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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“Humble and Kind”

“Humble and Kind”
[words by Lori McKenna, for her children]

Hold the door, say please, say thank you
Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie.
I know you got mountains to climb, but
Always stay humble and kind

When the dreams you're dreaming come to you,
When the work you put in is realized.
Let yourself feel the pride, but
Always stay humble and kind.

Don't expect a free ride from no one.
Don't hold a grudge or a chip and here's why:
Bitterness keeps you from flying.
Always stay humble and kind.

Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love.
“I love you” ain't no pick up line, so
Always stay humble and kind.

Don't take for granted the love this life gives you.
When you get where you're going, turn right back around.
And help the next one in line;
Always stay humble and kind

[Tim McGraw version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awzNHuGqoMc]

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because at some point in your life you will have been all of these.” ~ George Washington Carver

h/t Steve Elder


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