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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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"Epicus"


"Epicus"

Aviarus Raticus began his humble origins as a lowly courtyard muffin-crumb picker; under the shadows of the courtyard trees, tables and chairs; between the shadows of the courtyard diner's ankles; barely missing the menacing and quick shadows of the small diners and those barking, furry, snapping creatures they called "Fluffy", "Sweetums", and "Mommy's Wittow Pwecious".

He was ...
Just. Like. Everyone. Else.

No one knows what made him move from the safety of the shadows that day. Perhaps it was one too many snappings from "Mommy's Wittow Pwecious", but move he did and landed atop the courtyard fountain. It was like a veil of perpetual darkness and fear had been lifted  from him, as he perched there, bejeweled by the flickering reflections of the sun embraced fountain. He felt strong and free; the master of all he surveyed.

In awe, his fellow lowly courtyard muffin-crumb pickers gazed up at him, resplendent upon his glittering throne. "Epicus" they named him that day; the High Caesar of the "Bonny Hills Vacation Villa Food Courtyard".

And he lived happily ever after.



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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

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 Kimmetal 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

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots
#SeagullButts
#notatheme
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery #hqsplandscape

33 comments:

  1. Nothing but whole muffins from here on out, Epicus

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  2. Aviarus Raticus sounds like a Harry Potter spell or character! :)

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  3. Leo Deegan -- true, that! ... and certainly more flavor options with that view (hmmm, shall I have the Chocolate-Cranberry Swirl or the Banana Pecan? ... hmmmmm) ... ;o))
    Liz C -- :o)))
    Lauri Novak -- hahaha! ... I was going for those old Roman names ... but then, they spoke Latin, too ... ;oD

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  4. Whole muffins, and Doritos. (gotta balance the sweet/salty)

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  5. Robin Griggs Wood it has a Gothic feel and I like the lighting in the background.

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  6. What a wonderful tale, Robin Griggs Wood !
    And you even found a beautiful picture to fit it   :-)

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  7. Marvelous image , gee I wish i could spin such tale as smooth as you make it sound, great story! ;-)

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  8. Looks a cover from a novel! !!

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  9. Robin Griggs Wood​...the problem begins when Epicus Aviarus Raticus is in need of a missus!...or doesn't he?... :)

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  10. Darn, I think today was the day I was supposed to stop by, or was it yesterday? Oh well, maybe I'll get it right next week, but then again, maybe not ;-))

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  11. Love your sense of humor! And this image is epic! :o)

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  12. hehee I loved that "Epicus" lived happily ever after Robin Griggs Wood fun story & a beautiful work of art sugah' xo♥

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  13. Cra**ing image Robin Griggs Wood .........................................missed out the "ck"

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  14. ,土~42? ';r;﹏“0~3=~

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  15. Ive used the raticus word myself a time or two.good fun!

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