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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"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 PairĂ© , 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.

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