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Cheryl Paton: Talented Artist

Updated on November 6, 2014

Cheryl Paton

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Writer, Artist and Zazzle Shop Keeper

Having the privilege of knowing Cheryl Paton through Squidoo and the RocketMoms, she is a talented writer, artist and Zazzler.

In May 2010, talented artist Cheryl Paton posted a portrait offer in RocketMoms for the first three people to respond to her request. (aka CherylsArt on HubPages).

In exchange, the recipients would answer a questionnaire about the portrait and how would I (being the recipient) promote Cheryl's art.

When I emailed Cheryl, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was the second person to respond. I sent her a picture of my daughter Brittany and then anxiously waited for the final result.

(Note: RocketMoms was a writer's group on Squidoo. Squidoo was a social media writing site, like HubPages. In August 15, 2014, the founder of Squidoo, Seth Godin announced that Squidoo was acquired by HubPages.)

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I had the pleasure to speak with Cheryl Paton on the phone on June 7, 2010. As part of her portrait promotion, four people were chosen. There were two in pencil (shades of black and gray), one in watercolor, and one in acrylic. For portrait pricing and custom Zazzle product, contact Cheryl at creative-brushstrokes@comcast.net

A couple of recent custom request on Zazzle products were to make a bridal shower invitation where they wanted a Princess theme and a pumpkin carriage. Another design request was one for Keep on Truckin.

Invitations to Magnets

Two Popular Items on Zazzle by Cherylsart

Princess Bride Bridal Shower Invitations and Keep on Truckin, truck on magnets.

See these at Cherylsart on Zazzle - View Here

Portrait of Brittany - By Cheryl Paton

May 29, 2010 the package came. The day before this, Beth Day received a pencil portrait. Expecting to see the same type of art medium, but instead finding a vividly watercolor painting that matched the colors in the photo I had emailed.

Though I had liked the other medias that Cheryl had done for the other ladies of our group, I was very pleased that she had done this watercolor painting for me.

We were intrigued on how our daughter's eyes stood out and her hair color was captured in this painting. It was obvious that time had been applied to this well crafted portrait. To give it that extra touch, textured matting outlined the painting.

I plan on finding the right wooden frame to compliment this wonderful artwork.

Artwork on Amazon

CherylsArt Love Sign Language Blue Snowflake Porcelain Ornament

Places to Find CherylsArt

Her Talent is Writing Too

Cherylsart on Hubpages

Creative Brushstrokes, LLC Cheryl's Zazzle Facebook fan page.

CherylsArt on Amazon

Some of My Favorite Designs - Find a Wide Selection of Gifts by Cheryl

Stickers, Invitations and Neckties

You are appreciated, stickers, with colorful stars

Graduation Party Invitations, Gold and Green Cap

Swirling spiral colorful, pinwheels tie

See these at Cherylsart on Zazzle - View Here


What I like about Cheryl

Cheryl comes off as an upbeat and inspirational person. You can see that in her artwork and her writing. She promotes positive designs. When you see her designs, it leaves up with a "feel good" energy.

© 2010 Sandy Mertens

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      colorfulone Thank you and she is. Sometimes it is nice to write about about someone else.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Sandy it was very nice of you to create this page to showcase some of Cheryl's art. BTW, she is one fine lady, and so are you for doing this.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      CherylsArt Glad you like the update to this.

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      Oh wow, it was so nice to read this again and see the update. Thanks again, Sandy, and many blessings to you.

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      Elenaind 6 years ago

      Great tribute to Cheryl :)

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      great display sandy. specially the portrait of brittany is wonderful. i really admire your lens making style and speed. best wishes.

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      Tonie Cook 7 years ago from USA

      This is a wonderful artist's tribute lens. BRAVO!

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      WhiteOak50 7 years ago

      You did a very nice tribute to Cheryl, good job. The portriat is very nice!!

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      Lynne Schroeder 7 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      I'm itching to get my picture of my son from Cheryl. It should arrive any day!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wow! Cheryl is a very creative artist. She sure painted a wonderful portrait of your daughter. This lens is a lovely tribute to her and her artwork. :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I really enjoyed learning more about Cheryl and her art. She is very talented. Great Tribute.

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      ulla_hennig 7 years ago

      Great tribute to Cheryl, Sandy!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Thanks for sharing that portrait Cheryl did of Brittany. I was curious to see how some of the portraits looked. Great work, Cheryl!

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      Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you Sandy, this is wonderful. I feel so blessed.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great tribute to Cheryl, Sandy. I'm still working on mine. I'll feature this when I publish it! She did a great job!