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 […]

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! […]

Collage Your World 2012 Highlights

Wishing 2013 is the best year yet!

For the past few years, my friend Elaine Coombs and I have gone over our previous year’s achievements with each other; it always feels good to acknowledge our accomplishments. This year, I thought I’d share some professional and personal highlights of 2012 with you. Many […]

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 […]

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 […]

Collage Journaling at Charlotte’s Place

Students, Brenda and Charlotte, sharing their journal pages, May 2012. Having students share their reflections about the process and discoveries they’ve made during collage journaling is a vital element of the workshop.

On a gorgeous afternoon last Saturday I held a collage journaling workshop in Carleton Place, Ontario. Charlotte, a former student, loaned me […]

Student Spotlight: Connie’s Journey from Quilter to Collagist!

Connie Howes-Davidson's second journal page (Collage, 5 x 7 inches, February 2012) which was inspired by a favourite quilt. Quote: “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” Arsène Houssaye

Connie Howes-Davidson was lured to my Collage Journaling Workshop by her friend Ruby who caught my show at the Atrium […]

A Snapshot of Your Life Workshop: Student Journal Pages

A Student's Collage Journal Page, 5 x 7 inches, February 2012

Last week I gave a Collage Journaling Workshop to a group of local high school students. Generally I teach adults, so it was great to be able to expand my experience to include teens. It’s been a while since I was in high […]

February 2012: Collage Bits & Bytes

It’s been a busy start to the year! I’ve spent most of my time preparing for and giving workshops here at Collage Your World. I finally have a chance to breathe, so I thought I’d share a few notes and biz highlights with you…

"The Final Frontier", Collage, Daily Ephemera Page, February 2012

Glimpse […]