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May 2009 That is...once you really make a decision...
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
In This Issue

Think about...

On my bookshelf...

I had it all the Time by Alan Cohen

Think about the last decision you made.

What's your decision making MO ?

Are you impulsive ? or do you need to have all your facts in front of
you to see how to proceed ?

Most of us are a little of both, most of the time.

An American Artist Master's Workshop in September in Colorado Springs, with plein air Masters Richard Schmid and Kevin Macpherson to name a few, seemed almost 'decided for me'.

I was online when an email popped in my mailbox from American Artist. It stated that the registration was opening at 1:00 for the workshop - I looked at the time - 12:50 - I popped over to the website, which stated SORRY, registration not open yet...well, I checked back 3 or 4 times til 1:00 -I mean, it became like an ebay auction. At 1:01, I had gained access and began to read the jist of what the workshop was. Before I knew, I had submitted my registration and picked out all my sessions.

I sat back to digest what had just happened. Then I went back into the site to see exactly what I had signed up for. I noticed I had left one morning blank - I chose another session and a red flag popped up that the class was now full.

Ever hear the quote ?

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you really make a decision or pay attention to the synchronicity (there's that word again) you move in the direction of your strongest focus.- you're living in the moment. Make the decision today to do something for you.

I am thrilled to have this opportunity to watch these Modern Masters at work .


Sponsors M.Graham Paints

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All about Monhegan Island

My Video of Rocks and Surf on Monhegan island HERE

About Monhegan Island

The Island has been an artists colony for many years.I have been visiting the island since 1974. I first went there, like you're thinking of doing, for an artworkshop. I guess you could say it's been my longest love affair. You have to visit to understand. Once you do, it's like you've always been there. And when you leave, you feel a piece of you remains there.

Monhegan Island is Maine, but totally different - first, it's an island and island life is slow. Second, the island is very artist friendly. The serenity of the island extends to the encouragement of artists dotting the landscape daily. Everywhere you look, is a painting waiting to happen.

Famous Monhegan Artists

I have been lucky to have met a few of these artists and even become friends.

Lawrence C. Goldsmith was my mentor for over 30 years

I was even honored a few years ago with having the Monhegan Museum ask to acquire one of my paintings.

Give me a call to discus the workshop at 1 800 393-7270
Register online - PayPal email : info@i-p-a-p.com


Who attends one of my workshops ?

There have been an 8 year old and an 80 year old.
People who've never picked up a paintbrush
And people who only paint in the studio
People looking to hone their painting skills
People looking for a different kind of vacation
People looking for a new direction in their life
People looking for a hobby after retirement
People applying it as a stress reliever
People looking to start a business
People trying to make a life decision
People who just like taking workshops
and people who have no idea why they're there...

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We have a pdf file, sent before the workshops, with suggestions for materials, color pigments and transporting wet paintings.

The Monhegan workshop is Oil, acrylic or pastels.

Monhegan Island Workshop

Monhegan Art workshop Video HERE


Discover the artist in you...


Learn a new skill

Travel to a mysteriously spiritual island


Practice letting go of stress

Accept newfound friendships

Savor gourmet dinners while watching Cherry Vanilla sunsets


Commune with nature

Listen to your inner child

Come join us on our next adventure


Call 1 800 393-7270 and visit our website.

Upcoming Workshops

June 6-7, 2009- Niagara Falls, NY - oil, acrylic
June 22-23 Niagara on the Lake,Ont - oil, acrylic
July 3-4-5,Niagara on the Lake, Ontario - watercolor only
Monhegan Island, Maine August 10-14, 2009 - oil, acrylic
Monhegan Island, Maine August 15-16, 2009 - oil, acrylic
August 25-26-27, Niagara on the Lake - Watercolor only
Sept 11-12, - Niagara Falls, Canada - oil, acrylic
Sept 28-29-30, Niagara on the Lake - oil, acrylic
Oct 11-12, Niagara Falls Ontario - oil, acrylic

Phone: 800-393-7270 9-5 or by chance
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