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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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"The Celebration Hall" a composite by Robin Griggs Wood


"The Celebration Hall" a composite by Robin Griggs Wood

The hall is ready for the big celebration. It's Google+'s birthday today––three years and I still adore this place. Dave Besbris put out the call to share "Who are your people on Plus?" Well, Dave, for one … ;o7 … but, you know, I can't stop at just three, Dave. For me Google+ has been a place of wonder and immense inspiration. Today I want to invite as honored guests to the Celebration Hall all of the folks who make G+ extra special with their wonderful imaginations, their open hearts and their generous willingness to help others to grow as well. They take imagery to a whole new level, so are well worth the add, if you haven't found them yet.

You ALL make Google+ one of the most special places to be –– including alphabetically, but not limited to:
Niki Aguirre , Miss Aniela , Annette Biggers , Sam Breach , Lotus Carroll , Gretchen Chappelle , Ron Clifford , Cheryl Cooper , Gemma Costa , Scott Detweiler , Glyn Dewis , Shantha Marie Fountain , Christopher Germano , E.E. Giorgi , Andy Gray , Brian Grzelewski , Thomas Hawk , Darla Hueske , Karen Hutton , Tommy Ingberg , Jason Jakober , Mark Johnson , Derek Kind , Alex Koloskov , Jessica Lark , Andy Lee , Jeff McDonald , Baldur McQueen , Regina Pagles , David Pairé , Sandra Parlow , Jay Patel , kimberton pemberly , Tamara Pruessner , Eric Raeber , Trey Ratcliff , Mark Rodriguez , Brooke Shaden , Alan Shapiro , Mike Shaw , Adrian Sommeling , Sairam Sundaresan , Erika Thornes , Joel Tjintjelaar , Shawn Van Daele , Catherine Vibert , Von Wong ... and many more (I'll share a circle later with a larger group). Please know that I am grateful to every one of you and am so happy to have found you here on G+ ... you rock my world!

Folks, for anyone reading this, please let me know in the comments who YOU think takes imagery to a whole other level.

#plus3 #findyourpeople #GooglePlusBirthday

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93 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a wonderful composition, well done!

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  2. Love having you in my life Lady Robin Griggs Wood. Such a blessing xx

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  3. I for one am real glad that you're here on G+ Robin Griggs Wood !!  You help make the place magical and fun!!

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  4. i kept looking for a bit of m.c. escher........hmmm glennie:))

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  5. No words to describe this beauty, Robin Griggs Wood ! You sure are one of the best things that happened to us after Google+! Thanks for the friendship and unlimited inspiration! :)

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  6. Robin Griggs Wood It is artist like you who make it the place to be. Thank you for the mention. ;)

    Nice work as always!!

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  7. Wonderful to be a part of it and in your circles, Robin Griggs Wood
    We joined on July 3, so it's soon our anniversary here too 😀

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  8. What technique is this, Robin Griggs Wood? Looks great ^^ And sort of unexpected :)

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  9. Stefan Skouti -- thank you so much!

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  10. Gretchen Chappelle -- big fat HUG, dear!!!!

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  11. Margaret Tompkins -- so glad you are here, too, dear! Thank you, and a big hug!

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  12. Sairam Sundaresan -- thank you so much, my friend ... a big hug to you!

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  13. Jay Patel -- so glad to have met you here, my friend ... thank you for all the inspiration!

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  14. Ellie Kennard -- that's awesome ... :o)) ... hugs!

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  15. Matija Pa -- it's just called "compositing"––taking parts of many different images and putting them together as a whole. Thank you.

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  16. Ah, ok. Wasn't sure. Keep 'em coming :)

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  17. What a wonderfully magical place your Celebration Hall seems to be! Thank you, Robin Griggs Wood, for all your inspiration and fabulous images that you share with us; and especially the help you always willingly give!!!

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  18. Awwwwwwwww. Thank you Robin xo <3

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  19. What an honor ! You my friend RGW share joy and cause us to celebrate every single day. I want to dance with the squirrel and forget I am klutz.
    No toilet paper on my shoe, no broken heel or skirt tucked into my undies in the back , just to be flying around with glee in your Celebration Hall.
    Love you Miss Robin! Robin Griggs Wood (comment foot note: all those things have happened to me and not so long ago)

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  20. I think I'm under dressed. Thanks so much for the mention in this post Robin Griggs Wood , it always feels weird to be included in a circle full of so many people that I admire, and you are definitely one of the people.  You help make G+ a great place. You provide inspiration, you teach, you are always positive, and can dance pretty well to "Happy". :)
    You help lift all of us who have come in contact with you a little higher.
    Love all the little details in this composite.

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  21. Robin Griggs Wood  I am so touched that you  thought of me.  You are such a wonderful inspiration for so many here with both your beautiful light, and your amazing work.

    It means a lot to me.

    I could go on all day naming names, but instead I will name two that came to my mind the other day who are no long with us, but continue to inspire me through space and time.

    Tawni Henlin  and Lee Daniels

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  22. right back atcha' Robin Griggs Wood you make this place a great place to be

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  23. You Robin Griggs Wood obviously. This place wouldn't have been the same without you and neither would I. :) xxx

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  24. Another wonderful piece with tons of wonderful details to enjoy. Thanks for your daily inspiration :)

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  25. Couldn't agree more and this place is made more awesome because you're being you here. Thank you!

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  26. I couldn't imagine my G+without you!

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  27. As always Robin Griggs Wood what you create in your mind and recreate her for us all to see is absolutely freaking amazing! And yes you are in my stream because of your amazing ability to love so large!

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  28. Fantastic image and post. This really represents how I've learned to know you. You're amazing :-))

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  29. Robin Griggs Wood
    Robin, I hope that you have a real ball at the 3rd Anniversary Ball. Thank you for all your awe-inspiring and fun postings.
    You are number 1 and then some of my other wonderful friends in the G+ fold that really inspire me are Alex Lapidus, Heiko Mahr, Doug Welch, Richard Ball and Ray Bilcliff.
    Have a wonderful day dancing in your newly created ballroom.

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  30. Always a party here with you Robin Griggs Wood!  Thanks very much for thinking of me Alan Mason!

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  31. Somehow I missed that yesterday was G+'s 3rd anniversary so Penblywdd hapus G+.

    And diolch Robin for all the wonderful creativeness and insights you bring us with your magical vision. Two folks I will add Colby Brown and Mykal Hall - both inspire me for different reasons.

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  32. G+ would not be what it is if it weren't for you Robin Griggs Wood! You are the one I want to thank from the bottom of my Art!

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  33. Stuart Dyckhoff thanks for the shout out mate. I'm sorry I couldn't catch up with you while I was in the UK. I also missed meeting with a well known English photog. I won't mention his name as I don't won't to be seen as a name dropper. We were told to book our last leg train tickets across Europe when we first landed in London. We forgot and the tickets turned up the day after we wanted to leave. Cost us another expensive night in London and a lost day of traveling. :( We will return sometime in the future as we missed a large chunk of the country in your area. I'll make it priority 1 to catch up with you.

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  34. Wonderful work and we are all happy we found you as well!

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  35. awwwwww!!! first: this composite is fantastic, I love the pov and teh fact that it's an MC Escher world that you created right there, absolutely brilliant! second: so happy to see my name there and so happy to have met you, Robin, as your art is my zen and my daily inspiration and makes me strive make my work better and better. Huge hugs Robin, you are special !!!

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  36. David Pairé slip of the finger. I don't think you mentioned me instead of Robin Griggs Wood :) Also you are a little early for my birthday but getting close.

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  37. Robin Griggs Wood, I'm happy to call you my friend. Thank you for including me today. G+ would be so much less without you.

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  38. Brad Buckmaster -- thank you, my friend!

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  39. Sharon Stone -- thank you, dear ... {{hug!}}

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  40. Cheryl Cooper -- oh you are so funny!!! .... love you, dear!

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  41. Christopher Germano -- heehee ... what a great opening line ... ;oD. Thank you, , my friend ... hugs!

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  42. Sandra Parlow -- oh dear, I started to read the bottom mentions out of the corner of my eye before I got to the bottom and misted up so that I couldn't read well after that. You are SO right ... I miss them so, and they are both still an inspiration to me. {{hugs!}}

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  43. Gazzaroonii T. -- thank you so much, my friend ... [[hug!]]

