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 […]

Having a Good Mail Art Day

Michelle Casey, Frida Kahlo-inspired collage mail art, 2014

Earlier this year artist Tina Morris (UK) sent me a fabulous package of mail art. It contained several postcard prints of her awesome abstract paintings as well as a Frida Kahlo-inspired collage she’d recently made: a provocative piece in which she skilfully adorned an image of […]

Awakening the Secret Garden within Part II

Michelle Casey's finished Secret Garden page. Faber-Castell Art Grip colour pencils were used to colour this.

Today I thought I’d share my first coloured page in Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden with you along with imparting some more reflections on colouring. Recently, I was compelled to buy the book because I hoped it would help […]

CYW: February 2014 Bits & Bytes

Due to my big move and settling into the new place (still), I noted I hadn’t made any time for one of my favourite pastimes: reading! In December I began noticing a whole slew of books I’d like to read and bought a few to start. Thought I’d share some reflections about them with you…

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Reflections: Choosing Characters for My Visual Journal Pages

Michelle Casey, "Fukushima, Hiroshima, Nagasaki", Collage/Mixed Media Journal Page, 8.5 x 6 inches, April 2011. Photo of woman by Teneshia Carr in Noise #26, UK, 2010

During my first “Pieces of Me” exhibition, a visitor enquired where I was in my journal pages. “I kept looking for you!” she said. I told her I […]

Summer Reading List: Art-Inspired Novels for Everyone!

A page from my collage zine "l'invisible" was inspired by Carol Shield’s novel "Swann: A Mystery" about Mary Swann an unknown poet.

Recently I ran across Alyson Stanfield’s Art Biz Coach Blog which listed some great summer reading featuring fiction novels with artists as their main characters. It was such a great idea that […]

How Writing Can Inspire Your Collaging

Michelle Casey, "Resurrection", Collage/Mixed Media Journal Page, 8.5 x 6 inches, January 2010. Text in handwriting: "I can't let go… you consume my soul."

So, some of you more timid souls might have gotten out your pens and markers and went about writing on your collages as I encouraged last week. If so, I […]

The Way of the Zentangle…

Michelle Casey, "Death & the Maiden", Zentangle/Collage, 10 x 14 inches, March 2013

Shaking Things Up Creatively…

Every now and again I like to shake things up creatively. In December I made my first collage zine and this month I decided to follow the way of Zentangle! For the past couple of years, I’ve […]

Reflections from Over the Rainbow…

Glinda the Good Witch of the South and Dorothy on the yellow brick road to the magical land of Oz…

Okay, more interview aftermath to discuss with you my dear readers. Some of you may be asking… if you watched or heard the radio excerpt of my interview … why the tears? I have […]

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 […]