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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Birth of Collage Your World

Michelle Casey, “In Memoriam: Elizabeth Wortman”, 6 x 8.5 inches, Collage/Mixed Media Journal Page, January 2010. Women like my neighbour, “Bessie” Wortman, made me realize the importance of following my dreams. See below for text of this journal page.

Lately I’ve been reminiscing about the day I came up with the name for my […]

December 2012 Bits & Bytes

Winter 2013 Artist Trading Card Workshop!

This January I’ll be holding an Artist Trading Card (ATC) workshop in conjunction with my friend artist/painter Susan Ashbrook. I’ve been participating in ATC trades on and off for five years now with artist friends or local ATC groups including the now sadly defunct ATC quarterly which was run […]

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 […]

Adventures in Collage Journaling with Toni & Sharon…

Sharon Michaelson (left) and Toni Newman (right) working on their journal pages, October 20, 2012.

I had a great time with students Toni Newman and Sharon Michaelson in my October 2012 collage journaling workshop. Toni, a professional speaker who specializes in innovation as a competitive advantage in business, wished to expand her creative side […]

Autumn Memories…

Michelle Casey, Journal Page, "Autumn Memory", Collage/Mixed Media: magazine images, gel pens, rubber stamp designs, acrylic paint, 5 x 7 inches, November 9 2009

As in nature, the fall season has always been a transformative one for me… it’s been a time of saying goodbye to the things I’ve grown to love and of […]

Studio Update & Paris-Inspired ATCs

Michelle Casey, ATC inspired by Paris Vogue (2011), Collage, 7.5 x 3.5 inches, September 2012

As my studio and home renovations progress, our place is quickly becoming a maze to navigate in! Besides re-organizing my studio and relocating my office to the second floor of our home, we’re also re-arranging things in our bedroom, […]

September 2012 Bits & Bytes

Why not take a Collage Workshop?!

If you’re thinking of acquiring or improving your fine art skills, why not take a collage class with me! I just posted my fall workshops line up. This season I’m continuing to offer two popular classes: the vision board and daily ephemera journaling workshops which are great for beginner […]