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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Fame


Fame

Clearly, the #Gullarazzi  are becoming more widely known. This parrot stopped me as I was wandering past, promptly turned around and begged me to take a picture of his [ahem]––demanding his fifteen minutes. ... ;o)

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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

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by Walter Soestbergen Ricky L Jones & Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by Robert SKREINER  BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to Heinrich Wagner
#promotephotography with thanks to Edith Kukla and Promote Photography

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 #btpbirdpro #birdsgallery

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire ofthe frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full ofit. ~John Burroughs


It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs

With the end of November looming, I'm getting in the mood for Winter ... :o). Wishing a happy Thanksgiving for the U.S. folks. I am thankful for this beautiful earth, and the beautiful people upon it to share it with.

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Tony Phillips Dave Gaylord Doug Hagadorn Eric Drumm and Landscape Photography
#hdr #hdrphotographers by HDR Photographers
#whitewednesday  White Wednesday Synnøve Zynne Tilrem
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #Mammoth #AuroraHDR Pro #Macphun #thanksgiving #HappyThanksgiving

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or

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A Vervet Monkey


A Vervet Monkey
who had his back to me for about ten minutes. But I just waited, hoping he would turn around. My patience was rewarded. Lovely little monkey; so fluffy. I really wanted to pet him ... ;o)

#MonkeyMonday with Alex Lapidus and Sandy Schepis Monkey Monday

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography   #hqspanimals #btpanimalpro #wildlifephotography #wildlife  #wildlifephotos #animals #animallovers #animalphotography

It really is an oddity


It really is an oddity
that I should be so flawedity.
From nose to knee, this bodity
is really far too spottedty!

;o7

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography   #hqspanimals   #btpanimalpro  #wildlifephotography #wildlife  #wildlifephotos   #giraffe  #animals #animallovers #animalphotography

World's Smallest #SeagullButtInDisguise ?"


World's Smallest #SeagullButtInDisguise ?"

Well, at least I know for sure that it was the only actual wild wildlife, during my zoo visit ... ;o7

#Thinking-on-times-Ive-wanted-to-be-a-fly-on-the-wall
#But-that-costume-looks-too-tight

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

Real theme:
#MacroAddict MacroAddict with thanks to Sandrine Berjonneau and Didier Caron

#hqspmacro #btpmacropro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs

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

Aloha From My Heart


Aloha From My Heart

“Aloha” is more than a word of greeting or farewell or a salutation.
“Aloha” means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return.
“Aloha” is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence.

Happy #FloralFriday  and wishing you all a beautiful weekend!


(via: http://www.discoverhawaiitours.com/blog/the-meaning-of-aloha/#gzW4TmJQ7iOvPjJQ.99)

#FloralFriday with thanks to Tamara Pruessner Eustace James Beth Akerman Kiki Nelson and FloralFriday
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro

"What If"


"What If"

A whimsical Wednesday wariation .
:o)

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Tony Phillips Dave Gaylord Doug Hagadorn Eric Drumm and Landscape Photography
#fineartfantasticphotos  with thanks to Fine Art Fantastic Photos  Heimo MAUSER and Freya de Castelbajac
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #digitalart

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Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images
available for print at robingriggswood.com

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
 ––> https://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums
or https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums

Looking Up


Looking Up
While staying with Sam Breach, my boyfriend and I took a little walk around her town and found this amazing Roman Catholic church. I shot the interior in pano, meaning to stitch it into a wide angle view. However, when it came out of the Ps stitching engine, I got this odd vertical orientation, exaggerating the ceiling. I was going to do it again, with different settings, but then thought, "What the heck; why not?" ... ;o) ... #HappyAccidentsInPhotoshop

Happy Monday to you ... I hope your week is looking UP! ... :o))



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
#architecture #churchphotography #church #churches
#btparchitecturepro #hqsparchitecture #travelphotography #architecturephotography

Tiger Folding, 101


Tiger Folding, 101
... or #SeagullButtSaturday vs. #Caturday .... ;o)
#SeagullButtInATigerSuit


––––
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 and animals; a fine way to use up all those 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 #photography #googleplusphotos #caturday   #catsbigandsmallthebest #catsallovertheworld #CatLovers
#CATURDAY2015 #tiger #naturephotography #hqspanimals   #BTPanimalpro #animalsphotography #animalphotography #animallovers

Another flower, another rabbit hole dealt with.


Another flower, another rabbit hole dealt with.

#AdventuresWithAlice #ShotsFromWonderland


#FloralFriday with thanks to Tamara Pruessner Eustace James Beth Akerman Kiki Nelson and FloralFriday
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday   #flowerphotography #floralphotography #btpflowerpro #hqspflowers #droste #hqspphotoart

Only those who care about you can hear you when you are quiet.


Only those who care about you can hear you when you are quiet.

I wish for you many people around you who are "listening" to you ... :o))




#TreeTuesday Tree Tuesday with thanks to Christina Lawrie,  Allan Cabrera, Ralph Mendoza, Kim Troutman  and David R Robinson
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Tony Phillips Dave Gaylord Doug Hagadorn Eric Drumm and Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

 
Another flower from the same rabbit hole I went down last week. 

;o7

#AdventuresWithAlice #ShotsFromWonderland  


#FloralFriday  with thanks to Tamara Pruessner Eustace James Beth Akerman Kiki Nelson and FloralFriday
#MacroAddict MacroAddict with thanks to Sandrine Berjonneau and Didier Caron
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday   #flowerphotography #floralphotography #btpflowerpro #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #droste   #firstfridayartwalk   #hqspphotoart  



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Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images 
available for print at robingriggswood.com

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
 ––> https://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums

Happiness comes in the company of good friends.


Happiness comes in the company of good friends.




#WaterbirdWednesday  with thanks to Margaret Tompkins and Water Bird Wednesday
#birds4all curated by Walter Soestbergen Ricky L Jones & Birds4All
#birdloversworldwide curated by Robert SKREINER  BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to Heinrich Wagner
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro



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Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images
available for print at robingriggswood.com

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
 ––> https://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums
or https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums