Happy 2015 & Catching Up with CYW Events

Top left to right: Sharon's famous butter tart squares; Wendy's sister Nancy; Sharon Michaelson; Michelle Casey; Visitors to the Studio and Wendy Southin, November 2014

Hello! Happy New Year!!! I hope you all survived the holidays and are all doing well. My New Year’s resolution is to simply catch up with you all and […]

A Ghost of Christmas Past…

Michelle Casey, Untitled, Collage/Mixed Media, 7.5 x 12 inches, 2013. Quote: "Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness." by K. Vonnegut

This past week, I’ve nursing a terrible cold which just seems to be clinging on […]

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 […]

Collage Your World’s Holiday Book Wish List

Collage by Japanese artist duo Wool Cube Wool from "Cut It, Paste It, Sew It…" edited by Chisa Itou

I derive a small but divine pleasure that exceeds my own imagination from the process of taking apart something and completely rearranging its components as I see fit. For me, collage is not so much […]

Happy Holidays!

Christmas Me, (1960's)

The other day I went through my photo album and found this one of me which was taken in Pakistan. I must be two or three here… a very chubby, cheruby little girl, even then, with a taste for drama… for some unknown reason I rarely smiled for the camera as […]

Home & the Holidays

"Holidays", Mixed Media Journal Page, November 13 2009

I don’t know about you, but for me, Christmas was/is a real “mixed bag” season emotionally. I wasn’t raised in one of those “happily ever after” families (yes, I’ve seen some – they actually exist!) where everyone just loves to go “home” for Christmas. My childhood […]