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:
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Despite all appearances, I’m not MIA, merely AWOL, buried under a pileof deadlines (that have gone past with a delightful “whoosh” sound).Though, I’ve digressed before I’ve even started the story ...
Despite all appearances, I’m not MIA, merely AWOL, buried under a pile of deadlines (that have gone past with a delightful “whoosh” sound). Though, I’ve digressed before I’ve even started the story ...
Here in the “Butt-ery”, the Super-Intended have super intended that these #seagullbuttsindisguise be trained as the superintendents of the vast, uncontrollable hoards of #seagullbutts that haunt our land. As you can see, they have the imperious air to take on such a mission. The Super-Intended train them on pinwheels; and when these trainees can get the pinwheels to move and stop by will alone, they are ready to set forth and superintend the #seagullbutts of the world.
Which is why we currently have no superintendents of #seagullbutts.
For the superintendent trainees haven’t even gone so far as to notice the pinwheels and are ever content to remain here in the “Butt-ery” practicing their imperious air.
These trainees are so imperious, they don’t allow onlookers, so I had to shoot them from quite a distance in pano––close to 20 images––which was a #bitchtostitch, lemme tell ya (‘cuz they move around a lot––imperiously, of course).
Not so miraculous of a final result, but I’m takin’ creds for getting them stitched (‘cuz #yagottatakeyercredswhereyoucangetthem).
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
#birds4all curated by Walter Soestbergen Ricky L Jones & Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by Robert SKREINER BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery with thanks to Heinrich Wagner
Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#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
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/