Friday, March 25, 2011


Cherie Balowski is from a small town in south central Michigan, land of the lakes. Cherie’s family is very musical. Everyone either plays instruments or sings, or both and they have a great time playing and singing together.

Cherie says that she was born an artist. Her passion for art, creating crafts and singing started at a very early age. Cherie started making art with crayons, watercolors, pencils and chalks and moved on to modeling clay and other mediums. She is now a prolific and accomplished artist. Whether working with traditional materials such as colored pencils or paint or with digital software, Cherie creates beautiful artwork in many themes. With a whimsical, and sometimes humorous style, her work is always bright, cheerful and lighthearted.

This small town girl loves good guitar music, classic rock, singing and playing her guitar, riding her motorcycle, visiting her son and two grandsons in Arizona and art, ART, ART!!!

Cherie’s first 'crafty type' projects were sculpting and painting on clay. She also carved rubber stamps, embossed copper plates, learned macramé and made paper mosaics and collages. In high school Cherie started sewing. Then she started painting anything she could get her hands on. Once she discovered the computer, a whole new world of digital art was opened for her and she started designing for various P.O.D. (print on demand) sites such as Zazzle, RedBubble, Greeting Card Universe and more.

Cherie is inspired by the beauty that surrounds her, her love of music and her quirky sense of humor. She also loves Halloween and a little of the spooky side of life.

This versatile artist works with whatever medium she is in the mood for that day! She enjoys creating art in many forms, from digital art collage sheets, digital clip art and digital scrapbook pages to hand painted gourds, baskets, beaded jewellery, paper mache, felting and everything in between.

Cherie especially loves creating ACEO’s...they are Art Cards, Editions & Originals. There are quite a growing number of artists and art collectors who see that these wonderful 'small format' works of art are fabulous collectibles! They are in the standard trading card size of 2.5" x 3.5" (just like baseball cards) and can be purchased in as many art forms as you can imagine. Altered, sketched, 3-D, photographs, digital art, fabric, mechanical, beaded, pencil, ink, acrylic, oil...the list is endless. As long as they are the standard size, they are considered ACEO’s.

You will find many art styles and themes in Cherie’s Zazzle shop as well as photography. Cherie’s sense of humor is apparent in many of her designs as well.

Cherie enjoys meeting fun 'creatives' online at Twitter and FaceBook. You can join her at many of the online art groups that she is proud to be a member of like Mixed Media Workshops and Magical Holiday Artists.

Cherie’s Arts ‘N Crafts on ETSY

Cheries Arts ‘N Crafts on Soopsee

Cherie’s Art on Bonanza

Cheries Art on Artfire

Cheries Art Card Store

Cheries Art on Printfection

Cheries Art on Zazzle

Cheries Art on Picture Trail

Cheries Art on YouTube

Cheries Art on Ebay

Art by Cherie on Skreened

Cheries Art at Redbubble

Cheries Arts ‘N Crafts Blog

Cherie’s Art on Facebook

Cherie’s Art on Twitter


Written by Ruth J Jamieson, Copyright Ruth J Jamieson, All Rights Reserved


  1. I am so Blessed, thank you again Ruth, you are outstanding and such a tremendously giving person!

    In GREAT appreciation,

  2. Great blog Ruth! Cherie you are so talented my friend! Hugs to both!

  3. Cherie, I cannot tell you how much pleasure I have from sharing your art! I thoroughly enjoyed discovering and rediscovering many treasures as I browsed your Zazzle shops to find these pieces to display.

    Keep on creating :)

  4. Kirsten thank you so much :) Hugs right back to you!

  5. Ruth,
    This is a great blog. but Cherie is a great artist! i love her work, love her style and mostly love her big ole' heart.

  6. Thank you for your fantastic comment Gloria :)

  7. Just Curious is adorable! I love Cherie's artwork! Thanks for sharing. When I click on her twitter link it doesn't work.

  8. JUST CURIOUS is definitely adorable Brenda! I checked on that link and corrected it. Thank you for the heads up :)