Exciting News from Collage Your World!

Michelle Casey, "Secret Garden", Collage/Mixed Media, 5 x 7 inches, February 2014

I’m excited to share some great news with you. This spring a collage of mine, “Secret Garden” was selected to be published in Lesley Riley’s new book: Inspirational Quotes Illustrated: Art and Words to Motivate!* After admiring and drawing inspiration from her […]

Tales from the Observer: Everyday Inspiration

Each year, I turn to numerous books to inspire my collage and mixed media work. While a handful prove extremely useful, the rest end up being added to my library of cool books I never finish reading! As I begin to use my cell phone camera on a daily basis, taking it with me wherever […]

CYW: 2013 Holiday Bits & Bytes

A glimpse of Sheila Cain-Sample's Gratitude Journal…

Gratitude List Inspires!

It makes my day when a blog entry I’ve written inspires someone. Recently I was elated to hear list member Sheila Cain-Sample passionately discussing an idea for a creating a gratitude journal that she’d envisioned, carefully researched and executed. As you know I like […]

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

Wendy Southin in her beautiful country garden… after I snapped this photo, as if on cue, a dragonfly came and rested on her hand… it was like something right out of fairy tale!

At last, the highly anticipated second half of Wendy Southin of Dragonfly Dreamers interview…

MC: Wendy, images from nature abound […]

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 […]

My Uncle’s Collage: A Life in a Heartbeat

Detail of my uncle's photo collage. Top left and four images to the right are of Doug; the one on the bottom right is his mom.

Sometimes the impetus for a collage comes from my need to elaborate on a character who’s currently affecting my life. Since February I’ve been dealing with a temperamental […]

Making Resin Jewellery with Wendy Southin

Michelle Casey, Mixed Media Copper Jewellery: Necklace made of: resin, magazine papers, beads, charm, December 2012

This Saturday I had a wonderful time at a resin jewellery making workshop hosted by my friend Wendy Southin of Dragonfly Dreamers. And, to think I was so busy this week, I almost cancelled the trip out to […]

Collage Your Nails!

Michelle Casey, "My Grandmother's Hands", Collage / Mixed Media Journal Page, 8.5 x 6 inches, June 6 2010. Text: "old, worn, freckled works of art adorned with rings, sometimes bare, sometimes polished pink."

Many summers ago while she was visiting from England, my grandmother Sophie and I would spend time painting our nails together. […]

April Showers Bring… My New Mini Book Portfolio!

Mini Book for Elaine, Collage / Mixed Media, 5 x 7 inches per page, 2011

As promised in my spring newsletter, I’ve just posted a new portfolio of a few mini books I made last year. It includes a couple of the books whose stories (Kevin’s and Gillian’s) I’ve shared with you already and […]

My Valentine’s Day Collage Mini Book

Valentine’s Mini Book (Cover), Collage/Mixed Media, 3.5 x 10 inches, February 2011.

Valentine’s Mini Book (Inside), Collage/Mixed Media, 3.5 x 10 inches, February 2011. Text: Panel 2: “here’s a photo of us”; Panel 3: “filling the space”; “between the stars”; “so bright and constant”.

Valentine’s Day is approaching and I thought instead of […]