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Artist’s Bio

Hello!  My name is Cheri and I have been creating art since the first time someone put a marker in my hand.  Though sometimes my masterpieces were not well-received (ball point pen wall murals are not appreciated by landlords for some reason), I never doubted that part of my life should always be dedicated to art.  When I learned at age 5 that there was an actual job called “illustrator”, I could think of very little else that would satisfy me for the rest of my life. As most dreams do, this one morphed throughout my childhood as I watched my mom run her own business (graphic and web design—thanks for a fabulous website, Mom!), and by the time I was in college, I had decided to establish my own art business.  Between my BA in Studio Art from Smith College and my early experiences with logo design, a business plan slowly formed itself. I had the universal Millennial experience of graduating into a recession, but had the great fortune to land a job at a small library in Western Massachusetts, a 6-mile bike commute from my apartment.  There, I had the opportunity to explore my passions for education, art, and marketing while also working with books and children.  I was eventually named the Assistant Director and Children’s Librarian and was in charge of all library publications, photography, publicity, and the Children’s Department website.  Life then brought me to the lovely foothills of the White Mountains in Southern New Hampshire and with a new post in library work, I now have the incredible opportunity to create all the art I want!  In 2016 I added Virtual Assisting to my services, opened a merchandise shop through Society6.com, and broadened my brand to include my blog (Watering the Beanstalk), and my work with children and children’s books.  I am excited to share my passions with you and invite you to take a look around my site and follow me on social media. When not at a library, teaching swim lessons, or making art, I can usually be found reading a fantasy novel on the couch with my cat and fiancé while waiting for a delicious gluten-free dessert to finish baking.
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© 2017 Phoenix Flight Creative Studios, LLC • All Rights Reserved Please do not use my images for any purpose – commercial or otherwise – including linking from your blog or website unless you have my written permission.

Artist’s Bio

Hello!  My name is Cheri and I have been creating art since the first time someone put a marker in my hand.  Though sometimes my masterpieces were not well-received (ball point pen wall murals are not appreciated by landlords for some reason), I never doubted that part of my life should always be dedicated to art.  When I learned at age 5 that there was an actual job called “illustrator”, I could think of very little else that would satisfy me for the rest of my life. As most dreams do, this one morphed throughout my childhood as I watched my mom run her own business (graphic and web design—thanks for a fabulous website, Mom!), and by the time I was in college, I had decided to establish my own art business.  Between my BA in Studio Art from Smith College and my early experiences with logo design, a business plan slowly formed itself. I had the universal Millennial experience of graduating into a recession, but had the great fortune to land a job at a small library in Western Massachusetts, a 6-mile bike commute from my apartment.  There, I had the opportunity to explore my passions for education, art, and marketing while also working with books and children.  I was eventually named the Assistant Director and Children’s Librarian and was in charge of all library publications, photography, publicity, and the Children’s Department website.  Life then brought me to the lovely foothills of the White Mountains in Southern New Hampshire and with a new post in library work, I now have the incredible opportunity to create all the art I want!  In 2016 I added Virtual Assisting to my services, opened a merchandise shop through Society6.com, and broadened my brand to include my blog (Watering the Beanstalk), and my work with children and children’s books.  I am excited to share my passions with you and invite you to take a look around my site and follow me on social media. When not at a library, teaching swim lessons, or making art, I can usually be found reading a fantasy novel on the couch with my cat and fiancé while waiting for a delicious gluten-free dessert to finish baking.
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