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.

Start!


➡️ fill out this form, if you’re interested in the new home for “G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers”

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You can begin by watching "The Myth of Talent" here:


"The Myth of Talent" by Robin Griggs Wood

Robin Griggs Wood •artist•(@robingriggswood)'s Instagram

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Lost in Lines


Lost in Lines

Count on big lines to express your ideas. (Robert Henri)


#mountainmonday Mountain Monday  with thanks to Michael Russell
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Tony Phillips Dave Gaylord Doug Hagadorn Eric Drumm and Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography

Are We There Yet?


Are We There Yet?
Hoping you're having a fine adventure this weekend! (Or, at least managed to stowaway on someone else's adventure ... ;o))))

#NotATheme is NOT a trademark of #SeagullButtSaturday.
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday.
#SeagullButtSaturday is NOT curated by these fine folks (but they are still fine and may be found posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, and are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

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
and me ... ;o)

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 #hqsplandscape
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirrorreflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”


“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
― Chris Maser, Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest


#TreeTuesday ( Tree Tuesday )  with thanks to Christina Lawrie,  Allan Cabrera, Ralph Mendoza, Kim Troutman  and David R Robinson
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Common Starling; European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)


Common Starling; European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

While from a distance they look completely black in their summer plumage, get up close and you'll find this gorgeous purplish-green iridescence. The Starlings that inhabit my home in North America are not native to this part of the world, but were introduced, get this, by Shakespeare enthusiasts in the nineteenth century. It's kind of a wacky story really. After two failed attempts, about 60 European starlings were released into New York’s Central Park in 1890 by a small group of people with a passion to introduce all of the animals mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. Really? ... ;oD ...Did Shakespeare ever mention tigers, bears or wolves?! looks furtively left, right and behind

Often thought of as pests, because they are loud, aggressive and have no problem overwhelming urban areas (there's about 150 million of them in North America), they eat bugs and help us when those get out of hand.

The Starling is a passerine (perching) bird, but are ground and field feeders as well. Their eggs are a lovely shade of, well, "Robin's Egg blue", though I can't find conclusive data as to why that is. Some say it's for blending in with the environment to protect the eggs when the parents are away, but I've yet to see any natural blue environment except the sky ... ;o7. Starlings don't stay this color all year long; in winter their feathers sport a well-decorated speckle: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Toulouse_-_Sturnus_vulgaris_-_2012-02-26_-_3.jpg

Sources:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/European_Starling/id
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_starling
http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/starlings.html

#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

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #turquoisethursday

Centered


Centered

"Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing."
~ Zhuangzi



#macroaddict (MacroAddict) with thanks to Sandrine Berjonneau  Jean-Pierre MalĂ©zieux Christian PR Ruth Benjamin and William Banik


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #macrophotography #naturephotography  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro  #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #MacroPhotography #Makro

Please Be Gentle With Me


Please Be Gentle With Me

How's your new year going so far? ... I hope it's being gentle with you ... :o)



#FloralFriday with thanks to Tamara Pruessner Eustace James Beth Akerman Kiki Nelson and FloralFriday
#promotephotography with thanks to Edith Kukla and Promote Photography
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The Guardians


The Guardians

A different take on #TreeTuesday  for me, where the trees are Supporting Actors in the scene. I couldn't get away from them during that short sunset window, so they got to be in the story ... :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
#fineartfantasticphotos  with thanks to Fine Art Fantastic Photos  Heimo MAUSER and Freya de Castelbajac

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Sky

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if you would like any of my images
available for print at robingriggswood.com

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Party Animal


Party Animal

Some folks do New Year's Eve way too hard ... ;o7
I hope y'all are recovering nicely ... :o))

#giggles

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #elephant  #NewYear #HappyNewYear #newyear2016