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 […]

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 […]

Tales from the Observer: Make the Mall Your Living Studio!

Spirograph by Lupsiberg

For a decade now I’ve been frequenting a number of shopping malls in our city. While I enjoy the solitude of working in my studio, I often feel the urge to get out and be amongst people. It might seem strange, but I’ve found I get more writing and reading done […]

Tales from the Observer: Pattern Alert!

Anastasija Kondratjeva's “Busy bodies” fashion shoot. Okay, if this doesn’t blow your mind print wise I don’t know what will! This wild style is what I sometimes aim for in my collages. For more incredible photos of the shoot see Front Row blog under "Other Related Links" below.

On my daily jaunts through shopping […]

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 […]

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 […]

Artist Trading Cards: Bits & Bytes

Michelle Casey, “Being” (Interior, detail), ATC, Collage, 7.5 x 3.5 inches, March 2013

There’ve been so many exciting things happening on the Artist Trading Card (ATC) front here at Collage Your World – I’m delighted to share them with you!

Deeply in Love in February…

In mid February I participated in an exchange with […]

Collage Tip# 13: How to Choose a Magazine for Collaging

It’s a good idea to list the things you’ve found on a sticky in the front of the magazine to jog your memory of what’s hidden inside.

This week I was going to share some tips about picking characters for your collage stories when I realized I haven’t even discussed selecting a good magazine […]

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! […]