I'M HERE TO EMPOWER YOU!

I’m an artist . . . but that’s not saying much, because I believe, and it is something that I have devoted my time heavily to convey, that art expression is an inherent property of human nature. The media may vary, but not the innate disposition.

Those that know me have heard my “talent-as-myth” diatribe all too often, and if you end up tuning in to my posts, you will encounter it soon enough. It is my goal to change the notion, which a great number of people resign to, that one needs to have “talent” to pursue the art they feel or want and am doing this on a daily basis through my program in the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.

With that as preface, I will probably devote a portion of my posts to inspiring artists, but I also plan to impart other conceptions that I have about life in general, with the goal of elevating, encouraging, enlivening or energizing those who read them.

Let me begin with this:

I wish for you the ability to create for yourself all that your heart desires.

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You can begin by watching "The Myth of Talent" here:


"The Myth of Talent" by Robin Griggs Wood

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And so it begins.


And so it begins.

#SeagullButtSaturday vs. #Caturday

( #SeagullButtsInDisguise , that is … ;o7)


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people have nothing to do with the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus either:

Robin Griggs Wood Ursula Klepper Christin McLeod Sassi Sassmannshausen Lauri Novak Richard Ball Craig Szymanski Melissa Beagle Ellie Kennard Cora Triton Steve Savoie Pam Wolfe Joy mum Jon Cassill Tom McGowan Annie Irving Diana Boyd Debby Moran Alex Lapidus Lou McCorkle Rob Lopes Kim Smith Bette Kauffman Liz C Jacqueline Hodsdon Darion Jackman Steven Kennard Sharon Stone Dawn Siadatan Sumit Sen Jasbir S. Randhawa Gazzaroonii T. John Wade Dave Bell Swee Oh Leo Deegan Nancy Battis Vita Patrick Kelly Marilyn Benham Mari Luukkonen Lora Lee Chapman Giselle Savoie Carin Bruce David Q. Cohen Gernot Glaeser Maureen Roberson Brian Grzelewski BJ Bolender Darcee McCutcheon Annelies Jansen Rachel Ferris Margaret Tompkins Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by Walter Soestbergen Ricky L Jones & Birds4All
#birdloversworldwide curated by Robert SKREINER  BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE


#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #notatheme #Gulluminati #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds

Secrets From A Pro


Secrets From A Pro

Listen up, aspiring #seagullbuttshot models!
While some gulls fly and hide, other gulls are cashing in on the #seagullbutt craze and relish being placed in front of a camera (well, not their front, but you get the idea.)

Clotilde is one such clever gull, making a name for herself and becoming coast-famous for her mysterious allure. Unlike other models, Clotilde doesn't rely on tail-feather enhancement surgery or other cosmetic extremes. She's gained her distinction through her masterful poses.

Just look at the artful position of her right leg, with her toe barely gracing the rock platform. This is the consummate skill of a true professional! We think it makes for an immensely appealing image. She is so good, we cannot even quite put our wingtip on why it's so attractive!

We love this image so much, we've chosen it to be this month's cover of our magazine.

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . However, if you happen to find any of the following people, posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , check out their masterful shots:

Robin Griggs Wood Ursula Klepper Christin McLeod Sassi Sassmannshausen Lauri Novak Richard Ball Craig Szymanski Melissa Beagle Ellie Kennard Cora Triton Steve Savoie Pam Wolfe Joy mum Jon Cassill Tom McGowan Annie Irving Diana Boyd Debby Moran Alex Lapidus Lou McCorkle Rob Lopes Kim Smith Bette Kauffman Liz C Jacqueline Hodsdon Darion Jackman Steven Kennard Sharon Stone Dawn Siadatan Sumit Sen Jasbir S. Randhawa Gazzaroonii T. John Wade Dave Bell Swee Oh Leo Deegan Nancy Battis Vita Patrick Kelly Marilyn Benham Mari Luukkonen Lora Lee Chapman Giselle Savoie Carin Bruce David Q. Cohen Gernot Glaeser Maureen Roberson Brian Grzelewski BJ Bolender Darcee McCutcheon Annelies Jansen Rachel Ferris Margaret Tompkins Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by Walter Soestbergen Ricky L Jones & Birds4All
#birdloversworldwide curated by Robert SKREINER  BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#SunsetSaturday with thanks to Dennis Hoffbuhr

#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #notatheme #Gulluminati #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #hqsplandscape

Truth Revealed


Truth Revealed
I managed to find the super-secret "Q-tip® Farms"!!
Do you ever wonder where those little ear-swab thingies you probably use most days come from?
Here, I show a snap I surreptitiously caught at the farm––while ostensibly headed to the loo "to powder my nose"––of some immature buds before they were harvested and dried.

I snagged this never-before-seen view just so, the next time you're pulling crud out of your ears, you can think on where your swabs came from and their mysterious, beautiful beginnings.

It may help to visualize on something prettier during those periodic #whattheheckISthatstuff moments … ;o7






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Love posting to themes? You might enjoy these great themes with excellent curators! Themes and hashtags are not necessarily about getting more attention, but are a valuable indexing method, which help others find relevant posts via clickable links as well as a great way to meet like-minded people. I tend to only promote those themes with active, caring curators.

#FloralFriday with thanks to Tamara Pruessner Eustace James Beth Akerman Kiki Nelson and FloralFriday

#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to Gemma Costa and Breakfast Club
10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to Robert SKREINER
#pixelworld with thanks to Alberto Carreras and PixelWorld
#promotephotography with thanks to Nikola Nikolski Naghmeh Khadembashi Gittan Beheydt Milena Ilieva and Promote Photography
#ColorMeWeekly ColorMe Weekly with thanks to Rosie Nixon



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #FlowerFriday   #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers  #Friday #TGIF



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