Fall 2014 Daily Ephemera Workshop

Artist Johanne Leveille incorporates her practice of Shodoo and passion for Japanese culture into the Daily Ephemera Workshop (fall, 2014)

This September I held a one-on-one daily ephemera workshop with student artist Johanne Leveille, a CYW list-member and friend. Johanne and I have kept in touch these past few years and finally found time […]

Interview with Wendy Southin: Living the Creative Life, Part I

Don’t let Wendy Southin's innocent little girl air fool you… she’s always raring and eager to set her sights on the most challenging creative projects… her big studio reno being a recent one.

Wendy Southin lives in Richmond, Ontario, Canada. She makes jewellery, books and altered art. We’ve been good friends for a few […]

February 2013: Collage Bits & Bytes…

Michelle Casey, Untitled Artist Trading Card (1 of 9), Collage, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, 2006

My Blog Talk Radio Interview

Next week I’ll post the link for my February 5, 2013 interview on Contemplative, Expressive & Imaginative Blog Talk Radio for your listening pleasure! I’ve been crazy busy this whole month preparing for it! […]

Collage Your World 2012 Highlights

Wishing 2013 is the best year yet!

For the past few years, my friend Elaine Coombs and I have gone over our previous year’s achievements with each other; it always feels good to acknowledge our accomplishments. This year, I thought I’d share some professional and personal highlights of 2012 with you. Many […]

Ruth Ann’s “Gifts from Heaven and Earth”

“Gifts from Heaven and Earth” (Dedicated to Arlene Margaret O’Rourke), Ruth Ann McClure, Mixed Media/Collage, 16 x 20 inches, 2012

Today, I take great pride in sharing “Gifts from Heaven and Earth” a commemorative Vision Board created by Ruth Ann McClure. A number of my spotlights have focused on students wishing for particular […]

Student Spotlight: Connie’s Journey from Quilter to Collagist!

Connie Howes-Davidson's second journal page (Collage, 5 x 7 inches, February 2012) which was inspired by a favourite quilt. Quote: “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” Arsène Houssaye

Connie Howes-Davidson was lured to my Collage Journaling Workshop by her friend Ruby who caught my show at the Atrium […]

A Snapshot of Your Life Workshop: Student Journal Pages

A Student's Collage Journal Page, 5 x 7 inches, February 2012

Last week I gave a Collage Journaling Workshop to a group of local high school students. Generally I teach adults, so it was great to be able to expand my experience to include teens. It’s been a while since I was in high […]

Defying My Comfort Zone: A Plein Air Class with David Kearn

In this journal page I have used magazine fragments of drawings and paintings including one of Vincent Van Gogh's drawings in the top centre and right side of the page.

After months of collaging, I decided to try my hand at something new. I love to add bits of imagery from drawings and paintings […]

Vision Board Workshop at the CCCC

Today thought I’d share some reflections and photos with you from last week’s Vision Board workshop held at the Crichton Cultural Community Centre (CCCC).

It was an absolutely freezing cold winter day (-32 degrees Celsius! brrrrrr) when five brave students made it out early Sunday morning to take my half-day workshop. I was glad […]

Creating Together: Finding a Sense of Belonging in Artist Groups

Artist/Book Maker Mary Kritz & I exchanging collage tips at the Crichton Cultural Community Centre 2010 Spring "Doors Open" Event

As I prepare for another Vision Board Workshop, I’m sitting here thinking how wonderful creating art with a group of passionate creative souls is. Although I enjoy the company of others, for a long […]