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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Celestial Pigeon Offers Sage Advice to All Seagulls

Celestial Pigeon Offers Sage Advice to All Seagulls

Be at peace, my buffoony-bird brethren.
For your karma in this life, it is foretold,
should be that of being the butt of all
banter, jokes, jests, witticisms, quips, puns, gags, wisecracks, one-liners, two-liners, funny stories, rib-ticklers, knee-slappers, punchlines, tricks, pranks, larks, stunts, hoaxes, japes, spoofs, groaners, mockery, laughter, scoffing, contempt, jeers, sneers, jibes, teasing, taunts, badinage, chaffs, sarcasm, satire, kidding, ribbing, joshing, goofing, razzing, lampoons and parodies
on Saturdays.

Live this life as it was given to you and,
if you bear it well,
in the next life you will be reincarnated

as a cat

… and no longer have to suffer having your photograph taken nor be the object of derision or scorn once a week.

#SeagullButtSaturday vs. #Caturday


If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, contributing to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , probably have rather strange karma too:

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
#birdsgallery  with thanks to Heinrich Wagner
#textureblendphotography  Texture Blend Photography with thanks to Gemma Costa

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