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  44. Craig Szymanski -- thank you, my friend ... big hug to you!

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  45. Jen Baptist -- thank you, dear!! ... {{hugs!}}

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  46. Shelly Gunderson -- thank you so much, dear!

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  47. Serap Yavuzbas -- thank you very much!

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  48. Ron Clifford -- double-ditto, my friend! ... [[hug!]]

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  49. paula contreras -- thank you so much, dear ... {{hug!}}

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  50. Jadvyga Kundeliene -- thank you... :o)

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  51. Knut Arne Gjertsen -- thank you very much, my friend! ... a hug to you, too!

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  52. Alan Mason -- yes, such wonderful people, and thank you for the kind words, too ... :o))

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  53. Ray Bilcliff -- thank you, my friend ... :o)

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  54. Stuart Dyckhoff -- thank you so much, my friend ... oh, and great suggestions ... :o)

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  55. Eric Raeber -- and you always make me grin ... :o))) ... thank you, my friend! ... [[hug!]]

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  56. Mykal Hall -- I've had you in my circles before and somehow you fell out ... totally remedied; such great work you do!

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  57. E.E. Giorgi -- big HUGS to you, dear!! ... :o))**

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  58. Mike Shaw -- back at you, my friend ... :o))

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  59. Robin Griggs Wood it was easy keeping up with everyone at the early stages of G+ but as our circles increased it's not so easy to keep track these days. Thanks for the kind words. :))

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  60. Ah, those were the days, Mykal Hall ... :o)

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  61. Beautiful image Robin Griggs Wood. Listing few of  'my people' below :-)
    Liliya Larkina - I find her images just spell binding.
    Jessica Drossin Photography - I find her images, well, so real and wonderful.
    Barry Blanchard - Flowers can't look anymore beautiful without any drama added. Love all of them!
    Joel Olives - Love his simple yet elegant images and love, love, love his textures.
    Laurie Rubin - For her stunning wildlife photos.
    piper mackay - For her exceptionally brilliant tribal people images.
    Kerry Murphy - For her ever soft images and titles.
    Alan Shapiro and Robin Griggs Wood : Mostly my G+ing time is dedicated to your posts. Saturdays are exclusively for Robin though :-D.
    Okay, that's a pretty long list and I'll stop here for now!!

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  62. Great suggestions, D Akhila Hegde! I'll add those I don't already have in the circle .... :o) (And thank you ... :o))

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  63. Too much talent for one image.

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  64. J Smilanic -- you are too kind ... thank you, my friend .. :o)

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  65. David Pairé -- no worries, my friend! ... :o))

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  66. Robin Griggs Wood I'm so pleased G+ came along when it did or my life would be devoid of your inspirational images and also the extraordinary talent shown off here by those you kindly listed me alongside. There is no way I'd have found most of them without G+ and I wouldn't be producing the work I am today without their (and your) imagery and words to take inspiration and tuition from :)

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  67. So kind of you, Andy Gray, and so well said ... I feel the same way that I feel quite lucky to be around so many who inspire ... :o))

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  68. Dearest Robin. Having just returned from 2 weeks of meditation retreat, I was overwhelmed when I read your post. This image is truly amazing because I can see the essence of everyone you mentioned! You are always an inspiration and have changed my attitude about my Self completely!
    You are always a part of my thoughts.
    "Hip Hip Hurrah" to every sentiment above from all the amazing artists that you have brought together. I am truly honored to be sharing this journey with everyone in this group.
    Robin Griggs Wood

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  69. Oh, Darla Hueske, big squeezy hug to you, dear!!!

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  70. Aw, thank you, Robin Griggs Wood!!! You're one of the AWESOME people here, a shining example to the rest of us as members of this G+ community. I'm honoured to be mentioned up there. Thank you so much! And I love this artwork...so detailed...I thought it was an illustration, but you say it's a composite? Wow!

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  71. Derek Kind -- right back atcha, my friend! And thank you!

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  72. thank you very much Robin Griggs Wood  the same words and more are for you 

    Fantastic & Surreal Photos 
    Texture Blend Photography

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  73. Thank you, dear Gemma Costa (and Texture Blend Photography)!

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