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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Friend or Foe? ... or food?!

Friend or Foe? ... or food?!

This baby tiger didn't quite know what to make of the crayfish wandering around at the bottom of his pond. It was so funny to watch 7-month-old Suka react to this little critter; going in and out of the water and snarling at it, but not approaching it too closely. He is so much larger than the crayfish, it made me wonder if he got nipped once by its front pincer to cause his hostility and trepidation.

*Depiction of the actual event, as I had to shoot several frames to get all the elements in focus for this final image.

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