in a world of watercolor and encourage them to live their most cherished life.READ MORE
Discover the amazing benefits of aromatherapy through candles! This article explores the power of scents and how different scents can have specific effects on our bodies and minds. Learn how candles can improve your mood and overall well-being and how to choose the right scent for your goals. Find out why investing in a USA soy blend candle is a great option for maximizing the benefits of aromatherapy. Harness the power of scent and let the incredible aromatherapy benefits of candles wash over you.READ MORE
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.
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
The ArtBash is an annual silent auction held in Denver, Colorado to support the Philip J. Steele Arts Education Foundation. The foundation offers educational opportunities in the arts to students in Colorado helping them realize their dreams. You can attend the live event on May 3rd at ArtHaus, 3343 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205 ArtBash Reception and Silent Auction Event 7-10 pmREAD MORE
Love the look and feel of watercolor, but lack expertise? Try watercolor markers! This month’s blog hop theme is “Favorite Craft Techniques.” While I have many craft techniques that I enjoy, lately I have been experiencing the joy of Koi watercolor markers. They come to a lovely tip and you can do all sorts of traditional…READ MORE
Recently, I have been experimenting with hand dyed silk ribbon for crafts. I love how the colors mimic the patterns I can get in my watercolor paints. I also have enjoyed shredding the edges of the ribbon to get interesting frayed curling effects.READ MORE
In this 3 hour Mixed Media Canvas Painting Collage Workshop, designed by artist Cherish Flieder, students learn techniques to artfully use many mediums together for both professional art and personal craft applications. They are guided through the process to make a unique canvas creation that embodies a theme of their choice. Students explore how to combine the use of watercolor, colored pencil, markers, acrylics, collage elements and embellishments like embroidery, buttons, beads, fabric scraps and more. See examples and get inspired to mix and match elements to make your art fun and vibrant!
If you are interested in participating in future classes, contact Cherish to be added to the wait list.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Our Designer Crafts blog hop theme for today is “Wedding.” Most everyone loves a good wedding and something else we might have in common is a love for chocolate! I decided to create a batch of dark chocolate almonds so you could see how this yummy treat could be used to add an extra measure of delight to such a special occasion.READ MORE
Here is a charming vignette I created with watercolor paper, embroidery and Sizzix ScoreBoard Pro Frame & Frame Back w/Stand Die by Eileen Hull. I accented the design with a lovely little key and my brand new Love Letter Embroidered Ribbon by Renaissance Ribbons.READ MORE
Marjolein Bastin has been an inspiration to me for years as both a watercolor artist and as an art licensor. If you are not familiar with her name, you most likely have seen her work in the Hallmark products since the 1990’s. She is based in Netherlands, but she paints and draws wonderful imagery from nature…READ MORE