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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This image is still visible, if you click on it. Google gnomes have been being naughty and hid it in the post ... ;o7

Worth the Wait
(alternate caption: "The Best Things in Life Are Free")
I have a neighbor who chucks dead plants over her fence into the bank of the stream next to my house. I've rescued four of them back to good health so far. This one was a Clivia, known for blooming in the shade, and this thing was dead, dead. For three years I was just enjoying her as a plant ... but look what I got this week!!!

Never give up ... ;o))

Here she is normal-ish:


#FloralFriday with thanks to Tamara Pruessner Eustace James Beth Akerman Kiki Nelson and FloralFriday

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 (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)

#MacroAddict MacroAddict with thanks to Sandrine Berjonneau

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FlowerFriday   #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #macrophotography