Ties That Bind: Collage & Fibre Art Exhibition Coming Soon!

Hello! As I type this I’m crazy busy preparing for my exhibition/opening next week with artist Krystyna Sadej. I’ve spent the last month and a half preparing 10 new pieces for the show. I’m putting the finishing touches on one last piece and the rest of the work has been photographed and is in the […]

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 […]

A Beautiful Mess: A Hands-off Approach to Collaging

Each time I look around my studio, I see great potential brewing. In the midst of the chaos, new works are forming themselves without me even realizing it. Collages are coming together on my work table and with a little nudge and tweak* or two from me; I hope they’ll eventually make intriguing pieces. In […]

How to Make a Collage/Origami Artist Trading Card

A peek inside my collage/origami lotus flower artist trading card…

Hello! This is a follow-up to last week’s article in which I mentioned creating an origami/collage fusion-inspired artist trading card (ATC) using the lotus flower design as inspiration. Today I’ll share some tips on making one with you…

After showing my husband Kevin some […]

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 […]

Conquering Your Fears of Adding Text to Collage

Recently I was asked to give some further advice on adding text to collage. The person inquiring feared that adding words to their beautiful pieces might potentially ruin them if they did the wrong thing. Having been there myself, I could really relate to their apprehension. As a result, I’ve decided, for the next few […]

Collage Tip #12: How to Make a Collage Artist Trading Card

Michelle Casey, "Being", Collage, Artist Trading Card, 2013

Today I thought I’d share some tips on creating a collage Artist Trading Card (ATC) with you. Rather then working with a theme, sometimes I like to throw caution to the wind by letting my ATC create itself (so to speak). Here’s some insight into the […]

Changing the World, One Collage at a Time

Michelle Casey, "Making a Difference", Mixed Media / Collage, 7.25 x 11 inches, June 2012. Quote inspired by Mohandas K. Gandhi.

Recently, I assisted elementary school teacher Catherine and her grade six students with a collage project. After working throughout the year on a social issues theme with her class, she asked them to […]

Collage Bits & Bytes: June 2012

It’s been crazy busy here at Collage Your World! I can’t believe it’s already June! Here are some collage tidbits I’ve been saving for you!

Vincent Van Gogh: “Blossoming Almond Tree, Saint Remy”, Oil on canvas, circa 1890.

Ottawa Summer Exhibitions: David, Van Gogh & Me!

This summer our city is graced with the […]