Hi there and thank you for viewing my work.

My name is Cherish Watkins (known as Crystal to some) and I live in Spokane, Washington, USA.

I am a lover of the photographic eye. Since I was a little girl, I’ve always enjoyed everything about photography. Once upon a time I wanted to be a photographer as a carreer, but unexpected things and changes in preference have put a few roadblocks in the way of that dream. But I am young and know that there is still time.

Meanwhile, I use my new digital SLR to make beautiful pictures of my family and whatever catches my eye along the way… Capturing our memories is what comes first… art second. I have two gorgeous little girls, so you will see some shots of them in my portfolio.

I attended Spokane Falls Community College and earned an AAS in photography. Many photos in my portfolio are from that time. My final internship was at the local headquarters for Zak Designs (you may have some of their products in your home right now!). That was where I fell in love with simplistic commercial photography. It may sound weird but I truely enjoyed the time alone with my white set and dishes making sets for catalog features. Since then, I’ve been bugging them for a job but apparently they have enough interns from the college to get all their work done for free. :-(

Nature and landscape is another love of mine, as you may have guessed. I enjoy framing the ordinary to accentuate it’s beauty in the form of art. Also, I like high-contrast, vibrant colors and oddities. I hope you enjoy my work. I certainly enjoyed making it.

Sincerely,

Cherish

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I feel so honored to have my pieces featured so I’ve decided to start keeping track of my featured works. : D Mostly for my own encouragement. LOL

Feature #1:
Pounded was featured in the Texture and Materials Group on July 25th, 2008

Feature #2:
Pounded was featured in the Abstract Realism Group on July 31st, 2008

Feature #3:
Scars of a Useful Life was featured in the Textures and Materials Group on August 4th, 2008

Feature #4:
Yellow was featured in the Yellow Fever Group on August 12th, 2008

Feature #5:
Solid Foundation was featured in the Textures and Materials Group on August 13th, 2008

Feature #6:
Lockdown was featured in the Lines Group on August 14th, 2008

Feature #7:
Don’t Forget Your Space Number was featured in the Numbers One to a Trillion Group on August 17th, 2008

Feature #8:
Six by 6 X 6 was featured in the Bits and Pieces Group on August 24th, 2008

Feature #9:
Dancing Light was featured in the Shadows and Reflections Group
on August 24th, 2008

Feature #10:
No Point was featured in the Ebony and Ivory Group on August 24th, 2008

Feature #11:
Play With Me was featured in the Just Brown Group on August 29th, 2008

Feature #12:
Hendrix Electric was featured in the Artistic Libation Group on October 9th, 2008

Feature #13:
Through The Eyes of a Child was featured in the Beauty N Bubbles Group on October 11th, 2008

Feature #14:
4 was featured in the Numbers One to a Trillion Group on November 6th, 2008

Feature #15:
Grayscale was featured in the Just Lines Group on November 25th, 2008

Feature #16:
Remnants of a Playful Night was featured in the Just Lines Group on November 25th, 2008

Feature #17:
The Space Between was featured in the Just Lines Group on December 20th, 2008

Feature #18:
Coming Unglued was featured in the Numbers Group on February 4th, 2009

Feature #19:
Shiny was featured in the Shades of Grey Group in April, 2009

Feature #20:
No Point was featured in the Shapes & Patterns Group on July 8th, 2009

Hopefully lots more to come!

  • Age: 31
  • Joined: June 2008

Journal

OMG! I'm so excited! A Front Page Feature!!

I am just bursting with joy right now! I can’t thank the powers that be enough for featuring my work No Point on the front page of our beloved RB network! This is such an honor… / A flood of comments have come rolling through as a result. I couldn’t be happier with the incredible support I receive from all of you fabulous RedBubblers that have taken the time to swing my way. Tha…
Posted about 6 years – 11 comments

Oh, BTW - I won a challenge!

Haha, I almost forgot! / I WON A CHALLENGE!! Woohoo! / Pinching Pennies won the Show Me Your Currency Challenge in the Everyday Life Group about a week ago! Yay!
Posted about 6 years – 10 comments

YAY! Second Work to Hit 100 Views!

I’ve been watching it slowly creep up for a while now… but finally my second most popular piece, Pebbles, has reached over 100 views! YAY! / I just had to share! (Again) LOL
Posted about 6 years – 9 comments

New Group Launched! "Metallic Junktion"

I told everyone about my new idea for a group previously. Well, Walter Quirtmair was kind enough to volunteer himself to co-host with me and it has just launched live! I couldn’t be happier! / Please check out our new group Metallic Junktion to see if you have works that feature metal objects and/or textures you’d like to display there. / Thanks, everyone, for your support! / - Cherish
Posted about 6 years – Leave a comment