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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Peace On Earth



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Another Angel Gets Her Wings


Another Angel Gets Her Wings
OK, not those wings! ... Laurie Rubin appropriate wings ... ;o). If you caught my post yesterday, (https://goo.gl/NnK1mu) where I explained about dragging Karen Hutton and Laurie, along with lightdancer extraordinaire Sassi Sassmannshausen out into the cold (well, it's Summer, so not that cold), dark (well, we were in the parking lot of the hotel, so not that dark) night and forced them to stand for hours (well, it was seconds really, but I'm sure they thought it was hours) while I stumbled through my set-up with the long-exposure and the PixelStick (www.thepixelstick.com/). I'd made wings for them both ... butterfly seemed to suit Laurie, nature-photog phenomenon that she is.

I admit (sheepish grin), I embellished it a "skosh" ... ;o) ... because Laurie is a magic woman and I had to make sure that her true self was on the represent here, ya know?!

Thank you so much for your patience, Laurie!
I just adore this woman ... and, I've been hanging out a lot with her of late ...
A little announcement coming up soon (with prizes!) ...



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Karen Hutton, what a trooper you are!


Karen Hutton, what a trooper you are! Sassi Sassmannshausen and I brought a PixelStick to the #TreyUSA  photowalk and during the after-party I asked Karen and Laurie Rubin if they would be willing to be my models for an experiment: I made wings for them both, for long exposures with the lightstick. I scuttled them outside the hotel and I told Karen, "Ok, these are your wings, especially made for you; be who you would be if you weren't confined by this universe." It didn't take her more than a heartbeat to be her full self ... Karen, the "life is light" lady ... her true self is pure light!

I did say "experiment" above, as this turned out a little blurry because, to get the wings, I made her hold that pose for 13 seconds! So, it's more of an illustration right now ... ;oD. I'll get better at this!

"Why", you may ask "not just take a shot of Karen quickly and then composite wings behind her?!" ... because ... being around 13 seconds of Karen in all her unbearable-lightenss-of-being awesomeness ... heheh, who could resist? ... ;o)

Thank you for being so wonderful, Karen!

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Optical Delusions

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And then the city slept. Los Angeles


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Wishing you some glorious moments in your week!


Wishing you some glorious moments in your week!

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.  ~Martin Luther



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Woohoo, #FloralFriday and #FridaysAreBokehlicious are crashing intoeach other again, and the result is always an explosion!!


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Happy weekend, everyone!!


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