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Michael Skelton
Troy, NY
Workshops: MV Workshop 2011, 2012, 2013; Mentorship 2013-2014

I see life in bits and pieces and try to fit them together in a way that makes sense within the search for why. This is what was on my mind when asked to submit photos for our mentorship display. They were not selected as my newest, best, favorites or even completed, but as representation of the true north heading on my compass.

My experience with the Mentorship:
It amazes me how one can walk through life with total confidence in the personal direction chosen, but when it comes to art and expression we can become lost in a cloud of our own self-doubt, struggles and failures, then somehow try and find the courage to continue when all seems lost.

Over the last three years I attended 3 of Alison’s workshops, and just finished the Mentorship. Alison and Sue worked very hard looking over my efforts, listening to my craziness, and helping me understand the vision of my own direction. They have helped me realize many of my dreams – such as the posting of my website, which is far from what will be, but may have never been up and running at all, lost to procrastination and doubt, without their encouragement and support.

I’m quickly approaching another crossroad in my life. Facing the unknown, knowing there is still failure and uncertainty ahead. Thanks to Alison and Sue, I can now set aside the fears and confidently choose…

Best of light and life.

Workshops at a Glance

Focus on You

Alison Shaw, Sue Dawson
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Sharpen your Focus:
Taking your work to the next level

Alison Shaw, Sue Dawson
October 5, 2020 –
April 30, 2021
* cancelled *
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Staying in Focus

Alison & Sue
July 27, 2020 -
June 11, 2021
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Cape Cod 3-day Weekend

Alison Shaw
September 18-20, 2020
* cancelled *
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Martha's Vineyard 3-day Weekend

Alison Shaw
September 25-27, 2020
* cancelled *
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