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.
You can begin by watching "The Myth of Talent" here:
Robin Griggs Wood •artist•(@robingriggswood)'s Instagram
Do you ever have dreams where you are flying? I have them often, and have come to look forward to them. I have even gotten rather good at controlling my direction and speed while in the dream, so that I have some sense mastery over the dream itself. Do you have a recurring dream that you like and what is it?
This is, of course, a creative vision. The base is one of my own photographs that included the bird, trees and sky (in this particular composition already), but I added another 20% to the left side of the image and forced a color palette of my own (I also cloned out a lamp and a smaller tree at the lower right.)
For #BeforeAndAfterSaturday with thanks to curator Raghav Sood -- the original can be viewed here: http://goo.gl/Jdsxt