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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Land of the Lost


Land of the Lost

#Gulluminati beware!! The Sea-IA uncovered this shot of the #SeagullSubversionSect rallying troops on a secluded island off the coast. It has been surmised that they are donning #seagullbuttsindisguise costumes and preparing for some great onslaught on all #Gullarazzi.

As of this report, however, their plan of action has not been determined and we can only issue a general warning, All #SeagullButtShooters should carry on their person's at all times the following:

  • Protective covering (plastic film for your camera and hats and long-sleeved shirts/jackets for your person … or an umbrella)

  • Wet wipes and lens cleaners

  • A female gull "in season" to release as a distraction should the troops form in earnest about your person

The latter would be an extreme action, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Including use of the following:

 • Shark-Urine® Anti-Seagull spray (fortunately for you, we sell this in the 3-pack for $69.99, plus $12.99 s/h)

(ᴅɪsᴄʟᴀᴍᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ғɪɴᴇ ᴘʀɪɴᴛ: ᴀᴄᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ, ᴡᴇ ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴘᴇᴇ ɪɴᴛᴏ ʙᴏᴛᴛʟᴇs ᴏᴜʀsᴇʟᴠᴇs, ʙᴜᴛ sᴇᴀɢᴜʟʟs ᴀʀᴇ ᴘʀᴇᴛᴛʏ sᴛᴜᴘɪᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴇɴᴅ ɴᴏᴛ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ᴛᴏᴏ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇʏ sᴇᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ʙɪɢ ᴘɪᴄᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ sʜᴀʀᴋ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛʟᴇ. ᴀʟʟ ᴄʟᴀɪᴍs ᴠᴏɪᴅ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ᴘʀᴏʜɪʙɪᴛᴇᴅ. ɴᴏᴛ ғᴏʀ ɪɴᴛᴇʀɴᴀʟ ᴜsᴇ. ʙᴜʀɴɪɴɢ, sᴛɪɴɢɪɴɢ, ʀᴇᴅɴᴇss, ɪʀʀɪᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏʀ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟᴇᴛᴇ ᴅɪsɢᴜsᴛ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴏᴜʀ ᴏʀɢᴀɴɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ғᴏʀ sᴇʟʟɪɴɢ ʏᴏᴜ ᴛʜɪs sᴘᴇᴄɪᴏᴜs ᴘʀᴏᴅᴜᴄᴛ ᴍᴀʏ ᴏᴄᴄᴜʀ. ɪғ ᴀɴʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇsᴇ ᴇғғᴇᴄᴛs ᴘᴇʀsɪsᴛ ᴏʀ ᴡᴏʀsᴇɴ, sᴛᴏᴘ ᴜsɪɴɢ ɪᴛ, ғᴏʀ ᴘɪᴛʏ's sᴀᴋᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴀᴠᴏɪᴅ ʙᴇɪɴɢ sᴏ ɢᴜʟʟɪʙʟᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ɴᴇxᴛ ᴛɪᴍᴇ.)




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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. To the following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, cover your … um .. well, you know … ;o7

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 cobalt please Darcee McCutcheon Annelies Jansen Rachel Ferris Margaret Tompkins Jan Vermeulen Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#SurrealArtSaturday with thanks to Mikko Tyllinen

#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos

"Message In A Bottle" fantasy composite by Robin Griggs Wood


"Message In A Bottle" fantasy composite by Robin Griggs Wood

Not the exact idea of this particular image, but I thought it would be fun to challenge you with the same challenge I gave my Arcanum apprentices ... to add something in the comments based on the following scenario:

You're walking along a beach. There, in near distance, sits the ubiquitous washed-ashore bottle. You're not close enough to it yet to see it clearly, but as you walk closer, your mind meanders over to the classical story of someone on a long distant island or sinking ship tossing it into the water with a message inside; a last, desperate plea for help or a note of enduring love to a faithful companion.

At last you arrive …
and find that there is, indeed, a curled piece of paper tucked inside the sealed bottle. It's a love letter, with the full name of the person to whom it's addressed and last known location.

How will you react: with action or indifference?

Don't read anyone else's until you've added your comment … ;o7

(I've got Sting singing in my head now ... ;o7)


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If you're so inclined ... ;o7 ... image available for print here ––> http://www.robingriggswood.com/buy/38075446_CPsjbP/3463366245_ZMSwjwZ/

SurrealArtSaturday with thanks to + 111124930081935539248 #SurrealArtSaturday
Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to Gemma Costa Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos
HQSP Photo Art with thanks to Anja Wessels Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation
#hqspart with thanks to HQSP Photo Art * and Rinus Bakker


#rgwoodpost #amazing #color #colors #inspiration #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting
#digitalart #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation   #mattepainting #fineart #fineartpls   #conceptart
#photomanipulator #photomanipulation #artdesign #designs #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasydigitalart #digital #photoshop #creative #DigitalArtSaturday

The Butt, The Whole Butt, and Nothing Butt the Butt


The Butt, The Whole Butt, and Nothing Butt the Butt

Well … you know this had to happen eventually … O_o
I finally found a seagull that was all butt.
You all also know my penchant for photo-manipulation, butt no post-work-head-lopping was done to this image!
Now, I'm beginning to wonder if this is a stuffed prop created by the same #seagullsubversionsect that pulled the cardboard-cutout caboose-caper on me last week … hmmm.




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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. To the following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , watch out for the #haunchhoaxes !!

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 cobalt please Darcee McCutcheon Annelies Jansen Rachel Ferris Margaret Tompkins Jan Vermeulen Christi Nielsen


#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos

Duped!


Duped!

I may have to turn in my #Gulluminati badge … I got taken in by the oldest trick in the book!
Here, I thought I had struck #GullGluteusGold with this ASSorted #HeinyHorde . It wasn't until I got the image home and saw it large that I realized I'd been hind-swaggled by cardboard cutouts, with nary a #seagullbutt in sight!!

Be warned, my #FeatheredFannyFoto confrere … they've been on to us for a while, but they're getting clever!




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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , possibly have had better luck than I:

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 cobalt please Darcee McCutcheon Annelies Jansen Rachel Ferris Margaret Tompkins Jan Vermeulen Christi Nielsen

#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos