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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As the new year draws near, I wish for you a better one than the last.May you save the realm, win the castle, get the girl/guy or simply findmore strength when that dragon of aboss/mother-in-law/director/CEO/supervisor/sergeant/kingpin/chief spewstorment at you. You can do it; I believe in you.


As the new year draws near, I wish for you a better one than the last. May you save the realm, win the castle, get the girl/guy or simply find more strength when that dragon of a boss/mother-in-law/director/CEO/supervisor/sergeant/kingpin/chief spews torment at you. You can do it; I believe in you.

And finally this question, the mystery of who's story it will be. Of who draws the curtain.
Who is it that chooses our steps in the dance? Who drives us mad? Lashes us with whips and crowns us with victory when we survive the impossible?
Who is it, that does all of these things?
Who honors those we love with the very life we live?
Who sends monsters to kill us and at the same time sings that we'll never die?
Who teaches us what's real and how to laugh at lies?
Who decides why we live and what we'll die to defend?
Who chains us and who holds the key to set us free?

It's YOU.

You have all the weapons you need.
Now fight!

~Sucker Punch


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"Dragon Night" digital matte painting by Robin Griggs Wood available for print: http://www.robingriggswood.com/Featured/Fine-Art-Composite/i-3CP6WSs/buy

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/103698889037599783920/albums

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#fineartfantasticphotos  with thanks to True Colors  Heimo MAUSER and Freya de Castelbajac


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspphotoart #Sunset #Sky #digitalart #digitalpainting #mattepainting #NewYear #HappyNewYear #Silvester #newyearseve #newyear2016

Merry Christmas to one and all, and to my #BokeholicBuddies


Merry Christmas to one and all, and to my #BokeholicBuddies
Hoping your day is a joyous one ... :o)

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, Leo Deegan Michael B. Stuart Dave Besbris Art through the Aperture Photography Wesly Smith Angie Smith  Wendy Chase Paul Moody Shannon Adelson and sundry
#FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
#christmas #christmas2015

Silent Night


Silent Night

A little holiday fantascene from Tuesday tree to wish everyone who celebrates Christmas on this Christmas Eve a most happy holiday! May you spend it in the company you enjoy the most!


Day 7 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the  the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album Louisa Catharine Forsyth

#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
#promotephotography with thanks to Edith Kukla and Promote Photography

#christmas #christmas2015 #digitalart #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Santa's Little Helper


Santa's Little Helper

Day 6 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the  the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album Louisa Catharine Forsyth

#christmas #christmas2015
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #wildlifewednesday

Day 5 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge . It's #TreeTuesday too,so of course I'm posting a Festive Tree! Wishing you all the best inany upcoming festivities you're planning ... :o)


Day 5 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge . It's #TreeTuesday too, so of course I'm posting a Festive Tree! Wishing you all the best in any upcoming festivities you're planning ... :o)

No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#TreeTuesday ( Tree Tuesday )  with thanks to Christina Lawrie,  Allan Cabrera, Ralph Mendoza, Kim Troutman  and David R Robinson

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album Louisa Catharine Forsyth

#christmas #christmas2015
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Jingle ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Bull ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Jingle ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Bull♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸


¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Jingle ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Bull ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Jingle ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Bull ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Jingle ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ All ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ the ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Day! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸

Day 4 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge .
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album Louisa Catharine Forsyth

#christmas #christmas2015
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Day 3 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.


Day 3 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
I nominate Yasmin Simpson Stuart Dyckhoff Sheryl Trunick and Kirk Sullivan … if you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album Louisa Catharine Forsyth

#christmas #christmas2015
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Deck ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ The ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Halls Squirrels ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸.


¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Deck ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ The ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Halls Squirrels ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸.
... with ... um ... er ... fake snow!
Oh, the joy of being decorated for the holidays by a #seagullbutt ! Happy #Splatterday!
Day 2 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge. No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days. I'm not nominating 4 today because we have, dare I say, a crapload of non-curators that may be feeling festive this time of year! Deck our halls, gang!! :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

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
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/ or https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums

Rainbow Christmas


Rainbow Christmas
Day 1 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
I nominate Christina Lihani, Jennifer Walton, Paul Moody and A.D. Wheeler  … if you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

You can also tag some of your favorite themes, to let them know you support them!
#FloralFriday with thanks to Tamara Pruessner Eustace James Beth Akerman Kiki Nelson and FloralFriday
#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album Louisa Catharine Forsyth

#christmas #christmas2015
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #poinsettia #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro

Go To Your Happy Place


Go To Your Happy Place

Now that the holidays are looming in earnest, I recommend you take a break every once in a while and spend a few moments in a place that makes you the happiest; serene and calm; a place to re-energize.
This has been a public service announcement brought to you by your mood elevator ... ;o))


#TheHappiestPlaceOnEarth

#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  Giuseppe Basile & Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Tony Phillips Dave Gaylord Doug Hagadorn Eric Drumm and Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #waterfall #California

I'm back!!


I'm back!!
Here's Trey Ratcliff

...in a "The Man; the Myth; the Legend" edit

;o))

#portraitTuesday #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim uponmen's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air thatemanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a wearyspirit.


It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Happy #TreeTuesday .... :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 #Travel #TravelPhotography #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://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/
or https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums

Wheeeeee! ... ;o7


Wheeeeee! ... ;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://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/ or https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums

Preaching to the Choir


Preaching to the Choir

Happy hump day ... how's your week going so far? I hope you have a lovely weekend planned to pull you through the rest of the week.

3 exposures; playing with #AuroraHDR Pro.


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hdrphotography   #hdr  #BTPArchitecturePro #hqsparchitecture ‪#‎architecture‬ #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow